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4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

Top 10 Professional Life Hacks | Inc.com

We all have the same 24 hours in a day.<p>When you see certain individuals achieve a level of unimaginable success, it's not because they have more hours in the day than you. It's because somehow they've figured out how to deploy those hours in a way that is more effective and more productive, and …

Time Management

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? Add These 9 Habits to Your Routine | Inc.com

Visualize life as a building, and habits as the building blocks. The stronger the building blocks are the more the building is able to withstand changes in its environment.<p>Life is short. Consistency will get you far. Follow these nine simple habits to see your success skyrocket. By sticking to …

Self-improvement

Why This Doctor Recommends Keto (With a Catch)

Would clinical nutritionist Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNC, recommend the keto diet? "Absolutely," he told POPSUGAR. But there <i>is</i> a catch. You can't do it forever.<p>A brief refresher, if you don't already know: the keto diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet in which you switch your body's …

Diabetes

10 Things You Believe That Are Holding You Back From Success (and What to Do Instead) | Inc.com

Beliefs. You've acquired them through your interactions with society, whether it was through your childhood experiences, education, relationships, entertainment or work. They're engraved in your mind. And often difficult to change.<p>But are they holding you back from success?<p>Chances are, the answer …

Self-improvement

Establishing A Revocable Living Trust

Do you ever worry about how your beneficiaries will manage their portion of their inheritance when you pass away? We all love our children, but …

4 Things to Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

Securing a mortgage is your ticket to homeownership, but not everyone gets approved these days. If you're looking to increase your chances of snagging that home loan <i>and</i> keeping up with your payments, here are a few steps to take before applying.<p>IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.<p>The more you save before …

The First 4 Things You Should Do With Every Paycheck

How to Make the Most of Your First Job Paycheck<p>The First 4 Things You Should Do With Every Paycheck<p>Updated February 15, 2018<p>Getting that first job …

How to tell if you've got the right financial advisor

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I have met with a financial advisor, but he wants every investment to go through him. Although he is an advisor, he works for a company and wants me to buy their products. I'm a little resistant about this. What's your advice?<p><b>Answer:</b> Anyone can call himself or herself a financial advisor …

Ghana will remove Gandhi statue from main university because of his 'alleged past racist comments'

A group of lecturers and students began campaigning for the Indian nationalist leader's statue to be removed shortly after it was installed at the university in June as a symbol of friendship between Ghana and India. They argue that Gandhi made comments that were racist about Africans and that …

Airfare hacks: 5 ways to fly for less | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — This article was originally published in September 2016.<p>(CNN) — Frequent fliers know that in the competitive world of modern airlines, it takes a skilled player to spot the good deals among the gimmicks.<p>In this episode of Business Traveller, we meet with bloggers and aviation …

Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate

Lots of issues that affect Americans' daily lives will likely come up at Monday night's first presidential debate.<p>Here's a cheat sheet of what to know about a host of issues of significance, from taxes and jobs to the military and immigration:<p><b>Taxes</b><p>Donald Trumpwants to cut income tax rates while …

Presidential Debate

The five essential rules for homebuying

<i>The truth is that money can be difficult to talk about and many financial issues are complicated to tackle. That's why Chase and Vox Creative created</i> …

Feeling Reserved

Judging by the amount of coverage the shiny new Chase Sapphire Reserve has received on blogs, forums, and the New York Times, everyone under the sun …

12 Things You Should Forgo to be Truly Happy in Life

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help

A financial planner explains why you should keep your checking and savings accounts at different banks

Bulking up your savings is difficult. Between paying down debt, staying on top of bills, and keeping up with daily expenses, it's hard to resist the temptation to dip into that emergency fund when something comes up — even if it's not technically an emergency.<p>Where you keep your money can help …

Would You Fast for 36 Straight Hours If It Increased Your Productivity?

It's kind of bananas, but some in Silicon Valley swear this improves their focus.<p>On the streets of Silicon Valley, free food flows like water. The cupboards filled to their brim with snacks, the fridges overflowing with with LaCroix, the catered lunches and on-site chefs.<p>That doesn't matter much to …

2 Critical Steps You Can Take Right Now to Build Lasting Wealth

Want to be successful? You have to prepare. Success isn't accidental. It's the combination of preparation, focus and opportunity. When these three things overlap, like the Venn diagrams you learned about in school, amazing things happen.<p>To stay focused on preparing for the future, I think about a …

The digital nomad's guide to flying cheap every single time

Every time I board a plane, I’m probably the one who paid the least for his ticket. Not because of luck, but thanks to careful planning and booking.<p>Last year, I flew from Amsterdam to Tokyo and back for only $370.<p>Shocked? Jealous? Don’t be — I’m going to show you exactly how to do it, too.<p>Airfare …

What Is a Loan-to-Value Ratio? It's the Key to Getting a Good Mortgage

If you're buying a home and apply for a mortgage, one critical factor in whether you secure financing is your loan-to-value ratio. So what exactly <i>is</i> this LTV ratio?<p>An LTV ratio is simply the amount of money you borrow from your lender, divided by the purchase price of the home, expressed as a …

The 18 Sharing Companies Going After Airbnb Internationally

<i>First published on CBInsights Blog, used with permission.</i><p>An impending employee liquidity round is said to value Airbnb at $13 billion.<p>With the rise …

Indian prime minister kicks off 4-nation African visit

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — India's prime minister on Thursday kicked off a four-nation African tour on a continent where China's presence has been strong, including countries that haven't been visited by an Indian leader in more than three decades.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip is meant to …

7 Apps to Help Manage Your Money

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8 Ways to Expand Your Home Business Without Leaving the House

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growing a business isn’t as simple as putting the pedal to the metal and working as hard as you can anymore. Sure, hard work is important when it comes to execution, but you’ll also need business savvy and an effective strategy to expand …

11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

1. Focus on earning<p>"In today's economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status," writes Grant Cardone, who went from broke and in …