Ashish Mehta

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How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

New Tax Law Closes Bitcoin Loophole

Bitcoin has defied financial gravity in 2017 but, in one respect, it’s just like any other investment: Uncle Sam expects a cut of the profits when …

5 Questions You Absolutely Must Answer When You Pitch to Investors | Inc.com

I've said it before, and I will say it again: an investor presentation is not a presentation about your product, its features and how amazing it is. Yes, investors care about what you do, your big idea, and how your product solves a big customer problem. But they care even more about making …

Investing

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin

Don't Mine Bitcoin. Mine Altcoins fool!

I’m no Pliny the Elder but I’m here to tell you there’s a gold rush occurring in the cryptocurrency mining space. Whether you’ve just overcome your …

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of 'The Automatic Millionaire': Do this and 'you can't fail'

<i>In honor of graduation season, CNBC Make It is rolling out the speeches and pieces of advice that America's leaders are most excited to share with</i> …

Social Media

When Does It Make Sense to Contribute to a Roth 401(k)?

How to Make the Roth vs. Pre-Tax 401(k) Decision<p>Updated April 12, 2018<p>Saving for retirement is an important step to take on the path to true …

How to Respond to Four Common Salary Negotiation Questions

You want to be prepared for your upcoming salary negotiation, so you plan to research the standard pay range and practice asking for what you want. …

Opinion: Forget Buffett — four unsung investment gurus are picking these eight stocks for 2017

Here’s a worthy New Year’s resolution for you: Stop paying so much attention to financial-market icons.<p>You know who I mean. I’m talking about the …

9 compelling reasons to consider a Roth IRA

Get tax-free growth potential, tax-free withdrawals, no required distributions, and more.<p>Do you want to help lower your taxes and increase your …

Public blockchain investments heat up: $5 million in 5 minutes

In early 2016 it started becoming obvious that Bitcoin hadn’t just given rise to a full new asset class of blockchain related projects but that these entities were reinventing how early stage fundraising is done.<p>No longer are young blockchain startups laboring in the traditional capital markets of …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

20 Ways to Score a Cheap Hotel Room

From using coupon codes to booking your room at the last minute.<p>If you’re looking for a cheap hotel room, it’s only gotten more difficult over the …

Entry Level Rental Property Investing -- Even if You're Renting

You want to be a real estate investor, but you don't even own your own home. How can you make it happen? Especially when you check out your assets and cash and can't find a 20% down payment anywhere in the pile, it looks impossible.<p>You've toyed with the idea of buying a personal home, but you're …

Yes, you can negotiate your mortgage — with so many options, here’s where to start

You’ve spent the last few years trying to avoid unnecessary purchases, slowly filling up your piggy bank and perhaps even held your hat out to mom …

10 Chrome extensions that can save you hundreds of dollars

Internet

Why I Stopped Angel Investing (and You Should Never Start)

I started angel investing almost by accident, which sounds strange to say. Who "accidentally" invests tens of thousands of dollars into highly speculative ventures? Well, I did.<p>A friend introduced me to Clayton Christopher who was raising money for his new liquor company Deep Eddy. Their first …

The highly regulated, expensive area of finance Silicon Valley is now eager to disrupt

For years, startups trying to disrupt financial services have focused on areas like payments and lending—things customers do frequently that companies can take a slice of.<p>But those industries are getting crowded—tech giants like Apple, Google, and Samsung have all developed mobile wallets, and big …

Startups

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

3 Stocks That Could Double Your Money

There's no question that the stock market is the best way to predictably generate wealth over the long term. But finding the best stocks the market has to offer is easier said than done.<p>To that end, we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each pick a stock that they believe could double your …

Investing

3 steps to creating an online business that earns $1,000 a month, from an entrepreneur who did it

While 99% of the population is going to work every day, trading their time for money ... there's a special group of in-the-know people who are waking up to a world of financial potential that most people don't know is possible.<p>Imagine what it would be like to get emails like this every single …

Small Business

5 REITs To Buy Now And Hold Forever

Now that everyone’s a bit fearful, it’s time for us contrarians to get greedy for yield.<p>Last week, we discussed three great dividend stocks to buy now and hold forever. These top-notch businesses are going to grow their earnings steadily in the years and decades ahead. And they’re selling at …

Investing

There's one thing you can still do to cut your 2015 tax bill

It's been a few weeks since the close of 2015, but it's not too late to save money on your taxes <i>and</i> boost your retirement savings while you're at it.<p>The IRS allows you to put money aside in an IRA through April 15, as long as you specify that the contribution is for the 2015 tax year. Although it …

Don't Wait Anymore! 20 Websites To Help You Start Your Own Business

Here are the 20 essential websites that will help you start your own business and be successful now!

The Best Time to Book a Flight to 10 Popular Travel Spots in the U.S.

Timing is everything when it comes to booking affordable travel. Prices vary quite a bit depending on when you’re traveling and how far in advance …

12 Great Stocks for 2016

Top picks from top …

Should You Invest In Bitcoin? 10 Arguments Against As Of December 2015

<i>This is the second article in a three-part series on whether or not Bitcoin makes a good investment. Read the first, detailing 10 arguments in favor, here, and the third, outlining ways to buy, invest in and store Bitcoin, here.</i><p><i>Disclosure: I own a small number of Bitcoin.</i><p>In 2015, venture …

Bitcoin