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Our little house is awkward, our kids say: My husband and I make $160,000, have $1 million in retirement savings, cook at home and drive an old Honda.  Are we missing out?

Our little house is awkward, our kids say: My husband and I make $160,000, have $1 million in retirement savings, cook at home and drive an old Honda. Are we missing out?

I am a very lucky person with a very happy life, the annual family income of $160,000 is high compared to the rest of the world. However, we’re still pretty frugal—we cook at home, drive old Hondas and do home repairs ourselves where possible. We put about 20% of our income into retirement and college …

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By 2023, CTOs weigh tech priorities against economic realities

By 2023, CTOs weigh tech priorities against economic realities

An uncertain economic outlook has many companies’ technology leaders under pressure to balance cost-cutting measures with efforts to deploy digital tools to eliminate waste and increase sales during a market downturn. The tools, which include advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence, and automation, promise to drive efficiencies and generate new revenue streams. But they come with …

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Music revenues sing a gentle melody for dealmakers despite the economic headwinds

Music revenues sing a gentle melody for dealmakers despite the economic headwinds

Music industry royalty seems to be living up to its reputation as a provider of steady returns in good times and bad, as song streaming fortunes continue to grow despite economic headwinds. While massive royalty deals in the context of $400 million sale of Bob Dylan’s catalog to Universal Music Group NV UNVGY In 2020 …

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Should you charge more for services such as your energy bill than a Netflix subscription?  This is where the software is headed.

Should you charge more for services such as your energy bill than a Netflix subscription? This is where the software is headed.

The revolution that started with a snowflake has turned into an avalanche, and it could lead to a change in the way Americans pay for their services. The software industry has helped achieve the “subscription economy,” where companies pay for services delivered through the cloud on a monthly basis rather than buying packaged software just …

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This state has the best personal financial education in the United States

This state has the best personal financial education in the United States

Financial literacy is critical to money management, but how well do countries prepare their students? Tennessee tops the list of US states that offer the best financial education to its residents, according to a new report from financial services firm OneMain Financial. More than 99% of public high school students in Tennessee have what is …

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