Can Billie Eilish Avoid the Grammys Curse?

Can Billie Eilish Avoid the Grammys Curse?

In April 2019, Billie Eilish became the first artist born in the 2000s to have a number one record on the Billboard charts. It’s an oddly specific fact, but it illustrates something that older gatekeepers see when they look at the 18-year-old pop phenomenon: She’s simply from another generation. On Sunday night, during a ceremony … Read more…

How to get the right financial advice and avoid costly mistakes

How to get the right financial advice and avoid costly mistakes

SuperStock | Getty Images Finding someone to turn to for financial advice should be as easy as finding a doctor. But it turns out the credentials which financial professionals use to represent themselves are often not clear. And getting the wrong guidance can be costly. Misguided advice costs investors about $17 billion in wealth annually, … Read more…

Scammers turning to bitcoin machines to avoid police detection, Courts & Crime News & Top Stories

Scammers turning to bitcoin machines to avoid police detection, Courts & Crime News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Scammers are turning to bitcoin machines to cheat their victims and avoid detection by the police. Last month, police officers from Bukit Merah East Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) prevented at least two victims from buying bitcoins under the instructions of scammers in separate cases. In the first case, a man was in the … Read more…

Homebuilder confidence jumps to highest level in 20 years

Homebuilders careful to avoid repeat of 2008: Marcus & Millichap CEO

The U.S. housing shortage may be frustrating consumers, but the housing market is in a “very healthy state” compared with a decade ago, Marcus & Millichap CEO Hessam Nadji said Friday. “The lack of speculation now being applied versus other expansions by the developers … not only is that not happening because of lenders being … Read more…

lessons from Warren Buffett and why I avoid Bitcoin

lessons from Warren Buffett and why I avoid Bitcoin

Investing and risk go hand in hand. That’s no surprise. All investments involve an element of risk. With some, this risk is more inherent than elsewhere. Look at Bitcoin, which I perceive as a wildly volatile and dangerous investment, compared to a Cash ISA. But although you probably won’t make a paper loss with the … Read more…

Starting a business? Avoid these 5 classic entrepreneur pitfalls

Starting a business? Avoid these 5 classic entrepreneur pitfalls

Becoming an entrepreneur is a dream to which many of us aspire, and a worthwhile financial goal. Still, many first-time entrepreneurs — and even experienced pros — can sometimes sabotage their best efforts with some typical mistakes. When you’re ready to roll-up your sleeves and start your own business, keep your eyes open for these … Read more…

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WARNING: 2 Reasons to Avoid Bitcoin in 2020

We are entering the final weeks of 2019, and it looks like Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market at large will conclude on a sour note. Bitcoin and other cryptos have wrestled with many headwinds since digital currencies peaked in late 2017. Earlier this month, I’d explained why I was much more confident in the promise … Read more…

These 91 Fortune 500 companies didn't pay federal taxes in 2018

Trump signs bills to avoid shutdown, scrap Obamacare taxes and raise tobacco buying age

United States President Donald J. Trump signs the Tax Cut and Reform Bill in the Oval Office at The White House in Washington, DC on December 22, 2017. Brendan Smialowski | AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump signed bills Friday to prevent a government shutdown and make major changes to U.S. health policy. The … Read more…

Mount sets Chelsea goal target as he seeks to avoid becoming a 'luxury'

Mount sets Chelsea goal target as he seeks to avoid becoming a ‘luxury’

The 20-year-old playmaker is aware of his responsibilities in a No.10 role and hopes to prove that he can be a useful asset for the Blues and England Mason Mount is aware that he cannot be a “luxury” for Chelsea, with the 20-year-old setting the target of breaking into double figures for goals scored in … Read more…

Senate passes spending bills to avoid a government shutdown

Senate passes spending bills to avoid a government shutdown

The Senate on Thursday passed two spending bills it plans to approve to prevent a government shutdown. The first measure covers eight appropriations bills, and passed by a 71-23 margin. The second piece includes the other four. The House has already cleared both pieces of legislation. The president needs to sign the bills by Friday … Read more…