Negotiate your rent in 4 easy steps and potentially save thousands of dollars a year

The average rent for one-bedroom apartments across the country is around $950 a month, and in the country’s biggest cities it can be significantly higher than that. “The single biggest expense for most people is their rent and yet they never take the time to realize you can negotiate this,” Sethi tells CNBC Make It. The national rent index fell slightly month-over-month for the second month in a row, ApartmentList found in its March report. And “if you can negotiate, you can often save hundreds


The average rent for one-bedroom apartments across the country is around $950 a month, and in the country’s biggest cities it can be significantly higher than that. “The single biggest expense for most people is their rent and yet they never take the time to realize you can negotiate this,” Sethi tells CNBC Make It. The national rent index fell slightly month-over-month for the second month in a row, ApartmentList found in its March report. And “if you can negotiate, you can often save hundreds
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Negotiate your rent in 4 easy steps and potentially save thousands of dollars a year

If you’re renting, housing is likely your biggest monthly expense. The average rent for one-bedroom apartments across the country is around $950 a month, and in the country’s biggest cities it can be significantly higher than that.

But what if you could bargain with your landlord to get a better deal? Turns out you may well be able to, according to personal finance expert Ramit Sethi.

“The single biggest expense for most people is their rent and yet they never take the time to realize you can negotiate this,” Sethi tells CNBC Make It.

And now may be the best time to have that conversation. The national rent index fell slightly month-over-month for the second month in a row, ApartmentList found in its March report.

Sethi, the best-selling author of “I Will Teach You to be Rich,” says that, when there’s a glut of apartments, you have more opportunity as a renter to bargain. And “if you can negotiate, you can often save hundreds of dollars a month which adds up to thousands of dollars a year,” Sethi says.

Here’s how to approach this type of conversation in five easy steps.


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7 in 10 Americans are avoiding difficult conversations at work — here’s how to tackle them

She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work. Expect the best, but prepare for the worstWhile you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted. “Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. Say it ou


She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work. Expect the best, but prepare for the worstWhile you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted. “Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. Say it ou
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7 in 10 Americans are avoiding difficult conversations at work — here's how to tackle them

Nevertheless, approaching difficult conversations is not only an important workplace skill, it could also be what enables your next step forward, said Sarah Sheehan, Bravely’s chief customer officer, who co-founded the company with Hervey as a platform for confidential professional advice.

She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work.

1. Consider viewpoints beyond your own

“It’s easy to think about yourself and only yourself when you’re dealing with something challenging at work, but take the time to think through how someone might see it from the other side, and whether certain circumstances could be creating the situation at hand,” said Sheehan.

Your manager is a person, too, noted Sheehan, so sometimes the best thing you can do is to put yourself in their shoes and try to think things through from a new perspective.

2. Expect the best, but prepare for the worst

While you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted.

“Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. That way, you might be less likely to react with emotion,” she said.

3. Say it out loud

Finally, try rehearsing the conversation, either to yourself or someone else, to hone your message and perfect your delivery, said Sheehan.

“It will no doubt feel awkward at first,” she said, adding that “forcing yourself to say the words will help you hone how you deliver it, control the tone (which is super important!), and ensure you stick the landing.”

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America’s favorite Valentine’s Day candy is missing — here are some other options

This Valentine’s Day, consumers shouldn’t panic that the original conversation hearts candy isn’t on shelves. Other candy brands are stepping up to fill the void. Americans are expected to spend $1.8 billion on candy this Valentine’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation. Some of that money will no doubt be spent on other versions of conversation hearts, in addition to chocolates. Brach’s, which has sold conversation hearts since the 1960s, said in a statement that it has been the mar


This Valentine’s Day, consumers shouldn’t panic that the original conversation hearts candy isn’t on shelves. Other candy brands are stepping up to fill the void. Americans are expected to spend $1.8 billion on candy this Valentine’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation. Some of that money will no doubt be spent on other versions of conversation hearts, in addition to chocolates. Brach’s, which has sold conversation hearts since the 1960s, said in a statement that it has been the mar
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America's favorite Valentine's Day candy is missing — here are some other options

This Valentine’s Day, consumers shouldn’t panic that the original conversation hearts candy isn’t on shelves. Other candy brands are stepping up to fill the void.

Sweethearts conversation hearts are unavailable for the first since since 1866 as the brand’s new owner, Spangler Candy, acquired it too late to produce the candy in time for the holiday. Spangler, best known for its Dum Dum lollipops, said in January that conversation hearts will return next year.

Americans are expected to spend $1.8 billion on candy this Valentine’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation. Some of that money will no doubt be spent on other versions of conversation hearts, in addition to chocolates.

Brach’s released three new lines of flavors for its conversation hearts this year. Brach’s, which has sold conversation hearts since the 1960s, said in a statement that it has been the market leader in conversation hearts for years. Candystore.com reported that Sweethearts’ version was the popular candy for the holiday last year.

“Brach’s size, texture, colors, sayings, flavors and quality provide the perfect sweet solution for those conversation heart lovers who are lamenting over reports that this Valentine’s favorite is not available this year,” Hans Becher, general manager of Brach’s and seasonal confections at parent company Ferrara Candy, said in a statement.

Spangler did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

For something a little more sour and less chalky, both Nestle’s SweeTarts and Mondelez’s Sour Patch Kids have their own take on conversation hearts. Besides the difference in flavor, the candies’ sayings aren’t as visible as those on Brach’s or Sweethearts’ versions.

New England Confectionery Co., also known as Necco, went out of business in July and sold Sweethearts and its other candy brands at auction. Round Hill Investments, which brought Hostess brands back from the brink, acquired Necco’s brands but sold Sweethearts and the Necco wafer brand several months later.

But fans of Sweethearts might be glad that the candy isn’t available this year. Bloomberg reported in October that exterminator visits to the factory had grown sporadic — and rat sightings became much more common.


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Facebook’s Sean Parker says Amazon is not guaranteeing you any privacy

Sean Parker, founding president of Facebook, worries more about Amazon violating your privacy than Facebook. “If you’re having a conversation in front of an Alexa-enabled device, Amazon is not guaranteeing you any privacy,” Parker said in a discussion on stage with CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the Milken Institute MENA Summit. A spokesperson for Amazon was not immediately available to comment when contacted by CNBC. Amazon came under fire last year when an Echo device reportedly secretly recorded a f


Sean Parker, founding president of Facebook, worries more about Amazon violating your privacy than Facebook. “If you’re having a conversation in front of an Alexa-enabled device, Amazon is not guaranteeing you any privacy,” Parker said in a discussion on stage with CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the Milken Institute MENA Summit. A spokesperson for Amazon was not immediately available to comment when contacted by CNBC. Amazon came under fire last year when an Echo device reportedly secretly recorded a f
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Facebook's Sean Parker says Amazon is not guaranteeing you any privacy

Sean Parker, founding president of Facebook, worries more about Amazon violating your privacy than Facebook.

Parker said on Wednesday there is “no limit” to how Amazon is storing and listening to private conversations, adding that these recordings “could potentially be used against you in a court of law or for other purposes.”

“If you’re having a conversation in front of an Alexa-enabled device, Amazon is not guaranteeing you any privacy,” Parker said in a discussion on stage with CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the Milken Institute MENA Summit.

A spokesperson for Amazon was not immediately available to comment when contacted by CNBC.

Amazon came under fire last year when an Echo device reportedly secretly recorded a family’s conversation and sent it to a random person. Amazon blamed the incident on Alexa misinterpreting a set of commands.

Speaking to CNBC last month, Amazon’s VP of Voice Pete Thompson said that his company was taking security and data privacy extremely seriously.

“Even when we put Alexa into our partner products that’s something that we mandate of how they can do, how they can use this stuff. Obviously it is early days on how voice works and some of the biggest challenges is when you speak to it hands free, and you are talking to it from a distance. We try very hard to tune it, to make sure we’ve only heard ‘Alexa’ and then that’s when it wakes up .. we have to keep improving that,” he said.


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Is Facebook really that bad? A conversation with Roger McNamee and Antonio Garcia Martinez

Is Facebook unwittingly connecting the world to too much misinformation, political manipulation, or worse? He’s an early investor in Facebook and an early adviser to Mark Zuckerberg. McNamee says Facebook is bad for America. Also joining the conversation is Antonio García Martínez, former Facebook employee, and author of “Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley.” He does not think Facebook is bad for America.


Is Facebook unwittingly connecting the world to too much misinformation, political manipulation, or worse? He’s an early investor in Facebook and an early adviser to Mark Zuckerberg. McNamee says Facebook is bad for America. Also joining the conversation is Antonio García Martínez, former Facebook employee, and author of “Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley.” He does not think Facebook is bad for America.
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Is Facebook really that bad? A conversation with Roger McNamee and Antonio Garcia Martinez

Facebook is worth almost a half trillion dollars. It has more than 2 billion users who log in at least once a month. It has a famous CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, hailed in Silicon Valley as a Bill Gates for the Internet age – the suburban Harvard kid who dropped out of college to start a company and change the world.

Facebook also has problems. Its once non-controversial mission of connecting the world has taken a dark turn. Connecting the world to what, exactly? After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and controversies over how Facebook gave partners access to user data, there’s a question hanging out there.

Is Facebook unwittingly connecting the world to too much misinformation, political manipulation, or worse? Or does the good that happens on Facebook outweigh the bad?

Joining Jon Fortt this week to discuss is Roger McNamee. He’s an early investor in Facebook and an early adviser to Mark Zuckerberg. He is also the author of a new book: “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.” McNamee says Facebook is bad for America.

Also joining the conversation is Antonio García Martínez, former Facebook employee, and author of “Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley.” He does not think Facebook is bad for America.


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Nutrisystem CEO explains why weight loss is not longer just ‘one size fits all’

Losing weight is always among the top resolution people make for a new year—but what about the results? Most of those vows have to do with losing weight. While funny quips abound about losing weight after January 1, obesity is far from being a joke. According to the CDC, about 40 percent of the U.S. population (over 90 million Americans over the age of 20) is considered obese. “The conversation has changed over the last 5 or 6 years from vanity to real health and wellness,” she said, “which I’m


Losing weight is always among the top resolution people make for a new year—but what about the results? Most of those vows have to do with losing weight. While funny quips abound about losing weight after January 1, obesity is far from being a joke. According to the CDC, about 40 percent of the U.S. population (over 90 million Americans over the age of 20) is considered obese. “The conversation has changed over the last 5 or 6 years from vanity to real health and wellness,” she said, “which I’m
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Nutrisystem CEO explains why weight loss is not longer just 'one size fits all'

Losing weight is always among the top resolution people make for a new year—but what about the results?

Most of those vows have to do with losing weight. In fact, a lot of gyms see brisk business in early January, as resolution-makers vow to whip themselves into shape – only to abandon the quest in short order.

“What we find is by January 12th, less than two weeks after January 1st, people are already dropping their New Year’s resolutions,” Nutrisystem President and CEO Dawn Zier told CNBC’s “On the Money” in a recent interview.

While funny quips abound about losing weight after January 1, obesity is far from being a joke. According to the CDC, about 40 percent of the U.S. population (over 90 million Americans over the age of 20) is considered obese.

Still, Zier believes progress is being made.

“The conversation has changed over the last 5 or 6 years from vanity to real health and wellness,” she said, “which I’m so thrilled as a woman the conversation is going.”


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Amazon stores every conversation you have with Alexa — here’s how to delete them

If you own an Amazon Echo — or if you’re planning to buy one as a holiday gift — you should know a bit about what sorts of private information it stores about you, and how to delete that info. After all, the topic of Alexa and whether it’s always listening may come up during the holiday. But Amazon says that’s because the device accidentally misheard part of the conversation as its wake word, “Alexa,” then misinterpreted other sounds as a series of commands. Even without the mistakes, Amazon doe


If you own an Amazon Echo — or if you’re planning to buy one as a holiday gift — you should know a bit about what sorts of private information it stores about you, and how to delete that info. After all, the topic of Alexa and whether it’s always listening may come up during the holiday. But Amazon says that’s because the device accidentally misheard part of the conversation as its wake word, “Alexa,” then misinterpreted other sounds as a series of commands. Even without the mistakes, Amazon doe
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Amazon stores every conversation you have with Alexa — here's how to delete them

If you own an Amazon Echo — or if you’re planning to buy one as a holiday gift — you should know a bit about what sorts of private information it stores about you, and how to delete that info.

After all, the topic of Alexa and whether it’s always listening may come up during the holiday. A judge recently ordered Amazon to hand over Alexa voice recordings in a murder case, for example, which may lead some people to believe the Echo can always hear what you’re saying.

That’s not true.

You could be forgiven for thinking otherwise, given some of the bizarre stories out there. For instance, earlier this year, an Alexa-enabled device recorded a conversation between a husband and wife, then sent it to one of the husband’s phone contacts. But Amazon says that’s because the device accidentally misheard part of the conversation as its wake word, “Alexa,” then misinterpreted other sounds as a series of commands.

Even without the mistakes, Amazon does collect some information through Alexa. Here’s what it grabs, and how you can delete some of that info.


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Asian stocks mainly gain after Trump reports ‘very good conversation’ with China’s Xi

Stocks in Asia were mainly higher on Friday morning on the back of Wall Street gains and comments from U.S. President Donald Trump indicating potential progress in his trade negotiations with China. The Greater China markets popped in the first hour of trade, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index surging 2.02 percent. Those markets, which some are watching in relation to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, are inheriting a seemingly positive stateside development: Trump tweeted on Thursday that he had


Stocks in Asia were mainly higher on Friday morning on the back of Wall Street gains and comments from U.S. President Donald Trump indicating potential progress in his trade negotiations with China. The Greater China markets popped in the first hour of trade, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index surging 2.02 percent. Those markets, which some are watching in relation to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, are inheriting a seemingly positive stateside development: Trump tweeted on Thursday that he had
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Asian stocks mainly gain after Trump reports 'very good conversation' with China's Xi

Stocks in Asia were mainly higher on Friday morning on the back of Wall Street gains and comments from U.S. President Donald Trump indicating potential progress in his trade negotiations with China.

The Greater China markets popped in the first hour of trade, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index surging 2.02 percent. The Shanghai composite gained 0.89 percent while the Shenzhen composite advanced 1.591 percent.

Those markets, which some are watching in relation to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, are inheriting a seemingly positive stateside development: Trump tweeted on Thursday that he had a “long and very good conversation” with Chinese President Xi Jinping on trade.

The president also said in his U.S. morning tweet that trade “discussions are moving along nicely” and meetings between the two leaders at the upcoming G-20 summit are being scheduled. U.S. stocks rallied in part on that signalling from the president, with all three major stock indexes seeing gains by the closing bell.

It is unclear how much progress Trump and Xi made toward breaking an impasse over how they will assuage Trump’s grievances with Beijing and move toward reducing tariffs. Talks between the two countries have recently stalled as the White House pushes for an end to alleged intellectual property theft by Chinese companies and a reduction in the U.S. trade deficit with China. Beijing has so far appeared unwilling to make major concessions.


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Trump says he and China’s Xi had ‘long and very good’ trade conversation

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping amid concerns about escalating trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. In a tweet, the president said he had a “long and very good conversation” with the Chinese leader, “with a heavy emphasis on trade.” It is unclear how much progress Trump and Xi made toward breaking an impasse over how they will assuage Trump’s grievances with Beijing and move toward reducing tariffs. Xi spoke with Trump at th


President Donald Trump said Thursday that he spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping amid concerns about escalating trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. In a tweet, the president said he had a “long and very good conversation” with the Chinese leader, “with a heavy emphasis on trade.” It is unclear how much progress Trump and Xi made toward breaking an impasse over how they will assuage Trump’s grievances with Beijing and move toward reducing tariffs. Xi spoke with Trump at th
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Trump says he and China's Xi had 'long and very good' trade conversation

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping amid concerns about escalating trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

In a tweet, the president said he had a “long and very good conversation” with the Chinese leader, “with a heavy emphasis on trade.” He added that “those discussions are moving along nicely” ahead of planned face-to-face meetings at the G-20 summit in Argentina later this month.

It is unclear how much progress Trump and Xi made toward breaking an impasse over how they will assuage Trump’s grievances with Beijing and move toward reducing tariffs. Talks between the two countries have recently stalled as the White House pushes for an end to alleged intellectual property theft by Chinese companies and a reduction in the U.S. trade deficit with China. Beijing has so far appeared unwilling to make major concessions.

Xi spoke with Trump at the U.S. president’s request, Chinese state media said in a readout of the call, according to NBC News. Xi said the U.S. and China should push for “mutually acceptable solutions” on economic and trade issues and added that he looks forward to meeting with Trump in Argentina.


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Vanity Fair’s Radhika Jones shares the lessons she learned from all-girls education and Tina Brown

Radhika Jones just wrapped up her first Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit as editor-in-chief of the storied magazine. Jones, started in the role in December 2017, took the helm from legendary editor Graydon Carter, who ran the magazine for a 25 years. “It’s such an interesting time to take the role, just because there is so much change outside of Vanity Fair in the worlds that we cover. It feels like we have all this opportunity to tell new stories with new faces and new voices,” says Jones.


Radhika Jones just wrapped up her first Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit as editor-in-chief of the storied magazine. Jones, started in the role in December 2017, took the helm from legendary editor Graydon Carter, who ran the magazine for a 25 years. “It’s such an interesting time to take the role, just because there is so much change outside of Vanity Fair in the worlds that we cover. It feels like we have all this opportunity to tell new stories with new faces and new voices,” says Jones.
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Vanity Fair's Radhika Jones shares the lessons she learned from all-girls education and Tina Brown

Radhika Jones just wrapped up her first Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit as editor-in-chief of the storied magazine.

Jones, started in the role in December 2017, took the helm from legendary editor Graydon Carter, who ran the magazine for a 25 years. The 45-year-old wasted no time making her mark on the magazine, putting new faces, such as Lena Waithe, on the cover and bringing a particularly diverse assortment of executives and creators to this year’s summit stage.

“It’s such an interesting time to take the role, just because there is so much change outside of Vanity Fair in the worlds that we cover. It feels like we have all this opportunity to tell new stories with new faces and new voices,” says Jones. “It’s true I am of a different generation than Graydon Carter, but I’m also very conscious that the editor before him, Tina Brown, was younger than I am now when she took the job and infused the magazine with her own energy and with the kind of prevalent stories of her own time.”

Jones says the vision for Vanity Fair is bigger than any single editor. While Carter sparred with President Trump for decades before he was elected and frequently criticized him in the magazine’s Editor’s Letter, Jones hasn’t made such explicit political statements. But she is engaging in the larger political conversation, particularly as it relates to diversity and inclusion.

“I have been really fired up by all of the conversations that we are having in our culture since the election, with the rise of #MeToo, it feels like there is a huge range of conversation about workplace culture, about women’s anger, about being heard, about power,” says Jones. “There’s a lot of energy around those conversations and we’re trying to tap into them.”

One example? Putting Waithe on the cover. Jones says she’s representative of an emerging new guard.

Now Jones is navigating her own leadership style, and how it differs from her predecessor’s: “For me it was a question of becoming comfortable with my own ability to lead, not trying to imitate someone else leading but becoming comfortable with my own style of communication and conversation and decision-making.”


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