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Five-minute guide to… Investing in gold

GETTY The gold price is up another 26 per cent over the past 12 months The precious metal has always had a special place in the hearts of investors and lately it has put in a glittering performance. The gold price is up another 26 per cent over the past 12 months, which is an incredible 2600 times the return ...

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A Guide to Going Out Without Going Broke

Filed under: How to Save Money Getty By Maria Lalonde After a long week at work, come Friday you may be aching to unwind with a nice dinner and maybe a martini or two. But nights on the town can be an expensive indulgence. Dinner, drinks and Uber rides can add up quickly, taking a big chunk of money out ...

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Election 2016: a guide to winning the Murder Vote

The president of the United States will be asked to make difficult, life-and-death decisions while in office, and at some point every candidate for office will have to prove their mettle to voters. But there’s also, apparently, a phenomenon that I will call the Murder Vote. The Murder Vote is not won simply by promising a hawkish foreign policy, supporting ...

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A Guide to Negotiating a Better Interest Rate on Your Credit Cards

Filed under: Credit Cards Getty By Trent Hamm When you carry a balance on a typical credit card, the credit card company is simply extracting money from your wallet. If you carry a $ 2,500 balance for a year on a typical 20 percent APR card, that means you’re giving the credit card company $ 500 of your hard-earned cash ...

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A guide to Ryan Hemsworth’s free track download project, Secret Songs

In May of last year, just as the summer was starting to heat up, a new song landed on SoundCloud. It was called “You’re Cute,” by someone named Tennyson. It sounded like an underwater music box; all fairy beats and jelly-soaked percussion. Underneath the track was a note from Tennyson describing what the song was about (“missing her, cold beaches, ...

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The big 2015 Georgia State football guide: Luckier, healthier, deeper … better?

Georgia State was banged up and unlucky. It has all the experience in the world heading into 2015. Now we have to see if the Panthers actually have any talent. Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary here. 1. Not how this was supposed to work In April 2008, with t’s crossed and i’s dotted, Georgia State University officially launched a football ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding

Monica Nelson By now, everyone has heard of snowboarding – largely thanks to its debut in the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, when the sport took off to an entirely new level. It helped that the U.S. took the silver and gold in halfpipe, so people wanted to see more of those “crazy tricks” and “big air flips.” Ever hear of ...

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Vending Machine Survival Guide

Good nutrition can be very difficult to find when you are at work. Many employers have refrigerators and microwaves available to their staff to help make meals easier to eat at work. Sadly that requires planning and preparation that many people do not have time to do. If this describes you, there are a few strategies you can use to ...

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A guide to street photography: Gavin Harrison’s smartphone art

Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we’ll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical wisdom about what engages their eyes, brains and ...

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An Insider’s Guide to Scoring Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Travel, Secret Shopper, Airfare Alamy By Brendan Spiegel While the day after Thanksgiving — a.k.a. Black Friday — may be the best time to stampede your way toward a new flatscreen TV at a discount, when it comes to booking a getaway, nothing beats the sweet travel deals that you can snag on Cyber Monday. Market ...

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