Personal Finance

“There’s a vision that if you’re a successful freelancer, you’ll be sitting on a glorious beach somewhere, drinking margaritas, making millions of dollars,” Maplesden said. “But you can’t escape work.” It took him a few years to start making six figures. Many of his first efforts, such as selling poetry online, failed. “You need to
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In other cases, cybercriminals may attack small businesses in order to access larger companies they do business with, Kaiser said. When hackers gained access to Target in 2013, for example, they did so through the company’s HVAC vendor, Kaiser said. Nearly 90 percent of businesses reported having put in place some cybersecurity protection, according to
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The total value of all bitcoins in existence (roughly 16.6 million) stands at about $86 billion. Add in the other few hundred cryptocurrencies and it’s a $155 billion market. Yet these new assets comprise just a fraction of the world’s multitrillion currency market. And as a new asset with a smaller pool of investors, cryptocurrencies
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After back-to-back storms pummeled Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, many people upped their charitable contributions for 2017. Now it’s time to reap the tax benefit. Daniel Borochoff, president of CharityWatch.org, predicts donations could surpass last year’s record high, driven primarily by overall economic growth, although the recent disasters will also play a role. “The giving
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You’re better off renting with a roommate than buying your first home alone in cities such as San Jose and San Francisco, California, and Austin, Texas, according to a recent report by online real estate site, Trulia. When conducting their analysis, Trulia assumed buyers would be taking on a 30-year fixed rate loan, front a
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FundName Fund Weighting in Puerto Rico debt Market Value of Puerto Rico Debt Fund Assets” Oppenheimer Rochester MD Municipal Fund 22.40% $6,946,788.00 $30,947,106.00 Oppenheimer Rochester VA Municipal Fund 20.20% $15,032,633.00 $74,412,635.00 Oppenheimer Rochester ShrtDur HY Muni Fd 18.20% $273,351,491.00 $1,497,842,170.00 Oppenheimer Rochester Fund Munis Fd 17.70% $1,020,903,948.00 $5,776,883,928.00 Oppenheimer Rochester AZ Municipal Fund 17.30% $5,345,365.00
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