Cecilia Chao

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13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," …

To Live Remarkably, Repeat This 1 Affirmation Every Single Day for the Rest of Your Life

Because the thought is always parent to the deed. Ask Teddy Roosevelt.<p>Every accomplishment is based on action, not on thought... yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, and an attitude: the attitude that no matter what, you will …

28 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

So don't screw them up!<p>We're only kidding — you'll definitely screw them up in some capacity, and that's okay.<p>If you can make at least some of the changes we've listed below — like practicing mindfulness and not sticking around in bad relationships — you'll be in good shape.<p>These ideas are drawn …

Self-improvement

10 Gratitude Mantras that Will Make You Appreciate What You Have

As you sit here reading these words, pause for a moment and take a quick assessment of your life. Chances are, you have access to food, shelter, and …

Gratitude

I've read 12 books about money over the past year — and 3 key pieces of advice appear nearly everywhere

Over the past year, I've read one money-related book a month, from Benjamin Franklin's 1758 classic, "The Way to Wealth" to the more recent bestseller, Ramit Sethi's "I Will Teach You to Be Rich."<p>While each is fundamentally different in style — and varying in content — three pearls of wisdom about …

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Books

A 10-Day Bridal Detox That Won’t Leave You Hangry

When it comes to your wedding day, you probably want to look and feel like your very best self. So, why not try a bridal detox that will make your skin glow and your energy levels soar?<p>We talked to nutrition expert, Kara Stout, who’s sharing the best detox plan for your big day. It’s like a reset …

Healthy Eating

The 12 best apps for managing your finances

Managing your money can be difficult, especially when it's tax season.<p>Luckily, there are some great apps out there to help you budget, invest, and manage your finances. Here are 12 of the best.

Apps

I spent 5 years studying rich people, and here's what they tend to have in common

Below is a snapshot of a typical millionaire from my study:<p>• <b>They're really rich.</b> They are worth at least $3.2 million. 16% of them are worth more than $5 million. They make at least $160,000 a year. Half of them make close to $500,000 a year.<p>• <b>They're not young.</b> 80% of them are 50 years of age or …

Self-improvement

These Are the 25 Most Amazing Hotels Across the World

According to TripAdvisor and their many reviews, that is.<p>Let's be honest, your hotel selection can make or break a vacation. Pick a spot with sub-par service, inedible food, an atmosphere that leaves much to be desired, or a lumpy bed and suddenly that's all you can talk about. Because how can you …

Why Are Companies Still Building Project Management Software?

Despite an overabundance of project management tools on the market, startups keep pumping them out. Here's why.<p>Have you ever been walking down the street, looked around, and realized there are a ton of burger shops? It seems on every corner there's a spot to buy a hamburger. Despite the sheer …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

10 Differences Between Middle Class And Rich People

According to Forbes, the 400 wealthiest Americans have more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans combined. But what about the people in …

16 Things Every Fat-Cat Owner Should Know

Here's how to take the best care of your tubby tabby.<p>They will maybe even save your soul! But, as a veterinarian, I can tell you that they're not healthy.<p>Obesity in housecats is a ~growing~ trend, and it can have a real, serious impact on your cat's health and life expectancy. So, if you want your …

14 Things You Didn’t Realize You Could Do to Pay off Debt

DISCLOSURE:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Why Transparency In Marketing Is Key For the Customer Experience

On a warm day early in September I was walking my dog and I saw a delivery truck for Safeway grocery delivery. It caught my eye because I use the app Instacart for grocery deliveries. The truck said in big bold letters, “Free Delivery.” It said in small letters underneath, “for your first order.”<p>At …

12 Money Hacks You Must Learn Now Or Regret It In 20 Years

Not too long ago, you believed that making money with a blog was impossible. But after seeing dozens of income reports from other bloggers, you …

Motivation

You’ll Want to Save This Crazy Grilled Cheese Recipe for Brunch

Sunday is the day we dream about. Yeah, Friday and Saturday are cool, but Sunday is the type of friend we can chill with without speaking a word, in our pajamas, grubbing hard on snacks while binge-watching Netflix (everyone does it, it’s okay).<p>Speaking of grubbing hard, we have something you can …

Why Working 9 To 5 Can Harm Your Productivity

When it comes to getting things done – whether we’re talking about David Allen’s wildly popular methodology or just the act of doing stuff – the …

8 tech skills you need if you want be to an entrepreneur

That's because, in order to be successful in any market, you'll need to hone your skills, knowledge and be vigilant in your work.<p>That's why, in addition to knowing your business, employees and various strategies for success, you must also know how to use all the tools at your disposal.<p>These days, …

Small Business

How a 29-year-old went from living on welfare to starting a business that earned nearly $1 million in its first year

She and her husband, Seth, and their two young sons were living in California with her in-laws, struggling to make ends meet in a rocky economy.<p>"For four years, we had no steady jobs at all," now 29-year-old Luna tells Business Insider. "We did have a little money we had saved, but we blew through …

Webinars

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …