UFC on Fox 15: Paige VanZant Makes the Most of Her Time in Prime Time

We said—and I include myself here—that she didn't deserve the things she was getting. We said she received too much, too soon. She landed an exclusive Reebok deal before the champion in her division. She was lauded by Dana White and promoted and put on Fox network television, the largest platform available to the UFC. She received all of this, we said, because of her looks. Because, as White said, she has "it." Perhaps that's true. Perhaps she was signed by Reebok and put on Fox and pushed Read more [...]

The Single Most Obnoxious Retirement Fund Fee: How To Dump It

Necessary investment fees drive me nuts. They basically take money out of your pocket and enrich a broker or middleman and eat into your returns. That's why I hate 12b-1 fees, which are hungry little gremlins that silently devour your retirement savings. Although you've probably never heard of these charges, they basically [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Jury Clears Silicon Valley Firm of Most Claims in Sex Bias Suit

A jury cleared venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins of three of four claims in a gender discrimination lawsuit by former employee Ellen Pao following a trial that has put a harsh light on the skewed demographics in Silicon Valley. After three days of deliberations, the jury rejected allegations that Kleiner Perkins passed Pao over for a promotion and then fired her because of her gender. It also cleared the firm of a claim by Pao that it retaliated against her. But the judge ordered the jury to return Read more [...]

Microsoft introduces Lumia 430: The most affordable Lumia smartphone

REDMOND, Wash. — March 19, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Thursday unlocked the promise of smartphone ownership for many more people with the introduction of Lumia 430 Dual SIM, the latest addition to its affordable range of Lumia smartphones. Built with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software, a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor featuring a dual-core CPU running at 1.2GHz, and with Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM was designed to help people achieve more at work, Read more [...]

Honeywell Named One of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune Magazine

Honeywell has been selected as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine for 2015, its ninth consecutive year on the prestigious list.  Honeywell is ranked third overall within the electronics industry with first place rankings in quality of management, use of corporate assets and long-term investment value.   Previously, Honeywell ranked 5th on the magazine’s Aerospace & Defense list, but was moved to the Electronics category this year Read more [...]

These Are the Most Expensive Graduate Degrees in America

Facing declining application rates and a fast-changing media environment, Columbia University is shrinking its journalism school by cutting staff and reducing class sizes. But the program’s total cost — $ 92,933 — doesn’t seem to be downsizing any time soon. Overall, grad school prices in the U.S. have been rising for decades with no ceiling in sight. The rising costs force a perennial question: are graduate degrees actually worth the money? The job market has become increasingly Read more [...]

The 3 Most Meaningful Financial Gifts For Family Members This Year

Watching your loved ones unwrap special gifts during the holidays can be one of life’s greatest joys. Now, with Facetime and Skype, even when we aren’t all in the living room (or even the same state), we can experience the unwrapping of presents virtually, in real time. Though the traditional gift [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]