Here’s Exactly How Many Times You Should Follow Up After a Job Interview, According to a Workplace Expert

You wrote the perfect résumé. You quickly landed a job interview. You nailed the meeting — and you’re pretty sure they loved you. But you can still screw it all up. Your follow-up plays a bigger part in the process than you may realize, said Lynn Taylor, a national workplace …

This Business Credit Card Gives You 2% Cash Back on All Spending. Here’s Why It’s the Best of 2018

Business credit cards were exempt from many of the consumer protections — like a ban on hiking interest rates for no reason and with little notice — instilled in 2010’s CARD Act but, says Brian Karimzad, co-founder of financial of financial product comparison website MagnifyMoney, there are compelling reasons why …

6 Things You Should NEVER Buy at Walmart — and 6 Things That Are Great Deals

As the world’s largest retailer, Walmart boasts a massive selection on everything from staples like groceries and clothing to camping equipment and pet supplies. However, don’t let the retailer’s 5,000 location footprint lead you to believe that you’re always getting the best deal. Here are the 12 best and worst …

This 29-Year-Old CEO Got His Big Break by Cold Calling Stars Like Kevin Hart and Blake Griffin. Here’s His Secret to Success

Entering the top echelon of Hollywood to work with major stars is hard enough when you’re 30. But Michael D. Ratner, 29, has done it by looking at the business in an unconventional way. The film school graduate is founder and CEO of OBB Pictures, a production company that specializes …

I Paid Off $202,000 in Debt in Seven Years Using These 4 Behavioral Psychology Tricks

Elementary school teachers use simple paper chains to decorate their classrooms. But law school graduate Joshua Holt used them to pay off $202,000 worth of debt. Upon graduating with $192,000 in student loans and an additional $10,000 salary advance he needed to pay back, the New York-based lawyer and blogger …

A 25-Year-Old Food Blogger With 1 Million Followers Says This Is the One Kitchen Thing She Can’t Live Without

Tucked in her custom-renovated barn amid the snow-capped mountains of Colorado, Tieghan Gerard spends her days cooking with seasonal ingredients, bathed in natural sunlight. It’s so charming, and so picturesque, it’d be easy for her to be unrelatable. But that’s not the case. She may be a 25-year-old with millions …

Jeff Bezos Thinks Amazon Will Go Bankrupt One Day. Here’s What He’s Telling His Employees About the Company’s Future

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a stunning acknowledgment last week in an all-hands meeting, a recording of which was heard by CNBC. With the company valued at just shy of $1 trillion and Bezos being the richest man in modern history, the Amazon CEO said his 24-year-old firm was far …

This Middle-Class Mom Will Be Paying Four College Tuitions Next Year—And She’s Refusing to Borrow Money. Here’s How She’s Doing It

When Sabrina Malone found out she was pregnant with her fourth child, she cried. It’s not that she didn’t love her children. And it’s not that she didn’t want more. But there was a nagging question that distressed her: how on earth could she and her husband afford raising and …

Bitcoin Is Tanking Hard — and Is Now the Lowest It’s Been in Over a Year

Bitcoin tumbled below $6,000 for the first time since August and reached its lowest level in over a year, breaking the recent stretch of tranquility exhibited by the notoriously volatile digital alternative to cash. The world’s largest cryptocurrency tumbled as much as 15 percent, with most of the initial loss …

Looking for a Seasonal Job? Amazon, Target, and Others Are Hiring Like Crazy Right Now

With the holiday season around the corner, there are hundreds of thousands of job openings at America’s largest retailers. But companies will have to offer special incentives to fill seasonal job openings this year: The economy is strong and unemployment is at its lowest in decades. Earlier this year, the …

These Are the Cheapest (and Most Expensive) European Cities for Travelers to Visit

With insanely cheap flights from low-cost carriers and effective ways to use points and miles, travel costs over to Europe can be rather inexpensive. So, while getting to Europe is the easy part, knowing which countries fit into your budget or how cities in similar regions compare in terms of …

All the Places That Are Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2018 – and What’s Closed

Late November means time for turkey, stuffing, gravy, and deals. But what is open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2018? A bevy of stores will be open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday this year to accommodate for the massive crowds vying for the best deals on electronics, gadgets, clothing, and …

You Can Make Some Quick Cash on Election Day By Being a Poll Worker. Here’s How Much It Pays

Rachel Noble took Election Day off work, but she won’t be sleeping in or catching up on Netflix. From 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, she’ll be volunteering as a poll worker. With a Monster Energy drink in hand, Noble will work a 15-hour day at a nearby …

An NPR Host Who’s Interviewed Thousands of People Over 45 Years Has the Only Icebreaker You’ll Ever Need, and It’s Just 4 Words

Terry Gross, the host of NPR’s “Fresh Air,” has interviewed thousands of people over the course of her 45-year career in radio. So if anyone would know how to start a conversation with a stranger, it’s her. Gross told Jolie Kerr at The New York Times that her go-to icebreaker …

The Strange Story of How Frida Kahlo’s Face Ended Up on an $8 Bottle of CVS Nail Polish

In 1946, shortly before her 40th birthday, Frida Kahlo painted what might be the most tragic self-portrait in her whole collection. It’s called “The Wounded Deer,” and re-imagines the Mexican artist as prey; pierced by a shock of arrows and left to die in a forest clearing. Her face, framed …

What $10 Was Worth the Year You Were Born, and What You Could Buy With It Today

The rate of inflation fluctuates year to year, month to month, as markets and economies change. The Bureau of Labor Statistics can calculate how much the American dollar was valued any given year and month. Business Insider used the CPI inflation calculator to find the value of a $10 bill …

The One Thing You Aren’t Buying at Costco, But Should Be

Fact of life: Everybody loves Costco. The free samples around every corner are reason enough to go; throw in the $1.50 hot dog-and-drink combo, and it’s a veritable wonderland. Loyalists of the wholesale retailer know what to shop for (bacon, maple syrup, those 14-pack razors you can’t find anywhere else) …

Meet the Billionaire Sheikh Who Built the World’s Largest Truck and Once Carved His Name Into His Own Private Island

Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan is known as the Rainbow Sheikh, but not because he’s a public supporter of LGBTQ rights. The member of one of the United Arab Emirates’ ruling families, the Al Nahyan clan based in Abu Dhabi, has a vast car collection that reportedly includes seven Mercedes …

You Can Get Free Admission to 1,500+ Museums This Weekend. Here’s How

Museum Day — the big day when it’s super easy for anyone to get free admission at museums across the country — always takes place on the fourth Saturday in September. In other words: This Saturday is free Museum Day 2018! Saturday, September 22, marks the 14th anniversary of Museum …

‘It’s So Much Money.’ Paralympic Athletes Just Scored a Major Victory for Equal Pay

When Oksana Masters heard last week that the U.S. Olympic Committee voted to start giving Paralympians the same medal bonuses as Olympians, she burst into tears. An eight-time Paralympic medalist who was once so poor during training for the 2014 Games that she slept in her car, she was shocked …

The Secret to Avoiding Checked Bag Fees Every Time You Fly

Gifts aren’t the only thing to bust your budget this holiday season. Most major U.S. airlines have recently raised their checked bag fees, which means transporting presents home may cost a little bit more this year. American Airlines baggage fees, JetBlue Airlines baggage fees, United Airlines baggage fees, and Delta …

Brad Paisley and His Wife Kimberly Are Opening a Grocery Store Where Everything Is Free

Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley are giving back to the Nashville community in the form of a free grocery story. The couple partnered up with Brad’s alma mater Belmont University to open The Store, a food bank set up like a supermarket to serve both fresh and nonperishable …

Interest Rates on CD Accounts Are Finally Rising. Here’s the Best One on the Market.

For the first time in years, certificates of deposit are paying out decent rates. Interest rates on CDs are still far from the average 5% paid on one-year accounts in the 1990s. But after six rate hikes from the Federal Reserve since the start of 2017, yields are no longer …

Why Tiny Turkeys Are All the Rage This Thanksgiving

Small birds are having a big moment. Tiny turkeys will increasingly grace Thanksgiving tables next week, thanks to the millennial generation’s ongoing campaign to remake American gastronomy. The holiday depicted by Norman Rockwell—Grandma showing off a cooked bird so plump it weighs down a banquet plate—is still common. But smaller …

These Are the Cities Where It’s Getting Easier for Millennials to Buy Homes

Rising home prices and student debt are making it harder for young people to buy homes. But if you want to beat increasing costs in popular areas like California and the Pacific-Northwest, check out Texas. Home prices across the U.S. reached an all-time high this summer, with the median house …