The Nicest Downtowns in the Northeast

From a bustling metropolis to the smallest of fishing villages, the best of America is on display in the northeast. With vibrant big cities, but also, sleepy, rustic hamlets, nowhere is this more true than in the diverse downtowns that make this area so special. Maybe you’re planning a trip to the northeast, or looking […]

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The Best Credit Cards for College Students

The Best Credit Cards for College Students

Many college students these days graduate with an unmanageable level of debt. This is an issue that must be addressed. But from renting an apartment to setting up utilities, what’s also true is that college is a great time to start building your credit score. And good credit pays dividends, both in school and after […]

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The Best Credit Cards for New Homeowners

The Best Credit Cards for New Homeowners

Congratulations! You’re a new homeowner. But with the cost of homeownership up around 73% over the past few decades, the expense of purchasing a house has likely left you feeling a little strapped. That’s especially true because once you’ve purchased your property, the expenses don’t stop there.  The average monthly cost of owning a home, […]

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Best Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms

10 Best Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms

The best cryptocurrency trading platforms support investors as they get started with this revolutionary new wealth building strategy. Naturally, each one of these exchanges offer different levels of service and customer support, setting themselves apart from each other with varying degrees of security on each transaction, with all sorts of user experiences.  And there’s no […]

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Expensivity by the Square Foot: Palaces, Castles, and Mansions

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree… How do the abodes of today’s ultra-rich compare with the established residences of royalty? If you’re looking for splash and pizzazz, especially with respect to raw square footage, today’s ultra-rich mostly don’t measure up to the royal families and rulers of yesteryear. On the other […]

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OP-ED

How Non-Fungible Tokens Work: NFTs Explained, Debunked, and Legitimized

1 Rat Poison to an Infinite Power? Poised to radically reconfigure the crypto-asset market, non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are revolutionizing our conception of money and value, creating not just entirely new markets but even new economies that are able to scale globally and to discover value in undreamt places, relegating to oblivion fiat currencies and […]

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Wiener and Zuboff on Surveillance Capitalism

Review of Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism In setting the stage for this review of Shoshana Zuboff’s remarkable book, a brief selective history of the field of artificial intelligence will be helpful, especially in recalling the pioneering work of Norbert Wiener. “Artificial intelligence” (AI) is in common usage today, but the term is […]

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The 10 Best Colleges and Universities for Becoming Super-Rich

If you want to become super-rich, what are the best schools to attend? The simplest way to answer this question is to look at the richest people in the US and see where they went to school. In other words, look at the schools that got the most foot traffic from those who ended up […]

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Get Shorty! A New Era of Retail Trader “Rebellions”?

The Retail Trader “Rebellion” of January ’21 was, in itself, a short-lived affair. The concern that it would send the markets into a chaotic downward spiral that would extend through February proved false. The only residue left of the meteoric rise of stocks like Gamestop (GME) and AMC is their mildly elevated trading levels from […]

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Financial Fraud vs. Election Fraud: Similarities, Differences, and Security

Actual or not, fraud is widely perceived to have affected the 2020 Presidential election in the United States Bank fraud and election fraud have relevant similarities Banking cybersecurity techniques are applicable to election security Expensivity’s proposal for a Cryptosecure Election Protocol (CEP) would secure the electoral process With 2020 delivering perhaps the most contentious presidential […]

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BANKING

Capital One Loans Review 2021

Among American bank holding companies, Capital One is perhaps the most notable, offering credit cards, auto loans, banking, and even savings accounts, with a heavy media presence popularized by the slogan, “Capital One: What’s in your wallet?” As personal loans become more and more popular, though — which are typically unsecured loans that those with […]

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A Complete Guide to Personal Loans

A personal loan is an unsecured loan that you promise to pay back within a certain amount of time with monthly installments. In return, the lender gives you a fixed rate of interest along with a set time period for repayment. Personal loans come with a higher rate of interest than other sources of funding, but […]

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Tax Havens Made Clear: A Comprehensive Guide

The Problem of Taxation Taxes. They’re the bane of the existence of honest and hard-working people everywhere. We’d much rather preserve our capital for the benefit of our families and for important charities than pay the bill for all manner of government waste and inefficiency—often in the service of projects we would rather not support. […]

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Life in the Caymans: Not So Taxing

When the words “tax haven” are uttered, the Cayman Islands are one of the first locations that come to mind. The Caymans are one of the most well-known tax havens on the planet. [NOTE: This article is a chapter in ourComprehensive Guide to Tax Havens.] The Tax-Free Caymanian Life Table of Contents Tax Laws in […]

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BUSINESS

The Top 5 Asian Tax Havens

While no Asian countries function as a pure tax havens, various locations in Asia have governmental structures, banking, and finance laws beneficial both for individuals and for businesses concerned about reducing their taxes, protecting their assets, expanding their investment strategies, and having confidentiality in their banking and financial transactions. We will survey some of the […]

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Best Passive Income Ideas of 2021

“Income” generally refers to funds paid to a business or a person providing a service, manufacturing or selling a good, or received through ownership of an investment. When people think about generating income, they mostly consider active ways of doing so through a job or self-employment. But is there another technique that would allow you […]

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Investing in Short Term Vacation Rentals

Owning real estate has historically generated impressive returns for some wise (and fortunate) investors. But how do real estate investments compare to other investments available in the stock market? Comparing a long or short-term investment in real estate to a stock market investment can be a bit tricky. This is mainly because it can be […]

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Tax Havens Made Clear: A Comprehensive Guide

The Problem of Taxation Taxes. They’re the bane of the existence of honest and hard-working people everywhere. We’d much rather preserve our capital for the benefit of our families and for important charities than pay the bill for all manner of government waste and inefficiency—often in the service of projects we would rather not support. […]

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INVESTING

10 Best Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms

The best cryptocurrency trading platforms support investors as they get started with this revolutionary new wealth building strategy. Naturally, each one of these exchanges offer different levels of service and customer support, setting themselves apart from each other with varying degrees of security on each transaction, with all sorts of user experiences.  And there’s no […]

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Young Woman Saving Money

Money-Earning and -Saving Tips for Teens

Getting a job to earn money during your teen years is a good idea for several reasons. First, you can learn valuable skills and acquire valuable knowledge while you’re working. You can gain experience in everything from technical skills like how to use computer software or operate a cash register, to communication and customer service […]

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The Top 5 Asian Tax Havens

While no Asian countries function as a pure tax havens, various locations in Asia have governmental structures, banking, and finance laws beneficial both for individuals and for businesses concerned about reducing their taxes, protecting their assets, expanding their investment strategies, and having confidentiality in their banking and financial transactions. We will survey some of the […]

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Best Passive Income Ideas of 2021

“Income” generally refers to funds paid to a business or a person providing a service, manufacturing or selling a good, or received through ownership of an investment. When people think about generating income, they mostly consider active ways of doing so through a job or self-employment. But is there another technique that would allow you […]

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Investing in Short Term Vacation Rentals

Owning real estate has historically generated impressive returns for some wise (and fortunate) investors. But how do real estate investments compare to other investments available in the stock market? Comparing a long or short-term investment in real estate to a stock market investment can be a bit tricky. This is mainly because it can be […]

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MONEY

The Best Credit Cards for College Students

Many college students these days graduate with an unmanageable level of debt. This is an issue that must be addressed. But from renting an apartment to setting up utilities, what’s also true is that college is a great time to start building your credit score. And good credit pays dividends, both in school and after […]

10 min read

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The Best Credit Cards for New Homeowners

The Best Credit Cards for New Homeowners

Congratulations! You’re a new homeowner. But with the cost of homeownership up around 73% over the past few decades, the expense of purchasing a house has likely left you feeling a little strapped. That’s especially true because once you’ve purchased your property, the expenses don’t stop there.  The average monthly cost of owning a home, […]

10 min read

Expensivity by the Square Foot: Palaces, Castles, and Mansions

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree… How do the abodes of today’s ultra-rich compare with the established residences of royalty? If you’re looking for splash and pizzazz, especially with respect to raw square footage, today’s ultra-rich mostly don’t measure up to the royal families and rulers of yesteryear. On the other […]

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The 2021 US Pizza Index

America’s love story with pizza is 75 years old – and Americans started flirting with pizza pie well over a century ago. Lombardi’s, in New York City, is most commonly cited as America’s first pizzeria – this Little Italy joint opened in 1905. Pizza-chomping Italians had entered the States before the turn of the 20th […]

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Ladder Life Insurance

Ladder Life Insurance Review 2021

Who better to purchase a life insurance policy from than a company founded by an individual who experienced the benefits of life insurance firsthand? Ladder, an online third-party administrator of life insurance policies affiliated with both Allianz Life Insurance Company of New York and Fidelity Security Life, is one such company. Jamie Hale, the CEO […]

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TOOLS

10 Best Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms

The best cryptocurrency trading platforms support investors as they get started with this revolutionary new wealth building strategy. Naturally, each one of these exchanges offer different levels of service and customer support, setting themselves apart from each other with varying degrees of security on each transaction, with all sorts of user experiences.  And there’s no […]

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A Complete Guide to Life Insurance

Life insurance can be one of the most important assets in a portfolio. There are many nuances and types of life insurance that can be beneficial depending on the insured. Having a life insurance guide can help with the terminology, different kinds of life insurance available, and what to expect. This life insurance buyer’s guide […]

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100 Online Finance Tools To Manage Your Money & Investments

In a dream world, we’d all never spend another minute worrying about our finances. But here in reality, understanding how you make your money, what your money is capable of, and knowing exactly where it’s going is crucial to your financial success. Setting and sticking to financial goals. Budgeting. Saving. Investing. Spending responsibly. It can […]

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A Strategy for Trading Options on Index ETFs

Warren Buffett famously remarked that “if you don’t figure out how to make money while you sleep, you’ll work until you die.” Of course, avoiding this fate can also be achieved by making extra money during the day in ways that don’t interfere with your regular job. What I’m about to discuss falls more in […]

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Credit Cards

The Best Credit Cards for College Students

Many college students these days graduate with an unmanageable level of debt. This is an issue that must be addressed. But from renting an apartment to setting up utilities, what’s also true is that college is a great time to start building your credit score. And good credit pays dividends, both in school and after […]

10 min read

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The Best Credit Cards for New Homeowners

The Best Credit Cards for New Homeowners

Congratulations! You’re a new homeowner. But with the cost of homeownership up around 73% over the past few decades, the expense of purchasing a house has likely left you feeling a little strapped. That’s especially true because once you’ve purchased your property, the expenses don’t stop there.  The average monthly cost of owning a home, […]

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Best Credit Cards for Families for 2021

Budgeting is an important component in managing a family’s financial health. Finding creative ways to incorporate perks/rewards (including cash back) from simply using one of the best credit cards for rewards with no annual fee to appropriately manage a modern household is both prudent and rewarding. And because most families (like people) have different interests […]

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Best Credit Cards for Teenagers for 2021

At some point, a teenager will begin counting the days until their freedom arrives by way of a driver’s license. Unfortunately, this is likely to come at the same time a teenager may think they are ready and responsible enough to use and manage a credit card, and it’s your responsibility as a parent to […]

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Best credit card for home remodeling

Best Credit Cards for Home Remodeling

Warm weather got you itching to update your home interior? Lately, we’ve all been spending a lot more time at home, so there’s no better time than now to get the job done. This time, though, we’re not talking about a new coat of paint, new furniture, or just some new pictures on the wall. […]

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