What’s the Lowest Amount You Can Borrow When You Get a Personal Loan?

What’s the Lowest Amount You Can Borrow When You Get a Personal Loan?

When you take out a personal loan, what’s the minimum you can borrow? Find out here. Image source: Getty Images. When you take out a personal loan, you’ll need to decide how much to borrow. The desired loan amount is going to depend upon what you’re using the funds for — but also, on how much a lender is willing to give you. Continue Reading Below Lenders typically have both minimum and maximums for their…

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This Is the No. 1 Barrier to Early Retirement

This Is the No. 1 Barrier to Early Retirement

Retiring early is a dream for many. After all, a life of leisure with no need to report to work sounds great — especially if you have plans for retirement, such as traveling the world. Unfortunately, even if you actually manage to save a pretty substantial nest egg, there could be obstacles standing in your way to early retirement. The biggest of those obstacles: covering healthcare costs. A recent TD Ameritrade survey of adults over…

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Is Aurora Cannabis’ Partnering Strategy Brilliant or Boneheaded?

Is Aurora Cannabis’ Partnering Strategy Brilliant or Boneheaded?

Don’t expect Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) to receive a huge investment from a big company outside the cannabis industry. There aren’t likely to be high-dollar transactions like Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC) or Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON) had. There’s a simple reason: Aurora doesn’t want that kind of a deal. Aurora’s chief corporate officer stated in an interview with MarketWatch earlier this month that the company is “taking a different approach” to partnering outside of the…

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Better Marijuana Stock: HEXO vs. MariMed

Better Marijuana Stock: HEXO vs. MariMed

Some marijuana stocks are hot. And some are not. HEXO (NYSEMKT: HEXO) definitely falls into the former category. Its shares have more than doubled so far this year. MariMed (NASDAQOTH: MRMD), on the other hand, isn’t so hot in 2019. Although the stock soared 371% in 2018, MariMed is down 3% year to date. Continue Reading Below But which of these two marijuana stocks is the better long-term pick for investors? Here’s what you need…

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This Company Is Getting Creative to Solve 1 of the Biggest Problems With Renewables

This Company Is Getting Creative to Solve 1 of the Biggest Problems With Renewables

One of the biggest criticisms of renewable energy is that it doesn’t provide steady power, since the sun isn’t always shining and the wind doesn’t always blow. This intermittency issue forces utilities to rely on fossil fuels like coal and natural gas to fill in the gaps. NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE), however, is working on innovative solutions to overcome this problem. CFO Rebecca Kujawa ran through a few of them on the utility’s first-quarter conference…

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Shopify’s Quarter Is a Real Plus

Shopify’s Quarter Is a Real Plus

Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) recently reported its 2019 first-quarter results, sending shares soaring; they’re now up more than 90% year to date. The company’s revenue rose to $320.5 million, a 50% increase year over year, and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) more than doubled to $0.09. Revenue from the compay’s “subscription solutions” segment, the high-gross-margin recurring fees that merchants pay for access to Shopify’s e-commerce platform, grew 40% to $140.5 million. Revenue from “merchant solutions“, the…

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How to Handle a Colleague Who Kills Your Productivity

How to Handle a Colleague Who Kills Your Productivity

You want your time at the office to be spent productively. Otherwise, you’ll get stuck working late, logging on during weekends, and scrambling to meet deadlines. But what if your colleagues are to blame for your limited output? If that’s the case, here’s how to cope — depending on the problem at hand. 1. The colleague who always wants to chat Continue Reading Below Among the many distractions you’re apt to face at the office,…

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Washington to offer first ‘public option’ insurance in US

Washington to offer first ‘public option’ insurance in US

article Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option. Continue Reading Below A set of tiered public plans will cover standard services and are expected to be up to 10% cheaper than comparable private insurance, thanks in part to savings from a cap on rates paid to providers. But unlike existing government-managed plans, Washington’s public plans are set to be available to…

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The Crucial Number From Microsoft’s Results No One Is Paying Attention To

The Crucial Number From Microsoft’s Results No One Is Paying Attention To

When news broke that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) had beaten Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL)(NASDAQ: GOOG) in a bid to buy GitHub for $7.5 billion, it left skeptics bedeviled. How could Google — Google! — lose to Microsoft in a battle for one of the world’s most active and important developer communities? How could the company once thought to be Silicon Valley’s version of developer nirvana (Google) lose to last century’s version of developer nirvana (Microsoft)? It just…

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‘Pikachu’ tries to dethrone the ‘Avengers,’ but just misses

‘Pikachu’ tries to dethrone the ‘Avengers,’ but just misses

Image 1 of 2 ▼ This image released by Disney shows Robert Downey Jr. in a scene from “Avengers: Endgame.” (Disney/Marvel Studios via AP) “Avengers: Endgame” has topped the box office again in its third weekend in theaters. Continue Reading Below The Walt Disney Co. says Sunday that the superhero pic earned an estimated $63.1 million from North American theaters, bringing its domestic total to $723.5 million. It was a mixed bag for newcomers looking…

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