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Here's how a young couple paid off $162,000 of debt in 3 years — and paid for their wedding at the same time

Earlier this month, Heron Abegaze (29) and Elijah Bankole (30), put a new spin on "couple goals" after Abegaze's Instagram post about paying off their debt went viral. After three years of saving like it's an Olympic sport, the Twin Cities duo wiped out nearly $162,000 of credit card debt, car …

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

Silicon Valley is so expensive that even Facebook and Apple employees can't afford to live near the office

Silicon Valley's housing market is so bleak that even tech workers are struggling to buy homes.<p>A new report from Open Listings reveals that software engineers at five major Bay Area tech companies would need to spend over 28% of their salary to pay a monthly mortgage nearby.<p>Open Listings, an online …

A top Coinbase exec explains the master plan to turn the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency exchange into the next Google

Coinbase is one of the hottest startups in tech — and with good reason. The cryptocurrency exchange hit $1 billion in annual revenue as this year's bitcoin mania sent the popular digital coin surging up to almost $20,000, before it came back down.<p>With a reported 10 million customers served on the …

Bitcoin

You won’t believe how much grads from these top business schools rake in

How to tell if going to Harvard or Wharton (where grads bank well over $175k a year) is really worth it, and how you could end up buried in debt<p>You …

Craigslist competitor Letgo tried to engage its rival OfferUp in merger talks

The two are battling Craigslist and Facebook in local commerce.<p>One of the startups trying to unseat Craigslist as the U.S. leader in online local commerce tried to engage one of its heavily funded rivals in merger talks, multiple sources told <b>Recode</b>.<p>Letgo, which counts the South African internet …

Building a SaaS product? Avoid these 6 common mistakes at all costs

As an up-and-coming software as a service (SaaS) business founder, you face some risks. Risk-taking is inherent to building a business and making mistakes is also often inherent to starting your own company.<p>I’m a nontechnical founder myself who now runs the fastest growing sourcing platform that …

Family making $100,000: We're 'technically in the upper-middle class, but it sure doesn't feel like it'

Jacob Hugart makes more than the typical American: His $100,000 salary is nearly double the median annual income in the United States.<p>"My …

Retirement

Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

Almost Half of Your Visitors Leave Your Website If They See 1 of These 3 Things | Inc.com

Joey Rubin, a partner in the Los Angeles restaurant Neighbor, had a website for his business. But he realized it wasn't enough. He wanted something unique, something that better mimicked his carefully thought-out brick-and-mortar operation and offered more freedom to showcase images. So he hired …

Web Design

Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring

I asked this of a class of 105 computer science and software engineering students last semester.<p>An article in The Conversation argued universities should ban PowerPoint because it makes students stupid and professors boring.<p>I agree entirely. However, most universities will ignore this good advice …

Don’t ruin streaming by turning it into cable

Technology was going to free us from cable. It’s right there in the phrase “cord cutting” — a liberation from the bonds of traditional television. This is supposed to be the era of on-demand entertainment, when we don’t have to subscribe to some bloated cable package in order to get the content we …

What One Company Learned from Forcing Employees to Use Their Vacation Time

Have you ever felt burned out at work <i>after</i> a vacation? I’m not talking about being exhausted from fighting with your family at Walt Disney World all week. I’m talking about how <i>you knew</i>, the whole time walking around Epcot, that a world of work was waiting for you upon your return.<p>Our vacation …

The hedge fund famous for betting against the 'London Whale' is shutting its London office

The $1.8 billion hedge fund firm will move European trading operations to New York, said one of the sources with direct knowledge of the matter, becoming the second U.S. fund firm to do so this year after Goldman Sachs Investment Partners.<p>The reason for Saba Capital's move was not clear although it …

Mistbox keeps air conditioners cool to improve efficiency

Just two years ago we wrote about the then new Mistbox, a device that can be retrofitted to most air conditioners and uses evaporative cooling to …

Clean Energy

From public good to personal pursuit: Historical roots of the student debt crisis

The promise of free college education helped propel Bernie Sanders’ 2016 bid for the Democratic nomination to national prominence. It reverberated …

6 Things Parents Get Wrong About Money

“Go with your gut.” That’s what a wise journalist once told me when I was a young writer at <i>Money</i> magazine having trouble meeting a deadline. …

Contributors | The Next Web

All stories in Contributors<p>Brain implants are happening — are you ready for yours?<p>Brain implants or other types of neural links, such as Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) between the brain, the internet, and the cloud, are quickly entering the realm of science rather than science fiction. The …

How to scrape websites with Python and BeautifulSoup

There is more information on the Internet than any human can absorb in a lifetime. What you need is not access to that information, but a scalable …

Reality Check: Can we be self-sufficient in renewable energy?

<b>The claim:</b> The UK can make itself energy self-sufficient in renewables.<p><b>Reality Check verdict:</b> This is not the policy in the Liberal Democrat manifesto, which pledges to get 60% of electricity from renewables by 2030. Being self-sufficient and having all energy coming from renewables would require …

Renewable Energy

Universal basic income experiments are popping up all over Europe

More Europeans are about to get some free money in the name of economics research.<p>The European Union is funding a new universal basic income …

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

Top 10

Why Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Google, and a Harvard Expert Say Colleges and Universities Are Broken | Inc.com

Malcolm Gladwell couldn't be more clear in his podcast about a school ranked by some as the number one liberal arts college:<p>There's only one solution. If you're looking at liberal arts colleges, don't go to Bowdoin. Don't let your kids go to Bowdoin. Don't let your friends go to Bowdoin.<p>Gladwell's …

Self-improvement

12 CSS Tools which you must have for your Web Design project

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is the most important part of the front end side of any web project. There are several CSS tools which are important for …

Web Design

4 Ways Your Website Should Change Over the Next 5 Years

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Updating your website involves more than just rearranging words and pictures on the homepage. Changing your website involves implementing new technology behind the scenes, eliminating dot-com domains and using research to optimize pages …

How To Build A Website People Don't Want To Leave | Inc.com

With so many different trends springing up in the web design world, sometimes we lose focus on what makes a site successful. I can't tell you how many times I've seen clients overlook the benefits of simplicity for unnecessary features, or even neglecting mobile, which in a lot of cases I recommend …

Marketing

30 web design tools to speed up your workflow in 2018

The right web design tools can streamline your workflow, helping you work smarter – rather than harder – and more efficiently. After all, you want to …

Report: 80% of companies have hired a coding bootcamp graduate, all said they would do it again

The vast majority of tech hiring managers and recruiters believe that coding school graduates make good technical employees. However, they also …

Computer Science