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How to Buy a Home the High Tech Way

Buying a Home the High-Tech Way<p>Updated November 13, 2017<p>More than 80 percent of all homes sold are listing in local MLS systems online. This article …

Real Estate

5 Cancer-Fighting Foods—Plus What to Avoid

Over half the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, the newest studies tell us. While many factors contribute to …

Bruce Lee's Letters Reveal How Writing Down Self-Reflections Can Boost Your Personal Growth

Best known for his films, Bruce Lee was more than an actor – he was a martial artist and philosopher. In the letters he wrote to himself, he revealed …

Bruce Lee

10 Books to Understand the Israel-Palestine Conflict - Signature Reads

As an Israeli citizen and professor of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University, Benny Morris is well-situated to provide insight into the foundational war at the heart of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. <i>1948: A History of the First Arab Israeli War</i> is a remarkably clear-eyed and …

Israel

Chinese Wages Are Showing Paul Krugman Is Right Once Again

We may not all be entirely fans of Paul Krugman’s work as an opinion columnist but we should still acknowledge that he’s a very good economist. He didn’t get that Nobel out of his Wheaties box you know. And we’ve new evidence supporting something he’s been saying for years. Not that he’s unique in …

Economics

Gold And Silver: Opportunity Of A Lifetime?

Over the past 39 years, I have rarely used the words “opportunity of a lifetime.” However, I feel there is a good chance of another one in progress. Let’s look at gold since the late 1970s. History may not exactly repeat, but often it rhymes.<p>In 1977, when my firm, Dohmen Capital, was founded, I …

Stock Markets

Alan Greenspan just explained how 'productivity' caused Brexit and Trump, in 10 elegant sentences

Before we deliver Greenspan's quote, some background:<p>"Productivity" is one of the least-sexy areas of macroeconomics, even though right now it is one of the biggest issues bedevilling it.<p>Here's a chart from the Resolution Foundation showing the phenomena:<p>The "productivity puzzle" is this: The …

What happens after the next big terrorist attack? Trump is paving the way toward a terrifying crackdown

<b>(Getty/Drew Angerer/Mark Ralston)</b><p>Terrorism presents a grave danger — not for the reasons Trump claims, but because it could undermine democracy<p>Phil Torres<p>February 19, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Terrorism has never been so dangerous. Even a single terrorist attack against American troops abroad or — more …

How to invest with $5, $50 or $100

Investing isn't just for the rich.<p>It is true that if you have lots of cash, you'll have lots of options on where to put it. But if you are just getting started and have just a minimal amount of money to work with — anywhere from $5 to $1,000 — you may have more choices than you might think.<p>A few …

Investing

This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Let’s say you had the chance to interview 1,500+ successful entrepreneurs. And what if you were trying to discover the one key success secret they all have in common? Would you be excited to know the answer? And what do you think you’d find?<p>Meet John Lee Dumas, who has done exactly that. After …

Self-improvement

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

Architecture

This is how millennials are saving money

There are a lot of misconceptions about millennials. Some people have pushed the false belief that millennials are lazy and self-centered — and like …

What Steve Bannon really wants

What does Donald Trump want for America? His supporters don’t know. His party doesn’t know. Even he doesn’t know.<p>If there is a political vision underlying Trumpism, however, the person to ask is not Trump. It’s his éminence grise, Stephen K. Bannon, the chief strategist of the Trump …

Political Science

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital | Inc.com

Two months after my awkward 2am text message I bought a campervan, drove from Boston to San Francisco, and found myself tailgating with Dering outside of his office. So I interrogated him: "how the hell did you pull this off?!"<p>He broke rules you learn from professors and business books<p><b>You need to</b> …

Wireframing

My husband and I are living off 35% of our income so we can retire before we’re 40

In the age of Silicon Valley, a lot of us dream of launching the next Warby Parker, Instagram, or Airbnb—a wildly successful business that will leave us financially set for life. But the game is kind of rigged.<p>Research says that, on the whole, entrepreneurs aren’t the fearless, high-achieving …

Retirement

Meet The Startups Helping Broke-Ass Millennials Invest Their Couch Pennies

Companies like Stash and WiseBanyan are growing fast. Will their success be their own undoing?<p>If you’re a first-time investor with, say, $15,000 in savings, you have plenty of options these days. Newfangled robo-advisers like Betterment and Wealthfront will happily take your money, as will …

Peru, Colombia vow to stand with Mexico against Trump

Peru and Colombia vowed to stand with Mexico as the country faces an uncertain economic future and grapples with a crisis with the United States just …

12 smart tax moves you can make in 2017

Be proactive about your taxes and you may be able to shave thousands of dollars off your tax bill. Here are a dozen effective tax-smart strategies to consider.<p>The prospect of reading and thinking about taxes may not be that exciting to you, but give it a second thought. The more you know, the less …

Retirement

10 Harsh Lessons That Will Make You More Successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail.<p>When facing obstacles, you have to decide if you're going to let them be the excuse for your failure or if you're going to make them …

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.<p>Business Insider is running the full letter below (emphasis ours):<p>Each year, I write to the CEOs of leading companies in which …

What 108 Millionaires Just Taught Me About Money, Success, And Life

Imagine sitting in a room with 108 millionaires and being able to pick their brains for three days.<p>What would you ask them?<p>What would you hope to learn?<p>This is the exact situation I found myself in last weekend, and the event <i>completely changed my life</i>, as I hope the lessons I learned, and …

Self-improvement

Mexico Named World's #1 Retirement Destination: How Did That Happen?!?

For years, millions of U.S. and Canadian citizens have been enjoying life in Mexico. By some estimates, there are more expats living full- or part-time in Mexico than in any other destination abroad.<p>So why do we think it's big news that Mexico has been named the #1 retirement destination on …

MORGAN STANLEY: Argentina's stock market could rocket as much as 258% in 5 years

Investors betting on Argentina's stock market could make a return of 258% in five years, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.<p>The country is returning to economic and political normality after years in the capital markets wilderness following its 2002 debt default and financial collapse, Morgan …

E*TRADE vs. Robinhood: Does Free Stock Trading Win Out?

Before you can make an investment, you'll need to open a brokerage account to place your trades. The choices are numerous, but today we'll compare two popular brokerages, <b>E*TRADE</b> and Robinhood, so that investors can better understand how their services might match up with their investment portfolios.<p>…

Investing

How 2 Theater Geeks Turned Their Passion Into a Hot Startup

On a wet, late-October evening, Merritt Baer and ­Brian Fenty sat in the audience of <i>Tick, Tick … Boom!</i>—an off-Broadway musical about a SoHo waiter …

15 quotes from self-made billionaires that will change your outlook on money

So why not look to those who have been there, done that for inspiration?<p>Business Insider rounded up quotations about money from self-made billionaires that will shift your perspective on business, investing, and success.<p>From investor Warren Buffett to tech mogul Jeff Bezos, here's what some of the …

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Latin America

In D.C., White Families Are on Average 81 Times Richer Than Black Ones

Other major cities aren’t much better.<p>The wealth discrepancy between blacks and whites is one of the most stark examples of inequality in America. White American families have, on average, around $142,000 in savings and assets, minus debt. Black families’, meanwhile, amounted to only $11,000, …

9 things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

And it's never too early to start.<p>To help you reach the seven-figure mark by 30, we rounded up nine pieces of advice from people who became millionaires at a young age, as well as those who have studied hundreds of self-made millionaires.<p>We can't <i>guarantee</i> millionaire status, but doing these things …