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The organization and coordination of the activities of a business in order to achieve defined objectives. Management is often included as a factor of production along with machines, materials, and money. the basic task of management includes both marketing and innovation. Practice of modern management originates from the 16th century study of low-efficiency and failures of certain enterprises Management consists of the interlocking functions of creating corporate policy and organizing, planning, controlling, and directing an organization's resources in order to achieve the objectives of that policy. Management involves identifying the mission, objective, procedures, rules and manipulation of the human capital of an enterprise to contribute to the success of the enterprise. This implies effective communication: an enterprise environment (as opposed to a physical or mechanical mechanism), implies human motivation and implies some sort of successful progress or system outcome. As such, management is not the manipulation of a mechanism (machine or automated program), not the herding of animals, and can occur in both a legal as well as illegal enterprise or environment. Management does not need to be seen from enterprise point of view alone, because management is an essential function to improve one's life and relationships. Management is therefore everywhere and it has a wider range of application. Based on this, management must have humans, communication, and a positive enterprise endeavor. Plans, measurements, motivational psychological tools, goals, and economic measures (profit, etc.) may or may not be necessary components for there to be management.

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Netflix (NFLX) Earnings Preview: What To Expect In Fourth Quarter Release Wednesday

President-elect Donald Trump’s supporters may have urged a boycott of the streaming service behemoth Netflix Inc. in November, but investors don’t expect anything close to a drop in revenues for the company’s fourth quarter 2016 earnings report,  to be released Wednesday after market close. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

World Economic Forum 2017: Donald Trump Skips Davos Meeting, Oxfam Releases New Report

As the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) kicks off Monday, the ski town of Davos, in the Swiss Alps, hosts more than 3,000 prominent participants, including for the first time President Xi Jinping of China and the new Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Takata Airbag Recall 2017: Company May Plead Guilty Of Criminal Wrongdoing Under $1 Billion Settlement With US Regulators

Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. may plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its handling of defective airbag inflators as early as Friday, sources told Reuters. Takata’s shares went up by 16 percent after the report was published Friday. Posted: Fri 13th of January, 2017

Baxter Healthcare News: Company Agrees To $18M Settlement For Sloppy Manufacturing Practices, Avoids Criminal Prosecution

Baxter Healthcare Corp. agreed to pay more than $18 million to avoid criminal prosecution and resolve civil penalties for failure to following proper manufacturing procedures in production of sterile drug products at its North Carolina plant, the Justice Department said Thursday. The agreement includes $16 million in penalties and forfeiture, and $2.158 million in civil payments. Posted: Fri 13th of January, 2017

Oil Prices 2017: OPEC Leader Still 'Confident' Cartel Will Commit To Output Cuts

Oil prices shot up Thursday from a dip earlier in the week as Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, the secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), heightened expectations that the cartel would commit to its Nov. 30 decision to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day, or 4 percent. Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

Is The Gender Pay Gap Real? Women And Minority Board Members Are Paid Less, Study Finds

Women and minorities are not only scant when it comes to corporate boards, but they’re also paid less, a Thursday study from the University of Delaware and the University of Missouri found. While average pay for female and minority board members was higher, the authors found that women and non-white executives were disproportionately appointed to company boards with higher visibility and larger salaries. Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

America’s Top Hated Companies: Comcast, Bank of America, Mylan Lead Survey

Financial news website 24/7 Wall St., which assesses customer service for U.S. citizens, compiled a list of the 12 most hated companies by customers, employees, and the general public. According to its findings, telecommunications conglomerate Comcast topped the list, followed by Bank of America, Mylan, McDonald's, Wells Fargo, Facebook, Sprint, DISH Network, Sears, Sprint, Walmart and Charter Communications. Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

Is Your Job Making You Sick? Ex-Microsoft Employees Say Monitoring Child Abuse Content For Work Gave Them PTSD

Two former Microsoft employees filed a lawsuit against the Washington-headquartered company for failing to protect them from the psychological trauma of viewing disturbing material resulting in the two men suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

EpiPen Price Surge Update: Cigna Drops Mylan's Lifesaving Allergy Medication In Favor Of Impax Generic

Mylan, the pharmaceutical company that makes the lifesaving allergy medication EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. autoinjectors, suffered yet another setback as Cigna, a major health insurer, on Jan.7 released a list of changes to its coverage for 2017 that included the announcement that it would be dropping coverage for the drug. Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

Who Is Abigail Klem? Ivanka Trump To Step Away From Her Fashion Brand To Move To Washington

Ivanka Trump, who is leaving the Trump Organization and her apparel and accessories business to move to Washington when her father is sworn in as president, Wednesday appointed Abigain Klem to lead her company. Klem, a lawyer-turned-fashion executive, currently is president the fashion brand Trump started in 2007. Klem, who came to the company in 2013 as chief brand officer, will be working with a board of directors to manage day-to-day operations. Posted: Wed 11th of January, 2017

What is Yahoo’s New Name? New Chairman, Internet Company To Change After Verizon Deal Completed

Amid a major corporate culture and personnel shakeup, largely in order to keep a multi-billion dollar sale in place, Yahoo announced Monday its future name, its new chairman of the board, Eric Brandt, and a stripped down version of its governing board, Reuters reported. Posted: Tue 10th of January, 2017

How Much Is Fiat Chrysler Investing In US? Company Announced Second Phase Of Its industrialization Plan; Michigan, Ohio Plants Getting $1B

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Sunday it would invest $1 billion in plants in Michigan and Ohio, creating 2,000 jobs, but the deal will not be finalized until incentives from state and local governments have been approved. Sunday’s announcement brings to $9.6 billion the amount the company has invested in U.S. production facilities since 2009, the company said. Posted: Sun 8th of January, 2017

Ford, GM, Now Toyota: Trump Tweet Targets Another Automaker, Stock Slides

During his campaign that got him elected as the next president of the United States, Donald Trump often spoke about how he would keep jobs in the country. And even before taking office, he seems to be trying to do that using his favorite weapon: Twitter. Posted: Fri 6th of January, 2017

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Of Iridium Satellites Postponed To Next Week

Private commercial space launch company SpaceX has been beset with troubles ever since the Sept.1 explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket on its launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Elon Musk company originally planned to to resume flights in December 2016, and later pushed the date to Jan. 8, but will now fly some time next week at the earliest. In a tweet Thursday, Elon Musk said: “All systems are go for launch next week.” Posted: Fri 6th of January, 2017

Whole Foods Tarts Allergy Recall 2017: Full List Of Products Affected, How To Get A Refund

Whole Foods Market has voluntarily recalled a number of certain pastries it sells at select locations over fears the confections could trigger allergic reactions from unwitting consumers. The tarts being sold in a variety of fruit flavors may have been made with tree nut, or almond flour. Customers were not made aware of the ingredient because the pastries' containers did not disclose that information. At worst could result in death if eaten by those allergic to tree nuts. Posted: Thu 5th of January, 2017

Papa John’s Net Worth: Pizza Mogul John Schnatter Started Business In Broom Closet 33 Years Ago Now Stock Is Soaring

Almost 33 years ago, John Schnatter started the pizza chain “Papa John’s” in a broom closet. Today, the CEO is now a billionaire, Forbes reported Thursday. Schnatter has since expanded from that closet to 44 countries and territories around the world, with more than 4,900 locations and sales reaching $1.64 billion in 2015 alone. Posted: Thu 5th of January, 2017

Intel, BMW, Former Tesla Partner Mobileye, Plan 40 Autonomous Test Vehicles By Late 2017

It’s been six months since German automaker BMW, U.S. technology giant Intel and Israeli computer vision systems company Mobileye came together to collaborate on self-driving cars, and the partnership seems to finally be bearing fruit. During a joint press conference at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the companies announced they will start testing autonomous vehicles later this year. Posted: Thu 5th of January, 2017

Tesla Motors (TSLA) Gigafactory: Battery Cell Production Starts, But Will It Ramp Up Fast Enough?

Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory, slated to be the world’s largest building once it is completed, started production of battery cells Wednesday. Posted: Thu 5th of January, 2017

CES 2017 Preview: First ‘Smart Hairbrush’ Revealed Ahead Of Consumer Electronics Show In Las Vegas

Move over, wearables and fitness trackers. Tech-driven beauty and enhanced haircare have officially arrived for 2017. From electronic face masks that promise to tone and rejuvenate to the quick-drying, ultra-quiet hair dryer that became the talk of the beauty world, “smart” health and beauty products are clearly here to stay.   Posted: Wed 4th of January, 2017

9Lives Cat Food Recall 2017: Full List Of Brands And Products Affected, How To Get A Refund

Multiple cat food companies have voluntarily recalled dozens of their products over concerns the pets could get sick from eating them. Certain cans of cat fold from 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty did not have the proper amount of thiamine, which is also known as Vitamin B1, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which announced the recall Tuesday. The products affected were all distributed for retail between Dec. 20 and Tuesday. A full list of the canned cat food recalled follows below: Posted: Wed 4th of January, 2017

International Business Times

Istanbul Nightclub Attacker Arrested; Suspect In New Year's Eve Attack At Reina Found Amid ISIS Terror Cell

The man believed responsible for an attack on an Istanbul nightclub New Year’s Eve that left 39 people dead and dozens injured has been arrested, Turkish media reported Monday. Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek national, was believed behind the attack on the Reina nightclub. He was captured in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district, Hurriyet Daily News reported. The suspect’s 4-year-old son was nearby when he was arrested. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

What Is NATO And Why Does Trump Hate It? President-Elect Calls Alliance 'Obsolete' In Interview With London Newspaper

In an interview with the Times of London published Monday, President-elect Donald Trump called the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance “obsolete,” sparking alarm among other NATO members. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Syria War: Rebels To Attend Peace Talks Backed By Russia, Turkey In Kazakhstan

Syrian rebel groups have decided to attend peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhstan to press for full implementation of a ceasefire they say has been widely violated by the government and its Iranian-backed allies. Russia, President Bashar al-Assad's most powerful ally, set the new diplomatic effort in motion after Syrian rebels suffered a major defeat last month by losing the rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo. The United States, which led failed efforts to launch peace talks last year, has not been involved in the latest diplomacy. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Mexico Shooting News: At Least Four Dead, 12 Injured In Music Festival Gunfight In Playa Del Carmen

At least four people were killed and 12 were injured early on Monday when a gunman opened fire outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival, organizers said in a statement. The shooting represents a blow to Mexico's tourism industry, which has been one of the few bright spots in the economy thanks to a weak peso exchange rate. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Trump-China Relations Latest: Chinese Threatening PEOTUS Over Taiwan Before Inauguration?

China’s state-run media shot back Monday at President-elect Donald Trump, saying the government will “take off the gloves” if Trump continues his rhetoric about the “One China” policy on Taiwan and the mainland, Reuters reported. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II Health Update: Queen To Visit Fiji Exhibition In Norwich Along With Prince Charles

Queen Elizabeth II, who had been battling heavy cold over the last few weeks, will visit Fiji Exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich on Jan. 27. The British monarch had skipped the annual royal holiday celebrations, including Christmas and New Year services, due to health issues. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Prince Harry-Meghan Markle Update: 'Suits' Actress Meets Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte Amid Engagement Rumors

Prince Harry introduced his girlfriend Meghan Markle to Kate Middleton last week as engagement rumors continue to swirl. According to the Sun, the "Suits" actress met the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte in London last Tuesday. The meeting reportedly took place at the Kensington Palace apartment that Middleton shares with Prince William and the family. Middleton traveled from her Norfolk home Anmer Hall down to London with her 20-month-old daughter, but Prince George had to stay back for school. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

BPM Festival Shooting Live Updates: Shots Fired At Blue Parrot Club In Mexico

UPDATE: 7:07 a.m. EST — A hospital worker at CostaMed hospital in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, told NBC News on Monday at least two people were admitted with bullet wounds after a shooting incident at BPM Festival late Sunday night. The man was in "grave" condition, while the woman was stable, according to the hospital worker. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

South Korean President Scandal Update: Samsung Heir-Apparent Lee Jae-Yong May Face Arrest In Corruption Probe, Prosecutors Say

South Korean prosecutors requested an arrest warrant for Samsung Group heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong on Monday in relation to the massive corruption scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment last month. Lee, son of the Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee, is facing accusations of bribery, embezzlement and perjury in connection with an influence-peddling scandal that involved the president's close aide Choi Soon-sil. The vice chairman of Samsung Electronics has been accused of giving almost 43 billion won ($36.3 million) worth of bribes to Park’s jailed friend Choi. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II Recovering? British Monarch Looks To Be In 'Good Spirits' At Church Service After Battling 'Heavy Cold'

Queen Elizabeth II appeared to be in good spirits Sunday morning as she attended a church service following the death of her former brother-in-law Lord Snowdon, who died Friday at the age of 86. The British monarch made her second appearance at St. Mary’s Church in Flitcham, England, weeks after battling a heavy cold that forced her to skip annual royal holiday celebrations, including Christmas and New Year services. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

THAAD In Korean Peninsula: South Korea's Contract With US Over Securing Location Likely To Be Delayed

South Korea's defense ministry said Monday that a contract that would secure the location of a U.S. missile defense system, which is being deployed to protect against North Korea's growing nuclear and ballistic capabilities, could be delayed. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is due to be deployed on a land owned by the Lotte Group conglomerate in the Seongju region, southeast of South Korea's capital Seoul.  Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Kyrgyzstan Cargo Plane Crash: Turkish Airplane Crash Kills Dozens Near Bishkek

UPDATE: 4:30 a.m. EST — About 37 people died in the crash of a Turkish Airlines cargo plane in Kyrgyzstan, reports said citing health ministry officials. ATC Airlines, the operator of the flight that comes under the MyCargoAirlines brand, said that probes are required to establish the cause of the crash. “The cause of the accident is unknown at this time and further details will be provided as they become available,” the company said. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Will The US Move Its Embassy To Jerusalem? Diplomats Warn Against Move As Paris Mideast Conference Seeks To Restart Peace Talks

Dozens of countries called on Israel and the Palestinians to recommit to a two-state solution Sunday at a Middle East peace conference in Paris and urged the United States not to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as President-elect Donald Trump has promised. Hundreds of pro-Israel demonstrators rallied outside the Israeli Embassy in Paris as the conference took place. Posted: Sun 15th of January, 2017

Brazil Prison Riots 2017: 3 Beheadings Among 10 Killings In Natal Jail

Three prisoners were decapitated and seven others were killed at a prison in the northeastern Brazilian city of Natal, police said Sunday. The deaths were the result of a riot that broke out at the Alcacuz Penitentiary — the largest jail in Rio Grande do Norte state. Police managed to regain control of the prison 14 hours after the riots started on Saturday afternoon. Security forces managed to enter the outer area of the prison but decided to wait for daylight hours before going in on Sunday morning. No prisoners were reported to have escaped.  Posted: Sun 15th of January, 2017

Japan Whaling 2017: Slaughtered Minke Whale Found On Ship In Antarctic; Crew Attempted To Cover It With Tarpaulin, Activist Group Says

A slaughtered minke whale was found on a Japanese ship in the Antarctic in an act being perceived as a defiance of an international court ruling against the country's whaling activities, activist group Sea Shepherd said Sunday. The group found the dead whale on the Nisshin Maru vessel in the Australian whale sanctuary around the country’s Antarctic region. Posted: Sun 15th of January, 2017

EgyptAir Flight 804 Investigation: Did Co-Pilot’s Overheated iPhone And iPad Trigger Fire Before Crash?

French investigators are examining whether overheated iPhone and iPad batteries of the co-pilot of EgyptAir Flight 804 triggered a fire on board leading to the plane crash in the Mediterranean Sea last May. The Cairo-bound aircraft was carrying 66 people and took off from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris before going down in the sea between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast. Everyone in the plane was killed. Posted: Sun 15th of January, 2017

What Is World Religion Day 2017? Holiday Celebrates Spiritual Unity And Peace Between Faiths

Observers around the world will celebrate World Religion Day Sunday, marking the 67th annual feast dedicated to spiritual unity and interfaith dialogue established by the Baha'i community. Posted: Sun 15th of January, 2017

Philippines’ Duterte Says ‘Don’t Allow Yourselves To Be Kidnapped,’ Orders Troops To Bomb Militants And Their Captives

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has advised possible victims of kidnappings at sea to avoid getting abducted. His comments came during a speech late Saturday, when he said he had ordered Philippine forces to bomb terrorists fleeing with their captives. Duterte’s comments were in response to series of kidnappings at sea — mostly by the local militant group Abu Sayyaf that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. He called the loss of civilian lives while bombing the terrorists a “collateral damage.” Posted: Sun 15th of January, 2017

Golden Showers In The US? Both Russia And US Intelligence Agencies Have Used 'Kompromat' Against Their Enemies

Russia knows how to use sex to get what it wants. Perhaps more accurately, Russia knows how to use sex to blackmail its enemies. There’s no verified proof to the allegations that the Kremlin has a tape of President-elect Donald Trump participating in odd sexual behavior in Moscow. But there’s nothing unusual about Russia collecting compromising material in order to sway or blackmail enemies despite its denials. “The Kremlin does not collect compromising materials,” Dmitry Peskov, Putin spokesman, said Wednesday. Posted: Sat 14th of January, 2017

Will North Korea Launch An ICBM? Commercial Satellite Images Show No Signs Of Imminent Launch, Report Says

New commercial satellite images of North Korea’s Sohae Satellite Launching Site in North Pyongan province show no signs of upcoming missile launch, 38 North reported Friday. This comes after the reclusive state threatened to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any time and from any location. Posted: Sat 14th of January, 2017

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Smart Financial Moves For Retirement: 67% Of Americans Are Missing Out On This Valuable Retirement Savings Opportunity

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. We all know we're supposed to be saving for retirement, but a frightening number of Americans are falling short in that regard. It's estimated that 41% of workers don't have the option to participate in an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan. But even if you don't have access to a 401(k), you can still sock away a fair chunk of money for retirement by opening an IRA. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

How Much Should You Save Each Year? Study Finds Millennials Are More Likely To Have A Rainy Day Fund

Painting millennials as far more financially healthy than stereotypes would suggest, a new study from the consumer financial information site Bankrate released Thursday indicated that young people were far more likely to have a rainy day fund to rely on in case of an emergency, such as an unexpected hospital visit or car repair. Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

Money Tips For Young People: 5 Ways To Save Your First $1,000 Dollars

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. If you've yet to save your first $1,000, take comfort in the fact that you're in good company. An estimated 69% of Americans have less than $1,000 in a savings account, and 34% have absolutely no savings at all. Whether your lack of savings stems from too many bills or not enough self control, here are five tips to help you finally hit that goal. 1. Create a budget Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

Which Credit Card Should You Get? Experts Say Cash Back Is Usually Best As Interest Rates, Defaults And Debt Rise

With so many options, picking the right credit card can be an intimidating endeavor for new borrowers. Such a decision is especially daunting in a world where mounting credit card debt continues to balloon, despite Americans' apparent optimism about their finances.  Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

What Affects Your Credit Score? 5 Factors That Don't Hurt Or Help Your Credit

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. Whether you realize it or not, your credit report and credit score can have a big impact in your life. Most consumers are fully aware that their credit score and credit report have a lot to do with whether or not they can get a mortgage loan, a new line of credit, and an attractive interest rate. However, there are other influences your credit score or credit report have that go beyond just your ability to get a loan. Posted: Tue 10th of January, 2017

Personal Finance 2017: 4 Smart Money Moves To Make In The New Yea To Raise Personal Net Worth

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. It's estimated that just 8% of Americans actually succeed in keeping their New Year's resolutions. If you really want 2017 to be the year you get on top of your finances, here are four promises you can't afford to give up on. 1. Get out of debt Posted: Mon 9th of January, 2017

Paying For College Or Retirement More Important? Breaking Down Financial Fears And How To Overcome Them

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. Many parents worry about paying for college, but apparently, it really keeps some folks up at night. Gallup conducted interviews between 2001 and 2015 asking participants to rank their chief financial fears, and then divided that data into different subgroups. While retirement was the primary worry among most subgroups, for parents of children younger than 18, paying for college topped their lists of financial concerns. Posted: Fri 6th of January, 2017

Personal Finance: 3 Smart Money Moves People Should Consider Making In 2017

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. According to research from the University of Scranton, 45% of Americans make New Year's resolutions, but just 8% of resolutions turn out to be successful. However, we'd like 2017 to be different for you by helping you resolve to get your financial house in order. Here are three smart money moves you can make in 2017, along with some tips to help you succeed. 1. Get rid of credit card debt Posted: Fri 6th of January, 2017

How To Travel For Cheap: 7 Ideas For Going On An Affordable Vacation

The warmth and cheer of the holidays have departed, leaving much of the U.S. with at least three more months of face-numbing winter. But vacations to warmer destinations don’t need to be exclusively reserved for the significantly well-off. Read on for seven ways to travel without having to live on ramen noodles for a month. Posted: Wed 4th of January, 2017

How To Look For A New Job In 2017: 5 Tips Applicants Can Use To Take Advantage Of A Hire-Friendly Market

More than 40 percent of Americans were either looking for a job or planning on finding one in the new year, according to a recent study by the New York-based corporate training firm Dale Carnegie Training. Some were likely counting a new job as a key New Year’s resolution. Posted: Sat 31st of December, 2016

Will House Prices Go Down In 2017? 5 Trends To Watch, As Interest Rates Rise And Millennials Move Out

With mortgage rates and home prices rising, the housing market has become more hostile to home buyers in 2016. But in the next year, major factors that influence the housing market stand to change both for the better and the worse. Read on for what people looking to settle down into a new home can expect in 2017. Mortgage rates will soar. Posted: Fri 30th of December, 2016

Financial Advice For People In Their 20s: 5 Important Tips For Investing, Saving, Getting Out Of Debt For Millennials To Think About

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. Many 20-somethings don't think about retirement, partly because it's so far away, and partly because they have so many other expenses to contend with (think raging student debt). But ignoring your retirement savings in your 20s means missing out on key opportunities to grow your nest egg into something huge. If your goal is to eventually retire on time and maintain a reasonably comfortable lifestyle, here's what you need to do in order to get there. 1. Save for emergencies Posted: Thu 29th of December, 2016

How To Make More Money In 2017: 11 Tips For Taking Advantage Of The Modern Economy Next Year

The new year is fast approaching, and many have their wallets in mind as they make their resolutions for 2017, whether that means shrinking their student debt, building up a solid financial cushion in case of hard times or simply having more to splurge on plane tickets, concerts and other fun, big-ticket items. Whatever the reason, Americans looking to make more money in 2017 have a wide variety of options at their fingertips, thanks to the fast-growing ecommerce sect Posted: Thu 29th of December, 2016

Why These 10 Money-Management Apps Are Good For Millennials’ Fintech Future [Opinion]

When it comes to money management, millennials are the black sheep of the financial family. Posted: Mon 19th of December, 2016

Buying A Home Tax Benefits: Deductions For Mortgage Interest, Property Tax, PMI, Home Office And More For 2016

Buying a home is a big undertaking, but your new home purchase might help you enjoy a world of tax breaks. If you're a new homeowner, you should know that there are several tax deductions available, some of which can put a fair amount of money back in your pocket. Here are a few tax benefits of homeownership that can really add up. Posted: Thu 15th of December, 2016

Taxes 2016: Does It Make More Sense To Pay Someone To Do My Taxes Or Should I Do It Myself?

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. Though filing your taxes may be a stressful process, it isn't necessarily a complicated one. If your taxes are fairly simple, you may be wondering: Should I do my own taxes? Is it easy? And where can I file online? While there are certain circumstances where it pays to hire a professional to prepare your tax return, if you have a straightforward source of income and a fairly simple return, you're probably better off filing yourself. Posted: Tue 13th of December, 2016

Buying A Home: Tips For First-Time Homeowners To Buy A Home With Little Or No Money Down

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. Homeownership in the United States has fallen to a generational low, and a big reason for this is a lack of first-time homebuyers. In a recent survey by Trulia, 54% of renters cited "saving enough for a down payment" as their biggest obstacle to homeownership, more than credit requirements and other debt obligations. However, the idea that a big down payment is a requirement is a myth. Here are some options you should explore if you want to buy a home, but don't have a ton of cash. Posted: Thu 8th of December, 2016

Tax Breaks 2017: Smart Tax Moves Involving Retirement Accounts

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. There are literally thousands of moves you can make to lower your taxes and make your tax season easier. However, maximizing your tax-advantaged retirement accounts is perhaps the best tax move of all. Not only do these accounts get you a nice tax break at the end of the year, but they can also set you up for financial freedom later in life. Here are your choices when it comes to tax-advantaged retirement saving. Posted: Tue 6th of December, 2016

Personal Finance Tips: How To Avoid Major Money Mistakes During The 2016 Holiday Season

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. Americans do a lot of shopping around the holidays. The average consumer plans to spend over $900 on gifts this season, according to the American Research Group, and many of us will inevitably wind up spending much more. However, all of that shopping can really take a toll on your finances, so here are a few pitfalls you should be certain to avoid. Posted: Tue 6th of December, 2016

Tax Refund 2016: Are Average Americans Receiving Too Much Or Too Little?

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. No one loves the idea of paying taxes, but if you're one of the millions of Americans who typically receive a refund, then you've probably come to dread tax season a bit less. Nearly 80% of U.S. tax filers receive federal refunds each year, and while some of those are due in part to tax credits and deductions, others are a result of straight-up overpaying taxes throughout the year. Posted: Mon 5th of December, 2016

International Business Times

Mariah Carey An Expensive Wedding Singer? Billionaire Pays $4.2M For Nick Cannon’s Ex-Wife, Elton John's Russian Wedding Performances

Mariah Carey and Sir Elton John are indeed two of the most expensive singers as Russian oligarch Valery Kogan paid $4.2 million for their performances at his 19-year-old granddaughter Irene Kogan’s wedding in London over the weekend. Sources said Carey and Elton entertained the wedding guests of the nine-hour reception party at The Landmark Hotel. Posted: Tue 17th of January, 2017

Laila Ali Talks ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ Ronda Rousey, New Podcast & More

Muhammad Ali might be the greatest boxer of all time, but his charisma and persona outside of the ring defined his athletic career as much as his ability in between the ropes. While Laila Ali certainly isn’t on the same level as the late fighter, she is definitely her father’s daughter. Laila, 39, ended her boxing career in 2007 as one of the most successful females to ever lace up a pair of gloves. A decade since she last competed in the ring, she remains as relevant as ever. Posted: Tue 17th of January, 2017

Lady Gaga Working On New Album Just Months After The Release Of ‘Joanne?’

Lady Gaga is working on new music. The “Million Reasons” singer, who just recently released her album “Joanne,” is back in the studio to make new songs. Producer Brian Kennedy shared the news via Instagram, saying, “First session of the year with @ladygaga & @dallasdavidson. Two incredible people! #inspired #readytoworkagain #newsound.” Posted: Tue 17th of January, 2017

Ed Sheeran Planning To Have Lots Of Babies? ‘Castle On The Hill’ Singer Wants A ‘Tour Bus Baby’

Ed Sheeran is perhaps one of the most popular musicians today, welcoming the New Year with a bang by releasing two chart-topping singles. The 25-year-old British singer-songwriter is busy promoting his singles nowadays, but he recently took some time to reflect on his thoughts about having a family. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Chris Chalk Reveals What To Expect When ‘Gotham’ Returns, Talks ‘Untitled Detroit Project,’ And More

“Gotham” is due to return for Season 3b on Monday and fans are buzzing about what’s to come. Star Chris Chalk, who plays Bruce Wayne’s friend and confidant Lucius Fox on the Fox original series, assured the International Business Times that the excitement and fanfare is well deserved. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Is Selena Gomez Using The Weeknd? Ex-Boyfriend Justin Bieber Reportedly Thinks It’s A Publicity Stunt Romance

The Weeknd has been soothing his aches and pains from a split with longtime girlfriend Bella Hadid by spending time with Selena Gomez. Fans have had heated reactions to the rumored romance since photos surfaced of them together -- and they’re not the only ones. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Leighton Meester, Aubry Plaza, Serayah And More: Best-Dressed TV Stars At The 2017 Fox All-Star Winter TCA Tour Party

Television's biggest stars took over the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California, for the 2017 FOX All-Star Winter  Winter Television Critics Association Tour party. While promoting the network's new series and returning favorites, celebs such as Leighton Meester, Serayah and Aubry Plaza rocked their finest fashions.  Click out the best-dressed stars at the FOX All-Star Winter TCA Tour party in the slideshow above.      Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

‘Counting On’ Sneak Peek Reveals Wedding Dress Shopping With Jinger Duggar; How Her Wedding Stacks Up Against Jessa Seewald, Jill Dillard’s

Jinger Duggar is going to say “yes” to the dress on an upcoming episode of TLC’s “Counting On.” Previews for the episode allow viewers to tag along as she and her sisters shop for the perfect gown. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

‘This Is Us’ Season 1 Spoilers: Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz Tease A Heartbreaking Flashback Episode

“This is Us” has been bringing viewers to tears since it premiered in September 2016, and the heartbreak isn’t over yet. The show returned to NBC on an uplifting note in Season 1, episode 11, but stars Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz say there’s a big blow ahead. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

‘Quantico’ Season 2 Spoilers: Midseason Premiere Synopsis Revealed; What Will Happen In ‘Cleopatra’? [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

“Quantico” Season 2 is bringing sexy back. The midseason premiere will focus on the CIA trainees learning about seduction, and you can bet it will lead to some steamy scenes. The episode 9 synopsis also makes it clear that the lesson will make things even more complicated for the agents. “The recruits are schooled in the art of seduction, which Alex sees as a perfect opportunity to get closer to Owen, but will it threatens her relationship with Ryan?” the summary for the ABC drama teases. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

Why ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Star Kenya Moore Chose Not To Pursue Legal Action Against Ex Matt Jordan

There’s been no shortage of drama in Season 9 of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” most of which centered around Kenya Moore’s contentious relationship with now-former-boyfriend Matt Jordan. The fitness trainer is said to have had several violent outbursts while filming, though only a few were captured by Bravo’s cameras. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

‘Emerald City’ Season 1 Spoilers: Episode 4 Synopsis Released Online; What Will Happen In ‘Science And Magic’? [VIDEO]

NBC TV series “Emerald City” aired an episode with a shocking end. Tip (Jordan Loughran) accidentally pushed her best friend Jack (Gerran Howell) and killed him. Meanwhile, Dorothy (Adria Arjona) discovered that her biological mother, Karen Chapman, visited the land of Oz several years ago. She also realized that she has powers. What will happen in Season 1, episode 4? Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

‘Sleepy Hollow’ Season 4 Spoilers: Tom Mison Talks About Abbie Mills’ Successor, Reveals What’s Next For Ichabod And Diana

Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) certainly didn’t expect Abbie Mills’ successor to be an 11-year-old child in Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow.” In Friday’s episode, the next witness was revealed to be none other than Homeland Security Agent Diana Thomas’s (Janina Gavankar) daughter Molly (Oona Yaffe). Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

‘Big Brother’ Season 18 Alum James Huling Pays Touching Tribute To Girlfriend Natalie Negrotti Via Instagram

“Big Brother” Season 18 houseguest James Huling recently paid tribute to her girlfriend, Natalie Negrotti. On his Instagram account, James posted a photo of himself with Natalie when they attended a bar mitzvah. The Texas native captioned the snap by calling Natalie beautiful and saying that she has not changed since the first time they knew each other in the CBS reality TV show. He added that Natalie is the best human and best girlfriend ever. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

‘The Defenders’ TV Series: Mike Colter Talks About Luke Cage’s Relationship With Iron Fist, Who Will Jessica Jones Clash With In Netflix Series?

Marvel will soon be ready to serve up a superhero team up in a TV show on Netflix. “The Defenders” will see Daredevil/Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist/Danny Rand (Finn Jones) come together to stop a villain. But how will the action-packed characters work together? Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

‘Riverdale’ Season 1 Spoilers: Cole Sprouse’s Jughead Won’t Be Asexual Like In The Comic Books

“Riverdale” Season 1 cast member Cole Sprouse recently opened up about his character, Jughead, while at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. The former child star clarified to HollywoodLife that even though Jughead labeled himself as Asexual in a February 2016-released comic book, his character in The CW series won’t be portrayed as such. “Jughead will have romances with women… and burgers, but at the end of the day, I still had to do my job,” he said. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

When Will ‘Better Call Saul’ Return? Season 3 Air Date Revealed, Gus Fring To Be More ‘Immature’

Saul Goodman will be back on the small screen very soon. “Better Call Saul” Season 3 premieres on Monday, April 10 at 10 p.m. EST on AMC. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

‘Scorpion’ Season 3 Spoilers: Episode 13 Sneak Peek Features Happy, Toby’s Wedding Plans [VIDEO]

“Scorpion” Season 3, episode 13 will see Happy (Jadyn Wong) and Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) talking about their upcoming wedding. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

‘Code Black’ Season 2 Spoilers: Episodes 15, 16 Synopses Tease Dr. Leanne’s Fate In Two-Part Finale

“Code Black” Season 2 will only have a total of 16 episodes, and the final two installments will be a crucial one for Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden). Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

‘Big Little Lies’ Star Reese Witherspoon Reveals A Studio Head Once Mistook Her Daughter Ava For Her

Reese Witherspoon looks so much like her daughter Ava that a studio head once mistook her eldest child with Ryan Phillippe for her. “I had a premiere for that movie 'Sing!' over Christmas, and the head of the studio went up to Ava and congratulated her on the movie,” Witherspoon revealed to Entertainment Tonight during Elle’s Women in Television event in West Hollywood, California on Saturday, Jan. 14. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017