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How This 25-Year-Old Earns A Passive Revenue of $400K A Year While Traveling The World

It’s been almost two years since I left my corporate life in New York City to work remotely and travel the world. When I first left my apartment, job, and other comforts, I was terrified: I had no idea whether it was possible to build a business on the road, let alone make a decent living from …

Entrepreneurship

Make a realtime light monitor using Arduino

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we live, from wearable tech to smart home devices. IoT may sound complex, but in actuality it’s a …

Arduino

How to fall asleep to a voice-activated sunset

Want your lights to lull you into a peaceful slumber? With the right bulbs and a little help from IFTTT, you can ask Alexa or Google to fade them out as you fall asleep.<p>If you're anything like me, you sometimes struggle to fall asleep at the end of the day. One thing I've found that really seems to …

I Quit My Job to Travel: Here Are the Best And Worst Things About Nomad Life

It has been almost six years since I quit my job to travel the world, and in that time, I've learned a few things about the experience.<p>Quitting your …

This credit card hack can get you 20,000 air miles and two lounge passes — and it’s completely free

If you've always thought that shiny, gold credit cards are reserved for the rich and famous, you're not alone.<p>However, signing up for the infamous Amex Gold card is actually complete ley free of charge — and it delivers some pretty big rewards.<p>Rob Burgess, founder of UK-based frequent flier and air …

Hilton Worldwide

3 Serious Problems With the 4% Retirement Rule

The "4% rule" is extremely handy and can help you figure out how much to save for retirement -- but it could also be dangerous, if you're not aware …

Retirement

4 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

Thinking of retiring ahead of schedule? Here's why you should absolutely pursue that dream.<p>Many people dream of retiring early and freeing themselves …

Tim's Retirement Strategy: Social Security And Dividend Income Retirement Plan For A Soon-To-Be Expat

Tim approached me after reading one of my articles and hoped that I could review his portfolio to make sure that he is "on track."<p>Tim has chosen to …

The only 3 financial rules you need to get rich

Everyone defines financial success differently. For some, it may mean an early retirement — by the time you turn 40, perhaps — or having enough money …

How to Instantly Increase Your Income by 20%

You should always focus in bringing in more clients, but don't neglect your finances and taxes.<p><i>Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with Hurdlr so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>We want to let you in on a little bit of a secret: did you know that you can turn your …

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

Personal Finance

This box can see through walls — and it could shake up home security

Invisible ripples in wireless spectrum tell Aura if someone's in your house<p>When Taj Manku's son was around 11, he asked his father how cellphones …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

5 Things Your Financial Planner Isn't Telling You About Retirement

Know your goals and do your homework before signing on.<p>Personal finances can get complicated fast, which is why many people seek the assistance of a …

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 …

Personal Finance

How To Become a Millionaire

If the headline of this article "How To Become a Millionaire" sounds like an infomercial, don't be deceived. It's not. The advice on how to become a …

Personal Finance

How Earning $30,000 a Year Can Turn You Into a Millionaire

It may sound crazy, but even if you only earn $30,000 per year, if you invest (and save) wisely and prudently you can you become a millionaire.<p>Here's …

Retirement

8 Clever Money-Saving Tricks to Try This Year

Pick one of these hacks and join us.<p>Ask people for their money-related New Year’s resolutions, and there are usually two that float to the top: Save …

10 Innovative Ways to Make $1 Million

Entrepreneurs are as varied as their ideas. Here are some unique ways that people have turned inspiration into $1 million.<p>The big caveat is that, like watching a stuntperson on TV, some of these feats are better watched than attempted. Many are risky or require a heck of a lot of luck.<p>That said, …

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10 Life-Transforming Business Books Entrepreneur Must Read in 2017 For Success in Business

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

Raspberry Pi now connects to Particle Cloud for IoT

Do you have a Raspberry Pi for IoT? The world's favorite low-cost computer now connects to the world's most popular IoT platform.

How to Retire at 40

Three early retirees tell their story of living on 4 percent or less.<p>By Ben Steverman | September 29, 2016<p>From<p>The “4 percent rule” is a bedrock of …

Retirement

Internet of Things (IoT) Scanner

This Company Wants to Make Connecting Your Devices Easier

Despite a ton of talk about the value of connecting devices— from furnaces to shower heads to thermostats—it’s still difficult for most companies to …

New Internet Of Things Kits Arrive At Adafruit

Makers, developers and hobbyists looking to create Internet of Things projects might be interested in new Electron Cellular IoT Kits that takes the …

Laid-off couple: 'Can we retire now? Can we stay retired?'

When they bought their seasonal dwelling on a small lake in 1987, Betty and Blair's dream was to sell their suburban house and retire to cottage country once they stopped working. Well, that day came sooner than they expected. However, everything worked out fine just the same, thanks to soaring …

Build a Wireless Weather Monitor

<i>The assembled, working wireless weather monitor</i><p>What You Need to Know at the Start<p>This project requires no previous programming knowledge, but it does …

Facebook unveils OpenCellular, its open-source wireless access platform

The platform is designed to be deployed in rural or urban areas by any individual, and it supports a range of communication options.<p>Building on its …

Tokina's 24-70 vs Nikon's – Half the price, better quality

I’m not one who generally tends to pay much attention to DXOMark scores, but this one quite surprised me. Released in 2014, Tokina’s AT-X 24-70mm …