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Everything You Need To Know About Construction Loans

If you’ve chosen to build your dream home rather than buy an existing one, it may surprise you to learn that you won’t be getting a traditional mortgage. Instead, you’ll likely get a construction loan. For your benefit, I’ve put together a primer on construction loans. Keep reading to learn what …

Personal Finance

How To Build Passive Income In Order To Retire Early

Anything passive first takes active energy. The best time to put in the effort is when you are young and not yet ravaged by disease or burdened by …

Retirement

12 Tools To Run Your Family Office Like A Silicon Valley Startup

<i>See my related post, “How To Build Your Future Family Office” to learn more about the new roles of a modern family office.</i><p>Family offices have evolved from the mega-money-centric, often hidebound institutions of a bygone era (by which we mean a few decades ago). Today the services offered by an …

Project Management

10 Must-Have Productivity and Efficiency Apps for Startups and Small Businesses in 2018

We all have our resolutions going into 2018, whether it’s to read more, stress less, or finally take a vacation. Aside from personal aspirations, for …

Small Business

5 Things Every Small Business Owner Must Do in 2018

Keep these five things in mind for smooth sailing in the year ahead<p>Whether you’ve recently hung up your shingle or you’re a seasoned small business …

Small Business

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and …

Self Determination

Debt vs. Equity Financing: Pros And Cons For Entrepreneurs

Is debt or equity fundraising smarter for startups?<p>There is more than one way to fund a new business venture and fuel its growth. For almost all, it is going to require bringing in outside money at some point. Even if that is only to multiply what is working or to create a source of emergency …

Venture Capital

Here’s how I back up my family photos and videos using the 3-2-1 method

If there is one thing I am obsessed with when it comes to technology, it’s my pictures. I keep them extremely organized and culled. I am equally as fanatical about getting them backed up. When it comes to music, movies, and TV shows – I can rebuy anything I lose due to hard drive failure. When it …

Google Photos

This Harry's Body Wash for Men Changed My Showers Forever

It just might be the best shower gel on the market.<p>You know the drill. Lather, rinse, repeat. Likely, I'm grabbing the first body wash I find and stepping into the shower after pressing snooze a couple times in the morning or after a post-workday workout. Despite being a grooming editor, I've never …

Lifestyle

10 excellent platforms for building mobile apps

If you've ever wanted to build an app after thinking up a brilliant idea, you're in the right place.<p>Sure, the fear of coding can push you to not act …

Apps

After Getting Up at 5 am Every Day for a Month I'm Less Stressed, More Productive and Generally Happier

You get a lot more done in the morning and waste a lot less time at night fretting about how much you have to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently committed to waking up at 5:00 a.m. each day for a month. We read all of these articles about people claiming …

Time Management

We found the best toy to keep kids entertained at restaurants and on planes

Parents, stop what you're doing: we've found the holy grail of restaurant toys.<p>Parents, stop what you're doing — we've found the holy grail of restaurant toys.<p>They're called Plus-Plus blocks, and they are amazing: portable, educational, fun, affordable. And they have the rare mystical ability to …

Kids

How To: The 5 Best Apps for Transcribing Lectures & Converting Speech to Text on Your iPhone

The transcribing app can be an invaluable tool, especially if you're a student or are in a profession that relies on audio journals or interviews. …

Apps

OneDrive can now automatically backup your PC’s documents, pictures, and desktop folders

A great new addition for Windows 10 users<p>Microsoft is rolling out a new folder protection feature for OneDrive. Folder protection will offer to automatically sync your documents, pictures, and desktop folders to OneDrive to ensure a PC’s important folders are backed up to Microsoft’s cloud service. …

Windows 10

The Genius Tool That Ends Screen Time Battles Forever—and It’s 40 Percent Off

If fighting over screen time with your children is wearing you down, you’re not alone—but you are fighting an important battle, especially since …

Kids

I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

This is how intermittent fasting can affect your mood

If you’ve ever given intermittent fasting a shot, you’re likely familiar with some of the benefits of time-restricted eating after you’ve been doing …

Holistic Medicine

How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets, According to a Microbiologist

What happens if you don't?<p>We spend more than a third of our lives in bed - but that place can quickly blossom into a "botanical park" of bacteria and …

New York University

I've Tried Every Eczema Treatment From Creams to Steroids–These Are the Only Products That Work

You know that commercial about the woman who doesn’t want to leave her house because of her eczema? I used to think that chick was overly dramatic …

Skin Care

The 10 Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi

Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Wi-Fi

The simple strategy Jack Dorsey uses to run Twitter and Square can help you take control of your day

Running one company is difficult enough, let alone two, but Jack Dorsey does just that as CEO of Twitter and Square.<p>To make it work, Dorsey follows a …

Jack Dorsey

A fun game for parents that takes the misery out of vacationing with children

Earlier this summer my husband and I took our first big vacation as a family of four. We rented a house on Cape Cod with some dear friends, loaded up our minivan with beach snacks, and hit the road.<p>It was a wonderful time. Their good-natured children are a bit older than mine, and are patient with …

Parenting

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

Pedagogy

Stretching Plays a Surprisingly Important Role in Weight Loss And Exercise. Here's How

It's not just a cool down.<p>There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value – or lack thereof – of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery …

Exercise

​IRS issues proposed regulations on new 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses​IRS issues proposed regulations on new 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses

<b>IRS issues proposed regulations on new 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses</b><p>The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations today …

Retirement

Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us …

Language Learning

Calculate the Size of a Stop Loss When Trading

How to Calculate the Size of a Stop Loss When Trading<p>How and Where to Place a Stop Loss Order<p>Updated June 24, 2018<p>As a day trader, you should always …

Stock Markets

How I Learned to Relax and Waste Time With My Kids

After packing too much into a day with his toddler, one dad learned the hard way about the value of wasted time.<p><i>The following story was submitted by</i> …

Parenting

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Want a steady income stream for decades to come? Look at these three stocks.<p>While there is no 100% accurate way to predict whether a stock will be …

Investing

I Consumed Fresh Ginger Every Day For 1 Week, and These Were the Results

I've always loved the flavor of ginger. Spicy and pungent, it is delicious in tea form and almost completely cuts the bitterness of vegetables in fresh juices and smoothies (adding ginger is basically the <i>only</i> way I can stomach beets in my juices). And while I've always known it's frequently used to …

Workouts