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iOS 8 hate

Enough is enough. Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system came out in mid-September. Since then, the company has delivered seven — count ’em, seven — patch releases, and iOS 8 still doesn’t work that well. Argh! iOS 8.3 should be out real soon now, we’re told. I’d like to think …

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Why a data-driven transformation requires a cultural shift

It’s a common refrain these days: Data-driven transformation isn’t just about technology adoption, it requires changing the very culture of your organization — the way your people think, interact and work. But what does that really mean? Over the past few years, online marketplace Etsy has made that transformation. Data …

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Let’s rethink email

I’ve been using email longer than most people (more than a quarter of a century), so I think I have the credibility to say it’s overdue for an overhaul. Email as we know it has considerable security holes. And of course we’re all sick of the straight-from-Satan’s-lair spam. But let’s …

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Finance

How to Rock Your Career Regardless of Your College Major

I launched my own location-independent business in May of 2013, and I am now unemployable. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never received more job offers than I have in the past year, but I love working for myself so much that I can never put on a suit, wake up …

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Finance

More of Us Depend On – but Can’t Afford – Smartphones

A fast-growing portion of Americans depend only on smartphones for Internet access, but nearly half of that group faces high rates of service interruption for financial reasons, according to a Pew Research Center study released Wednesday. This “smartphone-dependent” group tends to be poor and non-white, Pew says, raising the possibility …

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Finance

How to Retire a Millionaire on a $40,000 Salary

Many people think that becoming a millionaire is a result of a major event, like selling a company in Silicon Valley. In reality, you can make $1 million without any special skills, knowledge or luck, just by following basic investment advice. That’s right — the Average Joe can become a …

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Finance

Lost Track of Which Bank Pays the Most Interest? Try This

On average and across the nation, American banks pay their customers about 0.09 percent interest on bank deposits, according to Bankrate.com (RATE). There’s little we can do to get banks to pay us more, but there is a way to ensure you get paid the very best interest rate available …

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Finance

For the Best Cities for Successful Aging, Head North

If you Google the phrase “best places to retire in the U.S.,” you’ll find dozens of articles and surveys, often recommending places in the Sun Belt. But a new report — measuring 352 metropolitan areas on 84 indicators — fills eight of its top 10 spots from the north. The …

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Finance

Lessons Learned from Selling My First House

My wife and I finally received an offer on our home. We had been trying to sell our home, after failing as landlords, for about six months now. Looking back over the time we’ve owned the home, there have been quite a few lessons we’ve learned along the way. Becoming …

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Finance

A Dunning Letter From the IRS Could Result in a Tax Refund

Have you ever received one of those letters from the Internal Revenue Service that says you owe them more money? No doubt you’re worried. But the truth may be that the IRS owes you money. I am a certified financial planner and financial adviser in Las Vegas. Most of the …

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