Emmanuel Ellis

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If You Have $500, You Can Start Investing. But Should You?

Here's a better idea: Build up a bank account first.<p>Still trying to get started saving for retirement? Your task just got a little easier.<p>Online …

Investing

1. BMW 7 Series

BMW’s flagship sedan seems to have lost its edge in recent years. It’s wrapped in languid styling and just doesn’t feel as sporty as it did in earlier renditions; an odd product lineup includes an expensive and not especially efficient gas-electric hybrid model. Consumer Reports takes the 7 Series …

7 financial steps every young professional should take

<i>The following originally appeared in DomaineHome.com</i><p>If you’re a young professional, chances are you’ve started to think about paying off debt, like a …

Buffett tells foreign investors good profits to be made in U.S. | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Warren Buffett said on Monday the U.S. economy and investment climate are a tailwind for his companies’ success and encouraged foreign investors to jump in too.<p>Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett listens to a …

Tim Cook still hasn’t deleted Steve Jobs from his contacts

It’s been over three years since Steve Jobs died, however the hole he left at Apple and those closest to him still hasn’t been filled. Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli’s upcoming book <i>Becoming Steve Jobs</i> is full of anecdotes and events that showcase just how much Steve meant to his friends.<p>One such …

Tim Cook

Bill Gates reveals contrasting sides of Steve Jobs, in quotes from new biography

If any of the people interviewed in the new Steve Jobs biography <i>Becoming Steve Jobs</i> shine a light on the multifaceted personality of the Apple founder, one worth noting is Microsoft founder Bill Gates.<p>It seems clear from Gates’s quotes that he liked and respected Jobs, but he speaks plainly about …

5 Surprising Habits of the World's Wealthiest People

You don't have to follow the rules. These billionaires defy convention.<p>We tend to think of the world's super rich as super successful, disciplined people who work harder and have greater opportunities than the average person.<p>Though money isn't always a measure of success, you can't deny that those …

Self-improvement

8 Questions to Ask During Term Sheet Negotiations

Securing key terms will help your startup succeed in the long run<p>In my last article, I highlighted the 8 mistakes often made by entrepreneurs when presenting to venture capitalists. Once an entrepreneur has been successful in attracting a Term Sheet from one or more investors, then negotiations …

Venture Capital

20 Hard Lessons Everyone Should Learn In Their 20s

Transitioning from a lifestyle without significant responsibilities into the "real world" makes your 20s a decade of tough lessons.<p>Wherever you're at in your 20s — whether you're on your own or still with your parents, figuring out your career or going through grad school — you can learn from those …

Why Smart Strategies Require Even Smarter Questions

The quality of your questions determines whether your strategy makes sense.<p>Business strategy is always the result of the question that you ask. If you ask the right questions, you'll end up with smarter strategies. If you ask the wrong questions, you'll end up with dumber strategies.<p>For example, …

Business Strategy

How Canada’s rich are getting (even) richer

The ultrarich are becoming uber-rich and high-net worth investors are watching their wealth soar.<p>Individuals with between $1-million (U.S.) and $5-million in investable assets – referred to as 'millionaires next door' by Royal Bank of Canada, which just released its annual World Wealth Report along …

17 Real Entrepreneurs Tell Us The One Thing They Wish They Had Known Before Starting A Business

Starting a business is no small feat. You get advice left and right, and it's hard to know who to believe. To see what advice actually would have been helpful, we've scoured our contacts for entrepreneurs to give us the scoop. For this piece, presented by American Express OPEN, we spoke to heads of …

Three ways to get better at finance

<i>“Dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson</i><p>We live in a society that seems to be pretty unforgiving when it comes to making mistakes or getting the …

5 Ways to Think Like a Millionaire

While a million dollars might not go as far as it used to these days, that magical, seven-digit number is still considered the benchmark for …

A Lot of People Don't Understand What Money Really Is — Do You?

What is money, really? I'm not talking about the physical or economic properties of currency. I'm talking about what money means to you — and whether …

Millionaires' Five Biggest Mistakes

Just because you’re sitting on a pile of money doesn’t mean that you know how to manage it. It may surprise many that even millionaires blunder when it comes to preserving their wealth.<p>According to the deVere Group, a group of independent financial advisers, high net-worth clients frequently make …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

VIP Contributor<p>International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of …

Personal Finance