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This startup wants to turn your $5,000 real estate investment into $2.5 billion

In fact, the famous "Yale model," which outperformed traditional stock and bond allocations for decades, allocates up to 20% of investment portfolios to real estate. Many people do this by investing in a house — never an office building or apartment building, let alone a skyscraper.<p>Why? Though …

Real Estate

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School's Required Reading List

Looking for some great reads? Check out this list of intriguing books from Harvard Business School courses' online syllabi.

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …


The Investing Books Warren Buffett Wants You to Read

Legendary investor Warren Buffett is pretty open about his financial advice and recommendations. And because of his massive success, people pay …

The 24 smartest boarding schools in America

This standardized test, until recently scored out of 2400, is one of the top factors colleges look at when considering applicants. It is a decent estimate of raw intelligence, though SAT skills can also be taught, and many of these schools offer tutoring programs for just that.<p>The schools whose …

College & University

The best 18 free online courses for small business owners in 2015

<b>Have you ever daydreamed about furthering your education only to put the idea on the backburner as launching a new product or dealing with a dispute</b> …

Small Business

17 Mind-Blowing Facts About Warren Buffett And His Wealth

And how good an investor is Warren Buffett really? We've put together some facts that really put him in perspective.


30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …


10 Mind-Altering Business Books from 2014

By Scott Goodson<p>As founder of ad agency StrawberryFrog, I read a lot of business books to try to keep up with the newest thinking and fresh ideas. Trouble is, many business books just confirm what you knew already. Rare is the title that truly shifts your thinking and opens your mind to new …


11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …