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Ten Smart Interview Questions -- And Ten Painfully Dumb Ones

Dear Liz,<p>I recently started a new job. I’m a Senior Recruiter with a fantastic firm. In my first week on the job we had a meeting about interview questions. The recruiting staff all agreed that it’s not useful or appropriate to ask candidates the standard old-school interview questions like “What’s …

Employment

How to invest money in 2018: The best beginner’s investment plan, with funds, stocks, bonds and more

Perhaps you’ve heard that to really grow your money, you need to start investing. But does just the thought of the topic make you feel anxious? …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

20 Must-Read Books for Finance Professionals | Investopedia

The world of finance has provided the backdrop for many dramas, from mergers and acquisitions and Wall Street shenanigans to Tulip Mania, and let's …

10 Horrible Habits You're Doing Right Now That Are Draining Your Energy

For most people the biggest obstacle they face is themselves, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest ways that you can improve your daily productivity is to cut out habits that drain your motivation. They give you less …

A Beginner's Guide to Investing in Stocks

How to Invest in Stocks<p>A Beginner's Guide to Investing in Stocks<p>Updated July 23, 2017<p>Like many new investors, you've decided to invest in a company …

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate haggling

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field …

Kelley Blue Book

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

The hottest iPhone and Android accessory we’ve covered in 2018 so far is only $37 on Amazon

Thousands and thousands of our readers have picked up a Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera based on our coverage, making it the most popular …

Tech Trends

BANK OF AMERICA: These 10 stocks could surge more than 20% this year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has issued a list of stock picks to clients which could help investors.<p>The list contains 38 stock recommendations in the benchmark S&P 500 index, which they predict will gain in value throughout 2018.<p>BAML's list included a price objective for each stock pick, which …

Investing

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Forget short-term trading. These three dividend payers are built for the long haul.<p>Buying and holding great dividend stocks is the best way to …

Investing

How To Build A Large Roth IRA

The IRS recently streamlined the process for rolling over after tax 401k contributions.<p>Heavy savers can use in service withdrawals to build …

Retirement

5 Books to Read Now if You Want to Retire Rich

The best retirement planning books, according to experts.<p>You might be able to start collecting Social Security at 62, but personal finance expert …

The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Investing

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies — here's what its experts determined is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the years?<p>Steve Vernon, consulting research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, set out to answer these questions by collaborating with the Society of …

Retirement

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance

Use This Form to Create a Resume That Will Wow Employers

Guide to Create Your Own Resume<p>A Resume Can Be The Gateway to a First Interview<p>Updated January 22, 2018<p>When you are fresh out of school and looking …

Employment

These 11 Books Are More Than 50 Years Old, But Will Breathe New Life Into Your Business | Inc.com

Nearly every business book list I came across in 2017 had Tim Ferriss' <i>Tribe of Mentors</i> and Tony Robbins' <i>Unshakeable</i>. Later this month, Gary Vee's new book, Crushing It, is sure to make most business book lists this year. Every entrepreneur I know will be picking it up and (hopefully) implementing …

Motivation

MORGAN STANLEY: We're convinced these 7 stocks will explode higher over the next 2 months

Earnings season has been a bright spot for the stock market for several quarters. You could even argue it has been the root cause of the equity explosion that has served investors so well.<p>Morgan Stanley, however, says to enjoy the profit growth party now while you still can, because it's not going …

Ask a money expert: how do I find a stock's dividend yield and valuation?

<i>I want to start buying shares and need to find data on the companies I'm interested in. How do I find some of the most common metrics, such as price-to-earnings ratio and dividend yield?</i><p><b>SD, Exeter</b><p>There are a number of free online options available to carry out the required fact-finding. These …

Elon Musk's Management Style Proves it Pays To Be a Leader, and Not Simply a Boss | Inc.com

When you are South African-born American business magnate Elon Musk, you don't have to listen to anyone. After all, the 46-year old, worth an estimated $21 billion, is the CEO of SpaceX; a co-founder, inventor, CEO product architect of Tesla Inc.; and co-founder and former chairman of Solar City …

Customers

Job Interview Tips: 9 Ways to Wow Your Future Boss

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanSome people think they can show up to a job interview and just wing it. No thought to …

Employment

4 Personal Finance Rules You Should Know by Heart

These are four of the most important things you can do to live a financially healthy life.<p>There are tons of personal finance tips, tricks, and rules …

Someone just created a site to make browsing Netflix easier

Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier.<p>Reddit user …

Streaming

Preferred Yields 10.9% (Paid Monthly), Growing Revenue, Shrinking Debt

The 10.9% yield on these preferred shares is attractive, especially considering it's paid monthly, and the shares trade at only a slight premium to …

Investing

What Is Passive Income?

Call it easy money or income for lazy people. Either way, passive income is something that countless Americans get to enjoy every day.<p>Imagine if you …

Roth IRAs Just Became an Even Better Deal for Retirement Savings

A Roth IRA is usually touted as a good deal for younger workers: You pay taxes on money going in now, and then when you’re older (and theoretically …

These Two Interview Questions Accurately Predict Job Success | Inc.com

The problem starts by using laundry lists of skills and competencies to screen candidates and then asking a hodgepodge of supposedly clever questions to confirm the interviewer's initial biased reaction to the candidate. These emotional feelings are then voted on using thumbs with the biggest thumb …

Employment

The 9 Greatest TV Shows Of All-Time, According To Rotten Tomatoes

The Wire and The Sopranos aren't on there<p>If you think it's difficult for movies to get the coveted 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, then spare a thought for long-running TV shows.<p>To recap: RT aggregates the scores of numerous critics, so it's a measure of consensus, and puts those shows that are …

Entertainment