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After almost 10 years as a financial planner, I've found the best way to keep track of my money is still a simple spreadsheet

But in order to reach your goals, you have to control the chaos. One of the easiest ways to keep track of your financial progress is to monitor your net worth: everything you own minus everything you owe.<p>Think of it like taking a photo of yourself every day for years— eventually, you'll be able to …

3 Stocks That Could Double Your Money

Wall Street has great expectations for biotech stocks Celldex Therapeutics, Idera Pharmaceuticals, and Opko Health.<p>Could you double your money in the …

How to Take Control of Your Money in 2018: A Month-by-Month Guide

The most ambitious, life-changing goals all have two things in common: They make you feel instantly weak at the knees, and at first glance, they …

Personal Finance

How to Retire with Over $4,426,000 By Saving Only $111 Dollars per Paycheck

I've written about a bunch of great smart home tech, but these are the gadgets I use every day — here's why

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>As a kid who grew up with futuristic video games, reruns of "The Jetsons" on TV Land, and an overactive imagination, I'm more than ready …

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

This Is the Oil Stock to Own Now

In this week’s episode of the Heard on the Street podcast, we discuss why shares of Exxon Mobil could be the best way to play oil’s slide and learn why oil isn’t always the biggest concern for emerging-market investors.

Dow Jones

3 Stocks With a Better Dividend Than ExxonMobil Corporation

Exxon pays a big 3.8% dividend -- but these stocks pay you more.<p>Dividend investing isn't that complicated. Take a stock's dividend. Divide it by its …

5 More Reasons to Read Annual Reports

Here’s an old joke. A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost. He says he lost his …

The videogame that teaches business strategy better than professors

I’ve spent most of my career as a teacher. I think of education as a holy calling. Yet I now find myself in the uncomfortable position of championing computer games that will put teachers out of jobs.<p>Videogames have already been used successfully to teach elementary-school students basic math …

10 Steps to Becoming a Stock Market Millionaire

Investing in the stock market is a way to make more than just a little extra cash. In fact, with the right approach and the right skills, investing even a little in the stock market can put you on the road to earning millions. Becoming a stock market millionaire isn't an easy task and it isn't a …

All the college football action in Week 1

Tennessee Volunteers running back Alvin Kamara (6) celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Bowling Green Falcons with teammate Volunteers running back Jalen Hurd (1) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Jim Brown, USA TODAY Sports<p>Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Gunner Kiel throws a pass …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

New smart home gadget wants to be better than your phone at telling you useful stuff

“The phone has become the default for our lives,” says entrepreneur Berni War. But he feels that all the important information in our life has become …

Startups

3 Stable Dividend Stocks for Beginning Investors

These three stocks are likely to continue pumping out dividends on a regular basis.<p>There's nothing like getting paid by a big company. That's what …

16 Evening Habits That Make Everything Better

Illustrated By Elliot Salazar.<p>From "set your alarm on the other side of the room" to "invest in a coffee pot with a timer," you’ve probably heard a …

Dividend investor converts to index investing

<b>Robb Engen</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Business development manager<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Two exchange-traded funds (ETF): Vanguard All World ex-Canada Index ETF and Vanguard Canada Index ETF.<p><b>The investor</b><p>In 2009, Robb Engen dumped his mutual funds and became a do-it-yourself (DIY) investor focused on stocks with growing …

Three Easy Ways To Select and Compare Dividend Stocks

In the first article of this series I outlined three tips for new DIY dividend investorsentering retirement should know. Beyond those basics, here are some specifics on how best to compare and select different dividend paying companies. It’s important to point out that this is not an absolute or …

Opinion: As Europe and Greece get worse, invest more

The investment case for buying Greek equities does not rest on the hope that its economy will outperform the world’s much stronger economies, such as …

The highest dividend stocks in the Dow

Dividend stocks often serve as the cornerstone of any well-rounded retirement portfolio.<p>While you will find some investors who've made their riches with high-growth technology or biotechnology stocks, the tried and true method to wealth appreciation via the stock market is through dividend-paying …

How to Turn $25 a Week Into Almost $7000 in 5 Years

According to Bankrate, certificates of deposit with a 5-year maturity (as of 7/18/14) offer a meager 1.74% growth rate — hardly anything to brag to …

This trade on Japan can double your money: Trader

The Bank of Japan is set to conclude its two-day monetary policy meeting on Wednesday, and one trader is gearing up for a rally in Japanese …

How to Use Email and Reminders to Power Productivity

Evernote provides many different tools to power your productivity and fuel the success for all your projects.Mike Vardy is a writer, speaker, …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

7 stocks Wall Street thinks will soar this year

The bull market in stocks is getting old.<p>It's been alive and kicking for nearly six years, carrying the S&P 500 215% higher and into uncharted territory. On top of that, the Nasdaq is knocking on the door of 5,000 for the first time in 15 years.<p>None of this means the party in stocks is over. …

Google Now updated with support for third-party apps on Android

Google's Android app just got a lot smarter.<p>Google Now will be updated with support for 40 third-party apps, the company revealed Friday.<p>Google Now, …

Apps

Want to get rich? Don't pay off your student loans

When I graduated from Drexel University in 2009 with a degree in engineering, I was 23 and had $200 in my bank account.<p>In other words, I was like most American college students: Poor and in debt.<p>I was subletting a small studio apartment in Philadelphia with two other engineers. Our combined student …