Five tips to help you start the new year with a clean financial slate.
There are silver linings to dark global clouds, says Terry Bell.
Russia is not the West and Putin may well survive unscathed, says Leopold Scholtz.
Belarussians have reacted with panic to the rouble's plunge, rushing to buy foreign notes as they fear a devaluation of their own currency.
The rand has consolidated recent gains against the dollar as positive sentiment towards emerging markets continued to favour local assets.
The rand is being affected by the rouble's depreciation because they export similar commodities, an economist says.
The rand has rallied against the dollar as the US Fed's statement signalling interest rates would remain near zero offered respite to emerging market currencies.
The rouble has made gains against the dollar and the euro after the Russian government pledged to defend the currency after it plunged to record lows.
Russia's finance ministry is selling its foreign currency to support the rouble, a spokesperson told AFP.
Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smart watches and believes Google Glass will fail.
Unwise as they may get priced out of the market.
I don't employ a domestic worker.
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