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As Greece puts the finishing touches to its latest round of cuts, some economists are increasingly alarmed about the signals from the world economy

Economics

Mortgage rates falling; 30-year drops to 3.78%, Freddie Mac says

Long-term interest rates declined this week, with<p>Freddie Macsaying lenders were offering conventional 30-year mortgages at an average of 3.78%, down from 3.86% a week ago.<p>The average for 15-year fixed home loans slipped to 3.06% from 3.1%, the mortgage financing giant said in its weekly report, …

Winning Basketball Strategies That Offer A Competitive Edge At Work

There is a silent language between intense entrepreneurs with a passion for sports.<p>We fill our company Fishbowl with athletes from all walks of life and unique talents because they intuitively understand how to work together as teammates to build great things together.<p>Consider viewing work as a …

Leadership

5 ways to spot risk in your portfolio

U.S. stocks are expensive by historical standards and the market has been choppy since mid-September. Nervous?<p>To figure out how much risk you’re …

3 Habits of Mindfully Wealthy People

"Our character, basically, is a composite of our habits."<p>--Stephen R. Covey<p>Many of us are taught that the creation of financial wealth and the development of a strong moral compass cannot go hand in hand. Despite this annoyingly prevalent belief in today's society, my 22 years in the financial …

21 Ways to Spend Less and Save More Money

Introduction: 21 Ways to Spend Less and Save More Money<p>The key to reducing your spending is to cut back a little in every area. Start with …

4 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

If you found an extra $1,000 in your pocket, what would you do with it? Here's what our experts have to say.<p>What would you do if you had an extra …

Becoming A Pro: MBA Vs. CFP, CPA or CFA?

When Jaime Campbell comes to the table to help a client business boost its revenue and market share, she brings an accounting and tax background plus …

Retirement

The 10 Best New and Updated Android Apps of February 2015

It’s easy to use: Just install the desktop and Android apps and link your two devices using the code displayed on your device’s screen. There’s no need to create an account — a major advantage. To copy text from your computer to your phone, highlight and press your hot key combo – alt+c by default. …

10 Things Exceptionally Productive Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

Co-Founder of Empact<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Inception</i> is one of my all-time favorite movies. In it, characters find themselves in dream worlds without knowing where they are or how they got there.<p>That’s how I used to feel throughout the day… every day.<p>One minute …

The Roth IRA Advantage

The most talked-about benefit of a Roth IRA is the investor’s ability to withdraw funds from this account without incurring income taxes. A key point …

7 Tax Time Retirement Savings Tricks

What if you could boost your retirement savings, courtesy of Uncle Sam? Some of the most generous provisions of the tax code are incentives to save whether via a workplace 401(k), an Individual Retirement Account, a Roth IRA, or one of many retirement plans for the self-employed. Yet year after …

Retirement

The 5 Awkward Truths About Professional Speaking

I thought the name Troy Dunn seemed familiar. This week I met Dunn, entrepreneur and host of television show <i>The Locator</i> that reunites people with lost loved ones on the air, through friend and marketing expert Duff Dyer.<p>Dunn sold his family research business BigHugs.com to Utah’s Ancestry.com in …

Home Depot

How To Become A 401(k) Millionaire In Four Easy Steps

If it weren’t for the tripwires of human behavior, becoming a millionaire would be a pretty easy path to follow.<p>It’s mostly math and good habits.<p>So when I came across this piece on nowitcounts.com, a Web site for investors over 50, I saw a clear message: If you save consistently, the miracle of …

Retirement

Smart Investing Strategies For 2015

(<i>The following is adapted from the new book, Jonathan Clements Money Guide 2015</i>.)<p>Reviewing your investment strategy for 2015? Start with these five steps:<p><b>1. Calculate your portfolio’s current split across stocks, bonds, cash investments and alternative investments.</b> This basic asset allocation is …

Investing

Cadillac Doesn't Need A New Brand, Just A Strong Brand

Cadillac executives will be in full throat this week touting the global debut of their fast, powerful new Cadillac CTS-V supercar at the Detroit auto show. But that unveiling won’t do much to help them in lower reaches of the CTS lineup, where General Motors just cut the sticker prices on some …

Oscar De La Hoya and his former CEO reach settlement

Oscar De La Hoya’s <b>Golden Boy Promotions</b> and the company’s former chief executive, <b>Richard Schaefer</b>, reached a settlement Friday, a source close to Golden Boy told the Los Angeles Times.<p>"It's an exciting day for our company," said a source close to Golden Boy, not authorized to speak publicly on the …

10 Ways Your Smartphone Can Help You Keep New Year's Resolutions This Time Around

The New Year always starts off with lofty ambitions and admirable goals — lose weight, meditate, get organized, save more money. However, while 45 percent of Americans “usually” make New Year’s Resolutions, a mere 8 percent are successful in achieving them. Most people abandon their resolutions …

The Brain

People Invest in People -- an Overlooked Aspect of Private Investing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say technology has transformed the way people interact with one another, in business and personal contexts, is an understatement. Fifteen years ago, it was unimaginable that people would carry out such a broad array of efforts -- …

Toyota kickstarting fuel cell future with patent release

LAS VEGAS -- In an effort to get other automakers building fuel cell-powered cars and help fuel suppliers open new hydrogen-fueling stations, Toyota announced today it would make 5,680 of its patents available for use on a royalty-free basis.<p>This announcement follows the release of the Toyota Mirai …

Energy

Vanguard Sets Record Funds Inflow

Investors Gave Stock Pickers a Vote of No Confidence in 2014<p>Investors gave stock pickers a resounding vote of no confidence in 2014, pouring $216 billion—a record inflow for any mutual-fund firm—into Vanguard Group, the biggest provider of index-tracking products, according to preliminary figures …

Why You Need To Start Flying First Class

Ask any motivational speaker what they like least about their job, and they will tell you it’s the travel. Because of my international client base, heading to JFK is part of virtually every assignment I have. I mostly fly first class. In fact, it’s a clause in my contract – one that I rarely …

Frequent-flyer Programs

The Truth About Full-Time Employment

About fifteen years ago I started consulting. I got two juicy projects right away, and I was over the moon. I had been a corporate Sally since the dawn of time.<p>One of the projects was very cutting-edge for its day. The other one was a more conventional organizational development project. I dug into …