When I was eight years old, I rushed into the kitchen afflicted with a cut on my wrist. She cocked one eyebrow, looked down her glasses and calmly responded in her Southern drawl to the screaming child in front of her. "Well, you're not deaaaaad yet."
As you ponder what to do with your own tax refund, or how to pay less next year, now is a great time to make sure that your dough will get to your kids without them paying half (or more) to Uncle Sam in income taxes.
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employee who worked as a locomotive engineer on the company's oil-by-rail train that exploded in rural Casselton, North Dakota in December 2013 has sued his former employer.
I propose that we redefine the meaning of success based on relevance rather than the amassing of money. A billionaire would then be someone that is relevant to the lives of a billion people, or whose actions positively impact on the lives of many.
Ok, again, what do I know about sports? Mostly nothing. But I know this: when the buzz and bracketology swept my college campus this year, I got the fever.
Some research suggests that charter schools perform no better than existing public schools. And even if we wanted to, it would be nearly impossible to take the charter movement to scale. So why are the billionaire "disruptors" of the hedge-fund world so hell-bent on establishing charter schools? Money and influence may help to explain it.
Here are some random but real hints: Now's Sharron Angle's chance; they're also mad about the pastries; the funeral was very, very orderly; and Bill Gates would approve. Answers are below the quiz.
Before you move on to the normal bustle of the day, invest in yourself. Before your life turns into a whirlwind of activity, read a book that will make you better. As with most habits that can greatly impact your life, this will never feel urgent, but it is important. Twenty pages per day. That's all.
If you're interested in finance, trying to crack the secret of Warren Buffett's success is as entertaining as it is maddening -- an enticing Rubik's cube for anyone looking to get rich.
You'll be happy to know that Buffett is definitely not a health nut.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner ...
Are the Russians coming to Texas riding the tailwinds of fracking? That depends on who you ask, as some believe Russian forces were behind the anti-fracking vote in Denton, while a $15 million investment in new Texas fracking technology by Roman Abramovich perhaps tells another story.
Besides defaming Jews, Antonio's plainly a colonialist. Imagine the degree to which indigenous populations must have been exploited for the sake of the wealth merchants like him sought to accrue?
At best, equity returns over the coming decade will simply reflect earnings growth, assuming valuations can remain elevated. Historically, this has averaged about 3.8 percent over time.
Rather than fixate on recent history and extrapolate it into the future, you must abandon this natural tendency. And as I said earlier you also need to analyze the conditions that allowed for those returns to see whether they are still relevant to today's market.
This year the term reputation was everywhere. It was no longer primarily reserved for corporations and the corporate domain.