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Americans are sitting on lots of cash. But the Fed isn’t to blame.

Americans are sitting on lots of cash. But the Fed isn’t to blame.

How to explain America’s post-2008 economic malaise? A new paper by Yi Wen and Maria A. Arias published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis correctly fingers cash hoarding as one of the major culprits, a phenomenon that I’ve ...

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Discoverly Is The Social Networking Tool That Makes Work Intros Easier (And Creepier)

Discoverly Is The Social Networking Tool That Makes Work Intros Easier (And Creepier)

I’m looking at the Facebook page of a well-known angel investor in Silicon Valley, staring at a little icon silhouette of a person next to his profile picture. It’s faded out and grey, meaning he’s eluded the networking efforts of ...

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4 Things Every Parent Should Know About Student Loans

4 Things Every Parent Should Know About Student Loans

College continues to get more and more expensive: The average total cost at private colleges and universities topped the $40,000 mark during the 2013-14 academic year, according to the College Board. And given that tuition and fees are rising at a ...

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Small Businesses Can Benefit From Freelancers, Too

Small Businesses Can Benefit From Freelancers, Too

Need new talent, but don’t have the resources or desire to take on a full-time employee? Hiring a freelancer is the answer. And with freelance hiring on the rise, you’ll just be one of the numerous businesses jumping on the ...

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Property Taxes: Why It’s Not Just About How Much You Pay

Property Taxes: Why It’s Not Just About How Much You Pay

Property taxes are an additional expense homeowners must factor into their budgets. But the idea is in return they get certain services — like public safety and public schools. A recent study released by financial technology company SmartAsset states the nearly 100,000 people ...

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5 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

5 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Most people who have ever been employed by someone else have entertained thoughts of starting and owning their own business. They may see successful entrepreneurs and business owners living the ‘good life’ and wonder, “Why can’t that be me?” The ...

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6 Ways to Decide Which Mutual Fund is Right for You

6 Ways to Decide Which Mutual Fund is Right for You

When it comes to making investment decisions and preparing for retirement, many investors fall prey to snap judgments based on a mutual fund’s star rating or simply become overwhelmed by information overload. The good news is that there is a ...

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How startups can truly make a social impact

How startups can truly make a social impact

In the Amazonian forests, wildlife presenter Charlie Hamilton Jones was looking to make a statement. He went and bought a patch of Amazonian wildlife, looking to protect it for generations. Instead, he wound up buying a cocaine plantation. The most dangerous ...

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10 Tips For Creating An Engaging Office Space On A Budget (Hint: Forget The Slide)

Chris Booth is managing director at leading UK office fit-out specialist Overbury. Overbury delivers projects of all sizes and works for SMEs across offices, retail, leisure, education and technology so, with nearly 20 years of experience at the firm, there ...

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5 Things Productive Entrepreneurs Do Each Day

This is probably an understatement, but entrepreneurs are some of the busiest people around. A day in the life of an entrepreneur is chock-full of business decisions, research and networking. Because there’s so much to do and so little time ...

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