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How I learned to love the evil-looking earwig

Pretty much everyone I know grew up with an unholy fear of earwigs. The evil-looking pincers on the insect's tail were said to deliver a sting worse than a bee. And the creature's long, slender body was supposedly ideal for slinking down the human ear canal and burrowing into the brain. Show More Summary

Why Investors Keep Buying Expensive Bonds

Getty Images By Leslie Shaffer It's pretty clear bonds are a bad job, with returns relatively meager and prices likely to fall ahead, but yield-seeking investors keep pushing money their way. "People have been buying bonds for some years...Show More Summary

Obama doesn't have a manhood problem -- but conservatives certainly do

It seems beneath my manly dignity to give David Brooks a hard time for his comments decrying Obama's "manhood problem in the Middle East." He made them on a Sunday talk show, after all, and we know that no one watches them. And anyway, people accidentally say stupid things on television all the time. Show More Summary

Avoid Financial Armageddon with Mortgage, Refinancing

Nata-Lia/Shutterstock Financial Armageddon is an event so devastating that it completely wipes out your savings, puts you deep in debt and ruins your credit. It's something you could be at risk for if you plan to buy or refinance a home...Show More Summary

What You Can Learn From People Who Take Vitamins (It's Not What You Think)

For decades, in study after study, people who take vitamin supplements have been shown to be healthier than people who don't. And yet, for just as long, in every good randomized trial where some people were given a supplement and others a placebo, taking the supplement gave no benefit. Show More Summary

Our Renters Renewed For Another Year!

The best thing you can hear as a landlord :) At least of course if they are good tenants, as my friend Lazy Man was quick to point out when I announced the good news on Twitter. I asked him why he’d even offer his tenants the chance to renew if they sucked so much anyways?, and he said they tried doctoring the contract so […]

15 Ways to Stay on Budget — Even With Your Spendy Friends

We all love spending time with our friends. But if you find yourself dipping deeper into your pockets than you'd like for get togethers, you might wonder how to cope. I, too, am on tight entertainment funds. In fact, now that I'm a full-fledged adult, I thought it would be prudent to put myself back on an allowance to stay in check. Show More Summary

Best Money Tips: Essential Things to Do to Retire Early

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on retiring early, saving on wedding reception food, and simple ways to cut household expenses. Top 5 Articles 8 Essential Things To Do To Retire Early — If you want to retire early, live below your means and make a good salary. Show More Summary

Guaranteed Investment Certificates: Are GICs Risk Free?

One of the most interesting, and safest, investments that Canadians have access to is the GIC. With a GIC, you invest your principal at a set rate of return. You receive the same interest yield, regardless of what is happening in the markets. Because of their safety and stability, GICs are popular among those who lived [...]Show More Summary

You CAN Learn a New Language — Just Use One of These 3 Apps

Learning a new language used to mean taking years of classes in high school. When you graduated, you knew enough Spanish, French, or German to buy a sandwich, find a bathroom, or ask if anyone speaks English — should you travel to another country. Show More Summary

10 Weird Ways to Get Things Done That Might Work For You

It's usually not conducive to a person's productivity if he or she is placed in front of a computer for eight hours a day. (See also: 6 Rules to a Productive Workspace) Ironically, that's what most of our jobs have done to us in a world run by technology. Technology was supposed to make us more productive and efficient. Show More Summary

Don't Know What Annuities Are? You Might Be Missing Out

When it comes to finance, most people like stability. Having the certainty of when and how much cash you will receive for a set period of time provides you peace of mind that allows you to focus on more important things. This is the reason that annuities may be an attractive long-term source of income for some investors. Show More Summary

What a $184 Cheese Sandwich Can Teach Us About Hype & Value

Would you pay $184 for this? Last week, Britain’s Daily Mail reported that celebrity chef Martin Blunos created a very unique sandwich with a menu price of £110. For those of you here in America, based on current exchange rates, that comes out to approximately $184.61. Show More Summary

Retailers are bickering over how to help Bangladeshi garment factory workers

One year after the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers, Western retailers and apparel brands are divided into two factions, both trying to improve conditions but disagreeing about everything from inspection processes to how to best help garment workers, The New York Times reports. Show More Summary

Misfortune Leaves Student Loan Borrowers on the Hook

In some cases, the death or bankruptcy filing of a co-signer can mean a loan default, even if the borrower has paid consistently and on time.

The Exceptionally Low Running Costs of Electric Motorcycles

Although it?s taken its sweet time, electric car sales are on the up, having increased by an impressive 447.95% in the US last year. The Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S are proving the most popular, with sales of the Nissan passing 35,000 since its 2010 launch. Show More Summary

JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

After previously rejecting multiple bids to unionize, the vast majority of JetBlue's pilots voted in favor of joining the ALPA

10 No-Stress Ways to Do More in Less Time

10 no-stress ways to do more in less time - Wise Bread How to be happier at work - Real Simple Clever (and simple) ways to upcycle garage sale finds - LearnVest The biggest myths about cutting the cable cord - Lifehacker Why saving money...Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert tells David Letterman he's 'thrilled' to be the next host of the Late Show

Stephen Colbert stopped by his future stomping grounds Tuesday night, appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman for the first time since it was announced that he would become the new host after Letterman retires. Colbert, who is...Show More Summary

Author: Financial crisis cemented dollar's global role

Despite financial problems in U.S., the world perceives its currency as the only place to run when fearful In contrast to just a few years ago, you don't hear the shrill cry over the dollar much anymore.

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