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You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Motivation

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Motivation

Why more people should probably use pre-tax retirement accounts instead of Roths

It's not about your income, it's about your tax rate.<p>Anyone saving for retirement has probably had to decide between saving in a Roth account versus a traditional retirement account.<p>The biggest reason people recommend saving in a Roth account is if you think you'll have a higher income in …

Retirement

How to set your kids up for success -- make sure they are really good at these four things

I never gave much thought to being a father. I was finishing up grad school when my wife first talked to me about starting a family. First I had to decide if I was going to continue on to an advanced degree or get a job.<p>The decision about continuing in school was a big one because it would mean …

Self-improvement

The Science Behind Happy Relationships

When it comes to relationships, most of us are winging it. We’re exhilarated by the early stages of love, but as we move onto the general grind of …

Happiness

9 Money Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Does the thought of a financial podcast summon images of your college accounting professor droning on and on in a too-warm lecture hall?<p>Well, it is time to ditch the flashback. Because these top podcasts won’t put you to sleep at the wheel. I’ve rounded up the best money podcasts that are as …

Self-improvement

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Happiness

Free Marketing Tools Every Small Business Marketer Should Try

Got big plans for your small business, but only a tiny marketing budget? You’re not alone. According to the Wasp Barcode Small Business Report, 42% of small businesses invest 3% or less of their revenue into marketing.<p>But maybe that isn’t such a big problem. With these small business marketing …

Small Business

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

Analytics

7 Ways to Identify Real, Money-Making Business Opportunities

Terrified of going "all in" on a potentially poor-performing business idea? This list can help.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is on the rise, with over 550,000 people going into business for themselves each month in the United States alone. …

Small Business

How to Read a Cash Flow Statement

You've developed a solid overview of a company's financial statements,how to read an income statement, and how to separate a strong balance sheet …

Investing

The tell-tale signs you’re totally stressed out, according to your Myers-Briggs personality type

Sudden health problems or unexpected trauma can spike stress levels in a heartbeat, but its build-up is more often slow-moving—and insidious. Stress …

6 Income Streams You Can Create in the Corporate Consulting Space

Corporations have billions budgeted for consultants.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, according to Bloomberg, corporations paid outside consultants $39.3 billion dollars. Corporate consulting is one of the highest margin business opportunities …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Information Systems

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

Intelligent People Will Always Struggle to Find Love Because of These 9 Reasons

Relationships are difficult. You’re managing your own needs with another person’s as well. That is a terrifying thing and can be troublesome …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

49 Ways to Make More Money Online (or Offline) This Year

Opportunity is everywhere once you know what to look for.<p>17 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Okay. You're looking to make more money this year. Great. You've set some goals and now you need to take action. Where do you turn? What do you do first? Do you tackle …

Small Business

I'm a therapist, and I always tell clients it's okay to live a 'good enough' life — here are my 5 top tips

There's no such thing as a free exit.<p>A young woman I'd worked with for three years was ready to leave therapy. She was calm, happy and about to step out of the room into the Rest of Her Life. I was excited for her, but I'd miss her. That's the thing about being a psychologist: just because you want …

What interviewers really want to hear when they ask 'Why do you want to work here?'

"So why do you want to work here?"<p>Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a limited set of answers applicants give in response to this question and one particular …

Employment

The smart city revolution will depend on local leadership

From autonomous vehicles to automated everything, the pace of smart city technology is accelerating, sparking equal parts enthusiasm and anxiety. Industry and government leaders around the world are looking for guidance as they attempt to navigate the unknowns accompanying these shifts. It turns …

11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

We've pointed out some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't strike a chord or fit in to your busy …

This Recruiter Shares The Questions The Smartest Job Candidates Asked

These questions show that the candidates want to deliver value to the company.<p>“Do you have any questions for us?”<p>You’ll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion–while the recruiter’s put in the hot seat–that’s not actually in your …

Employment

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

Online Education

Driverless Vehicles Will Talk to Us

Envisioning a not-so-distant future where our cars can detect our locations, our to-do lists, and our heart rates.<p>When we switched from landlines to smartphones about 10 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in how we understood communication technology. Until that point, we’d been using phones …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

10 Things to Do Daily to Be More Organized

It's easy to think about getting organized but it's hard to actually <i>be</i> organized.<p>What we usually mean by "being more organized" can be any one of the …

Productivity

The 7 Best Facebook Business Pages and How to Copy Their Strategies

Facebook’s algorithm hates you.This might sound like a conspiracy theory, but it’s true.Let me explain why.Your business page’s organic reach (the …

Your New Hires Won’t Succeed Unless You Onboard Them Properly

It used to be that onboarding was a process of just a few days, but new research shows that spending as much as a year helping new employees get up to speed in the workplace is necessary to capitalize on the skills, knowledge, and excitement they bring to the organization. What’s more, companies …

Human Resources

How to Determine What Your Company's Burn Rate Should Be

Use these pointers to know your risk tolerance.<p>One of the hardest decisions entrepreneurs make when they start a company and raise outside capital is figuring out what an acceptable "burn rate" is. That is, how much should your company be willing to lose in cash every month as you make investments …

Venture Capital