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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

<b>“Self–education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” <br>Isaac Asimov</b><p>I struggled throughout grade school, not because I found the …

OpenCourseware

RBS chairman Howard Davies: Banks set to trigger Brexit contingency plans in March 2018 without details of transitional period

The chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland has said he's not concerned that the government has taken its "eye off the ball" when it comes to Brexit amid …

United Kingdom

9 things the best employees do that get them promoted

Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional employees ask their boss is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>For some bosses, the answer to getting promoted is obvious: Complete a specific task, gain a certain amount of experience, or simply be the next in …

Leadership

Want to Raise Inspired Kids? A Navy SEAL Commander Says Teach Them These 10 Things | Inc.com

A few years ago, a retired Navy SEAL commander named Bill McRaven gave a graduation speech at the University of Texas. His words went viral, starting with his advice that no matter what you do, if you want to be successful, you should make your bed in the morning.<p>McRaven, who had been in charge of …

Pacific Ocean

The 10 Best Quotes About Success From Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard Commencement Address

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered the commencement address to Harvard University graduates on Thursday, during which he proposed an ambitious …

Mark Zuckerberg
North Carolina

How to get what you want at work - the secrets of successful women

As a woman in business, I am always looking to invest in my personal development - but with the plethora of online coaches, business bibles and success hacks out there, it's often hard to know whose advice you should follow. I also know how lonely the journey can be from identifying what you want …

How to Streamline and Diversify Your Content Marketing Strategy

Content marketing works, plain and simple. However, it’s becoming more specialized and audiences are more selective and sophisticated than ever. If …

What's the Best Way to Save for Retirement?

article<p>We hear a lot about the importance of retirement planning and saving for the future. Since Social Security won't pay all of your bills in retirement, you'll need to take matters into your own hands. While there are different ways to build a nest egg, this three-step method will show you how …

When it's OK to splurge on yourself, and when you should resist

People who spend too much outnumber, by far, those who spend too little. But the methods that therapists and financial planners use to help …

Personal Finance

Next Wave Of Financial Advisors

<i>[This article originally appeared in our December issue of ETF Report.]</i><p><b>Sophia Bera: Financial Advice for the Next Gen</b><p>Gen Y Planning isn’t your …

Investing

The 9 Management Myths That Leadership Needs To Nix

The career landscape has been completely transformed over the past half century. The scenes in <i>Mad Men</i> seem absolutely impossible to imagine in today’s world of work. Despite the huge contrast, several musty mindsets about employees and employers persist. In this post, I will focus on employer …

Employee Engagement

How parents can teach their children to value money without being greedy

That last one can prove tricky, though. How do you strike the balance between teaching children to be financially conscious without them becoming greedy?<p>For Dr. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and best-selling author of the "The Conscious Parent" and "The Awakened Family," it comes down to …

Personal Finance

The 7 Ages That Matter Most When Planning Retirement

<i>50, 59 ½, 62, 65, 66, 70, 70 ½: The birthdays (and half-birthdays) that matter most</i><p>The age you retire will likely differ from your neighbor, relative, or co-worker. But in preparing for retirement, there are certain ages that everyone has to be mindful of because of IRS rules on retirement accounts …

Retirement

Get Your Finances in Order With This Month-by-Month Guide

You don’t learn everything about money at once. Most of us take a series of steps in the right direction until we finally feel in control of our …

3 Ways You Block Yourself From Being as Successful as You Could Be

The world puts many barriers in the way of our success, but the ones we needlessly erect ourselves are the biggest.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people are sure their lack of success is due to external circumstances or simple bad luck. This is not usually the …

Self-improvement

A financial planner outlines the 10 money goals everyone should have for 2017

Other people don't bother to set goals. They choose — unconsciously at least — to rely on luck.<p><i>"The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself."</i><p><i>Douglas MacArthur</i><p>Let's establish up front that goals are something more substantial than dreams or wishes.<p>They can start with dreams or wishes, but …

Personal Finance

18 bad habits you should break in 2017 to be more productive

While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Below are 18 things you should stop doing right now to become more productive.

Time Management

Financial planner answers common personal finance questions

When you’re a financial planner, clients come to you with pressing personal finance questions. The same questions tend to crop up from different …

Four Ways To Help Your Employees Understand How They Contribute To The Company's Bottom Line

If you’re a people manager, you might look around at the bustling activity of your team and the looks of intense determination on their faces and assume that everyone understands how their work contributes to the company’s bottom line.<p>But you would be wrong. At least based on a recent Robert Half …

Employee Engagement

Three Traps That Hinder Your Path To Success

Some people seem to be on a smooth trajectory when it comes to career success. They have regular opportunities for career advancement and seem to be in a professional perpetual motion. What separates these superstars from most professionals in the world of work?<p>They avoid these three traps that …

Self-improvement

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money When You Have a Lot of It

“Hey, dad, how much is your company worth?”<p>I could feel the tension rising in my body as I tried to act like my daughter’s question wasn’t a big deal. I slowly continued clearing dishes off the table while deciding how to maneuver around this potential minefield.<p>“Well, your mother and I feel really …

Parenting

How To Do Investment Property Analysis

Buying an investment property and joining the world of real estate is exciting! Finding the best property is the catch. There are two types of data …

10 Money Quotes That Can Help You Get Rich

Image source: Pixabay.<p>There are many different ways to learn important things, such as learning things the hard way -- by trying and doing and sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing. Another way is to learn from others. After all, lots of smart people have pursued the same goals as you, such as …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'How much money should I keep in my bank accounts?'

<i>How much should I keep in my checking and savings accounts? And where should I keep my emergency fund?</i><p>It's important to have cash available for both regular and unexpected expenses.<p>For obvious reasons, your checking and savings accounts should have enough money in them to cover these costs — but …

Personal Finance

4 Things Retirees Forget to Save For

While it's hard to predict exactly how much money you'll need in retirement, the more savings you can amass, the better. Unfortunately, Americans, in general, are falling short in this regard: One out of every three has no retirement savings whatsoever.<p>Even more alarming, however, is the fact that …

Commitment is the beginning of your Success

Are you committed to your own success? Before you can start your own personal journey to success you have to ask yourself this one question, “Am I …