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17 Financial New Year's Resolutions for 2017

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Happy New Year everyone! For those of you who stuck to your long-term game plan in 2016, you were handsomely rewarded. All three major U.S. stock indexes pushed to new all-time highs during the course of 2016, and the unemployment rate hit a more than nine-year low.<p>But …

Your January Financial To-Do List

It may be more difficult than usual to predict what the New Year will bring, but there are some steps you can take so that your personal finances …

Say goodbye to kale: the superfood trends for 2017 - and five new ingredients to watch

According to Mintel’s 2017 global food and drink report, plant-based diets are set to explode into the mainstream this year, which makes sense, given that veganism has grown a staggering 360 per cent in the last decade. But never mind growing your own, they’re going to get extremely hi-tech. …

15 tips and tricks to close more deals and make tons of money in 2017

Selling is a tough job.<p>But there are certain things you can do to improve your salesmanship.<p>We sifted through a number of different sales-related surveys and reports to come up with the 15 things every salesperson should do to up their game in 2017.

Learning to code isn't just for full-time developers; it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here's how

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock We've spent a lot of time telling you about the career-related benefits of learning Python, one of the web's most versatile …

10 Success lessons from Sam Walton – “From Rags to Riches” for entrepreneurs

Share137<p>Tweet<p>Share1K<p>+15<p>Shares 1K<p>Samuel Walton built a small grocery store into the giant Walmart supermarket chain, amassing a fortune of over $23 …

4 Steps To Improving Your Finances In 2017

The New Year brings with it new resolutions for self-improvement. Many people want to improve their personal finances, but don’t know how to achieve their goals. The key to making a meaningful financial improvement is to focus on the process and the things that you can control. Below are some …

A Cheat Sheet for Crushing the First Work Day of 2017, Backed by Science

Actually, not just the first work day -- every day after that, too.<p>The tasks you focus on today are different from mine, and mine are different from everyone else's. Yet we all have one thing in common: We have a ton of things we want to accomplish. So do you do everything you possibly can to …

Nutrition

A Single Tip That Will Make 2017 Your Best Year of Work, Ever

Instead of focusing on the easiest tasks, or even most pressing, focus on this.<p>It's a new year, and that means a fresh start.<p>Want a simple tip that will help you make this year your best year of work, ever?<p>Use every morning to focus on your Most Important Task (MIT).<p>Your MIT isn't your easiest …

Time Management

Norway seeks to diversify its economy as oil earnings plunge

<b>Looking out across the Oslo fjord, with its islands and sandy beaches, it is easy to forget that the Norwegian economy is in difficulty.</b><p>As oil prices have collapsed, it's become clear that Norway has caught what used to be called the Dutch disease - an overreliance on one industry, in this case the …