Six questions to help you make your open enrollment selections

Each year, employers offer an open enrollment period — a window of time to select your benefits package for the coming year. It’s easy to overlook this opportunity and maintain the status quo, but this could be a costly mistake given the significant role benefits play in your financial life. This year, resolve to review […]

7 in 10 Baby Boomers Are Making This Big Money Mistake

When it comes to your financial health, one important factor can affect your short-term and long-term finances: the emergency fund. An emergency fund is something that most people probably know they should have, but many don’t actually have one. In fact, 7 in 10 baby boomers say they have less than $5,000 stashed in an […]

What to Watch for During Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019

IT’S OPEN ENROLLMENT season – the period when Medicare beneficiaries across the country can change their health insurance plan through Dec. 7. While making smart choices and comparison-shopping is key to maximize benefits and savings, the process of reviewing new coverage options and existing policies can be daunting. “A lot of seniors tell us it’s […]

How to write NaNoWriMo this year with the help of Apple technology

You’re already behind on NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. That’s okay, everybody doing it is going to fall behind at some point before the end of November. The thing is to catch up and to use the tools you’ve got in your Mac and iOS devices to get you to the finishing line. It […]

New technology set to revolutionise keeping buildings cool

Scientists believe seemingly magical properties of metamaterials could help cool our buildings without the use of energy A 21st century twist on an ancient method of making ice could revolutionise ways of staying cool on our ever-hotter planet. Everyone knows there’s no way to beat the laws of physics. Drop a metal bar in water, […]

Proposal for face recognition technology ‘will make everyone a potential suspect’

AD calls for serious public consultation before its introduction The government’s intention to install face recognition technology around Malta in a partnership between state owned company Safe City Malta and the Chinese company Huawei, is worrying, according to Alternattiva Demokratika. An imbalance will be created between the sense of safety and privacy of people, more […]

Amazon discussions lead to speculation that northern Virginia is HQ2 frontrunner

Sources say detailed talks have focused on Crystal City Amazon.com Inc. has held “advanced discussions” about opening its second headquarters in Arlington, Va., according to The Washington Post. Guesses about where the new headquarters, or HQ2, would land have included Boston, Newark, N.J. and New York City, which reportedly offered to rename a polluted waterway […]

The ‘smart money’ is staying neutral on Apple

Momentum money flows are negative, but the smart money is shrugging off Apple’s decision to no longer disclose iPhone unit sales For years, on the evening Apple reports earnings, my routine has been to carefully analyze the earnings report, listen to the conference call and ask for the data to be entered into our algorithms. […]