Eric Smeltzer

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Laurel or Yanny? Linguist Says Yes, it's Possible to Hear Both

This four-second clip doesn't need to divide the internet.<p>The viral “Laurel or Yanny” meme is quickly becoming 2018’s version of the Dress Illusion, …

Music Production

15 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Small Business Today

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur waiting to start your own small business or side hustle, here are plenty of reasons to quit waiting.<p>Want to get really, really rich? Starting your own business is the best way. Want your upside to be unlimited? Starting your own business is the best way. Want to …

Self-improvement

19 Books These Top Executives Say Showed Them the Way to the Top

Here's a pile of books recommended by high achievers.<p>It's all about efficiency: The most successful people are students who watch and learn from others who have already carved a path to the top. Here's a pile of books recommended by high achievers.<p>1. <i>The Power of One</i> by Bryce Courtenay<p>"[It's] a …

Waste Management

Pink Moon 2018: How to Spot Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn Tonight

Tonight's full moon is a planetary party.<p>April was a month full of bright celestial happenings, including the Lyrid meteor shower that lit up the sky …

Astronomy

5 Mental Powers Every Entrepreneur Can Develop

High performers aren't superhuman, they've just honed their minds in ways anyone could but few do.<p>I'm both fascinated by and perpetually in awe of people like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and Tim Ferriss. They accomplish, grow, connect and utterly excel in so many different ways and verticals …

Self-improvement

Will This Be the Next Marijuana Boom?

Investors may want to pay close attention to the ancillary cannabis industry.<p>The marijuana industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and over the past …

Cannabis

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>6 min read<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent, let alone eat. …

Profit

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

6 tricks to kick credit card debt quicker

For Kumiko Ehrmantraut, paying off credit card debt was a marathon, not a sprint.<p>It took roughly two years to pay off the final $7,500 she owed in credit card debt, estimates Ehrmantraut, founder of The Budget Mom, a personal finance blog. But she was able to do it in part because she got serious …

Personal Finance

I spent 5 years studying millionaires — these are the 4 steps to achieving financial success

In my Rich Habits Study, I interviewed 233 millionaires, with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets.<p>One of the many revelations of the study was that the life you have is a reflection of the foundation you've built during your adult years.<p>If you work hard and …

Retirement

'Penis facials' are the strangest new beauty trend celebrities are obsessed with — and yes, you read that right

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images<p><b>Cate Blanchett recently got a facial with costar Sandra Bullock that they nicknamed the "penis facial."</b>• <b><br>The treatment,</b> …

Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.

If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to …

Not Signing Up For TSA Precheck Is a Big Mistake — Here's Why

Waiting to get through airport security brings out the absolute worst in me. There's something about having to take off my shoes and jacket and remove my laptop from its sleeve that turns me into the most unpleasant human being. And each time I fly, which is pretty often, I <i>always</i> regret not signing …

Printable NCAA Bracket 2018: Downloadable Bracket and Picks Advice

Millions of brackets will be filled out in the days leading up to the first round of the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament by big sports fans, casual sports fans, non-sports fans and even animals.<p>Of course, given the high-variance nature of a one-and-done tournament, sometimes the …

College Basketball

Medical Marijuana Business Plan

Medical Marijuana Business Plan<p>For whatever reason, the trend in business plans these days is to go back to the fundamentals, with good projections …

How to Succeed in Medical Marijuana Business?

The success of any business is dependent on the entrepreneurial skills of the owner. Irrespective of the nature of the venture, business acumen, and …

What Should My Net Worth Be At Age 30, 40, 50, 60?

Everything is relative when it comes to money. If we all have a net worth of $1,000,000, then nobody is truly rich. As such, we must first get an …

Retirement

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding | Inc.com

In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and figured the news offered a big opportunity to try to fix the existing …

Small Business

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

The Most Important IRA Chart You'll Ever See

If you will count on an IRA for income in retirement, you need to know how much money it will take to generate it. The simple chart in this article …

12 Practical Steps to Getting Rich

The secrets to getting really rich in life aren't secrets.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur dreams of being rich. They dream of having the power to pull fiscal strings, able to command a vast fortune and make money while they sleep, all while enjoying a …