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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Stop Procrastinating: 5 Tips From Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin--author, printer, politician, postmaster, satirist, inventor, musician, and diplomat--clearly knew how to get things done.<p>After scanning the long list of Benjamin Franklin’s accomplishments, one can only come to one conclusion: The American Renaissance Man probably never had an …

Entrepreneurship

Remember, Persistence Pays Off. Stay Motivated With These 5 Tips.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most important goals you set for yourself will take time to achieve. That’s a fact.<p>At some point, though, I can pretty much guarantee that you’re going to feel frustrated things aren’t moving faster. But, the truth is, hurrying won’t …

Motivation

7 Productivity Apps You Can't Live Without | Inc.com

Productivity Apps

10 Assumptions You Make That Kill Your Resume

There’s a lot of resume writing advice out there–here are a few common tips that need to be debunked.<p>Whether you are updating your resume and happy in your job or revamping it to land a new gig, you should check that you aren’t following these commonly held, but false, myths.<p>Myth 1: Executive …

MBA or Accelerator: What's Right for an Aspiring Entrepreneur?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a 40-year-old living in a suburb of Washington, D.C., married with two kids, and I can’t write code. I spent my career flying airplanes in the military. I would not show up as a likely first-time tech entrepreneur on anyone’s radar.<p>I …

Entrepreneurship

Your Game Plan for Getting the Highest Credit Score Possible

A high credit score can make or break your qualification for just about any line of credit, including a credit card, car loan or mortgage. If you …

Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've identified the most influential business books of all time and the best sales books of all time. In this post, I list the books that drive readers to change their lives, improve their lot, and build better careers. Beware of the final (No. 1) book!<p><b>10.</b> <i>The 7 Habits of Highly</i> …

The Millionaire Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes?

Being a millionaire isn't a ticket to mansions, yachts and caviar, as it once was, but the goal is more reachable than ever. According to Phoenix …

Personal Finance

2 Tips For Writing An 'Absolutely Brilliant' Resume

And yet, you never hear back.<p>That's probably because it looked like a million other resumes out there.<p>Serial entrepreneur James Caan says in a recent LinkedIn post that he has seen thousands of resumes during the course of his career. "There are always some common mistakes that candidates tend to …

Employment

Here's What Successful People Do On The Weekend

Everyone wants more time in a weekend. Taking a look at how these successful people use the time might give you a few ideas.<p><i>Produced by Robert Libetti. Originally published in August 2013.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

The Basics of a Home Appraisal

Whether you are getting a mortgage for a new home or refinancing your existing mortgage, you’ll most likely need a home appraisal.<p>The Purpose of the …

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

No one said building a company is easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is -- and the price so many founders secretly pay.<p><i>Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York</i> …