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A simple piece of advice from my high-school math teacher helped me start my own business — and I'm convinced it can motivate you to do anything

In 2008, after holding down a day job for all of six weeks, I gave up on the whole job thing to pursue an online business.<p>At the time, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing, but I figured if I was going to be broke and miserable, I might as well be while working on my own terms. And at that …

Why Grade Grubbing Valedictorians Never Get to Rule the World

The skills it takes to make it in high school and college are not the same as the skills it takes to succeed post-graduation. In fact, C+ does just …

7 Podcasts That Will Make You a Smarter Leader | Inc.com

"Venture capitalists are great aggregators of information (and opinions) on specific industries, geographies and market sentiment," said Kara Nortman a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Upfront Ventures. "They're paid to stay ahead of trends and look at pitfalls and success factors of …

Startups

Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons Recipe by Tasty

• 3 egg whites, room temperature<br>• ¼ cup (50 g) sugar<br>• 1 ¾ cups (280 g) powdered sugar<br>• 1 cup (100 g) superfine almond flour<br>• 3 drops red food coloring

Dessert

Is It Cheaper to Buy or Rent Your Home? Here's the Real Answer

Owning a home isn't for everyone, but make sure you know how to properly evaluate this major financial decision.<p>Home prices in the U.S. are up by …

How to make your investments pay a monthly 'salary'

It is the goal of many investors: getting a regular income from a portfolio without having to lift a finger.<p>In the past, receiving a monthly income from a portfolio could be problematic, as dividend payments were sporadic.<p>Now there are a range of options for those who want their portfolio to pay …

Investing

Why Factor-Based Investing Works

Contrary to what you may have been told by experts, gurus, and sages in the investment industry, individual investors are perfectly capable of …

Investing

11 ways to reduce next year’s tax bill

If you claimed the right number of dependents and standard deductions on your 2016 federal income tax return and you still ended up owing the IRS, you’re probably looking to avoid a repeat performance next year. Luckily, there are several ways to increase your chance for a refund (or at least …

Personal Finance

19 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women

But, through research and experimentation, they've come up with many ideas about what draws one person to another.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most compelling scientific insights about the traits and behaviors that make men more appealing to women.<p>The best part? None of the …

Psychology

4 Steps to Help You Build Wealth Right Now | Investopedia

For many of us, building wealth may seem like an elusive concept that can feel far off and unattainable. With the mounting costs of day-to-day life, …

Personal Finance

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 …