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TED Talks

8 Steps to Financial Wellness

Financial wellness isn't just about wealth. It requires developing emotional and physical wellness as well.<p>The goal of comprehensive financial …

Ebenezer Scrooge

15 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Pursue Your Dreams

Following your dreams is usually easier said than done. A little motivation and inspiration from people who have successfully pursued their dreams can help you get started.<p>Following your dreams isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Watch a movie about someone following his/her dreams, and the …

Personal Finance

Is Social Security Really Going Broke?

The just-released report on the long-term outlook for Social Security’s finances contains surprisingly good news: instead of being exhausted by 2033, the Trust Fund will be empty sometime in 2034.<p>In addition, the “actuarial deficit” went down slightly from 2.88 to 2.68% of taxable payroll -- a …

4 Key Steps You Must Take Before Launching a Business |

It's exciting to begin a new venture, but before you do so, stop and take a breath. Skipping over the basics of starting a business will cost you time and money. Many entrepreneurs don't think about the differences between being employed and self-employed. One of the biggest differences is that all …

Small Business

Why the first letter of your surname matters

When individuals make choices from lists, does the list ordering matter? There may be a ‘primacy effect’, where individuals are biased towards …

Social Sciences

What Job-Hopping Is Really Costing You |

Millennial leapfroggers, be warned: Switching over to a new job with a higher salary doesn't necessarily mean more money. In fact, it could mean taking a serious pay cut in the long run.<p>Despite the stigma, Millennials will job-hop<p>Staffing firm RecruitiFi's recent study, The Millennial Outlook …


The Surprising Reason Behind How the Best Employees Find Jobs

Over the years, it's been proven that the most talented people get their jobs through networking. What's surprising is the fact that most companies still spend most of their hiring efforts using job postings.<p>Thirty years ago, a vice president in the human resources department at a Fortune 200 …


20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …


What Most Entrepreneurs Don't Know About Focus |

Any entrepreneur will admit that it's important to focus. The task of the entrepreneur is intense and mentally demanding. The surefire way to fail is to lose focus. You've got to focus.<p>But focus on <i>what?</i><p>It's one thing to know that you <i>should</i> focus. It's another thing to know <i>how</i> to focus. But unless …

Business Strategy