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5 Things We Learned From Listening to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

What makes Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffet, who holds mega brands like Geico Auto Insurance and Kraft Heinz in his portfolio, such a great …

The First Things You Should Do After Paying Off a Big Debt

In my 20s, I paid off my student debt and it felt amazing. For the first time ever, I had <i>discretionary income</i>: money left over after necessities. …

Here's why those tech billionaires are throwing millions at ethical AI

Worried about a dystopian future in which AI rule the world and humans are enslaved to autonomous technology? You're not alone. So are billionaires …

12 Things to Stop Doing Right Now if You Want to Be Successful in 2017

Consider these changes to set you on the winning path in the new year.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new calendar year always offers an opportunity for a fresh start and provides an additional pinch of motivation to banish some habits that have stopped serving you …

Online

Kinder Morgan Shares Slip After Ho-Hum Quarter

Kinder Morgan (KMI) shares initially rose at the open in response to its fourth quarter results, posted Wednesday after the close. But it didn't last …

Opinion: Fund manager who correctly predicted 2014 drop in oil now sees prices in the $30s

The dark days of February 2016, when oil and stock prices were in a race to the bottom, are a distant memory. The lows were hit on Feb. 11, when the …

Oil

Improve Your Financial Future: 5 Small Things You Can Do

A little insight into the writing process: I wanted to kick this post off with a clever quote about baby steps or making sure you stay moving towards …

Personal Finance

The 7 Best REITs to Buy for High Yield and Growth

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) really took a beating in the second half of last year. From the late summer peak through the post-election …

Want to Be Financially Fit in 2017? Use These Tips | Investopedia

The beginning of the year is a great time to reorganize your financial goals and the way that you aim to reach them. Here are six top tips on taking …

Top 5 Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2018 | Investopedia

Most dividend-paying stocks do so on a quarterly basis, but you can find equities that will pay you each month. If you reinvest dividends, you can …

18 Ways To Save A Bunch Of Cash Without Even Trying

Money, money, money!<p><i>Note: Not all submissions are from Community users.</i><p><i>Some entries were condensed for length or clarity.</i>

Learn how to pitch your startup with Pitchbot.vc

How much traction? What’s the market size? Who else invested? Are you the target user? These are the questions every investor will ask you, so you better build a business with the right answers and get ready to recite them. That’s what Pitchbot.vc helps you practice.<p>Pitchbot simulates a pitch …

Startups

How to Change Your Lifestyle to Retire Early | Investopedia

You will likely have to change your lifestyle to retire early. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stop going out to eat, buy only used clothing …

The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation

We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story. We at …

InterAct

The One Thing Millennials Need to Know About Investing

The oldest millennials are now starting to enter their formative years in the workforce and the youngest of the group will soon graduate from high school. Millions of millennials are going to be making decisions about what to do with their finances and how much to spend or save for the future.<p>As …

30 Clever Ways to Make Money Online

Consider selling your original Instagrams, becoming a virtual assistant or providing online tutoring.<p>Who doesn’t want to earn more money? Whether …

Small Business

Are You Financially Resilient? 5 Signs To Look For

During the past year I’ve had the pleasure to get to know some amazing people who got punched in the mouth by life events in 2016. They shared one essential trait to help them persevere – <i>resilience</i>. Resilience is the ability to “roll with the punches” and deal with life events. From a personal …

Retirement

The power of saving 1 percent more

<i>Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:</i><p><b>The power of saving 1 percent more</b><br>Financial New Year's …

Seven steps to improve your finances in 2017

The new year is a great time to take a fresh look at your finances. Ready for a boost in 2017? Here are seven steps to give you a running start.<p><b>1. Know your credit score</b><p>Your credit rating not only affects whether you can get approved for future credit, but it also may factor into the fees you pay …

How Can I Invest with Less Than $100?

Even though $100 might not sound like a lot, the power of compounding can be incredible. It has been said, "Do not despise the day of small …

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Dividends

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Certain investors don't need to be reminded that despite their conceptual simplicity, dividends as an investment tool continue to reward as much study and research as one is able to commit. As we dive into a new year, below are five interesting facts about dividends you …

4 Steps People Who Weren't Born Rich Can Take to Get Rich

Building wealth is a matter of working consistently and managing what money you do have well. A little luck is a big help.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>President-elect Donald Trump was born into wealth. His first job was literally handed to him in the form of a lofty …

Personal Finance

6 Bootstrapping Secrets for Building a Successful Business on a Shoestring Budget

It is possible to build a successful small business on a shoestring budget<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurs feel they cannot start a business because of lack of capital. Of course, capital is necessary, and sometimes difficult to come by. But, what many …

Small Business

5 Wealth Habits All Successful Entrepreneurs Share

Habits are what make us who we are. Exceptionally successful entrepreneurs have learned to use the power of habit to their advantage. That is why …

How to Retire with Over $4,426,000 By Saving Only $111 Dollars per Paycheck

Retirement

How to avoid a very costly rookie investing mistake

Picking the wrong online broker is one of the more expensive mistakes rookie investors can make.<p>Like virtually all investment firms, online brokers will apply a fee when clients move their accounts to other company. The charge is typically deducted from the cash in the account before money is moved …

Finance

3 Stocks to Help You Build Retirement Wealth

Image source: Getty Images.<p>We'd all love to find an investment that could quickly transform a small investment into great wealth so we can retire early. While it is possible to find such wealth creators, it is impractical to bet one's retirement on that pursuit. Instead, finding steady wealth …

Don't believe the shorts betting against Canada’s Home Capital

<i>Robert Gill is Vice-President, Portfolio Manager at Lincluden Investment Management, which owns shares in Home Capital.</i><p>The movie <i>The Big Short</i>, based on the book by author Michael Lewis, famously outlined the financial crisis of 2007-08, which was triggered by the U.S. housing bubble. In the movie, …

Investing

How startups outside the Bay Area can fundraise in a big way

Todd Olson Contributor<p>Todd Olson is the CEO of Pendo, a platform that helps companies deliver great software product experiences.<p>Raising venture capital is tough for any startup. But it can be a little more difficult when you’re located outside of Silicon Valley. More difficult, but definitely not …

Venture Capital