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Why Most People Will Never Be Successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.<p>So why won’t most people be successful?<p>Why don’t most people evolve?<p>The more …

Self-improvement

Employees Naturally Trust Leaders That Display These 3 Powerful Habits | Inc.com

A friend recently told me about a previous company trying to lure him back to his old position. In a moment of crisp clarity, he said he could never go back no matter how enticing the offer.<p>The reason? One toxic leader up in the ivory tower making life miserable for others below. I agreed that my …

Leadership

How to Start a Business When You're an Introvert

First, know that your introversion isn't a curse -- it's a strength, if you know how to use it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The business world seems like it caters to extroverts. And that makes sense: As a business owner, you need charisma to lead a team, negotiate …

Small Business

Here Is How to Send an Email Message to Say Thanks for an Interview

Writing a thank you note after an employment interview can be the key to getting a job offer. In these days of email and online communication, is it …

Traditional or Roth IRA? One Has an Absolute Benefit | Investopedia

When given the choice, I suggest people take advantage of a sure thing now (“current absolute benefit”) instead of risking an undefined future …

What's A Prudent Investor To Do?

Over the weekend, I received an email from a reader with a couple of questions - I get a lot lately:<p>It seems clear the stock market is overvalued …

Investing

How to answer the 6 questions you'll hear in almost any job interview

Instead of getting stuck squirming in your chair while trying to think of an answer, be ready with smart replies that reveal your strengths and why you're the best applicant for the gig.<p>Here's how to craft fresh, personalized answers to the most painfully tedious questions — and propel yourself one …

Employment

A financial planner explains exactly how you should prioritize your money

The majority of people who approach me for advice are most interested in guidance as it relates to their investment portfolios.<p>I would like to point out that there is a hierarchy of personal financial priorities, and though very important, investing for the future should be considered third of the …

Retirement

Wells Fargo Fires Four Managers Over Account Scandal

Wells Fargo fired the head of its consumer credit-card business and three other senior managers as the bank’s board examines how abusive sales …

Finance

Two members of Trump's Cabinet are heading to Mexico. Here are five things to watch

U.S. Secretary of State<p>Rex Tillersonand Homeland Security SecretaryJohn F. Kellyare heading to Mexico this week for high-stakes talks with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and other top officials.<p>The visit, during which the diplomats are expected to discuss trade, security and other issues, …

How to Get Started in Ecommerce for Less Than $100

Follow these four steps to save yourself a lot of time, money and headaches.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting an ecommerce business can be stressful.<p>Not because it's difficult, but because there's just <i>so</i> much information out there. It's hard to know what to do …

eCommerce

Internships aren't just for college kids anymore — companies from Goldman Sachs to General Motors are hiring interns mid-career

Since then, other major financial companies like MetLife, JP Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley, along with technology and engineering companies such as IBM and General Motors, have embraced the concept of the return internship.<p>A return internship, or re-entry program, is a temporary, mid-career …

General Motors

How Colorado Is Warning Marijuana Workers About What Can Kill Them

"In Washington, Oregon and California, the states come in and do inspections," Smith explains. "But in Colorado, inspections are done by OSHA …

How to invest with $5, $50 or $100

Investing isn't just for the rich.<p>It is true that if you have lots of cash, you'll have lots of options on where to put it. But if you are just getting started and have just a minimal amount of money to work with — anywhere from $5 to $1,000 — you may have more choices than you might think.<p>A few …

Investing

Five tips for investing in your 30s

In your 20s, funding your 401(k) might have sounded like a good goal … for your 30s. Now that your 30s are here, you may be nervously noticing the countless articles on the virtues of investing in your 20s.<p>Don't worry. You're definitely not too old to reap the benefits of investing. Getting started …

3 Stocks to Buy for Under $10 With 25%-Plus Upside

There’s a million different ways to hunt for stocks to buy. But for investors who like to keep things simple, you can’t go wrong looking at cheap …

Investing

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Leadership

The Priorities of Personal Finance | Investopedia

A client recently let me know that she and her husband had just booked an overseas trip for later this year. I told her I was very happy to hear that …

You Should Consider Buying a Small Business. But When?

For the past five years, we have taught a course at Harvard Business School that prepares students to search for, purchase, and run a small business. The course is always taught in the spring term of the second year of the two-year program, and indeed, as graduation looms, our students have to …

Small Business

Beware of overpriced options

Beware the teeny puts.<p>If you were a market maker on the floor, you generally didn't want to be short any teeny puts right before earnings. Just spend the money and buy them back. No reason to be short unbounded downside risk for just a couple hundred bucks.<p>The teeny puts have turned into nickel …

Investing

24 Investing Statistics

As a CFP®, I'm constantly in contact with investors who develop ideas and opinions about the stock market. I understand their angst. I too struggle …

Simple Tips to Nail Job Interviews, Even if You're Shy or Introverted

Job interviews are extremely draining experiences, even moreso if you’re shy, or if you’re introverted and spend a ton of energy just putting …

7 Ways to Gain Self Discipline and Strive Towards Greatness

Feel like giving up on your 2017 goal? These tips will help you push through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’re a few weeks into the 2017, and right now is the most crucial time to stick to your goals. But it can also be the most difficult time.<p>So, if you feel like …

Self Control

There are 4 keys to building real wealth, according to a man who spent 25 years advising rich families at Harvard

Charlie, a former senior philanthropic advisor at Harvard University for 25 years, is considered one of the world's top experts on family wealth.<p>Based on his extensive experience at one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world, second only to the Vatican, he says it's important to …

Philanthropy

Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question With This Formula

Job interviews can be awkward, especially with open-ended questions like, “So, tell me about yourself.” Where do you start? What do they want to …

Employment

How to Invest: When You’re Just Getting Started

Wall Street has an odd way of trying to get your business. The dizzying array of investment choices, mind-numbing jargon, and pie charts with more …

A Beginners Guide To Social Media Marketing For Small Businesses

Rapidly increasing mobile penetration in India, coupled with the proliferation of low-cost handsets, is continuing to boost the users and their usage …

Finance Fundamentals to Act on for Success

Many people ask me what I think the future might hold. “What’s the market going to do next year?” they’ll say, or, “What kind of hot stock tip do you …

Oil prices tumble as investors brace for possible spike in U.S. supply

Oil prices proved resilient Wednesday, settling higher despite data showing the second-largest weekly climb on record for U.S. crude supplies.<p>Some …

Oil