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Here's how to get your New Year's financial resolutions back on track

Here's how to get your New Year's financial resolutions back on track

Finance
Whether it was an unexpected expense or an impulse purchase, chances are you've slacked off on your resolution to save more and spend less. That's OK. Most people typically give up on their financial resolutions six weeks into the new year, according to a survey from LearnVest. This year is no exception, even though more than 4 in 10 Americans said losing debt is a top priority — even over shedding weight, according to a survey by CompareCards.com. "Weight isn't necessarily something that impacts people in their everyday lives," said Matt Schulz...
CES 2019 preview: What to expect at this year's trade show, from 5G data to 8K TVs

CES 2019 preview: What to expect at this year's trade show, from 5G data to 8K TVs

Technology
The second week in January is like Christmas for gearheads and technofiles because it’s when the annual CES tech convention hits the Las Vegas strip. The Consumer Technology Association, which operates CES, is expecting 182,000 people to attend the trade show this year and 4,400 companies to exhibit their products. Although the show officially kicks off on Tuesday, those who can’t wait — and reporters — are getting an early glimpse at the goods. Here is the new tech to look out for at this year’s expo. The splashiest headlines coming out of CES will likely revolve around 5G technology on a variety of devices. After years of chatter about speeding up wireless systems, it seems the industry is finally ready to go. “Smartphones and tablets will be abl...
Storms, fires, heat waves: Year's disasters linked to climate change

Storms, fires, heat waves: Year's disasters linked to climate change

Science
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Many climate scientists have been reluctant to directly attribute natural disasters and extreme weather events to global warming. But 2018 forced their hand. Increasingly, climate scientists are making the connection between climate change and record-setting weather events -- storms, droughts, floods, fires, heat waves, cold spells and more. New statistical analysis methods and increasingly accurate climate models have allowed climate scientists to more confidently quantify the culpability of rising CO2 levels each time disaster strikes. In 2018, disaster struck often. Storms The hurricane season produced several larger storms and a few odd ones. Hurricane Florence defied trajectory predictions, steering farther north than any previous storm on its route to the East Coas...
Best images from this year's Perseid meteor shower

Best images from this year's Perseid meteor shower

Technology
The Perseid meteor shower dazzled spectators… again. The annual event takes place each year in early August. As the Earth passes through the debris left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet's tail, an array of streaking lights is displayed across the night sky. Named for the constellation Perseus, because of where the meteors are viewed, the shower can be seen when looking toward the constellation in the northeastern portion of the sky between midnight and dawn. Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology
Buffett has one big investing lesson in this year's annual letter: Never borrow money to buy stocks

Buffett has one big investing lesson in this year's annual letter: Never borrow money to buy stocks

Finance
Warren Buffett believes investors should avoid using borrowed money to outperform.The Oracle of Omaha explained the perils of using debt and leverage in his 2017 annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders released on Saturday."Berkshire, itself, provides some vivid examples of how price randomness in the short term can obscure long-term growth in value. For the last 53 years, the company has built value by reinvesting its earnings and letting compound interest work its magic. Year by year, we have moved forward. Yet Berkshire shares have suffered four truly major dips," he wrote.The investor shared the data which revealed Berkshire Hathaway's stock declined by a range of 37 percent to 59 percent multiple times over the last five decades."This table offers the strongest argument I can...