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5 free online classes to improve your financial literacy

Education has become a personal finance issue of late, with countless Millennials deep in student loan debt. But thanks to massively open online courses (MOOCs), you can learn—whether about money or music or marketing—for free.<p>Sometimes there is a fee for graded coursework, but you can still access …

Personal Finance

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

Business Strategy

14 Growth Hacks To Get 20 Million Views

Growing your business can be tough.<p>In the past you cold called, built business networks and advertised in print. If you were into guerilla marketing …


A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

5 Roth IRA investing tips that could earn you thousands

The Roth IRA hasn't been around as long as its traditional IRA counterpart, but the tax-free nature of the Roth in retirement opens up some unique opportunities for those willing to add them to their overall retirement savings arsenal. In general, because you don't have to worry about paying taxes …


The irresistible charm of prosecco

When it comes to sparkling wine, we are all northeastern Italians now<p>It’s an early spring afternoon in the Piazza dei Signori in the heart of Padua in the Veneto, north-east Italy. This is a quietly beautiful city with much of the appeal of nearby Venice but almost none of the tourist tat. Like …


How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

What I Wish I Knew When I First Started Investing

Don't make these rookie mistakes.<p>Beginning investors often make mistakes, but there’s no reason you need to make them. Instead, you can avoid …

10 TED Talks to Inspire the Stressed and Lonely Entrepreneur

A researcher who studies human connection, Brene Brown did a TED talk in 2010 about her findings in the areas of vulnerability. When it went crazy …

8 Great Ways to Make Money Without a Degree

Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, only 46 percent of college students actually finish their degrees. Research also shows that college graduates …

Small Business

13 things you should accomplish with your money before turning 30

When it comes to managing money, time is on your side in your 20s.<p>A head start on saving and investing could mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>To help you optimize this decade, we've come up with 13 milestones to aim to achieve before hitting 30:

Personal Finance

The Simple, Almost Surefire Way To Achieve Long-Term Financial Success

<b>Day 30: Make a long term plan.</b> <i>This post is part of FORBES’</i> <i></i><i>30 Day Money Challenge. Follow along on Twitter with #30DaysOfMoney</i> <i>or with the timeline posted here.</i> <i></i><p>Over the course of the FORBES 30 Day Money Challenge, you’ve been asked to check in on your income, track your spending, consider your …

Personal Finance

12 book recommendations from millionaire entrepreneurs

Every successful person has a favorite books list.<p>These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books have had a significant impact on their success, and they have shared their must-read lists with me.<p>Enjoy!

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Young Entrepreneurs: All Small Towns Have Multimillion-Dollar Opportunities

How one young entrepreneur built a multimillion- dollar company and created hundreds of jobs in his small town, and how others can too.<p><b>This is a guest post from Jason Duff, founder and CEO of COMSTOR Outdoor.</b><p>Overpriced real estate. Insane work hours. Fierce competition against other smart people. …

Business Strategy

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …


7 Smart Ways To Invest $1,000

You’d like to learn how to invest $1,000.<p><i>Is this possible?</i><p>After all, don’t many financial advisers have investing minimums? What if you’re new to investing? Where do you start?<p>Yes, there <i>are</i> places you can invest $1,000. And, some of them are pretty nifty, as well.<p>But, it’s not enough to know some …


15 Survival Gadgets For Your Next Outdoor Adventure

You've never wanted to go outside more than now.


6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:


10 Ways to Become a Millionaire in Your 20s

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Imagine if you could become a millionaire. How great would it be to have the money you need to …

The Top 6 Small-Business Trends on the Rise

Serial entrepreneur, mentor, advisor and co-founder of<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>2016 is a promising year for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The development of modern business technology gives small businesses the opportunity to …

Small Business

10 apps to download if you want to get rich

"These habits are like snowflakes — they build up, and then you have an avalanche of success," says Thomas C. Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals."<p>We can't guarantee using these habit-building apps will help you get rich, but they can get you off to a …


Where to go in 2016: Top 16 up-and-coming destinations | CNN Travel


The Single Most Important Skill You Can Learn to Help Your Business

Learn to help people.<p><i>As a 22 year old aspiring entrepreneur with lots of free time, given current trends in technology, what should I spend my time learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Business Strategy

Flight Deal of the Day: Virgin America First Class for Half Off

Book your holiday getaway with an exclusive Traveler discount—a whopping 50 percent off a first class flight on Virgin America.<p>At <i>Traveler,</i> daydreaming about a far-flung beach or European vacation is all part of the job. (Trust us: We know how plum this gig is.) In the spirit of the holidays, we …

How A Logo’s Color Shapes Consumers’ Opinion Of A Brand

A new study on the ethical implications of logo colors suggests that the blue might be “greener” than green when it comes to branding.<p>We live in a time of rampant greenwashing. Ever since companies realized that eco-friendliness can lure consumers, they’ve gone out of their way to market themselves …

Graphic Design

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How a Top Startup Expert Turned a Book Into a $50M Company

Picture a circle.<p>Imagine it represents your future startup, transformed into a wildly successful company.<p>The circle contains every critical element needed to make it all work.<p>Now -- what do you think sits at the center?<p>Your ideas? Your capital? Your unique way to solve <i>this</i> or <i>that</i> problem?<p>No. It's …