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8 Powerful Brain Hacks You Can Do in Under 2 Minutes

Brain Hacking, also known as "mind hacking" has become increasingly popular over the last few years. According to Squidoo, mind hacking is "to perform some act that gains access to the fundamental mechanism behind your mind and other...Show More Summary

Clickbait Headlines

I made a video about those scammy clickbait headlines you’ve probably been seeing A LOT of since about mid-2012, and dug into them a little more (to extract the good parts about them, and toss the scammy parts). You can watch it here:...Show More Summary

7 More Quick Tips and Tricks for Better Posture

One of the quickest and easiest ways to feel better both mentally and physically is to stand up straight. We've already covered some smart stretches you can do to get your posture more upright and your spine better aligned. But there's...Show More Summary

11 Useful, Genius Math Tricks That Are Actually Easy

"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas," said Albert Einstein. So learning some basic and impressive math must at least be the limericks of logical ideas. If you want to provide your math skills a major boost,Show More Summary

These 10 Words and Phrases Are Keeping You From Getting a Raise

Nobody seems to have told 2014 that the recession ended five years ago. Not only are college graduates having a hard time getting jobs, but current employees are having a hard time getting raises. This means that now more than ever,Show More Summary

Investing In European Banks

European stocks are among the cheapest in the world. As a value, I like to think that an attractive price is its own catalyst, though taking this approach generally involves patience. But why wait if you don’t have to? Right now, we are on the cusp of one of the greatest rallies of our [...]

Earn Extra Income With These 15 Creative Side Gigs

Loving gives thrills, but doesn't pay the bills! From making rent to saving for your daughter's college fund, there is always one more bill to take care of, so some people have to get really creative when it comes to making a buck. (See also: 10 Awesome Jobs You Didn't Know Existed) Think your job is strange? Then check out these crazy careers. 1. Show More Summary

7 Brokers Offer You 'Free Money' on Dividend Reinvestment

Getty Images For investors, nothing makes the job of beating the market easier than brokers who willingly hand over free money via reinvested dividends. Yup, I just said "free money." You see, some brokers have access to company-sponsored dividend reinvestment plans -- they're also called DRIPS -- for equities that pay dividends. Show More Summary

How Watching TV Can Make You Poorer

Financial TV is entertainment, not enlightenment, say two TV pundits in a new book. Here's the real story about market gurus.

20 Habits You Must Start Right Now and Be a Better Person

"I'm gonna make a change, it's gonna feel real good!" No song gets me in as good a mood as Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror. This tune not only packs a motivational punch, but also drives home the point that true change in this world starts with you. Show More Summary

Future of Shopping Is All About Tech, but Not All Online

Getty Images By J.J. Colao Back in 2012, I wrote a piece titled, " Five Trends Driving Traditional Retail Towards Extinction." Looking back, I'm generally happy to see that the trends I examined are still valid, though "extinction" might...Show More Summary

Inspiration from Walt Whitman, Cardinal Sessions, Rule of Three, and More…

Once a month (or so), I’ll share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. Quite a few people have written to me requesting that I bring back the old “Ten Pieces of Inspiration” series. Show More Summary

Santa In the Guise of an ATM? Not Quite, but Still Jolly Fun

YouTube ATMs can be handy (when you need cash), and sometimes costly (when it's not your bank and you get slammed with fees), but generous? Imagine if your ATM was like those in some TD Bank (TD) branches in Canada that were recently used in a publicity stunt that instead of dispensing cash, fulfilled some of the users' dreams. Show More Summary

11 Psychological Tricks Restaurants Use to Make You Spend More Money

Ever feel like restaurants have sneaky ways of taking your money? Well, you may be right. Business Insider reveals that restaurants use the menu and other tricks to get you to spend more. See all of their tricky tactics below! Eating out is so common we don't really think about the work that goes into creating a fine dining experience. Show More Summary

Why Kmart Still Sucks, Losing Stores, Staff, Customers

Michael Kovac/Kmart/Getty ImagesAdam Levine has a new fashion line at Kmart. In "Rain Man," autistic savant Raymond Babbitt (Dustin Hoffman) said it best in 1988: "Kmart sucks." Almost a quarter century later, that catchphrase rings true as Kmart closes more stores, lets go more employees and loses more customers. Show More Summary

Questions about Home Buying, Windfalls, Icebreakers, and Diapers

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Mechanical Turk to blog migration 2. Music for focused work 3. Show More Summary

Snatch Up Your Long Lost Money!!

This is going to sound scammy, I know, but millions of people are missing out on billions of dollars they’ve forgotten about over the years. $58 Billion to be exact (as of Jan, 2013). And today I’m happy to report that number just dropped by $355.38! Woohoo! That’s my wife’s check above she just claimed from the great state of Maryland this weekend :) How […]

14 “Unconventional” Money Moves that Are Smarter than You Think

Sometimes things in life aren’t always as you might reasonably expect them to be. Many things actually defy all sense of logic. For example, there was a time when a reasonable person watching Justin Bieber sing on a city sidewalk for spare change would most likely assume the kid wasn’t destined for much success in […]

Black Coffee: Promises, Promises, Promises

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. I planted a couple of tomato plants in the spring and so far I’ve only been able to […]

Norway Is Giving Disney the Cold Shoulder Over 'Frozen'

Gene Duncan/Disney/AP You don't often see international politics come into play in theme parks, but there's an interesting brouhaha brewing between Walt Disney (DIS) and Norway. The back of Disney World's Epcot in Florida is the World...Show More Summary

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