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Car subscription services offer simple, flexible alternative to buying or leasing a car

If you’d like to be able to switch cars depending on your needs, and even your moods, then you might want to subscribe to your next car.<p>Car subscription services offer a simple and flexible alternative to buying or leasing a car — you get a car commitment-free, for one monthly fee, and you can …

Personal Finance

How to Fill Yourself With Real Confidence (Instead of Just Pretending)

Real confidence means going beyond just standing straight and repeating positive mantras.<p>You know the standards like great body language and questioning the inner critic yammering in your head. Yet, your confidence still isn't as strong as you'd like it. What else can you do to feel capable of …

Self-help

It's Earnings Season – and US Companies are Delivering on Profits

You might not know it from looking at the performance of the stock market, but company earnings reports for the first quarter are off to a very solid …

Markets

Budgeting 101: How to Start Budgeting for the First Time

Budgeters are twice as likely to report no financial worries, compared with spenders.<p>If you've read any personal finance advice, you know there's one …

Personal Finance

This Isn’t the Earnings Season Stock Bulls Wanted

An April that many investors hoped would end two months of indecision in the stock market is not quite living up to billing.<p>While benchmark indexes …

Stock Markets

The Passive DGI Core Portfolio: Income, Safety, And Growth

A DGI strategy provides everything that a retiree needs: decent income, relative safety, and reasonable growth.<p>We provide the review of our Passive …

Investing

3 Industries That Could Be Left in the Dust By Blockchain

New applications in blockchain technology could soon disrupt the way business is conducted in a variety of trades spanning multiple fields.<p>In the …

Take a look inside the most luxurious mall in New York City, where Wall Streeters shop designer brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci

Brookfield Place is not your typical mall.<p>The complex is home to 300,000 square feet of luxury shopping and dining. With stores from designers like Gucci and Louis Vuitton, restaurants like Umami Burger and Dos Toros, and an ice-skating rink overlooking the Hudson River, Brookfield Place has become …

Louis Vuitton

U.S. Energy Stocks Rally Most in 17 Months

Out-of-favor energy stocks are getting some attention.<p>The S&P 500 energy index rose as much as 3.8 percent, the most since November 2016. Shares …

Stock Markets

1 Chart That Helps Explain Why Pfizer's Prospects Are the Best They've Been in Years

The big pharma company isn't doing it alone.<p>It's been several years since <b>Pfizer</b> (NYSE:PFE) was in a position to consistently outperform the S&P 500 …

Biotechnology

BANK OF AMERICA: There's a huge shift happening in markets — and it's threatening to derail a favorite investor strategy

As the market twists and turns at the whim of President Donald Trump and the trade war he insists upon escalating, many experts still expect everything to end up OK.<p>If that's truly the case, someone appears to have forgotten to tell investors, who are fleeing to safety in growing numbers.<p>This can …

Markets

In blockchain we trust - MIT Technology Review

The dot-com bubble of the 1990s is popularly viewed as a period of crazy excess that ended with hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth being …

Blockchain

This Ivy League Expert Shows How Storytelling Is Key in Any Business - Do You Know How to Use It?

Telling stories is absolutely necessary for effective communication. This Columbia University expert shares what you need to know.<p>Lots of people think they're good storytellers, but not everyone has the gift. The truth is that many of your friends may just be suffering through your boring …

Columbia University

Portfolio Margin

What is 'Portfolio Margin'<p>Portfolio margin refers to the modern composite-margin requirements that must be maintained in a derivatives account …

Investing

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

Vanguard crushed active investing. Now it could save it

by Nir Kaissar<p>So-called smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs) track indexes that replicate traditional styles of active management such as value, …

Get One Step Closer to Genius With These 9 Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

The Renaissance man had much to say about life, growth and success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A man of many talents, Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most celebrated painters, scientists, inventors, writers, architects and historians of all time. In fact, it's safe …

Creativity

The world’s biggest IPO might be limited to its 25th-largest stock exchange

For the past two years, there’s has been a behind-the-scenes battle rumbling between New York, London, and Hong Kong to secure the public listing of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company. In what promises to be a blockbuster IPO, the company would fetch a valuation as high as $2 trillion. …

Stock Markets

8 Traits Successful People Have In Common

Not all traits are created equal, double down on these to reach your potential.<p>Many qualities contribute to success, but some traits are …

Entrepreneurship

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

Exclusive: Saudi Aramco working to raise cheap loans before IPO - banking sources

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Logo of Saudi Aramco is seen at the 20th Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference in Manama<p>By Davide Barbuscia and Tom …

Loans

Forget New York — here are the 10 places in the US everyone will be visiting in 2018, according to travelers

A new year brings new travel hot spots.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its 2018 list of the top trending destinations and travelers will be visiting places all over the map in 2018, from Hawaii to North Carolina.<p>TripAdvisor compiled its list by examining year-over-year increase in positive …

North Carolina

Make Your Next Negotiation a 'Win-Win.' 3 Tips for How to Do That.

The first rule of businesses is that the negotiation has to be good for both parties.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, we were negotiating on a commercial lease with a person we know well and had always trusted. This person seemed desperate, however, for us to …

Profit

5 Ways to Make Yourself Mentally Stronger This Year | Inc.com

New Year's resolutions aren't particularly effective--in fact, most people give them up by mid-January. The reason resolutions fail is because people set big goals to change their lives without working on the mental strength they'll need to succeed.<p>So this year, as the resolution you set on …

Self-help

Want More Respect at Work? Try This 1 Simple Framework | Inc.com

There's very little more soul-crushing than when you don't feel respected and valued at work. I'd venture to say that over the portfolio of our career, we all will experience, at a minimum, pockets of lack of respect.<p>I know I did.<p>It was roughly mid-corporate career when I encountered a leader that …

Leadership

10 Simple Ways to Learn to Love Your Job

Simple Ways to Learn to Love Your Job<p>Updated January 09, 2018<p>Perhaps your job felt like love at first sight but slowly turned into a struggle, or …

Employment

Want to Be a Master Networker? Stop Making Boring Introductions and Do This Instead | Inc.com

Whether you're hosting a conference, mingling at a networking event, or leading your team through a presentation to a new client, there's one step that's inevitable: introducing people to one another. If you're like most busy professionals, your introductions of your colleagues and clients feel …

University of Michigan

These Are the 50 Best ETFs to Invest in Now

The MONEY 50 expands with a brand-new list.<p>Two broad trends have come to dominate the fund universe over the past decade: the triumph of low-cost …

Investing