Archive for January 2019

From Our Forbes Files: America’s Best And Worst Banks 2019

From Our Forbes Files: America's Best And Worst Banks 2019

U.S. banks fired on all cylinders in 2018 with three straight quarters of record profitability. The industry’s $62 billion third-quarter net income was up 29% from a year ago, and the 1.41% return on assets was the highest in the 32 years the FDIC has tracked the data.

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From Our Forbes Files: In The Battle Between Online Lenders And Banks, Data Wins

From Our Forbes Files: In The Battle Between Online Lenders And Banks, Data Wins

Online lenders arrived on scene at the perfect time for Silicon Valley. Coming out of the 2008 financial crisis, banks – the traditional lenders – were slow to understand the way that consumers wanted to access credit and were (understandably) reluctant to take on risk. Rather than focusing on consumers’ needs and demands, banks were focused on other issues: regulatory challenges, capital constraints, and core technology built in the 1960s – inadvertently opening themselves up to the rise of online lenders.

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From Our Forbes Files: How Employers Can Help Caregivers For A Win-Win

From Our Forbes Files: How Employers Can Help Caregivers For A Win-Win

If American employers embraced the recommendations of a new Harvard Business School report, life could be a lot easier for workers who are also unpaid caregivers. And the companies’ bottom lines would benefit as well.

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From Our Forbes Files: The Only Resolution Banks And Credit Unions Need To Make In 2019

From Our Forbes Files: The Only Resolution Banks And Credit Unions Need To Make In 2019

Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions–and that’s just as true for banks and credit unions as it is for their consumers. While most financial institutions will start 2019 with a laundry list of key initiatives and goals to pursue in the coming year, there’s just one resolution they need to make to lay the groundwork for success: commit to growth.

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From Our Forbes Files: Trading Cards Continue To Trounce The S&P 500 As Alternative Investments

From Our Forbes Files: Trading Cards Continue To Trounce The S&P 500 As Alternative Investments

If a decade ago you had put your money in vintage and modern trading cards instead of the stock market, your payoff would be more than twice as big.

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From Our Forbes Files: 17 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings Of 2019

From Our Forbes Files: 17 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings Of 2019

In the Instagram age, where every colorful corner of the world is snapped, geotagged, posted and then becomes overcrowded, it’s a struggle to find something new. To help you stay ahead of the trends, Forbes Travel Guide’s editors searched north, south, east and west to find the hotels that everyone will be talking about in 2019.

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From Our NYT Files: The Tech That Was Fixed in 2018 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing

From Our NYT Files: The Tech That Was Fixed in 2018 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing

From Facebook to creepy online ads, the worst tech of the year made the internet feel like an unsafe place to hang out. Yet there were some products that were fixed, our personal tech critic writes.

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From Our NYT Files: How to Sell, Donate or Recycle Your Stuff

From Our NYT Files: How to Sell, Donate or Recycle Your Stuff

If you are starting the new year by saying goodbye to some of your less-than-favorite possessions you might be wondering: Now what? Here’s how to get rid of it for good.

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From Our NYT Files: How to Handle the Dreaded ‘Reply All Moment’

From Our NYT Files: How to Handle the Dreaded ‘Reply All Moment’

You know what the English language needs? A word for the hot, sickening feeling you get when you accidentally hit “Reply All,” subsequently broadcasting a private message to a much larger group.

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From Our NYT Files: Train Your Brain Like a Memory Champion

From Our NYT Files: Train Your Brain Like a Memory Champion

You slide the key into the door and hear a clunk as the tumblers engage. You rotate the key, twist the doorknob and walk inside. The house is familiar, but the contents foreign.

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