Lifehacker Is Hiring a Personal Finance Writer

Do you have a black belt in salary negotiation? Are you in possession of more airline miles than everyone you know combined? Would your opinions on student loan payoff plans be considered “fascinating dinner party conversation”? Could you retire next year but would prefer instead to work in a very cool job explaining the finer points of personal finance to an audience of millions? Then we want to hear from you. Lifehacker has an immediate opening for a staff writer specializing in personal finance. This is full-time position with competitive salary…

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Austin Adventures: A Passion For Family Travel

v The Austins. From left, Kasey, Dan, Andy and Carol AUSTIN ADVENTURES Dan Austin has a passion for family travel. That’s true not only of the trips he’s been offering for over two decades at Austin Adventures but in the very company he’s created. It’s a bona fide family business with his wife and two grown children, born from his adventures with them along the way. Austin Adventures takes people on hiking, biking and multisport adventures around the world, in South and Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. They were once known…

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How technology plays a critical role in transforming healthcare in India

Perhaps now more than any other time in our history, we are realising the importance of technology in social service delivery, and its role in enhancing the general quality of life. Growing up in India, where the majority has minimal access to basic public amenities like healthcare, one develops an appreciation for the value of enabling such technologies that assist and scale service delivery in the context of developing countries. Technology can be transformative in delivering healthcare services, where the density of doctors is one per 1,000. A strong imbalance…

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Small finance banks start on a strong wicket: ICRA

Mumbai: Rating agency ICRANSE 3.23 % expects small finance banks (SFBs) to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 25% to 30% led by diversified loan growth, deposit mobilisation, improving asset quality and better return on equity. The rating agency estimates that SFBs would require external capital of Rs. 4,000-6,000 crore till FY2023 for meeting the growth requirements, part of which will come through IPOs. ICRA estimates that SFBs have reported an annualised growth of 33% in the assets under management (AUM) in 9M FY2019 to Rs. 64,325 crore. These banks have been able…

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An MBA or a master’s in finance? Breaking down the debate dollar by dollar

It’s a question that elicits plenty of responses with seemingly nothing close to a consensus answer. Some believe that a master in finance has trumped a two-year business degree as the key qualification for getting a front-office job in banking or other high-paying roles in financial services. Others still see an MBA as the bigger differentiator. The truth is, judging simply by the numbers, it’s all about how much time and money you are willing to invest upfront. An MBA requires a much bigger down payment in all aspects, but…

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Opinion | Printing currency isn’t a good way to finance deficit

On 10 February, wire services reported that the then interim finance minister Piyush Goyal favoured “printing currency” as a mode of deficit finance, approvingly citing the example of the US. “As finance ministers we are always in need of money,” Goyal said. He added, “I have heard that the US does deficit financing only by printing currency,” a canard that has been repeated by luminaries of the “Indic” ecosystem enveloping this government in its latter days. By “printing currency”, Goyal is referring to what traditionally was called money finance or…

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‘Hidden city’ travel: why airlines are cracking down on a discount trick

A Lufthansa flight lands in Munich. The airline says a single case of ‘hidden city’ travel cost them more than €2,000. Photograph: Lukas Barth/EPA Airlines are cracking down on a ticketing loophole that can knock thousands of pounds off the cost of travel – but the fight back is only giving more publicity to the advantages of “hidden city” travel. At its most simplistic, hidden city ticketing is when a passenger purchases a ticket to less popular and thus cheaper destination that happens to be routed through a more popular, and thus…

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27 Best Business Travel Tips From A Boss Babe In The Tech Space

Olinda Hassan is a partner on the Strategy & Innovation team at Twitter and an expert on business travel. Here, she is pictured in Singapore.PHOTO COURTESY OF OLINDA HASSAN Thanks to technology, the world is getting smaller and smaller, and yet, sometimes you need to be there in person, which is the case for Olinda Hassan, a partner on the Strategy & Innovation team at Twitter. Now based in San Francisco, this boss babe helps drive Twitter’s customer experience strategy and regularly travels around the world to meet with and learn from various groups. In order to maintain her hustle both on…

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Fossil launches Fossil Sport, a Wear OS smartwatch running the Snapdragon 3100

Today, Fossil announces its latest smartwatch simply called: the Fossil Sport. The fitness-oriented Wear OS device will run the latest version of Wear OS with a revamped fitness and navigation UI. It also has Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip that replaces the far-outdated 2100 chip. The Fossil Sport has a 350 mAh battery and comes in six body colors and there are 28 available silicone strap colors. There are also two sizes 41mm and 43mm with 18mm or 22mm bands, respectively, and the watch cases are made of aluminum…

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BlizzCon 2018: Warcraft III remastered, and Overwatch gets a new cowboy

BlizzCon 2018 is the end of an era. Just a few weeks ago, Blizzard announced that co-founder and longtime president Mike Morhaime would be stepping down, replaced with J. Allen Brack. Today’s Opening Ceremony kicked off with Morhaime saying goodbye, and you know what? I’ll miss him. He was a great presenter, not in the overly slick way I’m accustomed to seeing at these sorts of shows, but with a quietspoken passion for the company he’d helped guide for 20-plus years. Blizzard lives on, though, and while 2019 won’t be…

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