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5 Strategies to Protect Yourself From Rising Interest Rates

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

These low interest rates we've enjoyed for years will begin rising. I personally believe we still have some time before rates start upward. Since you have a little time left, I'd like to give you a few suggestions.

Your Old CDs Will Be Destroyed For Science

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Entertainment

The Library of Congress wants to destroy all your CDs for science. You know how your super old version of Celine Dion's "Falling Into You" sometimes w...

The Future of Digital Is Tangible

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Tinatin Japaridze

As a millennial, I lament the fact that I honestly cannot remember the last time I actually purchased a physical, tangible medium that once meant so much more to me than a pair of fashionable pumps or a trendy dress ever could.

DOJ Lets Banks Off The Hook

Reuters | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business

Dec 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is not planning any penalties on a civil probe relating to allegations that large banks tried preventi...

The Relic From Our Youth I'm So Glad We Kept

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I met my husband in the early 1980s while we were in college. He was a DJ at the campus radio station and sometimes I would visit him during his shows. I can remember just how he looked sitting at the microphone flanked by two turntables and surrounded by four walls of albums.

Make Me a Mix Tape

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Kayley Kravitz

The boys that have lovingly crafted mix CDs for me over the years continue to hold a special place in my heart. They introduced me to bands that I may never have discovered otherwise while also making me feel warm and fuzzy.

Zach Carter

Republicans Offer Wall Street Reform Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After more than four years of blanket opposition to Wall Street reform, House Republicans are finally offering Democrats a deal. But the...

The Items I Find Impossible To Open

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.01.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

OK, you just bought a jar of kosher pickles and you're dying to put one on the burger you just barbecued. You should be able to just unscrew the lid easily, remove the juicy pickle from its briny bathwater and slap it on the meat. This used to be easy. Not anymore.

Amazon Takes Aim At iTunes

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc unveiled a service that increases competition with Apple Inc's dominant iTune...

How People Bought Music In 2012 (Surprise: More Vinyl!?)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology

Music consumers helped digital sales continue their climb, physical sales continue their slow death, and kept vinyl spinning in 2012, according to a y...

LOOK: 15 Classic Products On The Brink Of Death

Posted 01.04.2013 | Business

Brace yourselves, because there soon could come a day when bottled water will be a thing of the past. Yes, one of the most ubiquitous beverages could ...

The 7 Most Expensive Investing "Truisms" You Must Ignore

Neal Frankle | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money
Neal Frankle

Your ultimate goal is good performance with low risk at the end of the day. Some ETFs might be really inexpensive but who cares if the performance stinks or if they invest in very risky markets?

9 Things We Miss MOST About CDs

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Tech Staff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology

Do you remember the thrill of your first CD purchase? Or the hours you spent making a mix and picking the perfect songs for your crush? The compact-di...

This Tiny Square Could Store Data For 100 Million Years

Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology

Sick of transferring your files from device to device, risking loss and corruption? Well, Japan-based company Hitachi says it has solved our file w...

Another Chef's Blog About Something

Gayle Pirie | Posted 09.11.2012 | San Francisco
Gayle Pirie

I want magazines, glorious shiny magazines, and newspapers, expensive, dying newspapers, and I will have them.

Help! I'm Drowning in Minutiae

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I approach cashiers the way one might deal with a lunging vampire: with crossed forefingers and a clove of garlic. I know by the glint in their eye they are preparing to offer me another rewards card.

Soon There Will Be No More Shelves of Books and CDs

Larry Magid | Posted 09.01.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

The loss of this visible manifestation of who we are may be of little consequence to most people, but it's a loss worth noting.

A Shift in Music

Jake Shears | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jake Shears

There's clearly a shift in the way people are buying music now and I can't help but think about how that affects me as an artist.

Beware of Regional Rate Differences

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.24.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

Regional and community banks are often recommended as a solution to the low interest rates offered by large banks -- and for good reason. Unfortunately, the viability of this solution may depend on where you live.

Make Cash Off Of Your Old CDs

SmartMoney | Kelli B. Grant | Posted 04.12.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on SmartMoney.com Consumers may now have a new home for all those CDs currently collecting dust or serving as drin...

Greek Official: 'This Is The Only Way To Keep The Country On Its Feet'

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

* Around 86 pct of Greek law bonds submitted for swap * Some reluctant creditors to be forced to accept deal * New bonds...

Payroll Tax Deal Sets Tone for Election-Year Finances

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

The move to extend unemployment benefit comes at a time when job growth is improving. It targets special relief for high unemployment states, but given the disparity of unemployment rates among states, shouldn't people be encouraged to move to where the jobs are?

5 Pieces of Banking Wisdom to Ignore

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

There are many useful rules in personal finance that can help you successfully manage your money. But it's also useful to know when those rules can be broken.

Catherine New

Unemployment Will Stay Above 8 Percent For 2012, Fed Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

Memo to those who are out of work: Don't get your hopes up this year. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the central bank di...

Catherine New

Growing Numbers Moving Their Money Away From BofA

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

Do banks need your money? Bank of America revealed yesterday that the number of customers closing their accounts spiked last quarter, but official...