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I spent 5 years studying millionaires — these are the 4 steps to achieving financial success

In my Rich Habits Study, I interviewed 233 millionaires, with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets.<p>One of the many revelations of the study was that the life you have is a reflection of the foundation you've built during your adult years.<p>If you work hard and …

Retirement

Public Speaking Is the 1 Skill that Will Make You Stand Out. Here Are 4 Simple Ways to Master It

Sometimes, it's the small things that make the biggest difference.<p>Public speaking can feel overwhelming and maybe even terrifying, especially if you don't do it often. Whether it is a simple presentation to just a few co-workers or a huge event to a ton of people and your career depends on it, the …

15 Ways to Optimize Your Instagram Profile

Instagram is ideal for brands but making your profile the best it can be requires patience and lots of tweaking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2017, Instagram added an additional 100 million users to their platform and there are no signs of slowed growth in 2018. …

If You Want to Be Successful, Stop Reading Business Books. Here's What You Should Do Instead

Get their attention. Solve their problems. Take their money<p>Because I'm both a writer and the owner of a marketing agency, people often ask me to recommend business books to them. They usually expect me to point them to a how-to about social media marketing, a leadership "classic", or, at the very …

The 14 toughest tongue-twisters in the English language

<b><br>1. 'Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.'</b><p>A team of researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology say that this is the most difficult tongue twister <i>in the world.</i> Can you say it ten times fast? The psychologists who created this tongue twister said that people who attempted to say it either …

The best VPNs for Mac users looking for privacy

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​10 Bucket List Marathons You Should Run in 2018

​Time to go big and go far for the new year.<p>Starting a brand new year can often be about setting new goals, pushing new limits, and bettering yourself—whether as a parent, runner, employee, student, or friend.<p>But shouldn’t setting new goals also be kind of fun? When every item is checked off on the …

Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your New AirPods

AirPods were a hot ticket item this holiday season, selling out from Apple and other retailers.<p>We're guessing quite a few <i>MacRumors</i> readers got new AirPods during the holidays, so we thought we'd share some super handy tips and tricks that'll help you get the most out of your new earphones.<p><i>Subscribe</i> …

These 7 features show why you should use Google Photos to store and manage all your photos and videos

Google Photos is Google's photo management service that works both as a gallery app on smartphones, tablets, and the web, as well as a good piece of software that uses the company's artificial intelligence to make cool stuff with your photos and videos.<p>The app's interface is divided into four tabs: …

Google Photos

Don't Let Money Be an Obstacle to Starting a Business -- 5 Reasons Why

If money is your only holdup for realizing your dream, do some research -- you might find more opportunities than you'd expect.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've found that a surprising number of professionals -- the majority, in fact -- have dreamed about, or at …

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are my 10 best tips to build wealth

We all have money tips coming out our ears. Do this. Don't do that. Do this <i>or</i> that. And on and on… The advice seems endless. So much so that if you try to follow them all you'd end up with no time to actually live your life.<p>At the same time, all money tips are not created equal. While many are …

3 Companies You Should Emulate If You Want to Bootstrap Your Business

Why it's okay to say 'no' to venture capital money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is plenty of hype in startup circles these days. But despite the whispered sightings of mythical beasts, there are no make-believe creatures that I know of. So, can we stop talking …

Beach Reading? 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should PeruseThis Summer.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Part of entrepreneurship is being able to continue your own education. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur still sitting in a 9-to-5, or a full-fledged founder knee-deep in the process, self-education is one of the primary pillars of …

Can’t Decide Which Lens to Use? Here’s How You Break the Focal Length “Rules” to Take Better Photos

There are plenty of rules about which focal length lens works best for different types of photography. For example, many of us were taught to reach …

11 brilliant conversation starters to use in a job interview

But research suggests that building rapport with your interviewers before getting into the nitty gritty details can give you an edge over other candidates.<p>For those to whom small talk doesn't come naturally, we asked some career experts to weigh in on some of the best icebreakers you could use to …

Employment

Why You Should Launch a Brand, Not a Product

Five reasons brands are what really matter to your consumers -- and your bottom line.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Contrary to what many entrepreneurs may think, a product is not a brand. Many companies just starting out launch products -- a new innovation or new way …

This Moist, Cakey Banana Bread Will Win You Friends

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Coat 2 (9x5-inch) loaf pans with cooking spray or butter; set aside.<p>Place the flour, …

7 Things You Must Do to Grow a Fanatical Following Online

Even with technology at their fingertips, your audience members want to hear real stories and connect in meaningful ways. Give them that, and they'll become loyal followers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re looking to grow a company or build a personal …

Think You're Too Old to Start a Business? This Is Why You're Wrong | Inc.com

Something's been bothering me more and more over the past couple of years. It's the notion that older entrepreneurs don't have the skills and talent to compete with those in their 20s. It's disappointing to me that the macrotechnology shift to a mobile and social media landscape has siphoned the …

Entrepreneurship

These Entrepreneurs Show You Can Start a Business at Any Age

It's never too late or too early.<p>This story appears in the January 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>You're never too young or too old to start a business. So, if you're feeling discouraged because of your age, it's time to get rid of those negative thoughts.<p>"I'm too old" or "I don't have …

Top 5 Best Places To Travel In 2017 - Europe's Best Destinations

Related: Top Five Best<p>Where in Europe should you travel to in 2017? What are the best destinations, both in the city and in the country? What I don’t …

European Travel

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," …

Self-improvement

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

To help make 2017 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old classics to hot new releases.<p>No guarantees you'll get rich, but it can't hurt to kick off the new year with one of these gems.<p><i>Kathleen Elkins contributed to a</i> …

6 Tricks to Add Depth to Your Photos

One of the obstacles that all photographers face is figuring out how to make their images look less two-dimensional and more three-dimensional. Of …

Landscape Photography

F-Stops vs T-Stops - What are they? and when do you use them?

F-Stops are a familiar term when it comes to photography. As more photographer start to delve into the world of video, though, they’ve started …

Cinematography

A hacker reveals a simple way to come up with a strong password that's easy to remember

It's a lot easier than you might think for someone to figure out your password, thanks to special software that uses brute force to run quickly through all of the possible options. But you can create strong passwords using a simple trick that makes them complex yet very easy to remember.<p><b>Follow Tech</b> …

5 Accessories That Will Make You a Better Smartphone Photographer

Who needs a DSLR?<p>With these pro-grade accessories, you can upgrade your smartphone camera and snap some unbelievable pics without the hassle of lugging around a clunky DSLR or heavy equipment.

13 Lenses That Photographers Use Most for Portraits

Like all types of photography, portraiture is a fun way to interact with friends and family. And, if you have designs on becoming a professional …

Cameras

10 Best podcasts every entrepreneur must listen today

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share3<p>+11<p>Shares 13<p>As a busy entrepreneur, your time is limited and valuable, so you need to be selective in how you spend it. Podcasts are …

Entrepreneurship

This amazing flash drive adds 128GB to your iPhone and latches to your keychain

Running out of device space is a huge annoyance, especially when you’re shooting pictures or video that you suddenly realize you don’t have room to keep. You can solve that storage frustration once and for all with the iKlips DUO, a flash drive designed with Apple mobile devices.<p>Right now, you can …