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14 Things Successful People Do First Thing in the Morning | Inc.com

"If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>.<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set …

Time Management

The 10 Countries You Absolutely HAVE To Visit In 2016

Pack your bags.<p>Most of us are lucky if we can escape our desks long enough to visit one country per year... but it never hurts to have a list of 10 dazzlingly perfect options.<p>Today, Lonely Planet announced its Top 10 Countries for 2016, employing expert analysis to make travel recommendations for …

Your fake Fendi has a human cost: Indentured servants fuel Italy’s knockoff luxury goods market

Think that no one get hurts when you buy a knockoff item? You’re sometimes dead wrong<p>I could tell that Sam wasn’t lying, but the bags he had laid out on a white bedsheet were. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermès, Fendi. They were good, but not quite good enough. Sam [not his real name] came from Western …

The Hidden World Of The Ultra Rich In Photographs

"The top 1% of the world’s population holds 50% of the world’s wealth, while the bottom 50% of the world’s population holds 1% of the wealth."<p><b>1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality is a new photography exhibition curated by Myles Little, photo editor at Time. It examines wealth around the</b> …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

DEUTSCHE BANK: Here are 16 stocks to buy right now

Bianco thinks the Fed will finally be ready for a rate hike in September, and expects to see more signals of a hike in the coming months. When this happens, Bianco says that stock performance will be dependent on long-term Treasury yields staying low.<p>Bianco adds that Greece, ISIS and the gearing up …

Investing

Taxes From A To Z (2015): X Is For 1040X

It’s my annual “Taxes from A to Z” series! Next up:<p><b>X Is For 1040X</b><p>Mistakes happen. And sometimes, no matter how careful you are, those mistakes happen on a federal income tax return. Those mistakes – no matter how innocent or unintentional – can affect your federal income tax liability. While it’s …

These are some of the cool things Airbnb is doing to learn more about you

More than 25 million people in 190-plus countries have used its service, helping it reach a massive $13 billion valuation.<p>One of the biggest reasons for its rapid growth is its strong data science technology. By collecting and analyzing its massive trove of data, Airbnb is able to make better …

What The Rich Are Doing With Their Money In 2015 -- And You Should, Too

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that the rich don’t have some secret knowledge about money that the rest of us “regular” people don’t have.<p>After all, the more zeros you have at the end of your paycheck, the smarter you must be about managing your finances, …

Personal Finance

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

The 7 Toughest Startup Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my first business at 19 years old and thought I knew it all. The business quickly grew to $500,000 in gross revenue with five employees in three states. Business was good, but because I didn’t learn how to manage my business, …

Every Millennial Should Know These Investing Terms Cold

If so, you're not alone. A majority of Millennials prefer to keep their assets in cash and don't trust the idea of putting money into the market. That's not too surprising, since many members of Gen Y started life "in the real world" right before or during the Great Recession. We saw our parents …

Great Mutual Funds You Can Own for Just $100

Your investment options are limited if money is tight, but these three picks should help get you started on a shoestring budget.<p>If you think it's …

30 Ways to Waste Your Money

Almost all of us have holes in our budgets. And as with other kinds of leaks, you may have hardly noticed some of them. But those small drips can …

Here's How To Do Warren Buffett's Favorite Critical Thinking Exercise

While Buffett's brain is constantly working to crank through books, play bridge, and lobby Congress, the man is also deliberate about doing mental weightlifting.<p>Bill Gates — a close friend of the investor— recounted in a 1996 Fortune column an exercise Buffett liked to do in critical thinking.<p>It's …

33 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival, also take place.<p>Autumn officially starts Sept. 22, so get ready for the new season with our …

New York City

This Startup Wants To Be The E-Trade Of Real Estate

Typically investors buy and flip homes, or they invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs), which own different types of properties.<p>But Sharestates is offering both accredited investors and the public a real estate crowdfunding platform that lets them dip as little as $100 into a project. The …

Real Estate