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Julia Trello

Julia has been covering the finance beat for four years now. She has been writing professionally as a freelance talent for the Los Angeles Times and Forbes.com. She later moved to The Washington Post, where she covered news on politics, business and special features for two years. Julia is now part of our editorial team, where she writes features and tips to promote wealth creation and management for everyone.

10 Really Expensive Diamond-Crusted Watches

Some say time is eternity. Others remark that diamonds are forever. But if you were asked, which would you choose? An overflowing abundance of time? Or a bag of precious stones? In a hypothetical world, which luxury would tug you …

10 Most Successful Celebrity Scents: Signature Perfumes by Rhianna, Beyonce and More

Ever since Hollywood icon and movie queen Elizabeth Taylor came up with her own fragrance, White Diamonds, back in 1991, general reception to scents by celebrities has been quite positive. The skyrocketing trend of celebrities making a lot of money …

5 Money Lessons from HBO’s Game of Thrones You Should Keep In Mind

Violence, intrigue and sex—Game of Thrones has these in spades. But the critically-acclaimed HBO medieval fantasy series also shares nuggets of financial wisdom. 

Top 5 Richest Celebrity Chefs Today: Food, Fame and Money Made In The Kitchen

Food is a basic human need, a necessity we address almost on a daily basis with consistency and regularity. Thus, it is no wonder why a number of people and establishments have found significant success in the food industry. And …

10 Most Expensive Kitchen Appliances: Super Expensive Corkscrews & Coffee Machines

Historically, the kitchen has always served as one of the most important rooms in an American home. Initially, families gathered around the central hearth to warm their bodies and share a meal. Moving into the twentieth century, the kitchen was …

10 of the Most Expensive TV Shows Ever Made

They don’t have the dollar magnitude of their movie counterparts. Still, the most expensive TV shows can cost studios an arm and a leg and the possibility of failure to win the audience’s favor sends shiver down the big bosses’ …

10 Biggest Museum & Art Heists In History: Most Expensive Stolen Masterpieces

Classical paintings and artworks dating from ages ago are worth millions, which is why they attract even the finest and most talented of thieves. While some stolen art pieces have been restored to their rightful places and a few have …

10 Luxurious Celebrity Homes with Outrageous Features: From Will Smith To Mark Zuckerberg

A very big house will no longer suffice for celebrities with wads of dollars to burn. There’s just got to be something else, something big other than the mansion itself to make a celebrity house stand out among the usual …

7 Most Expensive Perfumes In The World: Chanel No 5 Is Not The Top One!

What makes a fragrance supremely expensive? The raw materials that go into its making? Perhaps. The world’s most expensive perfumes also have the world’s rarest and priciest ingredients. Brand equity, perhaps? Maybe. The most expensive perfumes come from the most …

10 Cool and Surprising Uses of Chocolate

Diamonds are a girl’s bestfriend. But in real life, ‘Chocolates are a girl’s bestfriend’ sounds so much closer to the truth.
This food, which should probably have its own tier in the food pyramid (or more like its own pedestal), has …

10 Most Recent & Current Communist Nations In The World

Communist nations are quickly disappearing from the world as we move further away from the Cold War and into the 21st century. Today the world has only five remaining Communist nations, most of which are struggling to hold on to …

You’ll Be Shocked About This Woman’s Answer To Why She’s Happy Working For $3/Day In A Sweatshop

Your clothes were made in a sweatshop. They were made by a young woman, poorly paid, who was nonetheless excited to have the opportunity to make them. Her alternative, her life without making them; that would have been much worse.
Jasmine …

What Will Happen When Our Wages Don’t Even Cover Food? This Haunting Video Chronicles the Dying American Dream

I’ll give you the good news first: globalization and technology haven’t actually destroyed jobs in the U.S. like we thought. This is definite good news, and the fact that both have revolutionized our lives in so many great ways sounds …

Find Out How Big Companies Are Getting Away With Not Paying Young College Grads And What You Can Do To Help

The cost of college tuition is rising exponentially but companies are finding that the cost of hiring a college graduate is cheaper than ever—in fact, they’re not getting paid at all.

8 Work From Home Jobs For Those Tired of Commuting

These days it’s becoming more and more appealing to work from home. There’s no commute, no awkward coworker relationships, often no boss, and you get to set your own schedule. Whether you’re looking for a career change or just looking …

Top 10 Secret Travel & Holiday Destinations of The Super Rich: From Sunny Maldives To Snowy Aspen

For multibillionaires and top celebrities, travel goes beyond seeing places. Many of them like owning the place or a slice of it perhaps, not to mention the jet that flies them to their favorite destination.
But who is the truly wealthy? …

10 Unique Cruise Experiences: Forget Caribbean! Try River Or Antarctic Cruises

Cruising is not all about enjoying a Caribbean or Mediterranean getaway—two of the most popular cruise destinations according to Cruise Lines International Association—while sipping wine and enjoying a big band’s renditions of The Platters. The cruise industry is getting crowded …

10 Lottery Winners’ Stories: Don’t Make The Same Mistakes They Did

Everyone wants to win the lottery. Whenever jackpots get to record breaking highs you and everyone in your family goes out and buys several numbers hoping and dreaming that one of the tickets will change your life forever. While most …

Best Careers For People On A Job Search In 2014

2014 is your year to land a new job. Leading industries are always on the look out for new talents and career-hungry individuals. Know which jobs are in demand and what type of skills they are looking for.

10 Things That Will Cost You More In 2014 And Stretch Your Wallet

As a follow-up to our previous article on 10 things that will cost less in 2014, we thought we’d burst your New Year bubble with a warning about some things that will cost you more in this coming year. 2014 …

Top Ten Countries With Highest Tax Rates

While tax day is still many months off, the burden of taxes represents a constant concern for many Americans. But in many cases, the burden is much greater for people living elsewhere. How much greater? We’ve collected the Top Ten …

How to Stop Losing Things: With our Tips to Save Time Lost Car Keys Won’t be a Problem

Are you a chronic key-loser? Do you always seem to be misplacing your child’s homework folder that she needs to take to school in the morning? Consistently losing things can take a lot of time out of your day that …

10 Most Expensive Movies Ever Made: 9 Successes and 1 Failure

Hollywood in its current form is a screenwriter’s dream. In 2013, there’s literally nothing that a writer can dream that can’t be reproduced on screen for an international audience. That is, as long as the film has a big enough …

3 Tips To Meet People at Networking Events

I have always hated networking. When I first started out my career and had to go to weekly conferences and events for my job I had an extremely difficult time socializing. I loved my job and had so much in …

How to Save Money on Holiday Gifts: Great Present Ideas for Your Family and Friends

The holiday season is rapidly approaching us and many people are already getting anxious about finding the right gifts for their friends and family. Shopping can be difficult, especially if you’re on a budget this year.
On one hand you need …

Top 10 Most Expensive Shoe Brands: From Gucci to Louis Vuitton

If you’ve ever seen shows like MTV Cribs, or any reality TV show based around celebrities or wealthy housewives, you’re probably already aware that the world’s rich and famous spend more money on shoes that most of us make in …

How To Save Money On Your Night Out Clothes: Swap, Be Versatile and Thrift

When I think of going out for a night on the town with my friends I can easily imagine myself spending tons of money on fruity drinks and delectable hors d’oeuvres. It’s fairly easy to budget what I can spend …

Going Out Can Be Cheap If You Know How To Use Your Credit Card

Going out on a budget can be hard work. There are so many ways to spend more money, and it’s so easy to splurge, that it can be tiring and time-consuming trying to combat all those little expenses that drag …

How to Search for an Internship Job You’ll Be Satisfied With

Internships are becoming more popular as ways for students and young adults to enter the workforce. Some people look for internships to help them refine skills and build a resume within a certain field, while others spend years trying out …

How Going Out To Lunch Can Actually Save You Money

Like most of us, I aim to save money where I can. One issue that always trips up my savings plans is going out with friends. Of course I have trouble saying no, since they are my friends, but sometimes …