Derian Lockett

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9 signs you'll never be rich

Contrary to popular belief, "Everyone has the same opportunity to acquire wealth," says self-made millionaire Steve Siebold. But is wealth in the cards for you?<p>To help you evaluate that, we've rounded up nine red flags to watch out for. While no one can predict the future, the following choices …

Self-improvement

20 qualities that all great salespeople share

"Great salespeople are literally the engine of every economy in the world," says Grant Cardone, a sales expert and the author of "Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life"<i>.</i><p>So how does one become great? We caught up with Cardone, who shared the 20 qualities that he thinks set …

Unqualified Teachers Are Selling Our Children Short

The shortage of teachers is forcing more schools to use unqualified teachers – and children are the ones losing out.<p>New research suggests that school leaders are increasingly turning to unqualified staff to fill the gaps in the classroom. And subjects on which our future economic growth relies are …

Education

Forget textbooks: it’s orienteering that can really get students places

You may think that orienteering is about finding your way around the countryside on a soggy day in November. While that might be part of it, the …

Young people have been 'mis-sold' path to success, business leaders warn

Theo Paphitis, former Dragons' Den star, said teachers should be educated about vocational pathways as too many push young people towards university<p>Young people have been "mis-sold" the route to success, with record numbers heading to university expecting a career to fall into place on graduation, …

Education

Why Studying and Working Hard Isn't Enough for Black Americans

An African-American kid at a "colored" drinking fountain on a courthouse lawn in Halifax, North Carolina, in 1938. (Photo: Public Domain)We love data …

Psychology

Kansas Underfunded Education And Cut Tenure. Now It Can't Find Enough Teachers To Fill Classrooms.

“In the next three years I think we’ll have maybe the worst teacher shortage in the country -- I think most of that is self-inflicted.”<p>Kansas school superintendent Alan Cunningham has been involved with hiring teachers for the past 35 years. In that time, he has never had a harder time filling …

Education

12 things to teach your kids about money before age 12

Although some financial topics might seem challenging, you might be surprised what your children can absorb.<p>From about age five, children can understand saving and spending, and as they get older they can learn more about budgeting and even investing.<p>To give you some examples, here are 12 money …

How an investing giant taught Chicago kids financial literacy and disproved the doubters

This is a rare feel-good story about financial literacy. In 1996, John Rogers, head of $11 billion Ariel Investments, helped start an elementary …

5 things we should teach in school but don't

I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between grades 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now.<p>And pretty much any scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube.<p>On top of that, you have the most …

Self-awareness

Research says this is what you need to teach your kids in kindergarten if you ever want them to go to college or get a job

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Duke University tracked more than 700 children from across the US between kindergarten and age 25 and found a significant correlation between their social skills as kindergartners and their success as adults two decades later.<p>In 1991, teachers …

5 Reasons People With A Lot of Money Lose it All

They say history has a way of repeating itself, and that certainly seems to be the case when it comes to big name celebrities losing substantial amounts of wealth. Last week, Rapper 50 Cent, whose fortune was recently estimated at more than $150 million, joined the likes of Billy Joel, Kim Basinger …

Personal Finance

There's a fascinating difference between income inequality in red states and blue states

In an analysis of those, The Washington Post found that the bulk of cities with the biggest inequalities were located in red states while the majority of the most-distressed cities were in blue states.<p>Inequality was calculated by determining a "neighborhood advantage score" based on household …

George Zimmer, a millionaire with a plan to help the middle class

In 2010, not long after the tea party was making its presence felt, a group with a different makeup and mission was created: the Patriotic Millionaires. Its membership requirements are an annual income over $1 million and/or assets of $5 million, and it wants policy changes that will open more …

Middle-class