• What The Heck Is An Index Fund?
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    What The Heck Is An Index Fund?

    From an early age, we’re taught to celebrate winners. Look up to champions. Revere Gold-medalists. We make fun of “participation trophies”. I mean, when was the last time you heard somebody bragging about having a few dozen followers or a perfectly average salary? So how do you explain the explosion in popularity in an investment tool that offers nothing more than a guarantee of average results? Nothing fancy… just average. Strange as it might seem at first glance, the meteoric rise of the “Index Fund” is a lesson in how sometimes, aiming for “average” might be the “best” strategy of all. In an earlier episode, we explained how mutual funds…

  • Restaurant tips: What servers want you to know (Marketplace)
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    Restaurant tips: What servers want you to know (Marketplace)

    >>Tip-out tactics on your Marketplace. [ ♪♪ ]>>So, ready to go into restaurants?>>I’m ready. >>All right.>>We’re going out for dinner under cover.>>Recording. >>Recording.>>Heading into some of your favourite chains to see what servers will dish out but where your money’s really going.>>Who’s rights?>>Worker’s rights!>>Our story begins with the rage over minimum wage. The fight being heard across Canada. Since Ontario raised the minimum wage, some companies are cutting paid breaks and reducing benefits.>>I’m here today because of the gross treatment of these workers are getting in the wake of a long overdue wage increase.>>Now dozens of servers are telling us about another tactic called the tip-out.>>I’ll get the jerk chicken,…

  • How the blockchain will radically transform the economy | Bettina Warburg
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    How the blockchain will radically transform the economy | Bettina Warburg

    Economists have been exploring people’s behavior for hundreds of years: how we make decisions, how we act individually and in groups, how we exchange value. They’ve studied the institutions that facilitate our trade, like legal systems, corporations, marketplaces. But there is a new, technological institution that will fundamentally change how we exchange value, and it’s called the blockchain. Now, that’s a pretty bold statement, but if you take nothing else away from this talk, I actually want you to remember that while blockchain technology is relatively new, it’s also a continuation of a very human story, and the story is this. As humans, we find ways to lower uncertainty about…

  • Raspberry PI to PBX Basic Install (Asterisk) Phone Server
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    Raspberry PI to PBX Basic Install (Asterisk) Phone Server

    greetings people he cheap when hackman here AKA Whackstar. I really appreciate you watching a number of months ago well almost a year ago I hosted very basic very simple cam corder a quality tutorials on how I created my raspberry PI Asterisk phone server system I have to say I’m very grateful for the support and the people that have viewed those half a dozen videos I do apologize they weren’t the best of quality and I didn’t know what the outcome of the project was going to be like almost a year later my little Raspberry PI has been working effectively it’s been great up until couple of…

  • Crazy Rich Nation | The Daily Show
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    Crazy Rich Nation | The Daily Show

    male announcer: From Comedy Central’sWorld News Headquarters in New York…“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” presents:[boisterous trap music]♪ ♪“Crazy Rich Nation.”♪ ♪– Robert Kraft. Last month, the billionaire New England Patriots owner was charged with paying for hand jobs at a Florida massage parlor. Well today, he might’ve gotten his happy ending. – Just in, an offer is now on the table for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is charged with two counts of solicitation in connection with a South Florida day spa. Prosecutors have offered to drop those charges if Kraft admits he would’ve been found guilty at trial. – This would also include some punishment. It…

  • Take Control of YOUR MONEY | 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Finances
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    Take Control of YOUR MONEY | 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Finances

    You know there are a lot of subjects that I would love to be able to cover on this channel. So many little things and neat ideas that can go into creating a wildly successful personal Financial picture for ourselves and others. But I’m just one man and I’m not always able to get to as many of those concepts as I would like as quickly as I would like. So in the spirit of just tackling a bunch of ideas all in one go today, I’m going to be talking about five different things you can do to supercharge your finances. Hey everyone Daniel here and welcome to Next…

  • Inside The City Where Waymo Tests Self-Driving Vehicles
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    Inside The City Where Waymo Tests Self-Driving Vehicles

    In a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, there’s a fleet of 600 minivans shuttling people from place to place. Ordering one feels almost exactly like calling an Uber, except for one thing: the vans are driving themselves. It does feel like from when I first got in that it is just a normal car. Their vehicles are all over our roads. I don’t think you could stand at a street corner or drive a couple of miles without seeing a Waymo vehicle. I know that some of this technology is scary for many of our citizens, but I think if you see other times in our economic arc that this has…

  • Bitcoin: How Cryptocurrencies Work
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    Bitcoin: How Cryptocurrencies Work

    Say there’s a coin that’s currently worth hundreds of U.S. dollars, but it’s not made of gold, or platinum, or any precious metal. In fact, it’s not the kind of coin you can hold in your hand or stick in a piggy bank. It’s a digital currency, which means it only exists electronically. I’m talking about bitcoin. Bitcoin doesn’t work like most money. It isn’t attached to a state or government, so it doesn’t have a central issuing authority or regulatory body. Basically, that means there’s no organization deciding when to make more bitcoins, figuring out how many to produce, keeping track of where they are, or investigating fraud. So…

  • Are Bitcoins and Unusual Hats the Future of Currency? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
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    Are Bitcoins and Unusual Hats the Future of Currency? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

    Here’s an idea. Bitcoins and unusual hats are changing currency. [THEME MUSIC] In the way the US has the buck, Brazil has the conto, and Canada has the loonie, the internet has the bitcoin. The bitcoin is a decentralized digital peer-to-peer cryptocurrency. It doesn’t rely on any physical note. And it isn’t regulated, controlled, or anythinged, really, by a central issuing authority, like the Federal Reserve or Uncle Moneybags. But because no one is in charge, that doesn’t mean you can just make infinite money. Free money! In order for a currency to have value, it has to be scarce. You can only print, mine, or mint a certain amount.…