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Perfect Icebreakers: 8 Smart Phrases That Will Make You Better at Networking | Inc.com

Networking events are a great opportunity to make valuable contacts, professionally and personally. But many people stress over the pressure of trying to connect quickly and impressively with complete strangers. Some even stay away because they can't get comfortable with the idea.<p>It's definitely a …

Networking

How Top Salespeople Land Hard-to-Get Meetings

Richard Branson famously said, “Succeeding in business is all about making connections.” Mr. Branson surely has little trouble getting anyone he wants on the phone, but the rest of us could use a little help.<p>While I was researching my new book, <i>How to Get a Meeting with Anyone</i>, I asked the top 100 …

Marketing

Fidelity Says Some Young People Really Are Saving For Retirement

About 20% of retirement savers aged 18-34 are putting away at least 15% into their plans, a group the fund giant describes as "Super Savers."<p>Burdened by student debt, high costs of living and stagnant wages, many recent college graduates and young people consider themselves lucky to be able to …

Worried about your investments? Here’s the best advice

The market is on a volatility roller coaster again, and many average investors are caught somewhere between fear and panic. These are the days good, …

Stock Markets

5 Marriage Milestones That Will Forever Change How You Think About Money

From buying your first house to planning for retirement.<p>First comes love, then comes marriage …<p>Then come all kinds of exciting-yet-stressful life …

Personal Finance

Millennials and Their Risky Financial Behaviors

When it comes to financial responsibility, younger Millennials — those in college — are getting a failing grade. What can financial institutions do …

How Financial Advisers Can Help Close the Behavior Gap

By<p>“How will you help me avoid self-destructive investor behavior?”<p>It might come as a surprise that one of the most important questions investors …

If LinkedIn has never helped you land a job, you’re probably using it wrong

The fact is, impressions are formed based on behavior. Your behavior in-person and online equally gives employers something to work with in forming an impression. There is a lot out there about how to behave at the job interview, but what about your behavior online as a job seeker? We cover …

Employment

A financial planner explains how to set up your money for the rest of your life, in 9 steps

Unless you develop a formal strategy — like a written plan — it can be tough to accomplish a financial goal of any type.<p>And let's face it, if you do accomplish your goal it's more likely luck has more to do with it than your financial savviness.<p>Let's go over some financial planning basics, that …

Personal Finance

When it comes to retirement savings, millennials blow past boomers

Within this broad statement — and the data that backs it up — are solid lessons on how financial advisers can expand to the next generation of …

Canadian astronomers hope for spectacular meteor shower

Astronomers are gearing up for some celestial fireworks when Earth hurtles through a curtain of space dust a million kilometres thick later this week.<p>Although predictions range widely, the result may be an exceptionally good meteor shower in the wee hours of May 24, just when Canada has a front-row …

How to Stand Out on LinkedIn - 3 Top Secret Tips

Friday, July 03, 2015 How to, Linkedin, social media<p>http://inspiredtelemarketing.co.uk/<p>Today I’m going to talk about your LinkedIn profiles and I'm …

Financial Independence Day For Millennials

If you haven’t noticed yet, Millennials are different from Baby Boomers, in lots of ways, particularly how they want to handle the financial side of their lives. If you want to be “the wind beneath their wings,” help them design and manage that part of their real financial independence. You’ll need …

Personal Finance