Ken Griffin banked a whopping $870M in 2018

Looks like Ken Griffin can afford his penchant for buying homes at record-setting prices after all. The billionaire investor behind Chicago trading firm Citadel...

Top 20 Business Posts of All Time: #20 How to Say...

If you had asked me 15 years ago if a section of Design*Sponge about business would be where my greatest joy would come from,...

These tools can prepare investors for threats lurking in the market

A growing number of tools prepare you for the threats lurking around the market, from a trade war to climate change, by letting you...

How to Host a Cozy Game Night

Dust off the cards, break out the vinyl and soak up the good vibes. It's game night! It’s cold out there, and whether you’re snowed...

Vietnamese Shaking Beef in Minutes + Giveaway

Award-winning cookbook author Andrea Nguyen is one of my favorite cookbook authors. Her books on Vietnamese cuisine are a joy to read and cook...

Mattel shares plummeted to lowest in 20 years

Mattel shares had their worst day in 20 years, plunging as much as 23 percent after management warned it expects ho-hum sales and margins...

Inspired by YOU: Send Us Your Home Photos Inspired by DS...

One of the the first things our team talked about when we discussed posts for our final year of Design*Sponge was celebrating this incredible...

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi to lay off 15% of its workforce

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to lay off about 2,000 people, or 15 percent of its workforce, this year, a source familiar...

Should You Renovate Your Home or Sell?

Fix it up or give it up? See where you really stand with this quiz. Most homeowners have that one thing about their home that...

Top 20 Recipe Posts of All Time: #20 Matkonation’s Falafel

I had a BLAST going through the archives of Kristina’s recipe column here at Design*Sponge. Both because Kristina is my forever family and her...

Berkshire trimmed its Apple stake, but it reportedly wasn't Buffett's idea

Berkshire Hathaway decreased its stake in Apple by nearly 3 million shares, to 249.5 million, in the fourth quarter, but Warren Buffett reportedly had...

8 Curb Appeal Boosters You Can Do in a Weekend

Win home shoppers over before they even think about stepping foot inside. A polished home exterior creates an inviting experience for visitors or passersby, which...

“Biggest Drop In More Than Nine Years”: America’s Retail Apocalypse Is...

All over America retailers are going bankrupt and closing stores.  Of course this has been happening for years, but as you will see below...

Garrett’s New Home: Backstory & Bye, Bye Cherry Floors

In the summer of 2017, my boyfriend and I fell in love with a condo in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, IL. The space...

Buffett's Berkshire reports new stake in Canada's Suncor, shares spike

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway added more than 10.8 million shares of Suncor in the fourth quarter, boosted its holdings of bank shares and trimmed...

Tackling Cash Flow & Other Key Small Business Finance Issues

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Retail sales were so bad, it's either suspect data or a...

The sudden and unexpected plunge in December's retail sales data raised new concerns about recession, but economists also say the biggest drop in nine...

8 Homes for Sale in Less Populated Areas

Tired of the big-city rat race? Respite awaits in one of these quaint charmers. There’s just something special about a small town. Less traffic, no...

California Nightmare: Over Half Of The People Living In The State...

This just shows what can happen when you let crazy people run a state for several decades.  In the 1960s and 1970s, the possibility...

Headlines say there's no inflation, but look at what's getting more...

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in January on the headline level, but looking under the hood, some of the most basic consumption including rent,...