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5 Companies With the Strongest Balance Sheets in the World

You might think it makes them boring. Here's why you'd be wrong.<p>A company with a strong balance sheet is "antifragile." The word -- coined by …

Billionaire Elon Musk says he was 'raised by books' and credits his success to these 8

Earlier this year, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made history upon successfully completing the first commercial rocket launch from the NASA launch …

Tesla

How To Make Your Home Look 10 Times Better in 10 Minutes

At Apartment Therapy, we want to show you the way that real people live. So when I show up to shoot a tour, I don't bring a whole truckload of props …

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

6 Top Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

These businesses with clear-cut competitive advantages should allow you to rest easy at night.<p>Time and again the data have shown that slow and steady …

Buffett Made Billions on These Stocks -- but Here's Why He Really Likes Them

When it comes to investing advice, arguably no one commands more attention than <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b>'s (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) Warren Buffett. The company's annual shareholder letter is legendary and is probably the most widely read of its kind among stock enthusiasts. Market followers pore over …

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

Investing

20-Minute Dinner Recipes for the *Best* Lazy Nights Ever

None of us want to cook a labor-intensive dinner after a long day at work. All we want to do is get home, throw on our comfy pants, pour ourselves a glass of vino, and eat our weight in sweet potato fries. If you were about to hit up your trusty search engine for “30-minute meals that save the …

How to design your forever home - that will last for your lifetime

With its open-plan living spaces, level flooring surfaces between inside and out, walk-in wetrooms and generous kitchen with minimal handle-free units, Jacqui Lait and Peter Jones’s house possesses the desirable design features that anyone would put on their wishlist if they were commissioning an …

The 27 most important finance books ever written

With that in mind, we've highlighted 27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>Many of these books show up time and again in lists of books recommended by the pros themselves.<p>Topics covered include everything from the most important principles of investing to inside stories of the worst …

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

Self-improvement

The best investing books for novices – as chosen by our readers

Well, you certainly are a well-read bunch.<p>Last week, in response to a reader's question, I asked people to send in their picks for the best investing books and other resources for novice investors. I received dozens of suggestions – a few of which came up more than once – and today I'll share …

Investing

The 21 Documentaries from the 21st Century Everyone Should See

This year, Weiner and O.J.: Made in America reminded us just how ambitious (and binge-worthy) documentaries could be. Here are our picks for the 21 best documentaries ever made—plus some recs from their directors.<p>1<p><i>Weiner</i><p>Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg | 2016<p>Turns out <i>Lemonade</i> was only the …

Diversify your income: All my ideas for making money online

You needed more income streams yesterday.<p>“Many small streams will form a big river.” — Swedish proverb<p>Most Americans have one stream of income (a …

Marketing

How This Entrepreneur Makes $150k/Month With No Office Or Employees

Chase Bowers' Shopified App has become a go-to resource for online sellers. Here's how to replicate his success.<p>At first glance, Chase Bowers' success story might seem like an anomaly. In just a few months, he went from $0 in revenue to making more than $150,000 a month--all without leaving his …

Customer Service

Top Investment Advisors: Where to invest $10,000 in 2017

Where to Invest $10,000 Right Now<p>Five experts reveal the opportunities they see around the world.<p>By Suzanne WoolleySuzanne Woolley<p>Investors had a …

Three excellent books on long-term investing

by PAUL B. BROWN<p>It is easy to forget personal investing fundamentals when stock prices hit new highs one week, fall sharply the next and then rise …

Why this investor uses a core-satellite portfolio

<b>Robert Bezede</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Economics student at Ryerson University.<p><b>Portfolio</b><p>About 35 per cent in equities, including Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd., Pollard Banknote Ltd., Waste Management Inc. and TransForce Inc.; about 65 per cent in the following index funds: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, iShares …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

7 Epic Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen To

As an entrepreneur, you should be constantly putting in the research to track the activity of your competitors, understand your audience, and keep …

I'm a financial planner, and here's the investment plan I'm using to build wealth

That post has all the information you need to understand why that strategy works, and has important tips for helping you get started.<p>But I know that when I first started investing, it was helpful to see examples of how other people actually did it. Not because I wanted to copy them, but just …

Build a Remote-Controlled Lawn Mower

It’s easy to make jokes about being lazy when talking about a robotic or remote-controlled lawn mower. Until it gets this hot. In this sort of blazing heat, sitting on an air conditioned porch while driving your mower around on what suddenly feels like the surface of Venus seems like the healthy …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor …

Time Management

10 Best documentaries every aspiring entrepreneur should watch

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share61<p>+16<p>Shares 107<p>As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt in constant search of new ways to grow your business. But who wants to slog …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

Entrepreneurship

12 books every investor should read

There are countless varieties of investments from stocks, bonds, options, real estate, commodities, peer-to-peer lending and many more. In contrast with committing money to an insured bank savings account, investing typically involves trading additional risk for the opportunity for greater …

7 TED Talks that will make you smarter about your money

We've recommended some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't get the job done, try a 10 to 20 minute TED Talk.<p>Here, we've rounded up seven talks that could alter the way you think about money, and how you choose to save, spend, and earn.

I asked my four friends who happen to be entrepreneurs to share their favorite business read. Here’s what i got!

As a startup entrepreneur it’s impossible to find the time to read the bevy of books published each month on startup, entrepreneurship, business & …