Life by Press Association April 26, 2018, 11:34 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Kanye West has said he makes more money from shoes than Michael Jordan, in a series of tweets making several bold claims. The rapper, 40, also appeared to confirm he had split from his manager Scooter Braun, tweeting: “I no longer have a manager. I can’t be managed.” He then added: “I’m nobody’s ‘client’.” Grammy Award-winner West is now heavily involved in fashion and has a successful line of footwear in partnership with sportswear giant Adidas. He claimed the shoes make him more money than former basketball player Jordan earns from his lucrative partnership with Nike. He said: “I am currently the single highest paid person in footwear. That means I make more money on shoes than Michael Jordan.” West then added: “There’s been a lot of fake news so I just wanted … [Read more...] about Kanye West: I make more money on shoes than Michael Jordan
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Ethical investors make more money than those who look purely at financial measures, according to a major new study. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have typically been deemed to be fashionable but bad for business. This is because “ethical” investors have to limit the number of companies which they can back, losing some opportunities for profit. But a Deutsche Bank study of more than a decade’s worth of data could turn that situation on its head, showing companies that can pass an ESG test are typically better bets than those which fail. “Based on data spanning from 1991 to 2004, a period that includes both market booms and recessions, the findings showed that model portfolios of stocks with a high ESG grade (known as a best-in-class portfolio) did not suffer from any loss of performance compared with their peers,” said the report from Markus Müller, Enrico Börger and Michele Bovenzi at the German bank. By … [Read more...] about Choose ethical investments to make more money, says Deutsche Bank
The phone companies spent decades extending internet access across the U.S., first to homes and then to mobile devices, only to be stuck collecting relatively small service fees while Google and Amazon built lucrative online empires. Now that a surge of American cars are getting their own internet connections, Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. don’t want to be relegated to mere pipe providers yet again.Verizon is regrouping all its telematics and vehicle logistics businesses into one unit called Verizon Connect, and AT&T has amassed partnerships with more than two dozen major car and truck makers as it tries to ingrain itself in the connected-car business. Both are fighting for a larger role than just mobile-service supplier and are jostling for new revenue from everything from security and entertainment to the sale of data mined from drivers and vehicles. The problem: Everyone from traditional carmakers to tech giants and startups has already crowded into … [Read more...] about Can Telecom Giants Find Ways to Make Real Money on Smarter Cars?
Now's a good time to invest and make your money work for you! MeDirect is waiving entrance fees on investment orders in mutual funds placed on the Bank's eWealth platform or at any of its branches, throughout March and April. Over 50,000 customers trust MeDirect with their savings and investments, while the Bank holds over €1 billion assets on their behalf. The expert advice of MeDirect's professional team can help clients put their money to work. MeDirect offers model portfolios that are tailored to clients' desired level of risk and the investment profile. Investment diversification enables clients to spread their risk over several countries, industries and asset classes. MeDirect's investments are powered by Morningstar - an international leader in independent investment research. The Bank chooses not to offer in-house funds, but instead offers a global selection of third-party funds. Investments in MeDirect's model portfolios can start from as low as €5,000. Investors … [Read more...] about Making good money? Make better money
We're a nation of hoarders, it's a fact, and there's no denying it. So much so that we're sitting on £13billion worth of unwanted mobile phones according to SellMyMobile and at least £572 each in untouched clothing, according to VoucherCodes - that's more than 365 million dresses, coats and blouses, abandoned. But it doesn't have to be that way. A good declutter can not only free your home - but your mind, too - giving you some much needed breathing space to start the New Year afresh. And even better, you may be able to make some cash out of all of those Cosmo magazines you have stashed, even your old CDs could be worth a few bob, along with that Sex and the City boxset and retro Ice cream maker under the stairs. 1. Take the 30-day minimalism challenge If the idea of tackling that pile/room/empty storage unit of clutter fills you with dread, you may want to break down the chore, into easier, more tangible steps. On day one throw out, sell, donate or recycle an item. On day … [Read more...] about How to declutter: 10 tips to free your mind through your home – and even make some money out of it