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4 Tips for Starting a Web Design Business

Are you happy with your current web design job? Do you feel like it’s time to grow from a one-man freelance band to a bureau of professionals?<p>If …

Social Media

The 12 dumbest things you can do with your money in your 30s — and how to avoid them

Time is still on your side in your 30s. If you manage your money well, it can mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>That's easier said than done. And many of us tend to assume that we'll have more money in our 40s and have plenty of time to tune up our finances, which can lead to some poor money …

How to Get Over Your Fear of Coding

Coding is one of the most practical skills to have these days, and even if you’re not going to use it for professional purposes, having basic …

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

50 Best Grey Hairstyles & Haircuts For Men

Hairstyling

7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be an entrepreneur

Four simple words that sum up the value of TED Talks.<p>We love these quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.<p>It's free, high-quality wisdom from industry leaders — what's not to love?<p>Below are the top seven videos …

The single most effective way to get rich

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be an expert about personal finance to get rich.<p>You don't need to use fancy economic jargon or know this year's "hottest stock." You don't have to come from an affluent family, and you don't even have to earn a massive paycheck.<p>For most people, it all …

Investing

How Facebook is eating the $140 billion hardware market

Facebook's extraordinary Open Compute Project is doing for hardware what Linux, Android, and many other popular products did for software: making it free and "open source."<p>That means that anyone can look at, use, or modify the designs of the hugely expensive computers that big companies use to run …

No Team? No Idea? No Problem! This VC Will Fund Your Startup Anyway

As money pours into equity and venture capital firms, “pre-acceleration” programs are flourishing for those interested in entrepreneurship but who don’t know where to start. It’s a risky, long-term bet on untested entrepreneurs with no real product or business plan.

Venture Capital

How We Afford to Travel

Life is a product of our choices. One of the most important choices we make in life -- on a daily basis -- is what we spend our money on. I choose to spend a disproportionate amount of my money on travel for myself and my family.<p>Life is a product of our choices. One of the most important choices we …

Los Angeles

Developers reflect on a year of learning, teaching, and using Apple’s Swift

The new language has proven quite popular, though hurdles remain.<p><b>Update</b>: As expected, Apple announced Swift 2 today, and it has announced that it …

What the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram Tells Us About Iranian Youth Culture

Shameless Insta-bragging or a message of political defiance?<p>From the Rich Kids of Tehran Facebook page Rich Kids of Instagram is an account used by obnoxiously wealthy young guys and girls to flaunt their minted lifestyle to lowly strangers. A circle jerk of Rolexes and people pouring bottles of …

Snapchat hires former Onion president to lead original content

Snapchat wants to use original content to attract more people. Now it has someone to lead that effort.<p>The company behind the popular messaging app of the same name has hired Sean Mills, the former president of satire website The Onion, to be its new chief of original content, Snapchat confirmed …

Billionaire investor Chris Sacca explains the 4 key elements of his investing philosophy

He's been an early-stage investor in billion-dollar companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Stripe, Lookout, and Automattic (maker of WordPress).<p>Sacca tells "The 4-Hour Workweek" author Tim Ferriss in the latest episode of Ferriss' podcast that he's happy to share his investing approach with those …