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The 12 dumbest things you can do with your money in your 30s — and how to avoid them

Time is still on your side in your 30s. If you manage your money well, it can mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>That's easier said than done. And many of us tend to assume that we'll have more money in our 40s and have plenty of time to tune up our finances, which can lead to some poor money …

6 Ways to Keep Your Woman Happy!

I like to say that I am an astute observer of healthy relationships. My mom and dad have been married for 48 years. My sister married her high school sweetheart and they are in their 21st year of marriage. I married my middle school sweetheart, and we've been married for 23 years. I'm surrounded by …

Mix These 2 Things Before Bed And Never Wake Up Tired Again!

Shares 5K<p>Have you ever woken up after several hours of sleep to find yourself still groggy? I have.<p>It’s intuitive to think that a long sleep should …

5 Helpful and Unique Tips for People Who Want to Improve Their Sleep

Without proper sleep, our mission for fat loss morphs into the next installment of <i>Mission Impossible</i> (and Tom Cruise won't rescue us).<p>According to a <b>research study published</b> in the American Journal of Health Promotion, getting less than 6.5 hours nightly resulted in the subject having a higher body …

5 Ways to Build Your First Million

<i>By Arielle O'Shea</i><p>A million dollars is a frequently-cited retirement benchmark, though it's a decidedly feeble attempt to put a number on a moving target. The value of a $1 million nest egg is substantially different depending on whether you're living in Kansas City or San Francisco, retiring at 62 …

Allergan is hedge funds' favorite stock

John Paulson is the biggest hedge fund shareholder of Allergan.Reuters/ Carlo Allegri<p>The drugmaker Allergan, the favored stock of hedge funds, has confirmed that it has been approached by Pfizer about possibly merging to form the world's biggest pharma company.<p>Allergan's stock is up on the news. …

Is Doing Laundry More Important Than Your Happiness?

I find myself saying this a lot lately to the women in my world (and sometimes to myself.) <b>Your mojo is not an indulgence, it's a necessity.</b><p>The yoga class. The dinner out with a girlfriend. The 20-minute walk around your neighborhood, alone. The long, hot shower. The weekend away with your partner. …

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If you're looking for a role model of lifelong success, you can't do much better than Bill Gates. Microsoft, the company he founded, created a whole industry. At a net worth of nearly $80 billion, he's the richest man in the world. His philanthropic activities reach far and wide and have actually …

Self-improvement

5 Signs You're Sleeping All Wrong

<i>By: Marina Komarovsky</i><p><i>Credit: Shuttershock</i><p>When you've had a night of really bad sleep, or just too little sleep, you know it. But sometimes there are more subtle signs that you're not getting the high-quality shut-eye you need to function at your peak. These clues might mean you need to reevaluate …

Five surprising facts about sleep

<b>1.</b> Your dentist could be the key to help you stop snoring. "We're able to fit people with a customised mouth guard-like device that is worn while …

Sleep

Mark Ting: 5 tips on how to invest $1,000

Got a cool $1,000 in your pocket and wondering what to do with it?<p><i>On the Coast's</i> financial columnist Mark Ting, an investment advisor with …

The one thing you should do every Sunday evening to guarantee a successful week

Most people spend Sunday nights watching TV, relaxing, and trying not to think about the challenging week ahead. After a calm weekend spent with my family or enjoying free time, I'm also ready to take it easy.<p>But, before I drop my head down on the pillow I practice one very critical habit to ensure …

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain …

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything | Inc.com

<i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your question is a great one. And it forced me to reflect about the things I have …

Learning

Seeking Success? 8 Things You Must Forget About

<i>Most of us have a definition of success. It can include any or all of the following:</i>• Doing what we love<br>• Making lots of money<br>• Being comfortable with who …

How to Get Some Rest When Stress Is Keeping You Up at Night

It’s the middle of the night and you know you should be sleeping, but you can’t. Something is keeping you up: Maybe a coworker tried to throw you …

10 Books You Must Read to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help

13 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous executives have used to run effective meetings

We know that meetings tend to fall apart thanks to sloppy agendas and unclear ground rules, but what makes them successful?<p>We researched how some of the most effective executives in history — from the late Apple founder Steve Jobs to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg — run …

I spent nearly 15 years in banking, and here is the best piece of advice I can give you about money

Consumers often accept complicated products without fully understanding them. And people are afraid to look ignorant. Fast-talking salesman provide a well-rehearsed pitch, and people sign on the dotted line without fully understanding the consequences.<p>If you don't understand the product, you should …

Meals for a mighty memory

FMT memorizes a grocery list of 8 superfoods that help turbo-charge the brain<p>SPECIAL<p><i>By The Lifestyle Desk</i><p>The quality of what we gobble can make the …

7 surprisingly helpful tips to make you fall asleep faster

Having trouble nodding off? Put down your laptop and pick up that novel collecting dust on your night stand<p>Larry Schwartz<p>September 29, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Human beings need sleep. We don’t know exactly why that is, except to say that if we don’t get enough …

12 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day | Inc.com

What should great leaders do at their jobs every day?<p>That basic question--asked by a manager at Barry-Wehmiller (B-W), a $2 billion capital equipment and engineering consulting company based in St. Louis--inspired longtime CEO Bob Chapman and his executive team to create a checklist that literally …

The 5 Best Ways To Improve Your Memory

Some skills you don’t need past graduation: geometry, cursive, the ability to dissect a frog. But memorization is not one of them. Far beyond your …

What Every Parent Should Know About Sleep

<i>Learn 11 things about sleep that parents can use to improve health and nighttime routines of their children.</i><p>American kids are winning; unfortunately, what we're taking first place in is sleep deprivation.<p>Many kids and teens aren't getting enough sleep for a variety of reasons. In one large-scale …

Five of the most reliable income investments that got cheaper in the sell-off

Our pick of the trusts that are not only available for less, but which provide reliable, and growing, income<p>Investors are used to being told to hold their nerve when share prices fall, and even that a market slump is the ideal time to buy.<p>That advice is sound, but it can be hard to commit more of …

Investing

The 10 Most Important Books You Need To Read To Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It’s because the writer spent his …

Top 9 Things About Money Everyone Should Know

Money rules might be simple, but they’re not always easy to stick to. If you want to build wealth, you have to constantly work on your money habits …

Simpler, less expensive 401(k) options emerge for small businesses

The way Jon Stein sees it, receiving financial advice for retirement should be a fundamental right.<p>Betterment, the investment firm Stein created just …