Jerry Parisi

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How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Work From Home? Here's the Best Advice From 3,000 People Who Are Doing It Right

Houzz polled its members and asked people who work from home for their best advice. Here's their collective wisdom.<p>Roughly 43 percent of Americans work from home at least some of the time; a fifth of us work from home primarily. Despite some companies recalling employees to the office, the overall …

Work from Home

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

These are the tools you need to get your side hustle off the ground

"Side hustle" is one of Miriam Webster's "words we're watching," and for good reason. Thanks to social media and the gig economy, it seems like …

55 Free Ways To Find Leads For Your Freelance Business

Marketing your freelance business can be a challenge. Sure, you hear about the most effective strategies, but they all require a financial investment to start. You’re just trying to land clients, not market a 7-figure business.<p>Luckily, there are a lot of ways you can find leads for your freelance …

Marketing

How to Entertain Kids With The “Detective” Game

Not only does it stretch your kids’ brains a bit, but also their bodies as they excitedly run around the house or yard.<p>‘Detective’ is a game in which …

Teton mountain resort offers stay plus two meals for $190

Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson, Wyo., quiets down after summer and before ski season. The mountain resort calls the slow time its "fifth season" and offers travelers this deal: a room plus two meals starting at $190 a night on weekends.<p><b>The deal:</b> Daily breakfast and dinner at the nearby Granary …

The Best Board Games for Kids, According to Hyperenthusiastic Amazon Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try</i> …

10 Tips To Get Rich By Your 30th Birthday

Someone recently asked me how to get rich quick and frankly, I was stumped. Money isn’t my motivator — at least, not anymore. When I first started out, I had the same dream as many new entrepreneurs: to be a millionaire as fast possible. But over the years, I realized that using money as a sole …

Self-improvement

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Tony Awards

My best friend is a CPA and a CFP — and he gave me the best financial advice I've ever heard

Like me, he's a CPA and a CFP. When I was just starting out in my career, Bill gave me the best financial advice I've ever heard.<p><b>"Same house, same spouse, same car."</b><p>Bill and I were discussing what it takes for the average individual to become financially free. Bill said that most people live …

Before You Pay for Financial Advice, Read This Guide

Many people turn to a professional for financial advice when they have a big problem to solve: How much do I need to save for my children’s college? Can I afford the bigger house? Will I run out of money in retirement?<p>The answers to these questions could vary — widely — depending on the type of …

Retirement

Here's How To Feed The Whole Family For Under $20

Feed the whole gang without breaking the bank.<p>For each recipe, you'll find a simple grocery list (plus a few basic pantry staples like olive oil, dried spices, salt, and pepper that you probably already have on hand) to help make your trip to the market painless and affordable.<p><i>*All prices were</i> …

How to Start Your Own Vending Machine Business

How to Start a Vending Machine Business<p>A vending machine business can be an ideal business opportunity<p>Updated March 02, 2018<p>Are you looking for a new …

How to get a six-pack in six weeks

If you’re looking to get a six-pack by July Fourth, you’ll need to start now. It takes six weeks with the right exercise — and food.<p>“The key to …

Praising Your Child Doesn't Help Them Succeed If You Do It Wrong

There are many ways well-meaning parents undermine their kids when they try to be encouraging.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a parent what do you want for your children? Having a roof over their heads and food on the table are obvious places to start. …

Self-improvement

9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

This DIY Rustic Cooler Made From an Old Fridge Will Be a Hit at Your Summer Parties

With just $40 for supplies, standard tools and a free day or two, you can turn your old fridge into an attractive backyard cooler.<p>Hosting a ton of people in your yard can be a logistical ordeal, with people constantly running in and out of the house, but with this brilliant DIY mega cooler, you can …

The first rule of sports (and all) parenting: Don’t speak

Your child doesn’t have to play in the Super Bowl for you to know the feeling. Their team was supposed to win and then they didn’t. What do you do? Being the mother of two girls who played soccer and ran track, I thought I knew the answer: Talk it through. Tell them you love them. Say it’s just a …

Parenting

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Self-improvement

Clever Tape Measure Tricks Every Craftsman Should Know

From helping with math to drawing straight lines, the humble tape measure has plenty of hidden talents.<p>A tape measure's purpose is obvious. Just pull out the blade and it will tell you just how long something is. It'll even adjust for the width of its own hook. But in the hands of an experience …

Free Trading Websites Every Day Trader Should Know

Free trading sites with great resources and day trading tools<p>Updated March 14, 2017<p>Looking for day trading resources to help you out with your day …

4 Great Mutual Funds That Emulate Warren Buffett

Get in with these fund managers who pick stocks the same way the master does.<p>If you fancy Warren Buffett's investment style but prefer investing in …

Investing

How to fix a leaky faucet

Those drips could be costing you a fortune<p>If the constant drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet isn't enough to motivate you to get it fixed, then considering how much money you're wasting on unused water should do it. Luckily, you don't always have to call out the professionals—first try tackling the …

5 Things Every Loving Homeowner Should Know About Their Own Home

Your relationship with your home is one that will hopefully last a long time, so it pays to learn its most intimate details. And not to be weird, but …

The Most Important Money Lesson You Should Teach Your Kids

My son tells me I eavesdrop on random parent conversations too much. I just can’t help myself. It’s endlessly fascinating. Take this one.<p>Recently, a dad and his daughter entered a small shop where I was browsing. The girl, who looked maybe nine, immediately grabbed a bracelet from a display and …

Self Control

When Does It Make Sense to Contribute to a Roth 401(k)?

How to Make the Roth vs. Pre-Tax 401(k) Decision<p>Updated April 12, 2018<p>Saving for retirement is an important step to take on the path to true …

6 Surprising Ways to Save Money in 2018

When was the last time you took a close look at your expenses? If it has been a while, the first month of the new year is a good time to figure out …

Personal Finance

19+ spots that prove Idaho is the most underrated state in the US

It seems like Idaho is the state you drive through to get somewhere else, and for the most part, that’s how we locals like it. But, just in case …

Hiking