Ash Thom

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The Financial Well-Being of Employees

What does it mean when you discuss the “financial well-being of employees?” Is it something we should all be aware of as we work hard to contribute to the workforce? If we are looking for the next job opportunity, should we be asking what types of financial well-being programs an employer has in …

Employment

The 9 smartest things to do with your money in your 30s

Everyone's allowed a few mulligans in their 20s, but by the time you're 30, it's helpful to have a solid grasp on your finances.<p>To stay on track, …

Personal Finance

5 personal money numbers everyone should know to check their financial health

You might know your weight and your (pre-tax) income. But how much do you really know about your full financial situation? Your salary and monthly …

20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

<i>The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected.</i>Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.Every day. All …

Roth or traditional IRA? For max contributors, it’s no contest

An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect figure related to IRA savings because of an error in the study data. It has been corrected.<p>Is …

Obama’s recommended reading list for his daughter includes feminist classics

Barack Obama knows his books. The US president and accomplished memoirist has a well-documented appetite for reading that spans literature, history, popular fiction, and more.<p>In an interview (paywall) with Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times chief book critic, he revealed the titles he recommended …

Literature

I read 11 of the most popular self-help books ever - here are the 7 most meaningful insights I've taken away

I’ve got a background in sales. And every salesperson I’ve ever met has the same obsession (aside from money), and that’s that they are all addicted …

Self-improvement

The One Thing Millennials Need to Know About Investing

The oldest millennials are now starting to enter their formative years in the workforce and the youngest of the group will soon graduate from high school. Millions of millennials are going to be making decisions about what to do with their finances and how much to spend or save for the future.<p>As …

Investing

Smart Financial Moves For Retirement: 67% Of Americans Are Missing Out On This Valuable Retirement Savings Opportunity

<i>This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool.</i><p>We all know we're supposed to be saving for retirement, but a frightening number of Americans are …

Liz Weston: Retirement advice from retired financial experts

Most retirement advice has a flaw: It's being given by people who haven't yet retired.So I asked money experts who have quit the 9-to-5 for their …

Retirement

How to prepare financially for your death (no matter how young you are)

A year after co-founding Everplans, an online estate and legacy planning website, in 2012, Abby Schneiderman experienced firsthand why end-of-life planning is important: Her 51-year-old brother died in a car accident.<p>“It was a disaster compounded by the fact that we had no idea of what he wanted or …

Retirement

I want this credit card-sized dumbphone more than I want the Galaxy S8

Somebody hold me because my obsession with credit card-sized gadgets is getting just a little out of control.<p>Days after discovering the Kado Wallet …

The 7 Best ETFs for Retirement Investors

Exchange-traded funds have surged in popularity over the years. And it’s easy to see why. The passively managed baskets of stocks, bonds and other …

Forget Meditation—These 3 Everyday Habits Will Radically Improve Your Life

The prospect of overhauling your entire life in order to incite positive change is daunting—sometimes your to-do list alone is enough to discourage …

Five Ways to Be Happier Without Changing a Thing | Inc.com

I was in downward dog the other day, in the most Zen place a person can find in New York City, a yoga studio. As the teacher rattled on about the importance of being present and the benefits of acceptance, my mind was racing about my various life problems and what I need to do to fix them. Perhaps …

Mindfulness

White People Talk About Their White Privilege

The point is not whether we choose to acknowledge or ignore the impact of race, but how white privilege defines all aspects of American life.<p>It started as so many great ideas do: on a Saturday morning, lying in bed watching SportsCenter, and talking to strangers on Twitter. I don't think any of …

10 Things I’ve Let Go and How This Has Set Me Free

<b>“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.”</b> <i>~</i> <b>Louise Hay</b><p>Looking back on my life, I came to understand that perfection was …

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

A former FBI agent shares 8 qualities the most resilient people share

As an FBI agent, I was assigned investigations where I had no idea how to solve them, but this was my thinking: Drop me in the middle of any squad or any situation, anywhere, anytime.<p>I will not be scared, nor will I give up. If I'm knocked down, I'll drag myself back up and keep at it until I solve …

7 One-Pot Meals That Are Ridiculously Easy And Good

Because who likes doing the dishes?

Cooking

10 Steps to Creating the Life You Actually Want

Too many people are living in circumstances that they are not happy with. They do not know that they can actually have the life they want. Some have …

Motivation

How to Live with Purpose if You Don’t Have a Clue

How I stay focused every day<p>“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor …

Motivation

Your Magic Number: The Best-Kept Secret for Managing Your Personal Finances | Inc.com

I think that everyone I know--from family and friends, to business associates and clients and customers--wishes they could do a better job with their personal finances. Many of us are in debt up to our eyeballs, and according to U.S. government statistics, only 29% of households age 55 and older …

Personal Finance

6 Powerful Ways to Build Unbreakable Self-Discipline

If you look at your life right now, what is the reason you are not as successful, happy, or healthy as you could be at this point in your life?<p>Apart …

Each Dot On This Map Is A Place Where A Person Of Color Was Lynched

The project on the history of lynching offers historical details on each brutal murder, to shine a light on a shameful part of American history that isn’t nearly widely known enough.<p>When a Chinese man tried to vote in Monterey, California, in 1885, a mob lynched him. In 1909, a black man was …

Black History

12 Things to Stop Doing Right Now if You Want to Be Successful in 2017

Consider these changes to set you on the winning path in the new year.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new calendar year always offers an opportunity for a fresh start and provides an additional pinch of motivation to banish some habits that have stopped serving you …

5 Facts About Stocks Every Retiree Should Know

Many retirees think that they should pull away from the stock market, mistakenly believing that the risks involved with stocks makes them unsuitable investments for a retiree's portfolio. Yet the fact is that with retirees living longer than ever, having stocks in your investment portfolio is …

Investing

How to Start Saving Money Today

Take control of your financial future.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Financial freedom comes to the person who actively takes control of their finances," says Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy.<p>In this video, Tracy explains how you can begin saving money and …

6 Ways to Add More Meaning to Your Life | Inc.com

Most of us have moments when we overreact. It can happen in meetings, in one-on-one conversations, over email, and in personal relationships.<p>Sometimes we just cannot help ourselves--but there is always a price to pay.<p>When you find yourself saying things you never thought you'd say, or taking things …

Self-help

New year, new voices: four debut novels that should be on your 2017 reading list

Orlando Bird picks some superb debut novels, which flit from Sixties campus radicals to spoilt brats in Rio de Janeiro<p>New year, new fiction – and the biggest noises are coming from the other side of the Atlantic. No surprises there, you might think, with a weary shrug. (In 2016, they were over …

Books