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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

4 Ways Great Customer Service Will Grow Your Business

<i>Jordy Leiser is co-founder and CEO of</i> <i>StellaService</i><i>, a company that independently monitors and rates the customer service performance of online retailers.</i><p>The entrepreneurial community is littered with boastful stories of the lengths that people will go to in order to be successful and the sacrifices …

Be Prepared For Stocks To Crash 40%-55%

I own stocks, so I'm certainly enjoying it.<p>I hope stocks continue to charge higher, but I can't find much data to suggest that they will. I only have a vague hope that the Fed will continue to pump air into the balloon and corporations will continue to find ways to cut more costs and grow their …

Stock Markets

The Sum Of All Stock Market Fears In One Epic Chart

Nobel prize winning economist Robert Shiller warns investors that his CAPE ratio is not a good tool for timing the market. But it is good at predicting long-term returns.<p>Having said that, everyone still knows from experience that a stretched CAPE ratio preceded the stock market crashes of the …

Stock Markets
Solar Power

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

Three Questions Are Dominating The Discussion About The Stock Market On Wall Street

"The S&P 500 now trades above our year-end 2013 price target of 1750," writes Goldman Sachs chief U.S. equity strategist David Kostin in his latest note.<p>"Consequently, three questions dominated discussions this week: (1) the forward path of the US equity market; (2) prospective return of the S&P …

Markets

How It Works: The Fastest DNA Sequencer

DNA sequencing has revolutionized medicine and biomedical research. For example, DNA analysis can tell doctors which drug might work best against a particular cancer. But current technology usually sequences only short stretches of DNA and can take hours or days.<p>To sequence anything longer than a …

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …

Social Media

A Surprising High Growth Country To Invest In And Best, Worst Performing ETFs

The international market has been fickle, one month China is down and the next its up. The same with Indonesia, once a high growth favorite of investors it is now a pariah for investors as it changed its monetary policy.<p>Hot money will be looking for the next big thing, a high growth region or …

Alibaba IPO could raise $18B-$25B on $110B valuation, company’s growth ‘meteoric’

Rumors of an impending Alibaba initial public offering continue to sweep the Internet, and private company intelligence firm PrivCo just added fuel to the fire by flinging open the doors on its proprietary research on the Chinese company.<p>“Alibaba’s growth has been nothing less than breathtaking,” …

How Alibaba Could Underprice Amazon, and Other Things You Should Know - Bloomberg

Here's an SAT analogy test for you: <b>Alibaba is to China as [blank] is to the U.S.</b><p>Possible answers: <b>Amazon, EBay or Rackspace.</b><p>The correct one? Amazon, …

How Much Cash Is In Your Wallet? Probably Less Than $20

Visa released a report Thursday that reveals America’s online shopping habits. Though the survey focused on e-commerce and mobile shopping, some of the more interesting facts center on cash: 40% of Americans, on average, carry less than $20 in their wallets. Even though women are prone to …

Twitter Succeeding Where Facebook Failed

As Twitter grows beyond its 140-character limitation and prepares for an IPO, we could be witnessing the rise of a platform that succeeds where Facebook has failed.<p>Remember the Facebook platform? Its debut was May 2007, and it was a big deal at the time. “Right now, social networks are closed …

14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

Business Strategy

The Rise Of Social Commerce, And How It Will Completely Transform The Way We Shop On The Internet

Social commerce is all about inspiration and product discovery. Sites like Pinterest, Wanelo, OpenSky, and others are more like digital catalogs or virtual malls where shoppers can browse and connect with people interested in the same products and brands. But entrepreneurs and retailers are anxious …

eCommerce

GOLDMAN: Here Are The 23 Best Stocks For Fat Dividends And Huge Buybacks

Investing

Wall Street's Brightest Minds Reveal THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARTS IN THE WORLD

We asked our favorite portfolio managers, strategists, analysts, and economists across the Street for the charts that they deem the most important right now, and this is what they sent us.<p>A lot of the focus is on the stock market, as many consider it to be at a critical juncture. The withdrawal of …

Markets

33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity

<b>Nuke it!</b> The most efficient way to get through a task is to delete it. If it doesn’t need to be done, get it off your to do list.<p><b>Daily goals.</b> Without …

Time Management

7 Things Every (Great) Landing Page Needs

No matter how great of a designer, marketer, or copywriter you are, your website is never going to convert as well as it could. <i>Why?</i> It’s because you …

24 Techniques to Market a Product on a Tight Budget

Learning how to market a product on a tight budget is not as difficult as you think. It requires that you learn how to combine <i>content marketing</i> with</i> …

MasterCard and Visa look to woo Africa’s unbanked

As incomes rise in Africa, the battle is on to snap up the millions of ‘unbanked’ – those without a bank account. The potential is vast: the African …

America's Freelance Workforce Is Booming, And So Is The Pay

And this number is growing rapidly.<p>By 2020, freelancers are expected to make up 40% of the entire workforce.<p>There were 50,000 new U.S.-based freelance jobs in September and 32,000 new people looking for those jobs, according to an employment report on freelancers released today by online staffing …

Employment

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …