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Proposed ETF would track flowering marijuana market: regulatory filing

(Reuters) - An investment company is making plans to launch what could be the first exchange-traded fund to profit on marijuana.<p>The Emerging AgroSphere ETF would give investors an opportunity to buy a group of companies making prescription drugs using cannabis extracts, selling hemp derivatives and …

There Is No Need To Research Solar Energy, This Article Has It All

It is an unarguable fact that using solar panels benefit the environment. You have to know that solar energy is cost effective for your life. Keep on …

If you have a gun and like to jump, crawl, and run, here's your chance to get in on the $25 billion Snapchat IPO

Do you have a permit to pack a concealed firearm?<p>And have you been looking for the chance get in on the hottest internet IPO since Facebook?<p>If so, Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has some exciting opportunities for you.<p>The maker of the fast-growing social app, which is preparing for a $25 …

12 Crazy Income Tax Statistics

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Mention the word "taxes," and you're liable to send even your closest friends and family members scurrying in the opposite direction. Preparing your taxes can be about as fun as watching grass grow or paint dry, but the tax planning process is something every working …

How to find and finance bank-owned properties

Home prices are still rising — they’re currently averaging just below all-time highs set in 2006, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Combine that with slim housing inventory in many markets, and you may believe you’ve missed the opportunity to buy your first, or your next, home.<p>But …

Real Estate

An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Children Financial Lessons

Kids are ready to learn about saving, spending, and more at fairly young ages—but they need your help to really understand. This graphic gives some …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Meet the Seattle 10: These hot startups are transforming everything from education to enterprise software

From the brick walkways of Pioneer Square to the funky facades of Fremont, there’s a lot of startup action in Seattle.<p>So trying to identify the 10 …

9 Business Ideas Under $1,000 You Can Run From Anywhere

Looking to start a business and refuse to be tied down to an office? Turns out you can start a company from the comfort of your own home -- or better yet, from an exotic far-flung beach -- for under $1,000.<p>How is that possible you might ask? Technology. Maria Dykstra, co-founder of TreDigital, a …

4 Home Improvements That Can Lower (or Eliminate) Your Tax Bill

We know. It's tax season and you're knee-deep in paperwork and you already dipped into your savings to remodel your home last year and now you have …

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business: Ensure Generational Success

As shared in <b>Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business: Ensuring Success from One Generation to the Next</b>, approximately 66 percent of family businesses …

SunPower's Big Play for the Rooftop Solar Market

SunPower is betting that aesthetics will help it sell the Equinox solar power system to homeowners. Image source: SunPower.<p><b>SunPower</b> <b>Corp</b> has quietly built a booming residential solar business, and it should take another big step forward in 2016. As competitors like <b>SolarCity</b> and <b>Vivint Solar</b> deal with …

This is your guide to Social Security in 2016

<b>How your Social Security benefit is calculated</b> <br>Unlike many pension plans, which are based on just the top few years of your earnings, Social Security takes your 35 highest-earning years into account when computing your benefit. Each year's income, up to the maximum taxable Social Security wages, is …

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Homesteading Quantified: How Much Land You Need To Go Off The Grid

The original homesteaders, the pioneers who went West, were following the American dream as it was understood in the 19th century -- they wanted a house, and land, and a farm, of their own. Those who become homesteaders today aren't necessarily aspirational in the same way; instead, they're looking …

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$10k DIY Off Grid Solar Tiny House

This 185 sq. ft. off-grid solar tiny house design was submitted as part of LaMar’s off grid tiny house design contest where you can win up to $500 if …

House Design

Rainwater Harvesting

On a homestead, water can be a big issue. I'm located in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, and water is plentiful. For me, the choice came down …

How to Keep Your Brain Young

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Are forgetfulness and "senior moments" inevitable parts of aging? Many medical professionals (including the doctor in CNN's news brief …

Remembering Wayne Dyer: 20 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Become a Better You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's note: This Entrepreneur.com "best read'' was originally posted Sept. 1. 2015.</i><p>We lost a beautiful soul and human being on Aug. 29. Dr. Wayne Dyer was a pioneer in the personal-development field and made a profound difference in …

40 Things I Want To Tell My Kids Before They “Know It All”

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>―Margaret Mead</i><p>Seven weeks ago today, Angel gave birth to our son Mac. The experience was …

Beck Warns That ‘Something Bad Is Coming Our Way’ as Stock Market Tumbles

Glenn Beck warned that “something bad is coming our way” as the Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading Monday morning.<p>“The toolbox is empty,” Beck said on his radio program. “We had the rescue packages, the credit guarantees, quantitative easing, zero interest …

Use this Cheat Sheet to Cut Perfect Baseboard Corners

Installing baseboards is an easy do-it-yourself project, but cutting them can be tricky. Here's a cheat sheet to help you miter cut your baseboards …

9 Steps to Build a DIY Off-Grid Solar System

Day by day the price of solar panels falls gradually. But still, installation of a complete off grid solar system is costly. That’s why I decided to …

20 Hard Things You Need to Do to Be Happy

<i>There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.</i><p>You have to do hard things to be happy in life. The things no one else is doing. The things that …

Worx Landroid Robot Lawn Mower

Even if you enjoy mowing the lawn, chances are you have a hard time keeping up with all the maintenance it requires. The Worx Landroid Robot Lawn …

Jesus Vs. Aliens: The Culture War Raging in the UFO Capital of the World

The aliens are a nice change from the flat, neverending drive from the North. As I pull into the town’s dusty, stretching main street, I notice a …

To Thrive You Need to Wake Up to These 5 Hard Truths

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship isn’t an easy journey, and we’re in uncertain times for sure. With overwhelming complexity, insurmountable change and big competition, it’s became more important than ever to be strategic and intentional.<p>I want to share a …