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How to Budget Your Money for the Year - Tips and Tricks to Save Money

Money. We all want more of it, we all want to know how much others have and what *they* do with it, and we all want to know that we're doing all the right things with it. But when you're just figuring out this whole adulthood thing, it can seem downright silly to figure out that last …

The Summer Reading Guide: New Arrivals, Plus the Classics that Will Never Do You Wrong

Every summer shepherds in a wealth of can’t-put-it-down reads, some inarguably lighter than others. Below, you’ll find some of our favorites from the …

The 50 Children's Books That Should Be in Every Family Library

The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).<p>The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).

Books

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

The 15 best questions to ask in an interview if you want the truth about company culture

Years ago when I worked at Microsoft, my cousin, who was a private investigator in DC, came out for the holidays.<p>He asked how we could really be serious and get work done while wearing a fleece and sneakers. I told him we worked long and hard, and therefore had to be as comfortable as possible: …

7 Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting Stock Options

There are seven important questions you should ask in order to estimate the ultimate value of your stock options.<p>You just received a job offer from a startup that includes 50,000 stock options. That is wonderful…or is it?<p>I reviewed and approved hundreds of employment offer letters at my various …

Venture Capital

Make your customer the hero to win brand loyalty

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.</i><p>My …

Public Relations

Front Desk raises $4M for business management software; Demandforce founders invest

Front Desk, a Seattle-based startup that helps businesses manage scheduling, payments, and other administrative tasks, has raised an additional $4 …

Comprehensive review of UX tools for your website

A comprehensive list of 76 UX tools that will help you build stunning web experiences through usability testing, mocking up, prototyping, verifying …

50 Startup Founders You Need To Follow On Twitter

<b>Editor’s Note: This is not an official FORBES list.</b><p>If founding a startup was easy, then there would be a lot more people participating in the exciting and sometimes exhausting trip that entrepreneurs experience on a daily basis. That’s why we sometimes need some advice, inspiration and insights …

5 tips to help you tell the story of your startup

Whether you’re a startup looking to attract venture capitalists, a nonprofit hoping to break your previous funding record, or an established business …

50 Inspirational Entrepreneurial Quotes

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one ever said it was easy being an entrepreneur. Whether you're in the early stages of your statrup, just secured funding for your startup or you are ready for product launch, there will always be those three …

Top 7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015

Changes and advancements in the digital marketing field are accelerating, and it can be hard for the casual observer to keep up. So, as we near the end of 2014, let’s review the marketing trends we’ve seen this year, as well as what we can expect in 2015.<p>If you’re interested in last year’s trends …

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

Crafting