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Choose a Challenge: 5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money

There's a lot of power in the concept of the personal challenge. Even those who self-describe as the 'laziest' among us can find the motivation and …

Conjure up big savings without sacrificing your quality of life

Saving hard can hurt, but you can turn it into a psychically sustainable experience by aligning your budget with your values.True, if you have the …

Pick One Day a Month to Be Your Personal Finance Day

Most of the money things you need to deal with happen on a regular basis, and you can usually move most monthly due dates. While you’re at it, go …

5 free apps that will help you hack your finances

Saving money is difficult. There’s no other way to put it. Even people who live well within their means can never seem to save as much money as …

12 Money Rules to Live By

Sometimes one-size-fits-all advice works just fine.<p>One-size-fits-all financial advice isn’t supposed to work. We’re all as unique as snowflakes, so …

Personal Finance

5 Lessons From the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

With some of the world's most influential business leaders all in one place, one entrepreneur had to make the cross-country trip to see.<p><i>Morris Tabush, an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from New York, is the Founder & President of Tabush Group, a leading cloud computing, technology</i> …

Entrepreneurship

5 Simple Things Happy Entrepreneurs Do

Being an entrepreneur is an inarguably difficult undertaking. It takes a great deal of time, dedication, patience and sacrifice. This is why it …

Happiness

Latest results from the 2016 U.S. presidential primaries and caucuses.

Des Moines Register<p>https://www.desmoinesregister.com/pages/interactives/elections-results-primaries-2016/<p>Latest results from the 2016 U.S. …

Primary Elections

How to Finally Launch Your Dream Business in 2016

If your goal this year is to finally launch that new venture you've been putting off for years, here's some advice.<p><i>The following is part of a series from Trello, which partnered with business and lifestyle experts to bring inspirational advice to successfully stay on track with your New Year's</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Pass or Fail? Profs Grade GOP Foreign Policy Debate

David Alpher, <i>George Mason University</i> and Bear F Braumoeller, <i>Ohio State University</i><p>Round 5 of the GOP debates was full of tough talk. Mike Blake/Reuters<p><i>Two weeks after a terrorist attack in California, the GOP candidates for president met to discuss foreign policy. We asked two national security</i> …

Sheryl Sandberg once told an employee she sounded stupid — and the reason why is a great management lesson for everyone

At venture capital firm First Round Capital's recent CEO Summit, Scott talked about how to make sure you're providing the right type of guidance to your team and being a good boss.<p>Scott uses an approach called radical candor, and she used an example from her time working for Sheryl Sandberg at …

It's Not You, It's Me: The Real Reasons Why I Travel Solo

Aside from "How do you make money to travel so much?" and, "If you're traveling solo, who's taking the picture?", the next most common question I get asked is, "Why do you choose to travel solo?"<p>My immediate logical response is usually something along the lines of, "Because if I want to go …

What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones

Research shows that employees dislike their jobs, don’t trust their leaders, and aren’t engaged. If you’re a leader — or aspiring to be one — you should be frightened. Are organizations in the modern world built for leaders to fail? Or can you overcome these leadership challenges, and if so, how? …

Team Building

5 Ways to Hack a Business Plan

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're building gadgets, selling software or starting a nonprofit, your starting point is a vision, which gets turned into a plan of action. In business, your plan is the road map that will help you pinpoint the answers …

Small Business

Suitcase snapshot: A survey of American packing habits

Are you a folder or a roller, a planner or procrastinator? Do you make lists or toss items into a bag at the last minute and hope for the best? Cheapflights.com surveyed more than 1,000 Americans on their packing preferences and the results may surprise you.<p>If you think you're a good packer, you're …

What 12,000 Emails Tell Us About Being Hillary Clinton

My window into four years of HRC’s over-scheduled, under-rested, BlackBerry-centric life.<p>“I hope we can achieve both power and poetry,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton writes to Jake Sullivan, one of her top deputies, before giving a speech in Berlin in 2009.<p>“You’re a softie underneath that …

10 New Rules For Finding Cheap Flights

It seems as if someone posts or prints a set of air ticket buying tips every day now, and most of those tips belong to the "round up the usual suspects" family: Be flexible, check alternate airports, fly a low-fare airline, visit all the websites, buy domestic tickets two months in advance and …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime