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I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

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Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Why Do People Buy Things? It's Not Why You Think, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor | Inc.com

Why do people buy things? If you answered, "Because they want them or need them," you're only partly right, according to Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and author of the bestselling <i>The Innovator's Dilemma</i>.<p>In a keynote presentation at last month's Qualtrics Insight Summit, Christensen …

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15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

The 13 best US stocks you can buy right now, according to Credit Suisse

The Swiss bank asked every analyst to pick up to three stock picks based on a six- to 12-month time horizon, and ended up with 142 names. Of those 142 names, 13 were listed on the US focus list.<p>The US focus list is a compilation of the analysts' "highest conviction catalyst driven ideas."<p>"The list …

Investing

What Procrastination Does To Your Happiness?

In September 2014, two British professors wanted to find out what happens when students do not hand over their assignments on time. Their study threw …

Procrastination

College is Good for Getting a Job but Not Necessarily for Getting Rich

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I went to McNeese State University. I promise you I’m not where I am today financially because of the formal education I received. Going to college is a path to the middle class -- not to becoming a millionaire or even a</b> …

Obama Promised to End America’s Wars—Has He?

The president’s military record, by the numbers<p>In his recent cover story for <i>The Atlantic</i>, Jeffrey Goldberg notes that when Barack Obama first entered the White House, with George W. Bush’s long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq ongoing, “he was not seeking new dragons to slay.” Just the opposite: He fit …

How Storytelling Can Grow a Business

The business world is always looking for that great new idea, but what if the “next big thing” was something as old as humanity? That's the case with …

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World Bank: Silicon Valley tech firms are making inequality worse

But to the World Bank, the powerful Washington-based organisation that lends money to developing countries, Silicon Valley's technology firms appear to be exacerbating economic inequality rather than improving it.<p>It's not a new argument in California's San Francisco Bay, where protesters have …

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 …

The World’s New Population Time Bomb: Too Few People

Developed world’s working-age population to start declining next year, threatening global growth in decades ahead<p>Ever since the global financial crisis, economists have groped for reasons to explain why growth in the U.S. and abroad has repeatedly disappointed, citing everything from fiscal …

Economics

Revenge From Above: France Pounds ISIS Capital

Sunday’s assault on Raqqa could be a preview of a much more extensive campaign. But the question is: Will the airstrikes be any more than an act of …

Middle East

6 Forces That Are Changing the Entrepreneurship Game | Inc.com

It's not your grandmother's entrepreneurial environment anymore. For today's entrepreneurs, the prospect of starting a business is fraught with new forces.<p>These new forces don't simply make the game harder to play. They've changed the game altogether. Here are the forces that today's entrepreneurs …

Startups

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid …

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, …

Six ways to come up with your ultimate business idea

From meditating to seeking inspiration from your travels, explore the creative ways to hit on an entrepreneurial money-making scheme<p>Finding your niche as an entrepreneur can be challenging. Here are six alternative routes to that perfect business plan:<p>Let go of originality<p>There are countless …

Entrepreneurship

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

One journalist spent 3 weeks with ISIS — here's what he learned

The two armed men were surprised to see me. No journalists had come this way before. After days of waiting and one failed attempt, I had finally managed to reach the first checkpoint guarding territory controlled by the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).<p>By the time I left, …

Churches remain divided over gay marriage, debate shifts from court to pews

Founded during the Civil War, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Midtown Atlanta has witnessed dramatic social changes in America. When the Supreme Court issued its ruling on same-sex marriage Friday, the church celebrated with a special service.<p>“The message I think God has for us today … is God loves …

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Why Your Pursuit of Happiness Is Making You Miserable

Don’t go chasing happiness. Instead, pursue the factors and conditions that create it.<p>Few things seem more obvious than feeling good–about ourselves, as well as life in general.<p>Compelling scientific evidence supports this. A November 2012 study in <i>American Psychologist</i> has found that subjective …

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The #1 Reason Why Small Businesses Must Utilize Social Media

Despite the overwhelming move toward social marketing and social businesses, there are still many small businesses that fail to understand the …

Public Relations

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

5 Great Online Resources For First Time Entrepreneurs

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook<p>I starved my entrepreneurial hunger …

Entrepreneurship

Seven Ways To Instantly Become Influential In Your Business And Fuel More Success And Happiness

When I was in my corporate life years ago, I could see very clearly how bad news and rampant negativity could crush an organization and everyone in it. I didn’t understand until I became a therapist and career coach, however, exactly what to do about it – in other words, how to realistically …

Happiness

3 things we learned from England's 3-2 win over Slovenia in Euro 2016 qualifying

Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney were at their best.<p>England look bound for Euro 2016 in comfortable fashion after Sunday's result, but they didn't make it easy on themselves. The Three Lions left it late away to Slovenia, and needed a dramatic late winner to clinch a 3-2 victory.<p>The visitors were …

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Getting Your Small Business to Perform Like a Champion - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

It was a painful experience for me last week sitting in Madison Square Garden watching my favorite sports team the New York Rangers play for the …

Obama urges Greece to get ‘serious’ amid Russian sanctions talk

US president warns of ‘wrong-headed desire to recreate glories of Soviet empire’<p>Tue, Jun 9, 2015, 01:00 Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015, …