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8 books that teach you to be rich

What’s your money strategy? Do you even have one?<p>If not, it’s not uncommon. Until two years ago, I didn’t have a financial plan, whatsoever.<p>Even …

Investing

19 Things That Rich People Never, Ever Do

Check out these tried-and-true tactics rich people employ to get their pile of cash—and, more importantly, what they don't do.<p>If you want to be rich, …

Self-improvement

Manage, save and invest your money with these apps

New to managing money? Apps and tools like Mint, Toshl Finance and YNAB can help you save for what’s important.<p><i>This story is part of "Follow the Money," a look at how digital cash is changing the way we save, shop and work.</i><p>I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about managing money. I'm 24 …

Personal Finance

How Humble Leadership Really Works

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.<p>Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders …

Employment

Elon Musk Just Sent an Extraordinary Email to Tesla Employees

A detailed look at a new email from Elon Musk teaches some important lessons.<p>Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer led by Elon Musk,is getting ready to enter a new phase of activity as it ramps up production of its mass-market intended Model 3. In an email recently obtained by automotive website …

Tesla

5 Essential Lessons That Will Help Children Learn Good Financial Habits

Kids start learning money lessons as early as age 4. Make sure they're the right ones.<p>Last month, I took my 4-year-old daughter to our local bank to open her first savings account. Through her hard work helping us around the house, Addie had amassed a fortune of $12.44, which she enthusiastically …

Personal Finance

Keep Your Family Organized With Spreadsheets/Excel

The world of the working mother is more than just difficult as you have to juggle so many responsibilities and of course keep your family healthy. …

Productivity

I built my net worth to over $500,000 in 4 years — here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

1/<p>1. Make a budget and track your spending<p>Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>Tracking your spending and creating a budget is a must. Most people don't know …

Personal Finance

Two tools on Amazon under $20 each that are total game-changers

Listen, we don’t cover tools very often here on BGR. So when we do, you know you had better pay attention. We’ve been digging through Amazon’s tool …

Woodworking

Remote work is reaching unprecedented levels of popularity, and that’s a good thing

According to a report on the state of the American workplace, those who worked remotely 80-100% of the time rose from 24% in 2012 to 31% in 2016. This surge in remote work may not come as a surprise, as it appeals to many in fields across the board, even unlikely ones. The benefit of being able to …

The Workplace

My husband and I use this budget spreadsheet to manage our money, and it completely changed our lives

Two years ago, my husband and I were living in Manhattan and struggling to make ends meet. We had more money going out than coming in, and we knew we needed a way to do better when it came to managing our finances.<p>So, my husband, like the total Type A personality he is, turned to Excel to fix our …

Personal Finance

Project Management Software Is Evolving: Here's Why

Project management software is undergoing a significant change thanks to new technology and new demands.<p>Project management software isn't exactly new. Depending on how you count them, the earliest project management structures date back to the Harmonograms of 1896. So today, with dozens of …

Project Management

You can now travel to a massive inflatable unicorn island because giant pool floats weren't enough

Just when we thought we'd reached peak unicorn-dom, 2018 decided to one-up itself with a massive inflatable unicorn island.<p>OK, technically there aren't any horned mythical rainbow horses prancing around their native land (yet). But there <i>is</i> a 40,000-square-foot floating playground in the Philippines …

Travel

MoviePass’ parent company is getting smoked — again — after 'scary' new revelations about its finances (HMNY)

• <b>Helios & Matheson, which owns MoviePass, is down more than 7% Friday.</b>• <b><br>The company admitted its prospectus filed earlier this week contained errors.</b>• <b><br>Shares are currently trading at just 6% of their all-time high.</b>• <b><br>Follow HMNY stock price in real-time here.</b><p>Helios & Matheson, the majority owner of …

MoviePass

Struggling to Make Sense of Your Company's Financial Data? Here Are 5 Key Financial Metrics You Need to Know

Many CEOs struggle with choosing which financial metrics to pay attention to. While every company has unique numbers based on their own business model, here at five that every leader should watch.<p>Every business has its own set of critical numbers and metrics. If you're a software-as-a-service …

Small Business

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

Imagine this: You’re a general manager for a manufacturing company and orders are up. You know you should be celebrating, but instead, you feel gut punched. Your plants are facing severe capacity and material constraints and you know you can’t fill these orders. Now you have to decide which ones to …

Management

Why do smart people do stupid things? The science of avoiding poor decision making

The quality of your decisions today will determine the quality of your life tomorrow.<p>Our decisions influence how well we make use of our talents, …

Critical Thinking

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

Self-improvement

Netflix, Inc. Stock History, in 7 Charts

The entire history of a wealth-maker in three megatrends.<p>Long-term shareholders of <b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ:NFLX) have accomplished every investor's dream: …

Televisions

World's Best Islands 2013

This lightly populated archipelago of 1,780 islands makes a splashy debut on the World’s Best Islands list by nabbing the No. 1 title thanks to its …

Sea Turtles

13 places with the bluest water in the world

Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week — who are we to limit you) staring off into a tranquil blue sea.<p>To help you find your inner peace, and catch a few waves and rays while you're at it, we've put together a list of some of the bluest waters in …

National Parks

5 Daily Steps for Succeeding at Anything

Successful people plan. Unsuccessful or mediocre people simply content themselves with hoping and wishing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that regardless of how well the typical American household does, as far as income goes, happiness fails to keep up. Has …

Motivation

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

Amazing storm timelapse compilation will leave you breathless

Chasing deadly storms is a hobby that might raise some eyebrows. But one redditor has good reason to partake in this dangerous job.<p>"I can't find a …

Time-lapse Photography

20 stylish pairs of men's sunglasses you can buy for under $60

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The MVMT Stranger in Pure Black/Grey.MVMT<p>Sunglasses can be a major spring/summer style upgrade for men. While designer brands do make …

Clothing

How to Get a Toddler to Sleep Alone in His Own Room

Not getting enough sleep can lead to a host of other issues with toddlers such as tantrums, meltdowns, crankiness, and a disagreeable demeanor. Sleep …

Parenting

You Might Wish You Could Swap Decades After Watching this Video Reenacting Differences Between 1988 Moms and 2018 Moms

I'm a 2018 mom, but I'm also a product of 1980s parents, so the generational battle over which decade gets child-raising right is honestly a toss-up for me. Sure, it'd be nice to let my kids roam the neighborhood without trying to track their location with an iPhone app, but things are better now, …

iPhone Apps

7 things you shouldn't capitalize, despite common belief

Look, I don't want to rain on NASA's interplanetary parade.<p>In 2014, NASA scientists did send the new Orion spacecraft 3,604 miles beyond Earth as they prep to one day put humans on Mars.<p>Remarkable achievement. Bravos all around. Yet even an historic flight into outer space doesn't excuse writing …

Language

The internet's worst-case scenario finally happened in real life: An entire country was taken offline, and no one knows why

LONDON — For years, countries have worried that a hostile foreign power might cut the undersea cables that supply the world with internet service.<p>Late last month, we got a taste of what that might be like. An entire country, Mauritania, was taken offline for two days because an undersea cable was …

Ivory Coast

12 Poor Decisions You Are Probably Making Every Day

The wrong decision could put a damper in your productivity.<p><b>From email to social media to online dating, we make decisions every day without thinking about it.</b>• <b><br>But many of the choices you arrive at this way aren't so wise, like staring at a computer all day or refusing to let your partner's slightly</b> …

Time Management