In the halcyon days of yore, people put away money with the hopes of retiring somewhere warm, where they could argue about chicken salad with other curmudgeons until they expired. But very soon, the new retirement hotspot might be on Mars. While billionaires like Elon Musk have long touted human settlement of the Red…
As someone who often struggles to make ends meet, I often feel like I want to just curl up in a ball and never leave my house. During the worst months, I often found that it took a toll on my appearance. The dark circles under my eyes started to sag, my face would break out in pimples, and I’d gain weight. Of course,…
Yesterday, PayPal agreed to pay customers $15 million for ripping them off over the past few years. After I wrote about it, reader horror stories started flooding my inbox and comments.
Are you planning on attending a North American comic convention this year as a vendor? While you're deciding which shows to apply to and what kind of wares to bring, be sure to read this survey of comic book conventions and how much independent exhibitors actually make.
Make all the "Dear Friend" email scam jokes that you want—Nigeria now has one of the most sophisticated government-issued ID systems in the world. A new nationwide card that rolls out this week collects biometric information to prevent fraud and includes a debit card feature backed by MasterCard.
HTC has announced that it made just $2.8 million in the first three months of 2013, which Bloomberg claims is its slimmest profit on record.
A new report by Denmark's national broadcasting corporation, DR, suggests that Microsoft owes the country over $1 billion in unpaid tax.
You associate the Netherlands with Tulips and THC, not tax-evasion, but that's exactly what some tech companies are using the country for. According to Bloomberg, Yahoo, Dell, and Google have set up offices in Holland in order to take advantage of the country's lenient tax laws and funnel millions and millions of…
Peter Anspach's "The Top 100 Things I'd Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord" is required reading for anyone hoping to enter the growing field of supervillainry. But how much does it cost to be a successful and rational evil overlord?
The NY Times is reporting that by routing huge amounts of income through low-tax places like Nevada, Ireland, Luxembourg, and the British Virgin Islands, Apple probably avoided paying $2.4 billion dollars in U.S. taxes last year alone. That's billion, with a B.
What do you do when your country is thrown into financial chaos? After all, you still have your resources, your skills, and your neighbors. As cash is increasingly short supply, some Greeks are creating local currencies, and finding their social support system is stronger than they ever knew.
A lot of the biggest stock moves of the global economy are made by a bunch of dudes yelling at each other in a huge room, right? Wrong. Computers are in charge, battling for the speediest connections. Fastest gets richest.
What can we make of this credit card spending by smartphone platform data from Pageonce? That iPhone owners spend like crazy, and WinMo holdouts are probably saving up for a new phone, for starters.
If Kim Kardashian is so hard to keep up with, why does she keep popping up in my news feed? And why on earth does she want to shove a credit card into the hands of my (hypothetical) babies?
This morning, 24-year-old web developer Derek Lanphier started seeing fraudulent charges on his PayPal account, adding up to about $3,000. Then, moments later, his bank account balance was at -$888,871.91. As he says, "I pooped myself a little."
A Bank of America worker installed malicious software on his employer's ATMs that allowed him to make thousands of dollars in fraudulent withdrawals, all without leaving a transaction record, according to federal prosecutors.
At probably like the worst time ever for your stock to plummet harder than a meteor on a collision course with Bruce Willis, a glitch knocked $200 off of Google's stock price—that's half—in the span of four minutes as the markets were closing today. $62 billion. Erased. In four minutes. The glitch has been fixed,…