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How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

Image via Vladyslav Tulinovskyi<br>Competition in the employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, …

Graphic Design

This century-old Japanese budgeting system can help you save a ton of money — and it's refreshingly simple

• <b>A budget can help you manage your finances and increase your savings. But it's not always easy to maintain.</b>• <b><br>"Kakeibo: The Japanese Art of Saving</b> …

Personal Finance

Retirement Series: Already 50? How To Retire At 62

It is always wise to start saving for retirement at an early age. However, this wisdom seems to be in short supply when one is younger.<p>We discuss a …

Retirement

This 39-Year-Old Saves 75% of Every Paycheck and Is Almost Ready to Retire. Here’s How She Does It

'The numbers don't lie.'<p>Just five years ago, Bianca DiValerio was struggling through a divorce and the last of three short sales that nearly wiped …

Personal Finance

How to Set Up a Backdoor Roth IRA

You may think a high income will shut you out of Roth IRA eligibility, but there’s another way in: a backdoor Roth IRA. And it can save you thousands …

Retirement

Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.

If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to …

Small Business

Why I Won't Wait Until 70 to Take Social Security

There are reasons why taking Social Security at 70 might make sense, but I still plan on claiming my benefits as soon as I can.<p>If I wait until age 70 …

If You Retire Early, Life Can Be a Beach

Who doesn’t like the idea of retiring early? Financial independence means the freedom to do what you want, when you want. Even if you love your job …

Here’s a straightforward retirement income strategy for workers with no pension

Older middle-income workers face daunting decisions that will significantly impact their retirement security:<p>• When can I afford to retire?<p>• Is it a …

Retirement

The New Tax Law Has Made It a Great Time to Invest in Real Estate. Here's How to Get the Most From Your Investment.

Paying attention to both the investment and operational sides of the business will make it a success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Changes in the new tax law mean it's a great time to invest in real estate. Between lower effective tax rates for LLCs, potential drops …

Real Estate

12 Beautiful Places In The Amalfi Coast Of Italy That You Have To Visit

To say that the Amalfi Coast of Italy is beautiful is something of an understatement! Oh, and don’t get me started on the weather too! While some of …

Italy

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

See the Block Where Taylor Swift Has Dropped $50 Million on 3 Apartments

Manhattan's Franklin Street has loading docks, empty store fronts -- and quiet.<p>Former New York City Global Welcome Ambassador Taylor Swift really …

New York City

The most breathtaking destinations on the Amalfi Coast

Want To Make $75,000 A Month And Quit Your Day Job?

Have you ever wanted something so bad you can taste it? You know what I’m talking about. It’s like the “burning desire” Napoleon Hill told us about in his business classic, <i>Think & Grow Rich</i>.<p>Maybe it’s something you wanted for so long, but life got in the way. The desire faded away and never …

Entrepreneurship

The Only Two Vanguard Index Funds You Need for Retirement

Investing doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. Build a dirt-cheap portfolio that can last a lifetime with just one stock ETF and one bond ETF.<p>…

Investing

Top 3 Retirement Savings Tips For 55- To 64-Year-Olds

Saving for retirement is often put on hold by those who feel they have sufficient time to start planning and saving later. While it is never too soon …

A man who retired at 34 shares a spreadsheet that helped him get there

On August 1, 2016, Brandon officially retired.<p>The 34-year-old software developer and blogger behind the Mad Fientist -- who doesn't use his last name …

Retirement

Bullet journals are the best new way to organise your life

We all have high hopes at the beginning of a new year – drink more water, eat healthier, get abs, smash every life goal you’ve ever had. You know, …

Personal Organizing

The 5 Best Things Your Child Can Say to a Bully

Arm your kid with these powerful comebacks.<p>“Well, that isn’t a very nice thing to say.”<p>“Kids typically bully when they think they can have a strong …

Parenting

Three Books To Power Up Your New Year

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is that I get some breathing room in my calendar. I love to use this time to spend time with friends and family, to work on projects and certainly to catch up on my reading.<p>If you want to take time to read to improve your professional life, there are …

Leadership

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

How to Leverage a Backdoor Roth IRA

High earners can be priced out of the eligibility to contribute to a Roth IRA. But there's another path to this rich retirement-saving option: the …

Retirement

How Do You Improve Yourself in 2018? Focus on Improving These 5 Areas of Your Life | Inc.com

Every year, you have the opportunity to audit yourself.<p>Unfortunately, most people plunge into New Year's Eve focusing only on their shiny new goals.<p><i>"I'm going to start working out."</i><p><i>"I'm going to have better work-life balance."</i><p><i>"I'm going to get a handle on my finances."</i><p>The problem is that setting …

Living Rooms

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore | Inc.com

Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking about the home services industry, which …

This Simple Math Helps You Decide When to Take Social Security

Thousands of dollars are at stake based on when you claim benefits.<p>Social Security provided $955 billion in benefits to 62 million seniors in 2017, …

Retirement

22 Skills Every Kid Should Have By the Time They’re 10

Sponsored by<p>By<p>Dec 22 2017, 9:52 AM<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at</i> <i>New York Life</i><i>, who are committed to helping families</i> …

Kids

17 Beautiful Places To See In Italy

There’s no beating around the bush, there are so many beautiful places to see in Italy. It’s one of my favourite countries to just hop in a car, …

Italy

6 of the Best Beaches in Italy

In Italy, beaches come with historic towns, tasty seafood, and fascinating backstories. While many locals flock to the sea in July and August, the …

Italy