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A Look at March Madness 2016
The staff at SportsBettingExperts.com surveyed over 100 sports fans in all 50 states, asking them who would be this year's NCAA Tournament champion. The survey was done via targeted Facebook ads. Who do you think will be this year's championship team ? *Update:
Wallethub recently released their annual March Madness report, and just like previous years, the numbers are staggering.
Below are some highlights:
$1.9 Billion – Hourly losses by companies due to unproductive workers during March Madness. $9 Billion – Estimated amount wagered on the 2015 NCAA tournament ($7 billion illegally). 81% – Of HR professionals say their organizations don’t have policies addressing office pools. 2X – Easier to win back-to-back Mega Millions lotteries than it is to fill out a perfect bracket. 17.5 Million – Barrels of American beer produced each March, compared to an average of 14M in all other months
Investing can be intimidating, but despite all the hype, new and innovative ways to save and grow your money are hitting the app stores with surprising speed. Whether you want to play the cryptocurrency market or invest some spare change for the long term, here are five innovative alternative finance apps that we love. Acorns is so simple, you’ll wonder why it’s not standard. Just sign up for the service, link your cards to it, and every time you buy something, the service rounds up your purchases. So, if you buy something for $1.50, it rounds it up to $2 and invests the two quarters for you in a mutual fund. It’s dead easy, especially if you use your cards for everything, and as the app says, every mighty oak starts with an acorn.The one downside? Make sure you’re on top of your credit cards, because those extra pennies total up fast on your bill, too. Stash is a similarly painless investing app that lets you start with $5 and pick from a host of exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, essent…
The recent run of Batman comics by red-hot comic book writer Tom King has really leaned into Batman’s human side, exploring his loneliness, mental health and doomed romantic life more profoundly than any in recent memory. And now, it appears, the series is going to tackle yet another of the Dark Knight’s all-too-human experiences: lost faith.In a preview of an upcoming issue illustrated by Lee Weeks and released to Inverse, Bruce Wayne reveals that his father raised him as a Christian. Wayne’s father, as you may be aware, is no longer in the picture, and when he died, he took Bruce’s fledgling faith with him.
No word on whether or not Bruce is going to rediscover his faith as part of this story, but he’s not in a great place, generally. His bride-to-be, Catwoman, stood him up at the altar and he’s in trouble with the law for possibly botching a case. So, if ever there was a time for Batman to turn to a higher power, it might be now.You can read the full preview here.