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How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanLearning how to be more assertive can massively improve your quality of life.All of …

Self-help

Important Papers to Locate After Someone Dies

Important Papers to Locate After Someone Dies<p>Updated July 16, 2017<p>After someone dies, family members will need to locate all of the decedent's …

Personal Finance

8 Keys to Coming Off as the Expert in Whatever You Sell

Solve their problem instead of simply selling them something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful salespeople in the world don’t come across as salespeople at all. Instead, they carry themselves as experts in their industry who can solve key challenges …

Selling

5 Free iOS Travel Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>Here’s five neat little apps that will help you score the cheapest plane tickets possible so that you can book your trip and not drain your bank</b> …

Apps

Would You Answer These 100 (Controversial) Job Interview Questions?

How much personal information are you willing to reveal to a hiring manager?<p>At first, I thought it was a job scam. A joke. But, a little research proved it was legit. Companies are doing this thing referred to as a, "Snowflake Test." One employer using this technique sent the list of 100 job …

Employment

Meet Loqbox – the new way build up your credit score WITHOUT getting into any debt

Without a credit history you will struggle to take out loans, credit cards and mortgages - and might even struggle to to open a bank account.<p>In fact, …

Personal Finance

The $10 Job-Hunting Secret You May Not Know About

Your resume is the first chance you have to leave a good impression on a potential employer and should be treated accordingly. Think about it: If …

Web Design

What Is a Roth IRA? Everything You Need to Know

The Roth IRA is the golden child of the retirement planning world. Investors, financial advisors and online brokers have been singing the praises of …

Retirement

6 Personal Finance Habits Everyone Should Get Into

These tips will help you spend less and save more. Talk about a win-win.<p>Though Americans are slowly but surely ramping up their savings game, most …

Personal Finance

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

GIF Animations

18 Ways for Digital Nomads to Make Money

All you need is a laptop, Wi-Fi and some wanderlust.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Real estate entrepreneur, writer and filmmaker Heidi Hough lives in a community of foreigners and natives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Prior to Chiang Mai, she was in Vienna for a few …

Employment

Compounding Interest Daily vs Monthly: What’s Better for Your Savings?

When you open a savings account, CD, or another interest-bearing account, you’ll see a lot of information surrounding how interest is paid.<p>You might …

Personal Finance

9 things you should never say during a salary negotiation

You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you're nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However, if you're like me, you have definitely put your foot in your mouth a time or two saying the wrong thing at …

Employment

Renowned Design Mentor’s Personal Résumé Template Is Now Free-To-Download

Image via The Futur<br>Chris Do, Executive Creative Director at Blind and renowned design mentor at The Futur, has made the template of his personal …

Employment

How to Protect Your Cryptocurrency Holdings (Infographic)

If you're planning to invest in the volatile and risky market, be smart about it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With cryptocurrency growing in popularity, you may want get a cut. But you have to be smart about investing your money in something so risky and volatile.<p>As …

Cryptocurrency

This is exactly how many days in advance you should buy a plane ticket

If you book at the wrong time, you could pay hundreds more than you need to<p>Land these savings.<p>You’ll want to book your domestic flight 70 days before …

Flying

How to Quit a Job | How to Give Two Weeks' Notice | The Art of Manliness

Quitting a job can make a man surprisingly anxious. The roots of the anxiety are myriad:<p>Maybe you’ve never really quit a job before. You always had a …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the clutter to find the strategies and tips that …

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

Mentoring

If You Want to Work From Home In 2018, Check Out This List of Companies

Forget the cubicles and awkward water cooler chat. For the careers of tomorrow, you may just need to make your way to the couch. Okay, it <i>may</i> require …

Customer Service

Need to Negotiate? Here's the Best Way to Advocate for Yourself for Maximum Impact.

Cathryn Lavery started two businesses, one of which was funded successfully on Kickstarter.<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Open Every Door</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your path,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Chart Predicts Every Market Crash in History

The Fed blows bubbles. Then it eventually pops them. Where are we in the cycle?

How to Save $1 Million Without a 401(k)

It's possible -- you just need to start with a solid strategy.<p>When it comes to saving for retirement, a 401(k) is one of the most powerful tools out …

Ask a Fool: Should I invest my tax refund or pay down debt?

It depends on whether you have good debt or bad debt.<p>Q: I'm getting about $3,000 back from the IRS. I was considering using it to start investing, but I was wondering if it would be smarter to pay down some debt instead.<p><i>Answer:</i> It depends on what type of debt we're talking about. If you have …

Personal Finance

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

A Beginner's Guide to Investing in Stocks

How to Invest in Stocks<p>A Beginner's Guide to Investing in Stocks<p>Updated July 23, 2017<p>Like many new investors, you've decided to invest in a company …

The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

Productivity

8 Ways to Invest in Blockchain Without Buying Bitcoin

Bitcoin, for better or worse, has been all the rage of late. Its breakneck 1,850% run in 2017 put the cryptocurrency on the map. In 2018, however, …

How to Start an Online Business in 10 Simple Steps

How to Start an Online Business<p>Updated July 20, 2017<p>Eager to start an online business or start a new blog, but not sure where to start? With …