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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

6 Stoic Rituals That Will Make You Happy

<i>This post originally appeared on bakadesuyo.com</i><p>People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more …

How to become an expert in reading other people

We'd all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Inequality is destroying all the markers of adulthood, from home ownership to marriage

Young people are still sold the story of growing up – leaving home, a secure job, a life partner and children. But the failures of capitalism have changed everything<p>It is a sign of the times that some of my local estate agents don’t look like estate agents. There are no pictures of houses in the …

Home Ownership

5 Ways to Improve Leadership Communication | Inc.com

In the Navy SEAL teams, there are three things we must do perfectly to be effective operators: Move, Shoot and Communicate. Communication being of the utmost importance. As a leader, great communication is critical not just to provide details about the mission and vision of what you are trying to …

Emotional Intelligence

A Smart Way To Wealth: Hide Money From The IRS (Legally, Of Course)

Do you remember when you got your first paycheck from your very first job? I certainly do.<p>Were you shocked to see your net take-home pay? I was. My check shrunk like a wool sweater in the dryer. After federal taxes and, in my case, California state taxes, Social Security and a few other things, I …

Retirement

We’ve been conned by the rich predators of Davos

They write their own tax laws; they buy their own politicians. No wonder the wealth of the very richest people on the planet is ballooning<p>As metaphors go, this one takes some beating. This week, some of the richest people on Earth will gather high up a snowy mountain in the world’s biggest tax …

Income Inequality

The 10 Most Important Things to Prioritize if You Want to Be Successful | Inc.com

Business cares about enterprise.<p>Leadership cares about people.<p>Entrepreneurship cares about flexibility.<p>Creativity cares about innovation.<p>What you care about defines who you are.<p>When you care, you want to do your very best--and that commitment and energy are a powerful force.<p>If you want to be …

Self-improvement

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Jenna Autuori-Dedic for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>While all you technically need to do is lace up your sneakers to get started with your running routine (find out how to buy the perfect pair here), turns out there's way more need-to-know info. And who better to turn to for tips than some of …

Top 30 Millionaire Habits for Incredible Success

Habits are extremely powerful. Think about the most basic things you do every day, such as your morning and nighttime routines. These aren't even things you think about, you just do them because you've always done them. If you want to become a millionaire, you're going to have to program some new …

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

How to Think and Reason Like a Special Operator

This is probably an article that would better suit my own personal blog, as it isn’t an opinion piece, an expert analysis, and certainly wouldn’t be …

Moon Landing

67 Motivating Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful | Inc.com

I once scoffed at the notion of inspiring quotes and aphorisms. Then, I grew up a bit and shed some of my cynicism. I came to appreciate how reflecting on true words of wisdom can help you to develop a happier, more success-oriented mindset.<p>With that in mind, here’s a long list of some of the most …

Motivation

15 Things To Give Up If You Want To Be Happy

18 Fitness Myths That Need To Be Stopped Immediately

The next person who tells you that all it takes is willpower is to be silenced.<p>Here's what they told us.

Fitness

Bernie Sanders Puts A Bull's Eye On The Billionaires With Bill To Raise Taxes On The Wealthy

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has introduced a bold new bill to combat income inequality by increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans.<p>Video:<p>Sanders …

Income Inequality

10 Things You Need to Tell Yourself To Be Highly Successful

Do you want to be more successful? Highly successful people often have similar attitudes and mindsets that help them to achieve their great …

Motivation

How to Get Smarter

Wouldn’t you like to know how to get smarter? Of course.<p>I’ve looked at the science on the subject many times in the past and there are some simple …

14 Motivational Quotes to Keep You Powerful

I once despised motivational quotes, probably because my wrestling coach liked to say, “If you’re not puking or passing out, then you’re not trying …

Do We Live In A Hologram? It's More Likely Than You Might Think

Everything in our universe might be a lot flatter than it seems, at least, if you do the math.<p>If you’ve got a credit card in your wallet that has one of those little 3D holograms on it — a two-dimensional image that uses some tricks of light to appear three-dimensional — you can get a sense of how …

Physics

Where "Trusted Government" Is Not An Oxymoron

Given the state of the world today, perhaps it’s no surprise that governments the world over are seen as largely untrustworthy. In fact, the 2015 annual “Trust Barometer,” developed by global PR firm Edelman, shows us that trust is generally one of the world’s scarcest commodities. And governments …

Economic Development

Bernie Sanders says 99 percent of 'new' income is going to top 1 percent

When U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., finds a microphone these days, you can expect him to harp on the erosion of the American middle class.<p>Sanders, …

Income Inequality

The 1 percent plays us for suckers: There is no meritocracy and they’ve strangled the American dream

Something’s rotten: America has little income mobility, lots of inequality and our hard work makes the rich richer<p>The American way of life—more simply, the American way—is charged with affirming our American ideals of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” In that trio of nouns—<i>life,</i> …

The 1-Page Financial Plan: 10 Tips for Getting What You Want From Life

Carl Richards is well-acquainted with money-mistakes — not only because of his work as a certified financial planner, but also because of his personal experience.<p>During the last housing bubble, Richards moved to a new city, was swept up by the frothy housing market and bought a $575,000 house — …

Personal Finance

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also <i>not</i> given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I …

30 Different Ways To Tie A Tie That Every Man Should Know

Here is a list of many different ways to tie a tie, for every and any occasion, many of which you probably never knew existed. We’ve gathered 30 of …