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Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

Do You Want To Be Right? Or Do You Want To Be Happy?

I saw an interview recently with a probate lawyer about families and wills. She said that more families fight over the terms of wills and estates than those who simply accept them. They fight so long and so hard, spending more money on legal fees, and end up with less than they would have if they …

Divorce

A Cornell economist who studies luck says the more you acknowledge good fortune, the better off you are

“Luck is not a subject you can mention in the presence of self-made men,” the writer E.B. White once observed. Indeed, many accomplished people bristle at the suggestion that chance played a role in their success, preferring to attribute their achievements to talent and hard work alone.<p>Yet even in …

Psychology

Parents and Inheritance

A two-part primer for parents and their children.<p>With an unprecedented transfer of wealth under way, many parents fret that the younger generation may not be ready for it. Here’s a look at how both generations might alleviate concerns and best prepare for the responsibility that comes along with …

Wealth

Millennials and Inheritance

A two-part primer for parents and their children.<p>PART TWO: MILLENNIALS<p>Like it or not, “We’re all shaped by the economic, social and political climate we’re raised in, so we inevitably share some traits or views with others in our generation,” says Paul D. Stavig, a wealth strategies advisor at U.S. …

Wealth

Wealthy Families Create Private Trust Companies For Privacy, Protection, Tax Savings, And Control

Beloved basketball great “Magic” Johnson has said that you can’t play the other team’s game. They will beat you every time. You need to take control of the game and force the other team to play your game.<p>During one NBA championship, things weren’t looking good for the Lakers. They were plagued by …

Wealth

'Should I set up a family trust for my estate?'

Ask an expert: A reader asks whether he should set up a trust in order to safeguard his idyllic country cottage in Wales<p><i>In 1981 I used inherited money to buy a second home in Wales. Seventeen years later I transferred ownership of this Welsh property to my then single 23-year-old daughter as a way</i> …

Real Estate

Should your small business consider a family trust?

Trusts have a long history going back to medieval times when landowners placed their property in trust while away fighting wars. But the modern trust has developed into an indispensable tool for tax and estate planning.<p>A trust is a relationship amongst the settlor (creator), trustee and …

How To Create A Family Trust To Empower Your Great-Great-Grandchildren

You work for years, decades even, building a successful business. You’ve amassed a great amount of wealth, but should you simply leave it to your kids like the Vanderbilts did? Or should you be more deliberate like the Rockefellers? In short, how do you turn a successful business into a financial …

Wealth

The Benefits of Revocable Living Trusts

Emergencies (by definition) strike without warning; be prepared by having important documents in the right places.<p>Asking someone to serve as your …

Fraud

Amazon is offering a year of unlimited cloud storage for just $5

Yet another spacious attic for all your digital detritus<p>There are plenty of options for keeping your digital media safe and easily accessible in the cloud. Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Yahoo all have services that will let you back up tons of old files. Amazon is a major player in providing cloud …

Google Drive

7 Habits Of Self-Made Millionaires

Most millionaires made their money without a trust fund or inheritance. Here are the habits that helped get them there.<p>Most millionaires aren’t born; they’re self-made. In a survey by Fidelity Investments, approximately 80% of people who have a net worth of $1 million or more did it without a trust …

Wealth

12 Evening Routines of Billionaires That You Need to Try

Implement these rituals for better productivity and work-life balance.<p>A routine, or set of rituals, provides structure and focus to each day. When used effectively, it ensures a balance between your work and personal lives. While you might think billionaires work around the clock, one of the …

Productivity

Settling the Estate

In today’s world, the seen — and unseen — roles and responsibilities of executors, and their agents, are changing.<p>Being named an executor by a family member or close friend is an expression of the highest regard and trust, and it is generally regarded as an honor.1 But, like many honors, it brings …

Retirement

11 Differences between the Middle Class and the Wealthy

When I was in college, my grandfather gave me a book to read, titled The Richest Man in Babylon. And he told me that if I read it and lived by it, I …

Wealth

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

IDEAS<p><i>Barker is the author of</i> Barking Up The Wrong Tree<p>You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a …

Happiness

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

Emotions

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Motivation

EasyBib Writing Center

Sunday is my writing day. The buzz I get from black coffee does something magical for my imagination first thing in the morning and I can usually get …

16 cool things to try with the new Google Photos

Got Photos? (The Google app, that is. Not just photographs in general.)<p>If so, get ready: Google's new image service packs some serious power. And if …

iOS

These 16 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

Since it debuted a decade ago, Gmail has become not just another email program, but a cultural force. It is the world's largest email service, and it has set the standard for what people expect in terms of ease of use and inbox size.<p>But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and …

Wells Fargo Conversations

Emergencies (by definition) strike without warning; be prepared by having important documents in the right places.<p>Asking someone to serve as your …

Try It Now

I spent nearly 15 years in banking, and here are my 10 best pieces of advice about money

After nearly 15 years in banking, I have witnessed firsthand how banks operate and make money. That has influenced how I choose products and interact with financial institutions.<p>Here is my advice on how you can get the most from your bank.

Exclusive: The Greatest Escape - war hero who walked 4,000 miles from Siberian death camp

It was an epic feat of courage and strength. A triumph of human spirit over tyranny.<p>Witold Glinski is the last survivor of World War Two’s greatest …

European History

WW II B17 Survival Story

B-17 "All American" (414th Squadron, 97BG)<p>B-17 in 1943 A mid-air collision on February 1, 1943, between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis …

Steve Young Will Make $1 Million in 2014 from USFL Deal Signed in 1984

Before Steve Young became a member of the San Francisco 49ers, before he won three Super Bowls and before he established himself as one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all-time with a Hall of Fame career, he played in the USFL.<p>You're probably either thinking A) What is the USFL? or B) How in …

Hall of Fame