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Financial technology (fintech) is all the rage lately with investors pouring money into startups to the tune of $22.3 billion in 2015. Experts continue to debate whether or not these new services really are changing our views towards money and posing threats to established financial institutions …

Personal Finance

Apps that give your phone a second number

Need a disposable number? Or an effective way to juggle work and personal lines? This is easier, and cheaper, than you think.<p>If you've ever had to juggle two mobile phones, you know it's a special form of torture. Two phones to carry. Two phones to keep charged. Two phones to answer!<p>Unfortunately, …

Apps
Saudi Arabia
Retirement

The Top Tools Entrepreneurs Can Use to Outsource Their Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>All entrepreneurs know that startup life is a 24/7 gig. We are busy people that have to learn to allocate our time in the most efficient way possible.<p>For those who don't have help at home, it’s not easy to juggle work and life. Who has …

Outsourcing

Five of the most reliable income investments that got cheaper in the sell-off

Our pick of the trusts that are not only available for less, but which provide reliable, and growing, income<p>Investors are used to being told to hold their nerve when share prices fall, and even that a market slump is the ideal time to buy.<p>That advice is sound, but it can be hard to commit more of …

The One Mindset Really, Really Rich People Always Avoid | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>As you sit there in meetings, on planes, and in fine airport bathrooms, wondering why you’re not yet truly wealthy, what reasons do you give yourself?<p>Do you tell yourself that you occasionally …

Self-improvement

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

These maps show what could happen next in Yemen — and how it could impact global politics

As Saudi Arabia and its coalition of partner Sunni states intervenes in the growing war within Yemen, the south Arabian country is taking on major geopolitical significance.<p>The conflict in Yemen is the the largest and most dangerous escalation in an ongoing series of proxy-battles between Sunni …

Middle East

10 Tips to Leverage Your Personal Assistant to Get More Done in Less Time | Inc.com

<b>Have ONE (1) project list on which your assistant tracks everything you give him or her to do.</b><p>Don't try to manage deliverables by email. Instead have your assistant have one excel spreadsheet where he or she puts everything.Make sure that your <i>assistant</i>--not you--owns the project list, and that …

Productivity
Investing

Would You Rent a Watch Instead of Buying It? Eleven James Hopes So

Earlier last year there was a lot of publicity about Eleven James – a fairly new company with a fairly new concept – especially as it relates to luxury watches. The idea is simple: rent a luxury watch. It is definitely contrary to the sentiment voiced in the famed Patek Philippe marketing statement …

Watches

Sell! Sell! Why The S&P 500 Will Halve In 2016

If you thought a low oil price was set to inspire a period of revived consumer spending and galvanized global growth, there is an alternative view you should know about. A report out today calls the impending end of the US business cycle, followed by a 50% drop in the S&P500 to 1,100 by March 2016 …

Stock Markets

Get Rid Of The Workplace Retirement Plan

About once a year I like to reintroduce my plan to better educate and service investors of the trillions of dollars in employee workplace savings plans. It’s a simple solution that would boost account balances, decrease employers expenses, and stop the insurance lobby and government committees from …

The Best Productivity Apps, Tools, and Methods

Like most small business owners, I struggle to find a balance between all there is to do and the few hours in which I have to do them.<p>Remaining …

Productivity Apps

7 Tips For Great Storytelling As A Leader

Tell better stories–and leave your audience wanting to hear more–with these tips on tale-spinning.<p>We share our stories with our friends, family, and strangers on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. We talk about vacations, holiday get-togethers, office projects, and travel mishaps. We don’t dump …

Public Speaking

Confident Entrepreneurs Deftly Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs often feel like impostors at their businesses and in their lives because they’re constantly trying to do things they’ve never done before. Every day they’re learning new skills and this can prompt them to feeling like …

Entrepreneurship

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Best SEO tools 2014

2014 was a busy year for Google. Check out new SEMrush Round Up dedicated to the main SEO changes of 2014 and the best SEO tools.

Estate-Planning Essentials for Single People

It Can Be More Complex Than for Married Couples<p>My recent columns on estate planning for couples with and without children prompted single readers to ask for equal time.<p>As well they should. Their ranks are steadily growing. In 1970, slightly more than a third of Americans age 15 and older were …

Retirement

Project management apps: Zoho, Podio, LiquidPlanner tackle tasks in unique ways

Projects and people differ, and so should project management apps. Compared to the biggest project management apps available, these three are lesser known but well worth trying.<p>Zoho Projects<p>Zoho is one of the pioneers in the world of web-based office suites, offering a collection of cloud-hosted …

The World Has More Young People Than Ever; What Does Their Future Hold? Not A Lot

Of the 7.3 billion people on the planet today, 1.8 billion, including 600 million girls, are between the ages of 10 and 24, a never before demographic, says a new report from the United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA.<p>“Never before have there been so many young people,” the report says. “Never …

Scarosso Aims To Be The Warby Parker Of Shoes With $11M From NEO, DN Capital

Warby Parker has made a name for itself, first in the US and now globally, as a purveyor of tailor-made glasses. Vertically integration – where a company both makes and sells something – has become a hot property and it’s supercharged by the efficiencies brought about via technology platforms. Now, …

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Dealflicks Raises $1.7 Million To Offer Movie Discounts Through An App

Over the past few years, movie theater chains have been struck by a slowdown in the number of seats sold. Due to escalating ticket prices, they’re having a difficult time getting people into their theaters.<p>Dealflicks, which considers itself a kind of “Priceline for movie tickets,” is trying to …

Urban Compass Raises $40M To Expand Its Apartment Marketplace Beyond NYC

Urban Compass, the startup that runs an online marketplace for people to rent, buy, and sell apartments, announced today it has closed on $40 million in new funding.<p>The round, which is Urban Compass’ Series B, includes participation from Advance Publications and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who …