Category: Personal Business

Worst Restaurant Customers Ever Use Religion, Racism as Excuses for Not Tipping Waiters

Worst Restaurant Customers Ever Use Religion, Racism as Excuses for Not Tipping Waiters

It’s one thing to be too cheap to leave a tip at a restaurant. It’s another to justify your cheapness by telling your waitress—via a cowardly message scrawled on the receipt—that you disagree with...

3 Ways Being a Jerk at Work Pays Off

3 Ways Being a Jerk at Work Pays Off

You don’t want a reputation as the office bully, but it turns out there are some attributes of narcissistic or Machiavellian personalities that could give your career a boost.  Social scientists aren’t just looking...

Wedding Rings for Football Tickets: A Surprisingly Romantic Trade Has Been Made

Wedding Rings for Football Tickets: A Surprisingly Romantic Trade Has Been Made

One woman in Kansas City makes the case for being the world’s biggest Chiefs fan by swapping a pair of diamond wedding rings for some tickets to upcoming games. On Thursday, a week after...

Costanza Wallet? Load All Your Credit Cards into One Coin Smart Card

Costanza Wallet? Load All Your Credit Cards into One Coin Smart Card

A startup called Coin claims to have the answer for Costanza Wallet, with a single device that consolidates all your cards. Coin looks like a standard credit card, with a magnetic strip that can...

The 401(k) of the Future Could Save Retirement

The 401(k) of the Future Could Save Retirement

A new and promising Dutch pension innovation is now being embraced in the U.K., and it’s all but certain to get a close look in the U.S. in coming months. Say hello to your...

Two Surest Ways to Boost Millennials’ Retirement Savings

Two Surest Ways to Boost Millennials’ Retirement Savings

As children, we boomers were warned about cigarettes. Never mind that our parents smoked; they got hooked before anyone new the harm. We would not have that excuse. By and large we got the...

The Real Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired

The Real Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired

It’s because college kids today can’t do math, one line of reasoning goes. Or they don’t know science. Or they’re clueless about technology, aside from their myriad social-media profiles. These are all good theories,...

Now More People Can Get Credit Scores — Real Ones — For Free

Now More People Can Get Credit Scores — Real Ones — For Free

Getting a free credit score is generally no easy feat, but people with credit cards issued by Barclaycard US and First Bankcard no longer have to jump through hoops to see their FICO score. ...

How the Government Is Making It More Painful for You to Retire

How the Government Is Making It More Painful for You to Retire

As the Fed has toyed with “the taper,” pre-retirees have gotten a clear lesson in how important interest rate movement is to their future financial security. The taper, of course, refers to the gradual...

5 Reasons Your Job Is Making You Miserable

5 Reasons Your Job Is Making You Miserable

Hate your job? The good news is you’ve got company — lots of it. The bad news is it’s making you fat, cranky and possibly even shortening your lifespan.  Nobody expects work to be...