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These websites offer reliable answers to common financial questions

You have questions about investing, and the Internet has answers.<p>Finding them is the challenge. So much of what you find through online searches is dated, uninformed or presented by banks and investment firms trying to sell you stuff. For reliable answers to 20 common financial planning and …

Picniic Launches Family Management App on iOS

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Where in the world offers best value for stock investors?

Italy's stock market offers the brightest prospect for investors, according to a detailed study of historic patterns of share price movements and present valuations.<p>Despite a brewing crisis in its banking system, those who invest across the Italian market as a whole can expect annual returns of …

11 ways unsuccessful people mismanage their time

Time management: it's the difference between a regular day and a disastrous 24 hour ordeal in which major projects don't get submitted, dogs don't get walked, and important prescriptions don't get picked up.<p>Some are naturally good at managing their time. Others learn. A few people scrape by due to …

Thinking of Cashing Out Your Stocks Post-Brexit? Do This Instead.

Cash can be useful, but don’t be stampeded into selling your stocks.<p>As markets dip worldwide in the wake of the Brexit vote, there’s a big temptation …

This is how you make better decisions, according to science

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones, according to Chip Heath's "Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work."<p>With careers:<p>In our jobs:<p>And in our personal lives:<p>We get a lot of sketchy tips based on unreliable …

Career Development

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What makes ETFs good investments for retirement

The popularity of exchange-traded funds has never been higher. The industry just passed the $100-billion mark in assets in Canada, and a recent poll conducted by the Journal of Financial Planning and the Financial Planning Association Research and Practice Institute indicated that ETFs were the …

Every parent should install this launcher on their kid’s Android smartphone

If you're a parent wanting to keep your smartphone-using kids safe, there's an Android app which will limit what apps they can use on the phone, …

Text Messaging

How Billionaires Like Steve Jobs Stay Productive

Are you looking for ways to manage your time more effectively? How about tricks to make you a more productive individual? Take a couple of cues from …

Time Management

7 Things That Will Make You Feel Much Better About Brexit

Get past the flashing stock tickers, investors, and focus on these factors instead.<p>The reaction to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has …

Why cash trumps shares if you want top returns

Analysis by Radio 4’s Paul Lewis defies the view that savings accounts are a poor relation of shares<p>Many people with shares-based investments will have been feeling glum this week after Brexit jitters wiped tens of billions of pounds off the value of leading UK companies. But at least they can be …

Keep your conversations private with these super secure messaging apps

Carry on your funny, private conversations with images, media files and others using any of these messaging apps that promise top most security.

Apps

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

Should you buy annuity for regular income?

When you retire, you want a worry-free way of getting a regular income from investing the corpus you have accumulated over your working lifetime. In …

Here’s some help for deciding what to do in retirement

<b>Question: I have a good-sized nest egg, but I’m less certain about how to spend my time after leaving work. Can you recommend resources or tools that</b> …

Retirement

New Retirement Advice Standard... Helping or Hurting Investors?

Fifty years ago, when factory/union workers comprised the American middle class, the majority of Americans’ retirement savings were company pension plans (defined benefit plans) created by an employer. As America evolved into a service economy, middle class workers experienced a drastic shift how …

11 Traits Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn’t a set recipe …

The Sales Funnel in 4 Easy Steps: How to win customers, keep them, and win more

If you’re not sure what the ‘sales funnel’ is, here’s a quick explanation. In short, it’s the process that turns potential customers into loyal …

5 hobbies that will make you smarter

Work is never enough.<p>We all need to have hobbies other than our work to add value to our lives.<p>Finding activities that are rejuvenating is important, because it helps us maintain a proper work-life balance.<p>To prevent mental and emotional burnout, we need to disrupt our routines with a spark of …

Self-improvement

6 Minimalist Steps to Turning Your Blog into a Profitable Business

When I was first taking the steps to turn my blog into an online business, I was trying everything. Facebook Ads, guest posting, being on every platform; you name it, I did it!<p>Only problem was, doing everything to build my business quickly wore me out. Not only that, but I didn't know what was …

Profit

5 Signs You’re a Thought Leader (And How to Become One If You’re Not)

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5 Ways You Can Harness Instagram to Get Leads and Close Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Until recently, Instagram was a pretty self-contained network that didn’t allow for any interaction outside it, except for a link in the bio. With the introduction of ads, the situation has changed a little, but Instagram remains somewhat …

Marketing

Almost Ready to Retire? Here's Why You Should Be Saving More Than Ever

We hear a lot about the importance of saving for retirement, and how the earlier we start, the more time our money has to grow. But some people make the mistake of curbing their savings as they get closer to retirement.<p>The logic goes something like this: Since there's not much time to generate a …

Planning For Your Retirement: Understanding Annuities

<i>An annuity can be a very smart retirement investment for many people. That's not just because an annuity can provide a secure revenue stream — a monthly check — for the rest of your life, no matter how long you live. On top of that, the longer you live, the more you get what's called a "mortality</i> …

That Steve Jobs Research Quote Should RIP

A little over four years since the passing of Steve Jobs, we continue to follow the ups & downs of Apple and channel the words that this amazing …

Seven tribes of savers: Which one are you - and which account is best for your needs?

‘Savvy’ or ‘squeezed’, our guide will help you decide your group and, crucially, the type of account that you need.

Finance

How Laura Roeder Built Her 'Edgar' App to $150,000 Monthly Revenue in 13 Months

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media marketers are a dime a dozen these days, but there are still some very talented professionals who stand out -- and Laura Roeder is one of these rising stars in the social media industry.<p>Roeder is the founder of Edgar, an …

Marketing