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How to Fly Anywhere for 50% Off: A Killer Secret to Finding Cheap Flights

Los Angeles to Dubai for $260? Chicago to London for $208? It feels as though more and more people are cracking the code for finding cheap …

You Wouldn't Believe the Size of Costco's Membership Fee Income

The warehouse giant's shoppers fund the majority of its profit through their annual fees.<p><b>Costco</b> (NASDAQ:COST) is the second largest retailer in the …

Here's How You Can Help Your Toddler Easily Retire a Millionaire

Your kids and grandkids may be too young to invest on their own. So stop buying them plastic toys and use that cash to help make them rich. If you …

Udemy co-founder Eren Bali just raised $6.5 million for his newest startup

It’s no secret that communications between patients and their doctors and pharmacists is anything but seamless. The same is true for communications between doctors and the labs and insurance companies with which they work. Carbon Health, a San Francisco-based startup, is aiming to create a …

The case for making painkillers like ibuprofen prescription-only

Medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, are widely available over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets. But health providers have known for some time they can be unsafe for people with chronic health problems such as kidney …

25 Dividend Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

iStock<p>Finding a company with a long track record of consistent dividend payments is only part of the winning formula for investing in dividend …

Lowe's

How to invest with $5, $50 or $100

Investing isn't just for the rich.<p>It is true that if you have lots of cash, you'll have lots of options on where to put it. But if you are just getting started and have just a minimal amount of money to work with — anywhere from $5 to $1,000 — you may have more choices than you might think.<p>A few …

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

How can you get rich? There are plenty of paths to wealth.<p>You could win the lottery. A long-lost uncle could pass away and leave you his stash of bitcoins. Of course, there are plenty of other methods to getting rich as well. One way to seriously consider is to buy stocks that are poised to benefit …

8 Costly Flight Booking Mistakes You Make All the Time

Before you book your next flight, here's how to make sure you're getting the best deal.<p>Whether you travel for pleasure or for business, buying a …

Your Magic Number: The Best-Kept Secret for Managing Your Personal Finances

Only 29 percent of households age 55 and older have any retirement savings or pension.<p>I think that everyone I know--from family and friends, to business associates and clients and customers--wishes they could do a better job with their personal finances. Many of us are in debt up to our eyeballs, …

The 50 Best Mutual Funds and ETFs, Period

Use these to build your portfolio.<p>Last year, investing was like being the proverbial duck in the pond. On the surface, everything may have seemed …

Where high-net-worth investors are putting their money right now

As much as we may wish otherwise, there is no data point, no computer algorithm, no secret knowledge that can tell us what's to come in the market or in the economy at large.<p>The best we can do is to pay attention to what the "smart money" is doing – portfolio professionals, hedge fund managers, …

Investing

8 ways to avoid paying an airline change fee

Most of us have resigned ourselves to paying the fee to change our itinerary, no matter how far out the trip still is, but you shouldn't have to.<p>We dug deeper to find eight sneaky ways to get around paying those penalties.<p>Not everyone knows that their non-refundable ticket actually comes with a …

Three money numbers you need to know

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Some numbers matter more than others. How much you make is important, for example, but your …

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 …

How Small Actions Help You Take Control of Your Finances

Last year, I wanted to write a book. It seemed like an impossible task. But I figured, “if I can write a long blog post, I can surely write one …

33 startups to watch in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on …

The 7 best ways to invest $1,000

<i>Is this possible?</i><p>After all, don't many financial advisers have investing minimums?<p>What if you're new to investing? Where do you start and what are the best short term investments or long term?<p>Yes, there <i>are</i> places you can invest $1,000. And, some of them are pretty nifty, as well.<p>But, it's not …

Your car payment is destroying your chance to build wealth

For others, stagnating wages and college bills are a real problem. Then there are those who claim raising kids makes it impossible to grow wealth.<p>No matter where you go, you'll hear stories of hardship — many of which are out of our control.<p>But, what if I told you <i>some</i> financial pain in this country …

Why the Best Salespeople Interrogate Their Potential Customers

This is how the best salespeople improve their game and avoid major time sucks.<p>Sales isn't just about closing deals.<p>One of the most valuable skills a salesperson can learn is to say no to a deal.<p>Salespeople are regularly tempted with the opportunity to close deals with people who aren't really …

What Is a Credit Union—and How Is it Different From a Bank?

Between the 2008 financial crisis and the recent Wells Fargo fiasco, consumers have grown distrustful of banks and are considering credit unions as …

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you plan, research and prepare, the better off you'll be. With that in mind, I've rounded up these nine tricks …

These Are The Only 6 Habits Required for Financial Success

Bill Gates is the richest person in technology as per Forbes<p>This guest column is by Veronica Tondon, Marketing Manager, Invoicera<p>There are many …

Self-improvement

One Simple Teaspoon Of This Will Help You Lose 3 Times More Body Fat

<i>People who have problems with their weight loss have tried many different drinks in hope that they will lower their weight significantly.</i><p>Some people …

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20 Habits Holding Me Back From Being a Millionaire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How would you like to become a millionaire?<p>We all do. But, most of us, including yours truly, have bad habits that get in the way of accomplishing this feat. If you’re able to ditch these bad habits, you should realize that obtaining a …

How to Do Dumbbell Lunges

The lunge is basically a giant step forward. The exercise can be done without weights, with dumbbells held at the sides or at shoulder level, or with …

Workouts

Researchers calculated the exact financial benefits of exercise — it could save you thousands of dollars a year

Could you use a few hundred dollars? How about $2,500?<p>Then you might want to get moving.<p>Exercise is basically a wonder drug, something that researchers have described as a true "polypill," the sort of substance that can somehow treat an incredibly broad range of medical conditions, from heart …

6 Must-Have Real Estate Investment Tools

Before starting any real estate investment, you want to have a number of tools ready that will simplify and make certain tasks more efficient. It’s …