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A Silicon Valley startup that flips houses just got valued at $1 billion

Opendoor Labs Inc. has joined the "unicorn" club of startups valued at more than $1 billion (£800 million) after its fourth and latest funding round, led by Norwest Venture Partners, Bloomberg reports.<p>The San Francisco startup, founded in 2014, has a simple business model — it buys houses in cash, …

50 Ways to Make $20 a Day

<b>50 Ways to Make $20 a Day!</b><p>Are you looking for some sites that will help you to earn at least $20 a day? Now that doesn’t seem like a lot of money but …

Personal Finance

How To Live a Rich Life Without Lots of Money

Money can't always make you rich or give you a luxurious life. Here are a few ways you can live a rich life without lots of money.

Money

The Simple Concept That Made Me $6 Million Last Year

On Monday morning, you get a message indicating there’s a new balance in your PayPal account. You check and see that — while you were at the beach …

Retirement

21 Legit Ways To Make Money Online

Technology’s ever-pervading permeation into every last fiber and morsel of society has caused a dramatic upheaval in the way we live, work and entertain ourselves. Thanks to the disruptive nature of the internet, the rate of change has only increased exponentially in recent years.<p>Yet, with so much …

Small Business

The Family Is A Machine For Destroying Wealth

People jacked up about income inequality can find a new hobby. The 1% are victims of a doomsday machine, and the countdown is ticking. Machine, thy name is “family.”<p>This came to mind as I was reading a preview of Columbia Professor Andrew Ang’s forthcoming, must-read book on Asset Management. Ang …

How to Make $5k/Month in Passive Income Using Real Estate

Here at BiggerPockets, we sometimes need to look at the bigger picture. It’s of course imperative that we ask ourselves what we want to achieve and …

This Graphic Lists Over 200 Resources for Making Money Online

There are tons of ways to make money online, in your spare time and maybe with very little effort. From freelancing to flipping sites, this …

Money

13 Ways to Make Money Online That Aren't Scams

<i>Looking to earn some money on the side? The Internet can help. Wise Bread has rounded up 13 scam-free ways to make money online, from TaskRabbit to Skillshare. Keep scrolling to start raking it in!</i><p>Welcome to the gig economy!<p>Thanks to faster and better start-ups sprouting all around the country, you …

3 Strategies That Turned $6 Into a 6-Figure Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The day I decided to start my business, I had $6 in my pocket, no experience and zero connections. Needless to say, I made a lot of mistakes. However, within that first year, I was able to overcome a lot of obstacles and learn what it …

The Richest Man in History Reveals His Simple Wealth Generating Secret

There’s glamour in making money that others don’t know about.<p>Isn’t there?<p>But don’t worry. Whatever I tell you here is strictly within the legal …

The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming

<i>“Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,”</i> a wise woman once said. Indeed, we already know that dreaming regulates our negative emotions and “positive constructive daydreaming” enhances our creativity, while a misaligned sleep cycle is enormously mentally crippling. But can a sleep-like state in …

Writing Naked for Change

Well, I grabbed your attention with the title of this blog, but what I’m really trying to tell you is that letting go of your baggage is one way to …

7 Secrets to Becoming Wealthy in Your 20s and 30s

We all wish we could be wealthy. For most of us, it’s a far-off dream that someday, eventually, we might be able to turn ourselves into self-made …

How A Single Article Generated $80,000 A Year

Leave a comment<p>Shared by<p>RP<p>Ritika Puri<p>nickoneill.com<p>13 13 6 SHARE<p>July 07, 2014<p>1.5K #contentmarketing<p>For all marketers who are struggling to understand …

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

How Literature Became Word Perfect

“As if being 1984 weren’t enough.” Thomas Pynchon, writing in <i>The New York Times Book Review,</i> marked the unnerving year with an honest question about …

6 Tips to Improve Your Writing Game (Without a Degree!)

The movie ends, the credits scroll through and finally -- after a captivating two hours, it says "Adapted from the book, <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i> by John Green."<p>"Am I going to watch that say Katie Kiaunis one day?" my dad asks, knowing how badly I want to write a book that really impacts people's …

The Key To Hit Your Targets In Life, Learnt From The Legendary Archer

The complete awareness of the body and mind in relation to the goal is known as zanshin and it can give us great lessons about attention and focus.

Five Books

If you don’t read it already, the Five Books series is well worth your while. Its premise is simple and profound. In new interviews published every …

Books

Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

<i>What would be your advice to a software engineer who wants to learn machine learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alex Smola, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist,</b> …

Top 10 Survival Tips for Writing a Book

<i>This post first appeared on the JobTalk blog for the book and community, MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World.</i><p>Today is the day I'm submitting my book manuscript to my publisher. Here's what I've learned over the past several months of being at the mercy of a looming book deadline. Hint: …

Confessions of a Happy Introvert

I like you, but the whole talking thing freaks me out.<p>I’ve always had a hard time “going out.” Don’t get me wrong. My love of travel has taken me all …

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>It's been shown over and over again that just thinking about something can cause your brain to release neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that allow it to …

14 Proven Writing Tricks From Genius Writers by @AlyceFabel

No matter what, learning from great authors is always a plus. So let’s see what some of the literary elite have to say to young writers … Thanks, …

Creative Writing

Author Reza Aslan reveals 5 pieces of writing that changed his life - Vox

We spoke to Aslan about his influences, his new talk show, and why truly great writing is so rare.<p>Reza Aslan loves writing.<p>That might seem like an obvious thing to say about a writer who's known for several approachable but scholarly nonfiction works about religion, including <i>Zealot</i> and <i>No god but …

3 Writing Tips for Bloggers

Not all bloggers are great writers, but it certainly helps! One of the great things about being a blogger is that it automatically turns you into a better writer -- since you are continuously writing content day in and day out. Whether you are a newbie or have been blogging for years, I have 3 …