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7 ways to build wealth your financial adviser won't tell you

While working with a financial adviser isn’t for everyone, hiring a professional to manage your money can pay off in more ways than one. With a financial adviser in your corner, you’ll gain access to professional expertise and insights you can’t get elsewhere. And if you hire a true professional, …

Why it seems like everyone else can afford the things you can't

You're pretty sure these people don't make a lot more than you do.<p>So how are they able to spend that kind of money?<p>Maybe they're up to their ears in debt, or they're trust fund babies, or they'll never be able to retire. Or maybe they've figured out the secret to money, which is: You can have …

Personal Finance

Warren Buffett's partner Charlie Munger says there are '3 rules for a career'

Warren Buffett's longtime business partner Charlie Munger has made a name for himself as one of today's most successful investors.<p>But investing …

Amazon Inspire educational site opens to all schools, applying lessons learned in year-long beta

Amazon Inspire, a site that lets teachers and schools upload and access unlimited educational and classroom resources, is now available to all …

If You Don’t Believe In Setting Goals, It’s Because You Don’t Know How To Do It

I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn’t matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of …

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has a brutal theory of how America went wrong over the past 30 years

DAVOS, Switzerland — Alibaba founder Jack Ma thinks America went wrong over the past 30 years by focusing too much on war and Wall Street. Speaking …

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Ultramarathons

Want a $1 Million Paycheck? Skip College and Go Work in a Lumberyard

Sabastian Kleis, the son of a waitress from Rust Belt Ohio, was supposed to be the first person in his family to graduate from college. Instead, he …

College & University
Africa

The Millennial Money Dilemma

Media coverage of America's massive Millennial generation can make them sound like Martians who just landed on the planet or a new species recently …

Persuasive proof that America is full of racist and selfish people

What millions of Google searches reveal about our national psyche.<p>“Google is a digital truth serum,” Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of <i>Everybody Lies</i><i>,</i> told me in a recent interview. “People tell Google things that they don't tell to possibly anybody else, things they might not tell to family …

JIM ROGERS: The worst crash in our lifetime is coming

Legendary investor Jim Rogers sat down with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget on this week's episode of "The Bottom Line." Rogers predicts a market crash in the next few years, one that he says will rival anything he has seen in his lifetime. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Blodget: One of</i> …

Markets
Immigration

How Much You Have to Save Each Month to Become a Millionaire in 10 Years

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, then the good news is you're not</i> …

Why A Surgeon Taught A Non-Doctor To Do Brain Surgery

Dr. Dilantha Ellegala, a brain surgeon, trained someone who isn't a doctor to do brain surgery.<p>That is the story featured in the new book <i>A Surgeon in the Village</i> by journalist Tony Bartelme.<p>This unlikely turn of events had its origins in 2006, when Ellegala was volunteering for a short stint at …

12 things not to do if you win the lottery

Is the lottery the new American dream? Imagine becoming vastly wealthy overnight. Being a winner of a multimillion dollar lottery certainly will be a life-changing event for almost every single lottery winner. But what about when the prize is an astronomical sum of $100 million, $200 million or …

A Look at the Ugly Side of Getting Rich

In one photograph, the German-born, Harvard-educated hedge fund manager Florian Homm, who made and lost a personal fortune of more than $800 million, …

Louis Vuitton

How to Get Started Investing in Index Funds

For some of you, this topic will seem almost shockingly trivial, but I have received this question three times now and that, to me, means that a lot …

Warren Buffett Offers Clear Thinking About Tesla's Challenges

Tesla will be a trillion-dollar company? Tesla is poised to take over the world?<p>Before we all lose our minds, let’s recall similar tales were told of …

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

Motivation
Personal Finance

This new watch company makes my favorite watch under $200

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Huckberry Since I started writing for Insider Picks, I've come to realize I love watches.<p>They're a simple addition to your wardrobe, and can …

Le Mans

The 10 Biggest Regrets People Have About Buying a Home

Shelley Long and Tom Hanks in <i>The Money Pit</i> have a few regrets about buying a home. | Universal Pictures via YouTube<p>Your home might be the biggest …

Personal Finance

After interviewing 50 of Wall Street's best investors, Tony Robbins determined 3 investing steps every 20-something must take

Tony Robbins, the performance coach best known for his high-energy seminars, has over the past few years dedicated himself to spreading personal-finance literacy.<p>He's conducted interviews with 50 of the top investors in the US, including Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio, Vanguard founder …

Investing

Want To Be A Landlord? Here Are 5 Horrible Truths And Survival Tips

Regardless of real estate downturns owning property has been, and will perennially be, one of the best investments you can make. As a single parent intent on leaving my children a solid monetary legacy, I have endeavored to balance my financial portfolio with income generating property. But there …

Housing

Looking for last-minute RRSP advice? Warren Buffett thinks you should buy index funds

Over the years, NBA star LeBron James has built an unlikely friendship with Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.<p>The 86-year-old Buffett has …

Man calls for more protection for landlords

A landlord in the city wants more to be done to help property owners deal with tenants who damage or destroy their property.<p>“The system is not …

Billionaire Elon Musk credits his success to these 8 books

On Sunday, Elon Musk's SpaceX made history, successfully completing the first commercial rocket launch from the NASA launch pad that also sent …

Five tips for investing in your 30s

In your 20s, funding your 401(k) might have sounded like a good goal … for your 30s. Now that your 30s are here, you may be nervously noticing the countless articles on the virtues of investing in your 20s.<p>Don't worry. You're definitely not too old to reap the benefits of investing. Getting started …

Retirement

A first look at how German grocer Lidl plans to conquer the U.S. market

On a busy road in the Fredericksburg, Va. area, a tall, black security fence guards a sprawling — and, for now, largely empty — brick-and-glass building.<p>The under-wraps facility is a prototype store for Lidl, a German grocery chain that has been working for more than a year to plot its entry into …