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12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

Ten Canadian dividend stocks with plenty of excess cash

The 7 Best ETFs for Retirement Investors

Exchange-traded funds have surged in popularity over the years. And it’s easy to see why. The passively managed baskets of stocks, bonds and other …

Retirement

Top 5 Reasons NOT To Get A Weimaraner

Six dividend-growth stocks for your RRSP

When building a retirement nest egg, dividend growth stocks can offer investors the best of both worlds – potential capital gains, and rising regular payouts even when markets turn flat or shaky.<p>Dividends can play a key role in an investor's total return. Studies show that companies that increase …

Investing

Three small-cap oil and gas picks from Mackie Research

<i>Mark Bunting is a host at Bloomberg TV Canada, and the publisher of The Capital Ideas Digest, a weekly compilation of investment ideas based on a variety of research reports. The Globe and Mail provides marketing services and receives compensation from its parent company, Capital Ideas Research.</i> …

RRSPs are one place the creditors will never be able to grab your money

In the past year, more than 120,000 Canadians were declared insolvent. You know the one thing they didn’t have to give up?<p>The creditors may have been …

Personal Finance

If You Want to Learn Faster, Overclock Your Audio and Video

Tikitu de Jager, a coder living in Greece, wanted to learn to program in iOS. So, like a lot of us do when we want to pick up a new skill, he started …

Overclocking

The 25 best Caribbean islands, ranked

Though each island has its own unique appeal, some have advantages over the others.<p>We've ranked the best islands in the Caribbean, based on the costs of hotel bookings, their accessibility, and the range of activities they offer.<p>To rank the islands, we factored in each one's average hotel-room …

8 Investing Fees That You Should Never Pay | Investopedia

<i>Experience is a good school. But the fees are high. – Heinrich Heine</i><p>When it comes to investment management and financial planning, there are a …

5 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy for Retirement

With President Donald Trump into his first month in office, it’s time for investors to focus on how to navigate what likely will be a bumpy investing …

Investing

10 High-Yield Dividend Stocks That Are SOMEHOW Still Bargains

The <b>S&P 500</b> is up 8% since the early November low and up 13% since the middle of 2016, and that has made it even tougher to find any stocks that still …

'Lost continent' found under Mauritius | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Found -- one lost continent, hiding underneath a tropical holiday destination.<p>It might sound implausible, but deep at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a research team, led by South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, has found pieces of an ancient continent.<p>The lava-covered piece of …

5 important things to do every day to improve your memory

Even with state-of-the-art technology at our fingertips, we still manage to forget things. Do these 5 things every day and your ability to remember …

The 50 most romantic holidays on Earth (and yes, some are still available for Valentine's Day)

Travel is an inalienable part of romance – especially if you select a break that intrigues and entertains you both, while also ensuring that you spend time together. These 50 escapes are sure to do all these things – whether they involve a country walk in Dorset, a mini-break in Paris or a private …

The 17 countries where expats live the happiest lives

Being happy is not an exact formula — earning a lot of money does not necessarily equate to a happy life.<p>A new survey by InterNations, the world's largest network for people who live and work abroad, shows that this is the case for expats across the globe.<p>The company asked 14,300 people living …

5 easy ways to save money, even if you are living paycheck to paycheck

You aren’t alone in the daily struggle to make financial ends meet.<p>Nearly 75% of Americans today are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a 2016 …

7 Mindfulness Techniques That Literally Rewire Your Brain to Let Go of Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in America. According to recent statistics, more than 3.3 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety …

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

Leadership

6 key tips for keeping hackers out of your smart home

If forecasts and research firms have it right, pretty much everything in your home might soon be connected to the internet, from your fridge to your …

How to Finally Stop Focusing on the Negative

For many of us, it’s second nature to focus on the negative. We tend to dwell on criticisms (while brushing off compliments), and brace ourselves for …