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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

How Mr. Money Mustache Retired At Age 30 And How You Can Too

His name is Pete. He lives in Longmont, Colorado. And, eight years ago, he and his wife retired at age 30.<p>He now blogs about finance and lifestyle at Mr. Money Mustache for 400,000 unique visitors a month. Because he’s anonymous, he says that his blog is now popular enough — garnering 37 million …

"Texts From Mittens" Is The Best Blog About Text Messages From A Cat Ever

LISTEN. This is THE absolute best texting-cat blog of all time. A bold claim, but I mean it. I MEAN IT.<p>The texts are created by Angie Bailey for the blog Catster in the tradition of the classic Text from Dog.

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I’m in my fifties. How do I switch careers?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I am an engineer and have been practising for 25 years. I want to keep working but preferably doing something else. I am in my 50s and could tolerate a moderate cut in pay to achieve happiness in my work, but I haven't a clue where to start. Can you advise me on some first steps to get …

Rising mortgages: The phantom menace of Canadian consumer debt

Consumer debt numbers released this week tell an important story, but they do not include mortgages, the biggest component of household debt in Canada.<p>Consumers have racked up record levels of mortgage debt during the past decade. They held $873.6-billion worth of it with the chartered banks in …

From $1,000 a Night, to $1,000 a Month

In February of this year, my husband and I quit our well-paid and exciting jobs, left California and the company we helped build, and set off to travel the world. Our goal: live on $1,000 (each) a month.<p>This isn't a particularly difficult thing to do if you don't <b>do</b> much, but we had big plans. We …

38 Resources to Empower Anyone to Live Within Their Means

Living within one’s means is easier said than done. These resources – calculators, articles, and tools – will help you save money and spend less so …

How to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors like the idea of investing in real estate. Real estate has the allure of being considered “tangible.” After all, you can touch it, and …

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Here's The Real Cost Of Sitting On Cash

In the latest financial security index by Bankrate.com, more than a quarter of Americans said they'd rather keep their savings in cold hard cash, even if they wouldn't need the money for more than 10 years down the line.<p>After cash, real estate garnered 23% of the vote, followed by gold and other …

Forget Yield -- Dividend Growth Is The Metric That Matters For Retirement Income

Income investors had a little scare in May and June. Bond prices took a tumble and dragged down assets that have come to be viewed as bond substitutes—including popular dividend-paying stocks, MLPs and REITs.<p>Now that the dust has settled and the income markets have regained some semblance of …

6 Ways To Prepare For Unexpected Financial Events

In a relatively short period of time, Americans have seen a collapse of housing prices, the near-collapse of the banking system, double-digit unemployment and various boom-and-bust cycles in financial markets. You may not know what’s coming next, but bad news shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise …

Hong Kong’s simple, low taxes: don’t we all want it?

"I did a little calculation yesterday," says Stuart Iliffe, a Canadian working in Hong Kong as chief financial officer of publishing house PPP Co. Ltd.<p>"If I earned $100,000 [all figures Canadian unless noted] in Canada, after tax I would keep $64,000. If I earned $100,000 in Hong Kong, and made use …

Why talking about money is so hard to do

Talking about money is an intimate thing and while many couples can discuss much more personal things, the nitty-gritty of what they make and how …

B.C. couple revamp lifestyle to start repaying $52,200 debt load

On Jan. 1, Louise Wallace took her first step down the long road toward debt freedom: She drafted a budget.<p>“Nothing fancy. Just a list of my revenue and my expenses so I can see where the money comes in and where the money goes out,” she said in a post on her blog, which launched New Year’s …

Downtown apartment dwellers unplug from the grid

'Sustainable Joes' document life with no fridge, stove or hot, running water<p>London, Ont., roommates Stephen Szucs and Dave Pope are living with no …

It’s not ‘unproductive’ to smell the flowers

Do you treat killing time as a sin?<p>In the frenzy of our multi-tasking life – with work always available on our handheld devices – it's easy to try to fill every moment of the day with something productive. So we read or write reports on planes, organize to-do lists and scan documents before a …

How To Quit Your Job And Travel

Me in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.<p>In April 2012 I was sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon idly researching living in Mexico. I'd been looking to …

Let's Talk Investing: How to attack student debt

Should you try to balance saving and student loan repayment, or go 100 per cent on the loan? What rates are charged on government student loans and bank student credit lines? Rob Carrick finds out

How to Enjoy Being Rich … Without Having Any Money

This year, my boyfriend and I took the dog, the cat, and walked away from our home and our jobs. We moved into a tiny Rialta RV, relinquished our …