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Read This Before You Buy Any Marijuana Stocks

Thinking about buying a marijuana stock? There's certainly a lot of excitement in the investor community. Now that the elections are over, 28 states allow use of medical marijuana. Another eight states plus the District of Columbia allow recreational use of the drug. Before you make the leap of …

Investing

10 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Following in the footsteps of the most successful people means realizing that time is a precious commodity. Take advantage of every moment of your …

Success

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

9 tricks to motivate yourself to reach your goals

Maybe your boss has set a due date for a project report or your personal trainer is shouting at you while you power through push-ups.<p>But sometimes motivation needs to come from within. Your boss won't always be hovering over you asking for status updates on your project report — you have to make …

Get inside the heads of those on your team

The calls for collaboration these days seem to intensify continually and most of us assume that to succeed we must build better emotional and social bonds with our colleagues. So it might come as a surprise that two consultants, who have just written a book titled <i>Collaborative Intelligence</i>, focus …

Bet You Didn't Know: Mistake Fares Exclusively for Your City or Airline

By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…<p>Last week I wrote about some of the tools I use to quickly find and book mistake fares (see “Bet You Didn’t …

This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

When I spoke with Scott Keyes, he was on a 10-hour layover in Dallas kicking back in the Centurion Lounge, where American Express has provided its members with free food and drinks, high-speed Wi-Fi, free spa services, and even its own shower suite.<p>“It’s just a day in the office in here …

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Top 30 Millionaire Habits for Incredible Success

Habits are extremely powerful. Think about the most basic things you do every day, such as your morning and nighttime routines. These aren't even things you think about, you just do them because you've always done them. If you want to become a millionaire, you're going to have to program some new …

10 Better Investments Than a Savings Account

Opening a savings account is one of the first steps toward reaching a financial goal—they’re ideal for building a nest egg and financial discipline. …

For 30 years I’ve seen startups make these same 5 mistakes. Here’s how to fix them.

by David Ansley<p>One of the young executives I mentor recently asked me whether there were any glaring mistakes he should avoid when launching his …

9 stupid mistakes entrepreneurs make, according to a guy who started 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them

<b>A) IGNORING THE "SIX MONTH RULE"</b><p>I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank.<p>I called the CEO. He said, "no problem. We have six months. I'll raise money a long time before then and we have some big …

Entrepreneurship

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

6 Travel Apps Every Globetrotter Needs

David Goehring / Flickr<p>For globetrotters, quenching wanderlust is a simple task thanks to the slew of travel apps at their disposal. With these tools, researching new destinations, checking reviews and comparing prices on the fly is easier (and more popular) than ever before. According to Statista, …

Why the Best Leaders Aren't Type A Personalities | Inc.com

How does stress factor into leadership? Is a leader who is stressed out from running around getting things done just a person of action, or a ticking time bomb?<p>Victor Lipman, author of <i>The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World</i>, would say the latter. When he was being considered for …

Employment

Technology, politics and the remaking of the Canadian economy

Former U.S. labour secretary Robert Reich argued persuasively in The New York Times on Friday that the economic and financial power of mega-capitalization companies must be sharply reined in to protect workers, highlighting the vastly important three-way, all-out economic war between capital, …

Here's a twist: Buy the Canadian dollar now, global bank tells investors

A big global bank is advising investors to buy the loonie now, projecting a rebound in the Canadian economy that will help drive the currency higher.<p>Indeed, Charles St-Arnaud of Nomura Securities, part of the Japan-based financial group, expects the Canadian dollar to top 78 cents (U.S.) in the …

Entrepreneur's investing style involves taking big risks on single stocks

Entrepreneur Christopher Samdeo is used to taking risks.<p>The Trinidad native, who immigrated to Canada as a young teen, lived a hardscrabble life in Toronto's Jane and Finch neighbourhood after moving out of the house at age 15. At 18, he moved to the South of France to help a friend run a marketing …

Small business taxes, big loopholes

<i>Chip in to keep stories like these coming.</i><p>Small business taxes made the news last week when, during a CBC interview, federal Liberal leader Justin …

The Ultimate Amsterdam Backpacking Guide

Amsterdam is a tourist-trap. This is a city famed for its legal marijuana, plentiful hookers and bar crawls. The tourist centre is loud, it’s dirty, …

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