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Every Man Should Read These Life-Changing Books

Don’t take life learning and personal growth for granted. Some of these books are guaranteed to expand your mind, provoke your thoughts, and even …

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25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re bootstrapping it or looking for outside funding.<p>The best sorts …

20 Productive Habits of Wealthy & Successful People

The vast majority of rich people didn’t get there by accident or luck. Accumulating wealth requires hard work, dedication, and – most importantly – …

How to Write a Business Plan [Updated for 2018]

<i>This article is part of both our</i> <i>Business Startup Guide</i> <i>and our</i> <i>Business Planning Guide</i><i>—curated lists of our articles that will get you up and running</i> …

Small Business

The First Book You Need to Read in 2015

A disclaimer: Frank Turek, President of CrossExamined.org and author of <i>I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist</i> is a friend of mine. More than …

How to Save for a House While Renting

If you’re currently renting, but want to someday buy a home, you know that saving up a down payment is an important first step. Unfortunately, …

How to Decide Whether to Buy or Build a House

As you start to look at homes, you might be open to the range of options for getting a home. Is it cheaper to build your own home or to buy a house? …

13 Rules Today's New Home Buyers Can Learn From The Past

Many of today’s new home buyers are Millennials – the generation born in the 80s and 90s – who are now getting married, starting families, and stepping into the real estate arena for the very first time. This is the same generation that grew up in a boom, followed by a bust and an insane decade of …

4 Smart Steps to Take Before Buying Your First Home

Here are four things you need to do years before you start house-hunting to prepare yourself financially for the biggest purchase of your …

5 Ways to Think Like a Millionaire

While a million dollars might not go as far as it used to these days, that magical, seven-digit number is still considered the benchmark for …

Can't buy me love? 5 engagement ring buying tips

You're in love and ready to buy an engagement ring.<p>But are you ready to part with three months' salary as the diamond industry has traditionally suggested? If not, what's your magic number?<p>Figuring that out can be a stressful, high-stakes undertaking. Engagement rings come with unique financial and …

Saving Money Travel | GOBankingRates

With airfare, hotels, rental cars, restaurants, tourism activities and souvenirs, the cost of traveling can add up, but there are some little-known …

Free State Tax Filing Options

Along with tax season comes tax preparation, which few people enjoy — even if you’re owed a tax refund instead of a tax bill. Not only do you have to …

How Much House Can I Afford? 6 Ways to Find Out

If you want to purchase a home, you might wonder, “how much house can I afford to buy?” With the mortgage rates still close to its all-time lows and …

Here's How Far In Advance You Should Book A Flight

The airfare shopping site CheapAir.com monitored more than 4 million fares in 2013 to answer the age-old question: How far in advance should you book your plane ticket?<p>For the average domestic flight, booking 54 days in advance will offer the cheapest fare.<p>But CheapAir's CEO Jeff Klee told Business …

Extra Income Guide: How to Make Extra Money

This guide is intended to provide readers with ideas, how-to tips, and resources on <b>building multiple income streams and generating extra income</b>. If …

20+ Healthy Habits That Can Hurt You

I've stopped mentioning the negative side effects of my athletic pursuits to my non-athletic friends. Discussions of overuse running injuries and …

How to Start Off Your Cover Letter Right

Sure, you've read a lot of articles on how to achieve the perfect cover letter. However, it's one thing to know what you should be doing, and it's …

Employment

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Why Are There So Few Millionaires?

Across a wide number of surveys, we find that the vast majority of people – the world over – would very much like to be significantly wealthier than they are today. Over the decades, this finding has been very consistent in good economic times and bad. Generally speaking: <i>rich is good and very rich</i> …

10 Huge Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Save Money

Addressing the issue of saving money is the most fundamental, yet neglected aspect of personal finance in the U.S. today.<p>According to a 2012 survey …

10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor

It’s not easy finding a financial advisor. After all, you have to trust this virtual stranger enough to reveal your financial situation – or hand your money over -- to him or her. But these steps can help you find the right fit.<p>Ask friends and family for referrals, says Minneapolis-based certified …

Financial Planning

18 Ways To Save When Building The Home Of Your Dreams

While building our house we've learned a lot about how to save money while going through the building process. Here are a few ways that you can save …

Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …