How not to ask for a raise at work

Though asking for a raise takes guts, it pays to push yourself outside your comfort zone and bring up the topic of money. An impressive 70 percent of workers who come out and ask for a higher salary are successful to some degree, according to new data from PayScale. Better yet, 39 percent of employees who request more money get the exact […]

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Blockchain: How Oracles Make Smart Contracts Work

An oracle has long described a person through whom a deity speaks, or a person known for giving wise or authoritative decisions or opinions, but in the cryptoverse, oracles have a different definition. Oracles are code connecting a blockchain with the real world. They provide the data that smart contracts need in order to execute successfully. Oracles are, ironically, an intermediary […]

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How major US stock indexes fared Monday

U.S. stocks rose Monday as financial and health care companies finished higher, but Apple and technology companies continued to fall. Asian indexes fell following weak economic data in China and a lack of progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. On Monday: Continue Reading Below The S&P 500 index gained 15.25 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,738.31. The […]

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This is how much your smartphone really costs over a lifetime

Has Apple lost its mojo? Harvard Law School Distinguished Fellow Vivek Wadhwa on the future of Apple and Google employees staging a walkout. If you thought $1,000 for an iPhone X was a lot, you’re in for a big surprise. Continue Reading Below According to new data from price comparison engine Flipsy, a typical smartphone, including equipment, usage bills and […]

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How to Prepare for Your Next Security Breach

Most IT professionals, even with their higher degree of technical experience, don't really believe their IT environments are going to suffer a breach. They think hackers will never find them, that malware their users brush up against on sketchy websites won't get past their endpoint protection, and that they're safe from ransomware, too. After all, it's a numbers game, and […]

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That’s Not How Any of This Works! We Call B.S. on Car Seat Safety Myths

Car seats are critical to keeping your child safe, but they can be confusing — there’s a seemingly endless array of sizes and types, and your child will need a few different kinds to make it through childhood safely. It’s no wonder that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, many car seats are installed incorrectly — a terrifying prospect considering […]

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How to Invest in Mutual Funds: Risk and Returns

Many investors constantly look for new ways to increase the returns on their mutual fund investments. When investing in mutual funds, investors must strike a balance between maximizing their portfolios’ performance and not taking on excessive market risk. Striking this balance can be tricky and is often affected by a variety of scenarios: The Perils of Market Timing Investors frequently […]

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How Will Mid-Term Elections Impact Municipal Bonds?

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By Eric Kazatsky, Clark Capital Management Group Mid-term elections are fast approaching, and questions are flowing in from clients on what the possible outcomes can mean for the fixed income portion of their portfolio, and specifically for tax-exempt bonds. As we witnessed after the 2016 presidential election, voting results can have an impact […]

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