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How to Negotiate Your Salary: Managers’ 13 Top Tips

“Does anyone know how to negotiate salary?” my friend asks at one of our semiregular wine nights. Our conversations usually run the gamut from what’s …

Employment

How an 18-Year-Old Uncovered Tim Ferriss's Secret Cold Email Template to Reach CEOs and VIPs

Never email someone and ask to 'jump on the phone,' 'get coffee' or 'pick your brain.'<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>My journey began when I was an 18-year-old college freshman. The day before my final exams, I hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold</i> …

Self-improvement

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

These are the verbs that should never appear on your resume — and what to use instead

Your resume isn't a place for modesty; it's a chance to show companies all the awesome things you've done — and what you can do for them if given a chance. Take the opportunity to liven things up a bit. Weak, vague or overused verbs can actually diminish the excellent work you did at your last job, …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men

The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn’t changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, …

Self-improvement

The Best Beer, Brewer, and New Brewery in Every State, According to RateBeer

We’ve reached a point where you can go almost anywhere in the States and grab yourself a good beer. As breweries continue to open at an unprecedented …

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

Ralph Lauren

Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.

• Porto’s Bakery & Cafe (Burbank, CA) – Link<br>• Cheese Board Pizza (Berkeley, CA) – Link<br>• Paseo (Seattle, WA) – Link<br>• Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que (Kansas City, …

Screw Those $300 Standing Desks. This Cardboard One Is $25

Is sitting at a computer all day making you fat, but standing desks are too expensive? The Hootsuite CEO’s nifty new side project could save your spine and slim your belly. Oristand is a $25 standing desk made of cardboard. Just unfold the contraption, stick it atop your normal desk, and you can …

This Chart Estimates When You Can Finally Retire, Based on Your Savings Rate

Three factors influence when you’ll be financially independent: the age you start saving, how much of your income you save, and the return on your …

How to Spend FSA Money

Do you have FSA funds left in your Flexible Spending Arrangement? If you overestimated your medical expenses for 2016, you might lose that money …

This Cheat Sheet Shows You How to Prioritize Your Savings and Debt

People always seem have questions about their financial priorities: <i>Should I invest or pay off debt</i>? <i>Save in my work 401(k) or open an IRA</i>? This cheat …

Personal Finance

7 Free Money Sources You May Have Forgotten About

There's a lot of unclaimed property out there.<p>If you passed a $20 bill on the ground on an empty street, would you walk by or stop and pick up that …

Financial planners share their best advice for saving money

Saving money is one of the most important steps people can take to bolster their financial security and plan for the future. But it's not as simple as it might seem because there are many ways to go about it.<p>A tried-and-true savings plan doesn't have to be a challenge when you've got the right …

Which Debts Should I Pay Off First to Raise My Credit Score?

There’s no doubt that any progress toward eliminating your debts is a smart move, both for your credit reports and your wallet. However, it’s even …

Personal Finance

15 Books Highly Recommended By CEOs

Program Your Autopilot: 10 Good Money Habits and How to Form Them

They say that “old habits die hard.” However, new research shows it might not take that long to form new ones.<p>According to a study released in the …

A new robo 401(k) plan is coming

Robots could soon be running your 401(k).<p>Robo advisors have been automating everyday investors' portfolios for a few years, and now they're making their way into the 401(k) market.<p>Automated investing company Betterment will soon offer an online 401(k) platform, called Betterment for Business, that …

6 Questions You Should To Ask The Interviewer To Determine Company Culture

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are some good questions you can ask your interviewer to gain insight into the company culture? Here is</i> …

12 Money Hacks You Must Learn Now Or Regret It In 20 Years

If you’re a young professional, the lifestyle of your 40s will be dictated by your choices in the coming years, and even in the coming months. They …

How much you should have saved for retirement right now

(CNN Money) How much should you have saved for retirement? There's actually a simple answer to that. You'll need to start with a bunch of basic …

Retirement

11 Fitness Apps for Any Athlete

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with our selections for 2015. <i>Additional contribution by Tucker Bowe.</i><p>You’ve seen him. He waits in line …

How to Invest $10 Million with a Robo-Advisor

While everyone seems to know how to get started on Betterment, some might wonder, how are the wealthiest customers using a robo-advisor?When people …

10 Keys To Success In Any Startup Job Interview

In a corporate environment, the focus of a job interview has long been demonstrating your match to the skills and experience outlined in the job description. In my experience with startups, that is still necessary, but not sufficient. Today’s business world has become totally customer driven, so …

21 Epic Sales Tips For The Non-Salesy Entrepreneur

If you’re an entrepreneur, learning the art of sales is absolutely essential to your success. Without this skill, you won’t be able to grow your …

A Social Media Campaign Checklist

Share<p>Social media campaigns have proven themselves to be up to 60 percent percent more effective than traditional advertising campaigns. So why …

Marketing

How to Make a 3-in-1 Plyometric Box | The Art of Manliness

I’m a big fan of plyometric exercises. They’re designed to increase speed, power, and explosiveness and are a great supplement to your regular …