Is there anyone in your industry you really admire? Anyone you follow intensely on social media? Blogs you read religiously? If only you could be more like them, your career would be better. If only you could design like them, you could be popular too – maybe even famous. When people ask who’s my favorite …

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My friend Eric Darnell of LessFilms and I were traversing the vast lobby of one of the more opulent and less gaudy hotels in Las Vegas, The Wynn. We were headed to dinner at a restaurant called simply, “The Buffet.” Not a buffet, but The Buffet. I can’t criticize the cockiness of whoever named the …

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Blockchain is able to fill in much of the $1.5 trillion-dollar supply-demand gap in global trade finance by easing financing for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets, new research says. Jointly conducted and released by the World Economic Forum and Bain & Company, the research indicates that, by deploying blockchain, global businesses can …

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Yesterday, it was announced that OKEx founder Star Xu had been taken into police custody for fraud allegations. If no substantial evidence was found, Xu would be released from custody in a 24-hour period. According to local news reports, Xu has been released and isn’t pleased. OKEx Founder Strikes Back “I have no fictional facts, …

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Photo by Luis Molinero / Shutterstock.com Welcome to the “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about making extra money; specifically, apps you can download that either pay you for performing actions or allow you to save money when you shop. Watch the following …

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You’ve found forgotten friends, images and even episodes of TV shows through free online searches. Now, you can find lost money in much the same way. In many cases, the process is as easy as typing in your name and address at a website. You don’t need to register with a service, pay a fee …

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Photo by Martin Novak / Shutterstock.com Driving to work every day, taking weekend trips to the country, making last-minute runs to Walmart — we spend a lot of our lives in cars. As a result, the interior of that jalopy can get awfully messy. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or …

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Photo by Lena Evans / Shutterstock.com Not everyone’s golden years gleam. Seniors make up a growing percentage of Americans filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a recent study. Over the past 25 years, 1 in 7 people who files for bankruptcy is age 65 and older — “an almost five-fold increase in the percentage of …

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Photo by DGLimages / Shutterstock.com Welcome to a new Money Talks News feature, Social Security Q&A. You ask a Social Security question, and our guest expert provides the answer. You can learn how to ask a question of your own below. And if you would like a personalized report detailing your optimal Social Security claiming …

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Things haven’t been easy of late for Bitmain. After CoinDesk revealed the China-based crypto mining giant was planning an initial public offering (IPO) for September, the company has faced a wave of perhaps unprecedented scrutiny. On social media, allegations emerged Bitmain was everything from insolvent to presenting a rosy outlook for its financials, all the while …

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