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I'm 27 and I've saved $200,000 — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

When I was 16 years old, I hung up my hard hat after another brutal day digging ditches under the Texas sun. That day was special, because it was payday, and I'd finally have enough money to pass $500 in my bank account.<p>By the time I was 18, that $500 had grown enough to start investing in the …

Personal Finance

60 Simple Rules of Personal Finance

A while back, I was asked to give an hourlong presentation where I talked about my key principles of personal finance. I chose to give a presentation …

The 14 best money management tips from real people's budgets

From a 25-year-old with impressive financial management skills to a would-be retiree trying to figure out if he can afford to take the plunge, they all have something to teach the rest of us.<p>Here are some of the highlights.

Personal Finance

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

Personal Finance

This Is The Ultimate Budgeting Tool For 2016

Because money is what buys more pizza.

Personal Finance

Create a Money Map to Make Sense of Your Financial Plan

If you have a number of debt accounts, investments, and (hopefully) multiple streams of income, you could probably use a map to navigate your …

Investing ideas for your IRA

Don’t skimp on growth. Invest that money so it works for you.<p><b>Key takeaways</b><p><b>✔ When choosing investments, think about how comfortable you are with</b> …

Retirement

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …

9 Steps to Saving a $10,000 Emergency Fund

Giving yourself a reward every so often will keep you going.<p>Building up your savings isn’t easy. After all, a whopping 62% of Americans have under …

Personal Finance

Are you on track for retirement? Do the math

What should I have for dinner tonight? What movie should we go see? Where should we go on vacation this year? Many questions in life are relatively easy to answer. But if you’re wondering, “Am I on track for retirement?” it may quickly turn into a frustrating exercise.<p>To know the answer, you also …

11 Simple Budgeting Rules That Work

The idea of establishing and following a budget may sound great, but actually doing it can be downright hard. Luckily, you don’t have to hire an …

10 Tidy Habits That Will Change Your Life

It's easy to think of all the good habits we wish we had. And, as it turns out, setting good habits can be a powerful way to achieve our goals, as well as keep us focused and organized. Once a good habit becomes etched in our brain, we're able to attain our objectives without even thinking about it.<p>…

Personal Hygiene

Make 4 changes to your morning routine for a more productive day

You reach for your Instagram, scroll through your inbox, and as soon as your feet hit the floor, you're already in battle mode for the busy day ahead.<p>Sound familiar?<p>We've all been there, but if you have a tendency to hit the ground running in the morning, it might be time to slow things down.<p>Taking …

Time Management

14 tips to save up to $1,000 in 30 days or less

Getting rich is a long-term game, but saving a lot doesn't have to be. A few lifestyle changes here and there can add up to help you save hundreds — even thousands — each month.<p>Ramit Sethi, author of "I Will Teach You to Be Rich," launched a challenge to help people save $1,000 in a week, …

Personal Finance

7 Mistakes You Make Vacuuming

Make sure you're vacuuming correctly! Here are seven mistakes you might be making.<p><i>Pamela Moore / Getty</i><p><b>1. You don't vacuum in both directions</b><p>If you only vacuum in one direction, you're not removing all of the dirt and dust. Some of it can hide under carpet fibers, and vacuuming in both …

This 14-day Plan Will Surely Boost Your Financial Stability

14-Day plan to improve your finances. Gain more stability, keep everything on track and create proper financial goals to live a less stressful life.

The Ultimate Guide To Getting Out Of Debt

Five years ago, when I was in my mid-30s, I opened my first adult savings account. I was attending a friend’s wedding in India and wanted to make sure I had enough money to go.<p>What I didn’t consider but later realized was that, at that time, I had $6,500 of credit card debt and $18,500 of student …

Personal Finance

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Personal Finance

4 Plant-Based Mason Jar Meals For A Lighter Lunch

Sure, we're all into the idea of packing a healthy lunch to bring to work. But between the unappealing Tupperware, figuring out which items may or …

The 5 Power Foods That Force You to Burn Fat Faster

To burn fat faster you might want to simply think back to that old teacher you had back in elementary school preaching "you are what you eat so you …

101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

Whether your goal is to run a 5-K or to drop some extra pounds, in one month you'll be well on your way, with the transformed bod to show for it.<p><b>For all weeks:</b> <b><br>Warm Up:</b> 3 minutes. Start easy, progress to a power walk. <b><br>Cool Down:</b> 3 minutes. Gradually dial it down to an easy walk. <b><br>Frequency:</b> Perform …

Blueberry Breakfast Cookies

Blueberry Breakfast Cookies.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 14, 2015 89<p>It’s not like we need an excuse to have cookies for breakfast… but I’m giving you one …

Breakfast

10 Tiny Herb Garden Ideas That Will Fit in Any Apartment

Whether you’re a culinary mastermind or you’ve got a dozen food delivery services on speed dial, you have to admit that the idea of keeping your own herb garden sounds kind of great. While some of us live in spaces large enough to accommodate hanging gardens and backyard edibles, those of us in …

Gardening

5 Ways Couples Can Save More Money

A couple shopping for food | Source: Thinkstock<p>There are so many wonderful reasons to be in love: you can feel happier, you can have someone to share …

Personal Finance

10 Financial Goals To Pursue Before You Reach Your 30s

Have you set your financial goals? Being in your 20s is an exciting time – you finally have the freedom to set your own rules, and you understand the …

Use Action and Idea Lists to Prioritize Tasks and Get Things Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We can be easily overwhelmed by ideas. We can have a ton of our own, and hear a lot of advice from others. How do you actually take all of the ideas and prioritize, focus, execute and grow?<p>Here is a simple system inspired by agile …

Time Management

This Note-Taking System Turns You Into An Efficiency Expert

Bullet Journal is an all-new system for note-taking that’s better than any schmancy designer notebook.<p>Note-taking is a skill not easily acquired. In the hands of an artist, designer, or Hollywood serial killer (à la <i>Seven</i>’s John Doe), an idea-crammed notebook can even become a rarified, and in the …

Note-Taking