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12 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Warren Buffett | Inc.com

Despite all his success, Warren Buffett still manages to remain humble and approachable. Here are 12 lessons everyone can learn from the respected businessman.<p>1. Invest wisely.<p>Buffett chooses to invest in ideas, not the people behind them. He once famously said that he chooses companies that are so …

Investing

Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development

There once was a time where everything you needed to know for your career was taught to you by the educational institution you attended and the company you worked for. You would go get your four year bachelor’s degree in whatever topic and that information would stay with you for a little while, …

Learning

Why now is the time to invest in Byron Bay (and Hobart)

While value is scarce for investors in the Sydney and Melbourne property markets, there is plenty in Byron Bay, Hobart and other "sea change" …

Australia

“Desksourcing” Is A New Labor Market Concept In The Mobile-First World

Spencer Lazar Contributor<p>Spencer Lazar is a partner at General Catalyst.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Examining the NYC footprints of global tech titans<br>• Netflix and the creation of global monoculture<p>I’ve always been fascinated by how labor markets work. People are the foundation for how things get …

Labor Economics

How I built my family's net worth to $1 million

While I still have some debt in the form of a small mortgage, I'm closer than ever to sailing off into that sunset.<p>Today, I'll tell you my story.<p>As far back as I can remember, I was always a hustler and a saver. When I was 7, my parents paid me to do chores around the house.<p>I earned $2/week picking …

Personal Finance

14 Signs Of People Who Advance Rapidly In Their Careers

Have you ever wondered why some people advance rapidly in their careers and others don’t? Would you like to climb the ladder of success but don’t …

Motivation

The 8 Smartest Things To Do With Your Money in Your 30s

After a decade of experimenting, failing, learning from those failures, and “figuring things out,” you might find yourself in a more secure financial …

Retirement

10 ways to improve your finances in a single day

Starting on the path to financial health can be overwhelming.<p>But as you start paying attention to your money management techniques, you'll notice that it's not the big things as much as it is your small, daily decisions that truly impact your finances — for better or worse.<p>In just an hour or two, …

Personal Finance

Opinion: Your children will thank you for these smart money tips

It seems like just yesterday I was driving my youngest daughter to the Carolinas to start college.<p>This weekend, we’re heading back so she can start …

Personal Finance

CEO pay in spotlight as Telstra ex-boss pockets 163 times average worker's wage

In response to questions from Fairfax Media about his salary earlier this year, Mr Thodey conceded it was hard to justify.<p>"I can't sit here and …

Business (Australia)

The Hidden World Of The Ultra Rich In Photographs

"The top 1% of the world’s population holds 50% of the world’s wealth, while the bottom 50% of the world’s population holds 1% of the wealth."<p><b>1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality is a new photography exhibition curated by Myles Little, photo editor at Time. It examines wealth around the</b> …

Warren Buffett's 20-Slot Rule will help you be more successful at work and in life

It was 1994 and Munger had spent the last 20 years working alongside Warren Buffett as the two men grew Berkshire Hathaway into a billion-dollar corporation.<p>Recently, Munger was delivering a talk to the USC Business School entitled, "A Lesson on Elementary Worldly Wisdom."<p>About halfway through his …

Investing

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Self-improvement

Here's Why Most People Don't Succeed in the Stock Market

The stock market is one of the most powerful money-making tools available. With the right trades and the right expertise, many people can make a great deal of money investing in the right stocks. However, there are just as many people who quickly fail in the stock market and end up losing a lot …

Stock Markets

How Warren Buffett chooses a great stock, in 4 steps

In an episode of their podcast "We Study Billionaires: The Investors Podcast," hosts Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen delve into the four rules Buffett follows before making a stock pick, citing "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life," by Alice Schroeder and Buffett's foreword of …

Investing
Success

5 Investing Fees Beginners Forget About

<i>By Holly Hammersmith, Contributor</i><p>Are you new to the workforce? Or might be you have you just (finally!) started earning a good amount of income and you can finally afford to invest your money?<p>As a new investor, you are probably keen on making money when allocating your funds in an investment …

Retirement

The Best Investment Advice From Buffett and 11 Other Investors

Photo: Pete Souza / Public Domain<p><i>By Lucy Mueller</i><p>Nearly seven years out from the beginning of the recession, Americans are still keeping the stock market at arm's length. Less than a quarter -- just 24 percent -- think stocks and mutual funds are the best option for a long-term investment, according …

Investing

He taught Warren Buffett, and now you can learn his tips too

by Kana Nishizawa<p>It could be the last big bargain left in the world's highest-flying equity market - the only stock in China cheap enough for the …

Investing

Stock Market Basics: 7 Concepts and Terms All Investors Should Know

The stock market is a fantastic creator of wealth over the long run, but far too few Americans understand key stock market basics. Today we'll cover …

Investing

Teachers demand change to combat 'endemic' cheating

NSW Teachers Federation president Maurie Mulheron has called for all assignments to be done in class to kill off the industry immediately.<p>"These …

Education

Cleveland Cavaliers level NBA finals 1-1 with Golden State Warriors, Matthew Dellavedova hits vital free throws

Australian Matthew Dellavedova has hit the match-winning free throws for the Cleveland Cavaliers as the visitors levelled up the NBA finals series …