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How Amazon and Entrepreneurs Can Pay Zero Federal Income Tax, and Do So Legally

To learn how they, too, can pay no taxes, entrepreneurs should closely review all the things the government wants them to do.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the recent news that Amazon paid zero federal taxes for 2017, every entrepreneur should be asking, …

What an Easy Way to Prepare a Balance Sheet

How to Prepare a Balance Sheet<p>Updated May 25, 2018<p>One of the important elements of financial statement analysis is the balance sheet. The balance …

Finance

Is It Possible to Start a Business With $500? These Startup Founders Say Yes | Inc.com

I first started my business when I had very limited funds in my bank account. I had quit my job unexpectedly and between student loans and New York City rent, my savings account looked pitiful. Business books and advisors might recommend having at least six months of runway saved before launching …

Small Business

This Entrepreneur Travels the World While Making More Than Most Doctors

How a digital nomad makes six figures passively using this tested playbook.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jeremy Page is living proof the digital nomad lifestyle is alive and well.<p>He’s built a small empire on the back of several highly successful internet businesses …

Here's the trick to 'becoming wealthy,' says author who studies millionaires

Getting rich is about more than making a lot of money — it's about managing the money you have.<p>Tom Corley, author of "Rich Kids: How to Raise Our …

7 Low-Risk Businesses You Can Start Tomorrow

"You don't find customers for your products. You find products for your customers," Seth Grodin has written. So, what's your product?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Say you want to start a business: You’re not alone. Many people dream of being their own boss, calling …

Our favorite Northern California weekend getaways that won't break the bank

One of the great things about living in the Bay Area is its incredible proximity to countless beautiful places. But if you don't have a ton of spare cash, those beautiful places are as inaccessible as Mars.<p>Tahoe, Mendocino and Monterey are all lovely, pricy spots so, if you're on a budget or just …

Northern California

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

12 Financial Planners Share Their Best Tips For Making More Money

When it comes to getting ahead financially, there are two main schools of thought. First, you can hack your expenses to save more – perhaps cutting cable television, brown-bagging your lunch, or riding a bike to work. By saving more money, you’ll have more money to invest.<p>If that kind of sacrifice …

If you want to retire early, follow these 6 savings life hacks from people who actually did

Saving your money is key to retiring early, but it's not the only thing that will get you there.<p>In fact, for many people seeking financial independence — and those who have achieved it — it's often a mindset shift that does the trick.<p>Below, we highlight some of the best advice early retirees have …

Want to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone? Ask Yourself These 3 Simple Questions | Inc.com

Avoiding situations and tasks that frighten us in many ways is the most natural thing in the world. Evolutionarily speaking, it's also probably helped our species to survive. The problem comes when you apply this very same fight-flight reaction to situations that aren't genuinely life threatening - …

How to write a business plan that will launch your idea

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>A business plan can make or break a small business. A strong, detailed plan provides a clear …

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School’s Required Reading List

<i>Editor’s Note: This</i> <i>post</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> <i>HubSpot’s Marketing Blog</i><i>.</i><p>There’s no better time to revamp your reading list than summer. The question is …

Landscape and Garden Design

A collection of temples, ruins, gazebos and other outbuildings that enhance the beauty of gardens are featured on HGTV.com.<p>Learn about garden …

New To Budgeting? Try The 50-20-30 Rule

If you're new to budgeting, figuring out how to manage your money each month can feel overwhelming. Not only do you need to organize, but you also have to make difficult decisions about how to spend your cash. Relying on the experiences of others can help only so much, because your income and …

1200 Calorie Diet Plan - Effective If You Avoid The Dangers

Any 1200 calorie diet plan can offer success to women who use it, provided they do it in the right way and avoid some of the mistakes that can lead …

Bay Area suburbs ranked as the safest places to live in 2016

Deciding where to live can be a tough task given all the variables you need to consider and prioritize. If safety is among your top concerns for a new city, then look no further.<p>In a list curated by Niche.com, a number of Bay Area towns were rated among the safest places to live in California this …

Mark Cuban's 3 'Smart Money Moves Everyone Should Make'

“Don’t.” That was Mark Cuban’s surprising answer when we asked him on the set of <i>Shark Tank</i> last week for his number-one tip for making money in investing. “Don’t invest.”<p>Next, unprompted, the fast-talking entertainment tech mogul and Dallas Mavericks owner launched into a rapid-fire list of “smart …

How millionaires under 40 manage their money

Alas, there are some people who are lucky enough to be both young <i>and</i> rich.<p>And a report released last month by Capgemini Consulting showed some interesting trends in the strategies young millionaires use to manage their money.<p>In many ways, millionaires under 40 are even more conservative than their …

7 Ways To Save Your Sexless Marriage, According To Sex Therapists

For starters, stop stressing over having an orgasm.<p>In a sexual rut with your partner? Take heart -- it's natural for partners' sex drives to ebb and flow through the years and things can <i>definitely</i> improve in the bedroom.<p>Below, sex therapists share seven pieces of advice that have worked for real …

20 Great Places to Live for $1000 a Month

From Shreveport, Louisiana to Ferndale, Michigan.<p>Sometimes, the rent is too darn high. In fact, the number of households in the United States …

10 books you should read if you want to start your own business

Highly sought-out consultant Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself with online advertising and getting more sales.<p>Here, Marshall shares his go-to books to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.

11 things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

4 Steps to a Better Relationship

<i>"Can a person really change?"</i><p>This is a question I hear a lot when people talk about their relationship struggles. They wonder if their partner will …

The Long-Term Relationship Survival Tip Guide

This August, my husband and I will be celebrating 35 years of marriage. Yes, we even did it all wrong. I was truly a child bride.<p><i>Our engagement picture; I was 18.</i><p>What is real is that we are "happily enough" married. Still. The truth is, that we have all kinds of shit going down around us all the …

Money Talks You Should Have Before You Get Engaged

We know we should talk about money before we get married, but what about before we get engaged? Absolutely. As Elle Kaplan, finance expert and founder of LexION Capital, explains, "it's standard practice to discuss milestones like wanting kids, buying a house, or travel plans before getting …

Staying Fit in a Relationship Ideas

Happy weight is not just a myth. In a recent study, 62 percent of people said they gained an average of 14 pounds after starting a committed relationship. What's more? Studies show the happier a person is in a relationship, the more likely they are to gain weight. While feeling happy, confident and …

10 Evening Habits Of Highly Successful People

We all know that early birds get more things done by making the most out of their mornings and setting the day right for successful completion of all …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …