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Personal finance expert David Bach's formula for becoming a millionaire

"This is what the average American has done to become a millionaire by the age of 59," writes New York Times-bestselling author David Bach.

How to Become an 'Automatic Millionaire'

Jeff Rose sits down with best-selling author David Bach.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose interviews David Bach, author of <i>The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich</i><i>.</i> Bach's father was …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

What millionaires won't tell you

Although having a million bucks isn't as impressive as it once was, it's still nothing to sneeze at.<p>In fact, CNBC reports that in 2013 there were 13.2 million millionaires in the United States alone.<p>Heck, one of them might even be your neighbor. In fact, the odds are very good that it <i>is</i> your …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

If I Could Buy Only 1 Marijuana Stock, This Would Be It

Marijuana stocks are hot. And this one could generate heat for a long time to come.<p>According to the Chinese, 2018 will be the year of the dog. When …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

• <b>Identify valuable knowledge at the right time.</b> The value of knowledge isn’t static. It changes as a function of how valuable other people consider it and how rare it is. As new technologies mature and reshape industries, there is often a deficit of people with the needed skills, which creates the …

Meet the 20-year-old Florida man who announced he won the $450 million Mega Millions lottery on Facebook and credits 'a positive mindset'

A 20-year-old Florida man became an instant multi-millionaire last Friday upon discovering he won the $450 million Mega Millions jackpot.<p>"Oh. My. God." Shane Missler wrote on his Facebook page January 5, mere hours after the Mega Millions draw. He reportedly broke the news to his dad over a cup of …

Rich people choose their friends differently than the rest of us

Who you associate with on a regular basis determines the circumstances of your life.<p>In my extensive research for my book "Change Your Habits Change Your Life," I found that one of the hallmarks of wealthy, successful people was their ability to somehow break free of the human tendency to …

Oprah Winfrey’s 9 best pieces of career advice

When Oprah Winfrey speaks, she can command a room to listen. Many of us were reminded of her oratory powers when she received the Cecil B. DeMille …

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Tony Robbins and Other Famous Motivational Speakers on How to Capture Anyone's Attention

What you can learn about engaging any audience from Jim Rohn, Amy Purdy Tony Robbins and others.<p>There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you …

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck by Taking These 4 Approaches (It's Not About Working Hard)

It's not just about working hard. It's about what you devote your time to.<p>It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that's why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly played its part, but that's because most millionaires (or …

Actual Freelancers Tell You How to Be a Productive Freelancer

One of the hardest things for me about being a productive freelancer? Time management.<p>Working from home can bring a lot of distractions, and when I …

Warren Buffett Shares the Secrets to Wealth in America

I have good news. First, most American children are going to live far better than their parents did. Second, large gains in the living standards of …

If You're Spending Time on Any of These 6 Tasks, You're Killing Your Productivity

If you're not working on your high-value activities, you're likely wasting time. Here are six areas where many executives spend time but shouldn't.<p>Every founder, CEO, and executive I coach complains that they don't have enough time. And I get it. Time is the one resource we can never get more of: …

Sound Economic Advice from Billionaire Tom Steyer

- Advertisement -<p>Billionaire Tom Steyer details the economic reasons why the Republican tax cuts for the rich are so stupid:<p>The economic reason why …

This 1 Habit Will Make You More Creative and Happier (if You Can Stand It)

In a brilliant TED Talk, Manoush Zomorodi explains how we can free up our brains.<p>What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in …

The Most Successful People All Know This One Thing

Follow this one secret that all your favorite famous entrepreneurs followed and you'll be successful.<p>New Year's is just around the corner and that means one thing: resolutions. So many resolutions. We're going to change our lives for the better. We're going to learn a new language, finish that book …

What execs like Oprah, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk keep on their desks

What's on the desks of business titans such as Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg and Oprah Winfrey? We can envision various possibilities — like hidden bottles of Scotch and a dog-eared copy of Sun Tzu's <i>Art of War.</i> Or stress balls and aromatherapy candles.<p>Get an idea of what these 10 business moguls have …

This Is the Age When Most People Become Millionaires

You may be closer than you think.<p>Some people spend their whole lives working toward a seven-figure savings.<p>But it’s undoubtedly easier to reach …

3 disruptive industries that will thrive in the southern U.S. next year

In the U.S., the Southeast’s tech ecosystem is traditionally strong in a few defined sectors: Fintech, SaaS, and health IT are among the industries thriving in terms of successful exits, high-growth companies, and venture dollars.<p>But just as the broader tech scene is constantly changing, new …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

17 business books everyone will be reading in 2018

As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we're also looking toward what's coming up in 2018.<p>We've looked through titles that have already been announced for the new year and have highlighted the memoirs, career guides, and analyses we're most excited about.

What Do Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett and Other Business Titans Have on Their Desks?

Which one of these power players doesn't have a computer?<p>What’s on the desks of business titans such as Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg and Oprah Winfrey? We can envision various possibilities -- like hidden bottles of Scotch and a dog-eared copy of Sun Tzu’s <i>Art of War.</i> Or stress balls and aromatherapy …

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These 9 states are seeing the biggest boost from American migration

States in the West are seeing outsized increases in population from American migration.<p>The US Census Bureau's "American Community Survey" asks a set of questions about economics, demographics, social characteristics, and housing to about 1% of the US population each year. Among the many topics on …

Opinion: If you want to get rich, invest in Treasury bills, not FAANG stocks or bitcoin

Demand curves are usually downward-sloping. That’s because people will buy more of a product when it is cheaper and less of it when it is more …

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Everything You Need to Be More Productive in 2018

The high-tech productivity secrets of Box, Indiegogo, Birchbox, and more.<p>A CEO's role comprises many big-picture responsibilities not easily crossed off a to-do list. Some ways to think about productivity in the top job:<p><b>1. View delegation in terms of employee development.</b><p>The most important …

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What 11 entrepreneurs and execs would tell their 24-year-old selves

In hindsight, some life lessons weren't obvious at the time.<p>Fortunately, you can glean wisdom from these 12 top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles on your path to success.