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How Instagram's penny stock king became a self-employed multimillionaire

He's not just a trader but also an entrepreneur. Sykes claims to have made $4.3 million trading stocks, but the bulk of his income — "roughly triple that amount," he says — comes from teaching his acolytes his methods for trading penny stocks, at tuition rates of $50 to $247 per month. Sykes said …

18 things successful people do in the first 10 minutes of the workday

"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of any workday, as well — particularly busy ones," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of " You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work ."<p>"The first 10 minutes can also …

Success

How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire

Inside the 31-year-old's fight to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and grow it by another $125 billion.<p>You'd have to look really hard not to see Steve Jobs in Elizabeth Holmes. Both Holmes and Jobs were loners as kids. As a teenager, Jobs discovered Plato; Holmes favored Roman emperor-philosopher …

11 choices rich people make that the rest of us don't

It's a concept that has been in print for nearly a century — thanks to a journalist's research of more than 500 self-made millionaires in the early 20th century — and continues to gain relevance today.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, " Secrets of the Millionaire Mind ," the self-made millionaire …

Self-improvement

14 habits of the most likable people

To excel, it helps to know how to connect with others and develop relationships. Nothing replaces a charismatic personality.<p>Napoleon Hill , author of " Think and Grow Rich " — one of the top-selling books of all time — wrote about the habits of the most likable people in his essay, "Develop A …

Financial planners share the smartest decisions they've seen clients make with their money

Financial planners see it all.<p>Not only do they get an inside look into their clients' spending, saving, earnings, and investments, but they can see past the numbers to the people behind them: their clients' ambitions, fears, priorities ... and decisions.<p>Below, six certified financial planners …

Personal Finance

Automatic Planter Waters, Lights, and Grows Herbs on Its Own

For those who want to grow fresh herbs but lack a green thumb, the Verdure automatic planter is a fantastic solution to this common dilemma. This self-planting pot takes the guesswork out of raising plants as you simply add the seeds and watch them grow. Designed by student Seoyeonjin Choi, her …