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Why Your Return From Home Equity Is Always Zero

Home equity is an awful investment. It is unsafe, illiquid and its rate of return is always zero. Home equity is your “skin in the game” — it’s the difference between your home’s value and how much you owe on the loan.<p>If you own a $500,000 home and owe $400,000 on the loan, you have $100,000 in …

Personal Finance

I'm a financial planner — here's why I won't buy a home

I don't want to incur the opportunity cost of saving so much in cash. If I have money saved in the bank, I can't invest it in the market - and I …

Marketing Is Not About Your Company’s Values

It’s about your customer’s values — and aspirations<p>Marketing is <i>really</i> about how customer values translate into aspirations, insecurities, fears and …

Marketing

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The best job in America is, oh, software developer

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There is no perfect job.<p>For joy at work, some merely look for employers who appreciate them, investors who will give them money freely or co-workers who will do most of the work without taking credit.<p>Yet US …

Buying and selling bitcoin, explained

<i>Before you jump into this overview of how to buy and sell bitcoin, check out our first article in this series,</i> <i>Bitcoin, explained</i><i>.</i><p>Mining bitcoin isn't the only way to get your hands on the stuff, you know.<p>In fact, mining bitcoin is a complete pain in the buns. At a minimum, you need specialized …

The 5 Online Businesses That Anyone Can Start

Each of these business models required different types of resources, skillsets, and experiences.<p><i>I want to start any kind of online business that generates a monthly cashflow. What's the correct way to start? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to</i> …

Connecting People Through News

Canadian Government Investing $3.6 Million in 100 Startups

The federal government is delivering on its innovation-driven agenda with a multi-million dollar investment to back 100 domestic startups.<p>FedDev …

5 Reasons To Try Out AI-Powered Marketing For Yourself | BCW

<b>Artificial Intelligence (AI) may still be associated with science fiction, but as the recent Blade Runner 2049 proves, it is increasingly emerging as</b> …

How to build a business empire with Instagram

What does it take to succeed online? Shouldn’t real-world influence transfer into the digital world? The introduction of computers and smartphones has changed the business world and yet many still do not understand how new digital platforms fit into the business realm. These platforms are a new …

Social Media

Ethereum May Very Well Leave Bitcoin Eating Its Dust Over the Long Run

Ethereum appears to have the preferred blockchain relative to bitcoin, but there's no guarantee either cryptocurrency has staying power.<p>Since the …

10 Proven Ways to Make Millions on Social Media

Sales and marketing is a numbers game. With 2.5 billion people online and more added every day, are the numbers working for you?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketers go where the people are, and marketing dollars follow. Last year, for the first time ever, marketers …

Social Media

3 Steps to Increase Your Average Revenue Per Customer

When an auto-body shop sent a "thank you" to a customer, he posted it on Reddit, resulting in upvotes from 1,500 potential customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the best ways to boost your business revenue is simply to get more money from your existing …

Customer Service

Embracing Bad Ideas To Get To Good Ideas

“Can we do one more study?”<p>I heard top management ask that question many times during the two years I spent working on new products at <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>It’s a question that’s raised often at many big companies when a new idea is being discussed. In the case of <i>The New York Times</i>, what management …

Real Estate

Negotiating Your Salary (2012)

Valerie Sutton is a thought leader in career theory and student services in university settings.<p>As an experienced career coach within the MBA and …

University of Pennsylvania

Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge …

You can become wealthy working for someone else | The Star

<b>Put in the hours</b><p>They worked an average of 51 hours per week, and 44 per cent began their work day three hours earlier than other employees within …

4 مخاوف تمنع الشخص من أن يكون مستثمرًا ناجحًا

حين سألت شركة "Capital One Investing" للاستثمار عبر الإنترنت ألف شخص عما يقوض ثقتهم ويثير مخاوفهم وشكوكهم في الاستثمار، أشاروا إلى 4 عوائق رئيسية وهي …

Connecting People Through News

First Time Buyers - Guide You Home

So you’re thinking about buying a home? Discover home buying facts from fiction with answers to the top home buying questions. <br>read more…<p>Owning a …

Welcome to the Benefits Finder

Answer the questions below to get a customized list of benefits for which you may be eligible. The Benefits Finder may suggest benefits from federal, …

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A former Wall Street exec is trying to do to real-estate what technology did to stock trading

Jarred Kessler, a 15-year Wall Street veteran and former head of US equities at financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, came up with his big idea when a friend lost his job.<p>His friend was in a tough spot and thought about putting his house on the market, but didn't want the associated "public …

6 Benefits of investing in Income Properties

Making money in a real estate venture is a difficult task, and many people don’t have the skills (or the stomach) for flipping houses. An alternative …

Why the Wealthy Put Their Money Into Multifamily & Commercial Real Estate

Have you heard stats such as “80% of millionaires attribute their wealth to real estate”? Or heard stories of living the good life off passive cash …

Real Estate