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11 Budgeting Skills Everyone Should Master

Some tips to help make your financial life more disciplined, less frustrating.<p>Budgeting. In some of our lives, it's known as "the b-word."<p>If you've …

Budgeting

The Virtues of Being Financially Organized | Investopedia

We all know that there are basic organizational needs in our financial lives: making sure bills are paid on time or setting budgets for living …

Retirement

7 ways successful people have better mindsets

It's interesting to wonder why some people are more successful than others,especially if you yourself are aiming high.<p>What do people like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have that feeds their ongoing excellence and propels them to the highest levels of success?<p>The answers are complex, of …

Self-improvement

What are common mistakes made by college students?

<i>Answer by Ben Y. Zhao on Quora.</i><p>Obviously, a question of this type has many valid answers. Here are a couple that come to mind in terms of importance …

College & University

6 Bad Habits to Break to Be More Productive

Productivity can mean the difference between a task taking one hour or two hours. Over time, even a few minutes lost can really add up. You need to …

3 Things Failure Can Teach You About Success, According To These Athletes

In a few weeks, athletes from around the world will perform almost super-human feats of strength and agility at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics. When they win, their shiny faces will beam with joy and pride as the flags are lowered and their national anthems blare on the loudspeakers.<p>And …

University of Michigan

25 Things First-Year College Students Should Never Do

<b>25 Things first-year college students should NEVER do:</b><p><b>1. Drink that Punch</b><p>You don't know what's in it. The people handing it to you don't know what's in it. Oh, and the fruit floating on the top... it'll get you wasted too.<p><b>2. Assume You Know</b><p>Assumptions are lazy thoughts. They are based on fear and …

College & University

College Essay Tips for Parents and Students

It’s college essay time. That dreaded stretch of the college admission process that high school seniors AND their parents often hate.I feel for …

College & University

Application Essays -- the Important First Introduction!

We have read thousands of private school application essays. We've laughed, we've cried, we've slept through many☺<p>A good application essay should be concise, personal and memorable. The following tips will ensure that you will compose a great essay.<p>I have so much to say. I could actually write a …

College & University

Finding the Right College

Readers discuss how to make college admissions less stressful and ensure a good match.<p><b>To the Editor:</b><p>I read with interest your April 12 article about college selectivity and the increased pressure to apply to lots of very selective schools (“Common Application Saturates the College Admission Market, …

College & University

5 Tips for Saving Money When You Have Low Income

Most of us want to save money so we can build wealth and plan for the future. We have goals we want to reach (like traveling) or things we want to …

Personal Finance

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

Self-improvement

Always Late? How To Be On Time — For Real

Illustrated by Julia Sadler.<p><i>Update: This post was originally published on May 19.</i><p>Before writing her book, <i>Never Be Late Again</i>, management consultant …

8 Things to Do (And Not Do) When Things Go Wrong

So, it's been a foul week.<p>Things just haven't gone as planned...unexpected tax bills and gross flu symptoms and canceled projects and back-pain that's led to sleepless nights. They've all happened this week.<p>The kicker? My beloved Jeep, the topic of more than a few recent posts, sent a signal that …

Self-help

The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Isn’t it amazing that some people you know always seem to be working hard, but never seem to get anything done? As an entrepreneur, you need to avoid partnering with these people, or hiring them at your startup. The challenge is to find …

Leadership

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Your Best Self: Build your Daily Routine by Optimizing Your Mind, Body and Spirit

<b>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”</b>Aristotle is credited with saying these 15 famous words. And for most of …

Productivity

12 Money Rules to Live By

Sometimes one-size-fits-all advice works just fine.<p>One-size-fits-all financial advice isn’t supposed to work. We’re all as unique as snowflakes, so …

Personal Finance

For Millennials, Living At Home Is The Most Common Living Arrangement (For The First Time Ever)

Generally speaking, millennials are looked down upon as entitled, lazy, and lacking the gumption of the hard-working Americans who came before them. Trashing this generation has become the media’s national pastime. Well buckle in as the “back in my day-ers” load the cannons with new fodder, because …

Loans

Almost 40% of Millennials Are Making This Horrible Money Mistake

'Under the mattress' isn't an investing plan, guys<p>It makes sense for little kids to keep their money in a piggy bank—but a staggering number of …

Personal Finance

The Sad State of Financial Literacy Among America's Youth (and How to Fix It)

Image source: Getty Images.<p>America has a retirement problem, and it's very possible this problem can be traced to a lack of financial knowledge.<p>According to a recent GOBankingRates survey on retirement savings, 56% of Americans have $10,000 or less socked way for their golden years, including one …

This Is the Cost of Living for the Average Young Person

It’s no secret that millennials aren’t following in the footsteps of their parents when it comes to buying homes, as the U.S. real estate market …

How to Effectively Market Yourself as a Speaker

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you dream of becoming a well-paid, professional speaker and have a solid speach ready to go, you may be asking yourself what the next step is.<p>Here it is: You want to find the people who will pay you to come in and share your message …

Selling

Wanna Do What I Want and I Wanna Get Paid – How Millennials are Changing the Workplace

As they come into their own professionally, millennials are shifting corporate culture and the way companies are organized. In this video, Jamie …

The Workplace

What Are Your Career Options After High School?

<b>Career Options After High School: What Are They?</b><p>Having an education in your desired field is a great start to your career. But just acquiring a …