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After 10 years as a financial planner, I've realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

That's probably because, as a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances all the time.<p>After nearly 10 years working with some of the brightest people in this city — from social workers to lawyers to Wall Street pros — I've realized almost everyone gets …

Personal Finance

Why You Should Schedule for Energy, Not Time

Get more things done, with more energy, in less time.<p>Most of us schedule our tasks based on when we're free.<p>When you forget to complete a task, you schedule it for first thing in the morning. When there's free time in the afternoon, you use it to write a new article.<p>You're probably thinking, this …

Writing

This Underrated Habit Is the Real Key to Living Confidently

With just a few changes, everyone can break through their own glass ceiling and get more out of life.<p><i>How can I stop avoiding acting confident for fear of coming across as cocky? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Self-improvement

How to Raise a Feminist Son

We’re now more likely to tell our daughters they can be anything they want to be — an astronaut and a mother, a tomboy and a girlie girl. But we don’t do the same for our sons.<p>Even as we’ve given girls more choices for the roles they play, boys’ worlds are still confined, social scientists say. …

Parenting

Barbara Corcoran on the Power of a Positive Attitude

This interview with <b>Barbara Corcoran</b>, an entrepreneur and judge on the TV show “<b>Shark Tank</b>,” was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.<p><b>Q. What were your early years like?</b><p><b>A.</b> I was born in Edgewater, N.J., and I was the second oldest of 10 kids. I had a phenomenally motivating mom who was a good role …

Matted

Change your financial future with this one money hack

Add your earnings up over the course of your lifetime, and you might be surprised at just how big that number gets. The average liberal arts major, …

11 Skills That Will Make You Super Successful

Once you have defined success for yourself your path there will become apparent.<p>How does someone become off-the-charts successful? Some say it’s luck. Others say it’s hustle. The truth is, success only comes with a combination of both-, as well as a few other ingredients.<p>Defining success can be …

Parenting when you have anxiety can be terrifying – but it can also be a positive thing

<b>Parenting is a bitch.</b><p>There is nothing more that needs to be added to that sentence.<p>It is a full time job, 24/7 worry and constant guilt – no matter …

10 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in Life

It takes a village to raise an intelligent child.<p>There's a saying that children are the future. If you're a parent, or are considering becoming a parent sometime in the future, you should give some thought to how you would raise your offspring to become the most successful that they can.<p>With my …

Self-improvement

The 20 Etiquette Lessons Every Child Needs to Know

Etiquette expert Myka Meier outlines the manners every kid needs to master.<p>The key to lifelong manners is to start young. So young in fact that Myka Meier, the founder of Beaumont Etiquette, thinks training can start as soon as a child starts talking.<p>"You can begin teaching etiquette to children as …

Once you implement these 25 tips, your life will improve in 100 days

When it comes to achieving your goals and living the life you want, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about “positive thinking” or “positive …

7 Things Parents Do That Destroy Their Children's Careers

Everyone wants their kids to grow into wildly successful, happy adults. As parents, you can have a major impact on your kids’ ability to achieve that success, but many parental behaviors will actually impede a child’s future career path.<p>Here are seven of the worst things a parent can do to a future …

Self-improvement

A New Doctor Is 'Marrying' Her Degree With a Festive 'Graduwedding' Party

Angie Hamouie has been in a very serious relationship for nine years: a long-term commitment to her medical education. So to celebrate her leap from …

Why More Parents Are Seeking Out Natural Cures For Their Kids—And 9 Cures To Try

The demand for alternative treatments is growing. Here are some you can try right now.<p>In a 2002 study of 142 families at Emory University School of …

How Virtual Anatomy Will Change Med School

Last week I spent a day at the venerable Cleveland Clinic—the city’s best-known celebrity, perhaps, next to this guy. The hospital (and really, it’s …

The highest-paying job in every state

Anesthesiologist is the highest-paying job in America, on average — but it's only the top-paying profession in 17 states.<p>We sifted through the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey to find out who are the highest-earning professionals in each state and …

Medical Technology

5 Tips to Get More Meaningful Work Done With Less Effort

I take time management seriously, but I didn’t use to. I used to spend hours procrastinating and putting off work, only to have to rush to complete …

How Earning $30,000 a Year Can Turn You Into a Millionaire

It may sound crazy, but even if you only earn $30,000 per year, if you invest (and save) wisely and prudently you can you become a millionaire.<p>Here's …

Retirement

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Help Them Destroy This Crippling Source of Self-Doubt

Researchers were shocked how quickly girls learned to believe that men are smarter than women.<p>Of course girls can be smart! But they can't be "really, really smart"--the way boys can be--right?<p>It probably bothers you to read that, and it should. For one thing, it's obviously not true. …

Self-improvement

How It Actually Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But like many mental health conditions, with the right treatment and techniques, life is very liveable.<p>As part of the human body's acute stress system, the "fight-or-flight" response works by …

Mind

A 4-Step Regimen for Setting Goals That Always Moves You Forward

When you set lofty goals, even failure produces little wins.<p>CEO of ACD Inc<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you read certain self-help literature, you may get the impression that some people don’t have any goals in life. Even worse -- you may be one of those people.<p>In …

Motivation

Why self-care is an important part of parenting, and how to make time for it

In traditional ground-fought wars, the command post behind the lines would often have hot coffee, good food and dry clothes. Was this because the generals were selfish? Or because they deserved it for having made the highest ranks in the military?<p>No, it was because if the command fell or …

Parenting

This Anxiety-Inducing Video Shows More Than 100 Years of Climate Change in 20 Seconds

Gulp.<p>NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirmed this week that 2016 really was the hottest year on record... …

3 videos that describe what it's like to have anxiety and depression when our own words don't suffice

Having anxiety is tough. For everyone, it is a slightly different beast, but many of the core aspects are the same. One of the most frustrating parts …

Last Time The Ocean Was This Hot, Sea Levels Got Up to 9 Metres Higher

A glimpse of what's to come?<p>More than 100,000 years ago, a period of unusually warm sea surface temperatures saw the oceans rise up to 9 metres …

5 Things to Know Before You Invest Your Retirement Money

When making decisions about how to invest your retirement money, education pays off. You do not want to gamble with your retirement money, nor is …

19 Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Quickly

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.<p>Low self-esteem is unfortunately a self-fulling prophecy. The worse you feel about who you are and what you do, the less motivation you'll have to do what it takes to build your self-esteem.<p>From there it's easy to spiral down into a cycle of …

Self-help

Help your kid graduate college debt-free

Today, most parents are saving money for their children's college education – 72% of them, according to a study by Fidelity Investments. But some 68% of students still graduate school with student loan debt, at an average of $30,000. Here are three ways you can elevate your savings strategy to help …

Personal Finance

Very Soon, We’ll Have Blown The World’s Entire Carbon Budget [Updated]

By one calculation, we have a little more than a year left to do something drastic with our carbon emissions before we lock in a future of drastic climate change.<p>As of now–by one calculation–the world has one year to stop pumping CO2 into the atmosphere if we want to stop climate change at 1.5 …

Climate Change

How to Retire with Over $4,426,000 By Saving Only $111 Dollars per Paycheck

The final cherry on top of this wealth-building sundae? If you were to experience financial catastrophe and find yourself in bankruptcy court, it's …