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Federal Reserve Accidentally Leaks Secret Documents

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business

By Jason Lange and Howard Schneider WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Staff economists at the Federal Reserve expect a quarter-point U.S. interest rate...

8 Personal Finance Categories to Keep You Focused on the Bigger Picture

Natalie Bacon | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Natalie Bacon

If you're anything like me, you hear advertisements about financial products frequently. I hear ads for everything from banks, to investment products, to retirement accounts, and on and on. Every ad is for something different and it's hard to keep track of it all.

All That Glitters Is Not Gold, for Now

Sara Zervos | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Sara Zervos

After experiencing a bull run for decades, the price of gold has been on an incessant decline since its high in 2011 - and is down a whopping 73% since then. Given prices plummeted around 5% in the last week alone, this shiny metal is making headlines both in popular and financial press. Is it time to buy?

Science Confirms, There's Nothing Worse Than a Know-It-All A**hole

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science
Van Winkle's

Sometimes, health and behavior studies validate our personal quirks and lifestyle choices. For example, when "science says" doodling helps us focus or...

Why a UN Financing Conference Should Matter to You

Laurent Huber | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurent Huber

Last Wednesday, July 15th, world leaders at the United Nations Financing For Development conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia agreed that "price and ta...

Women in Business Q&A: Kathryn Petralia, COO and Co-Founder, Kabbage, Inc.

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kathryn has spent the past 20 years working with startups and established companies focused on credit, payments, technology and ecommerce. Kathryn an...

5 Reasons People With A Lot of Money Lose it All

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Steve Siebold

They say history has a way of repeating itself, and that certainly seems to be the case when it comes to big name celebrities losing substantial amounts of wealth.

10 Ways to Cut $500 off Your Monthly Bills

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.21.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Surely, you've heard the advice to cut out discretionary expenses -- such as a daily latte -- to save money. It's true that those small savings can add up and provide a little more wiggle room in your budget. But what about those necessary expenditures?

Startup Insider: Ardent Capital Partner Tee Suraphongchai Shares Her Journey to the Venture Capital World in Asia

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Ardent Capital Director and Venture Partner Tee Suraphongchai is one of the rising VCs in the Asia region right now. Her expertise in the finance and retail industry has helped her navigate a region that has been seeing a lot of growth in the ecommerce sector. Startup Insider got to chat with Tee during the Echelon Asia Summit.

20 Lessons Learned from Losing 20 Pounds in 1 Month

Timothy Sykes | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

I have to be honest with you guys - I let my health slip a bit over the past year. Juggling trading penny stocks and teaching others to do the same doesn't leave me a lot of time for healthy living, and even that limited time got eaten up by all the work I put into my 35-hour "How to Make Millions" course.

Why Women Don't Get Promoted on Wall Street

John LeFevre | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
John LeFevre

Forcing or pressuring companies to promote women based on anything other than merit is simply a different form of prejudice. There's also no point unless there are substantive changes in company policy and corporate culture.

It's Not Just About the Money: To Change the World We Must Change Ourselves

Kanayo F. Nwanze | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Kanayo F. Nwanze

Let us remember that not all commitments are measured in dollars. True, to save ourselves, our future and our planet, we need major resources, both public and private.

Here's Why Most People Don't Succeed in the Stock Market

Paul Scolardi | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Paul Scolardi

With the right trades and the right expertise, many people can make a great deal of money investing in the right stocks. However, there are just as many people who quickly fail in the stock market and end up losing a lot more money than they bargained for.

Consumers Are Concerned About Protecting Their Financial Info -- But Don't Do Much About It

AP | BREE FOWLER | Posted 07.10.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — While the safety of their private financial information is a big deal for a lot of people, when it comes to protecting it, many are ...

Why long term financing must not be short-changed

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Mahmoud Mohieldin

Co-authored by Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, World Bank Director of Research, joined the WBG in 1989 and has a distinguished record undertaking research and a...

Money and Happiness? It's Complicated

David Sze | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Increases in income cause happiness to grow only up until a certain point, the point at which basic needs are met. Above this point, increased income does not contribute to more happiness. Well, the story is slightly more complicated than that.

Entrepreneurship Has a Gender Problem -- But It's Not What You Think

Catherine Russell | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Catherine Russell

Ultimately, it's about recognizing the opportunity we have for progress and taking action so that gender bias no longer stands in the way. It's time for investors to pay attention to these emerging entrepreneurs -- and for governments to do all we can to empower these women.

How to Become the Next Steve Jobs By Staring at Your Phone

Lili Balfour | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Lili Balfour

The future of education involves the use of technology, media, and innovative platforms. Future generations will consume education the same way they consume entertainment - on a laptop, a tablet or a phone.

5 Simple Home Office Changes, to Reduce Business Expenses

Nancy Laws | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

Running a business costs money, it's a clear and indisputable reality of being a business owner. As a mom, I am always looking for great ways to save money at home, from ways to save on food, household supplies, clothing, and so much more, it only makes sense that I would apply the same strategies to my business.

Living Local: The Rise of Local Currency

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

Look to any local high street at the moment and you will see an economy on the rise. After years of high street collapses, financial crises and economic downfalls, local businesses are finally on the up and it's all thanks to one thing in particular.

A Conversation With Peter Diamandis

Patrick Daniel | Posted 06.25.2015 | Technology
Patrick Daniel

At this year's Exponential Finance conference hosted by Singularity University in New York, I had the opportunity to talk with Peter Diamandis, co-founder & Executive Chairman of Singularity University.

Barbara Corcoran's Office: A Pallet for Success

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Linda Lauren

In my efforts to work with color for the benefit of my clients, I often pay special attention to what connects people to success. I have found that the colors we choose to surround ourselves with (and wear) can become a clear indication of how we experience happiness in our lives.

Opportunities for Microfinance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Geri Spieler | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Geri Spieler

A burgeoning market for micro financial institutions (MFI) is set to take hold. The Sub-Saharan African low-income market is set to explode by 25 percent in 2015. Currently 863 million people live in 47 countries.

Summer Must-Reads for Successful Business Owners

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

This is my favorite time to get into a good book. When you're in business for yourself, you have the freedom to carve out time in your day to bone up on how to run your business while basking in the shade of your backyard, with the background sounds of your family soaking up summer.

Why Big Data Matters in Finance

Irene Aldridge | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

By observing and measuring recurring characteristics and phenomena in the financial markets, data scientists are able to pinpoint winning stocks, predict market crashes, detect market manipulation and the like.