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3 Transitions Even the Best Leaders Struggle With

We love to read about the dynamics of success. We study it, celebrate it, and try to emulate how successful leaders rise to the top. I’m no different: I’ve spent my career helping executives succeed, either through coaching and development or assessments of their strengths and opportunity areas to …

Leadership

The tragic end of an American car icon

Ford has announced that it’s going to stop selling sedans. It’ll continue to sell SUVs and its hugely popular F-series pickups, but it’s stopped …

Amelia Earhart Captured and Killed? New Evidence Debunks History Channel’s Crazy Theory

A new photo supposedly shows the aviatrix was taken alive, but eyewitness testimony unearthed by The Daily Beast shows the claim is false.<p>A new …

Increase Your Net Worth Without Earning Another Dollar

Don't just focus on your paycheck -- focus on creating a more complete personal experience.<p>1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Our minds automatically relate the words "net worth" with a dollar sign, but we shouldn't. There are four different factors of worth, and …

Entrepreneurship

A picture of global household wealth in five charts

A picture becomes more clear when it has more dots per inch: the more data, the higher the quality—and details that were once fuzzy come into focus. Like a high-resolution photo, the Credit Suisse Wealth Report takes a granular look at the assets of households in 173 countries, with researchers …

Demographics

12 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Social Security

You probably know that Social Security is a key source of income for most retirees. But here are a number of things you may not have known about the program.<p>IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES.<p><b>1. Nearly 61 million Americans receive Social Security benefits.</b> Not all recipients, however, are seniors. Retired …

How Branding 'The Small Business Way' Got My Company Out Of Debt

Is it just me or are failure and debt a prerequisite to being a successful small business owner?<p>In 2011 I started a company with my graphic design husband with little knowledge of the industry: he was the creative, and I, “the business.” In retrospect our fearlessness was largely out of ignorance …

Small Business

How the Best Interest Contract Works | Investopedia

If you work in the financial planning or wealth management industry, you are no doubt aware of the upcoming Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule. …

7 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2017

The second half of 2016 was not kind to income investors. As bond yields rose, the prices of virtually everything paying an income stream got …

Inside Costco: The Magic in the Warehouse

<b>By Neal Gabler</b><p>Photograph by Spencer Lowell for Fortune<p>December 3, 2016, 8:00 AM EDT<p>Culture is its edge—but even a phenomenal company faces …

Leaner and meaner: U.S. shale greater threat to OPEC after oil price war

In a corner of the prolific Bakken shale play in North Dakota, oil companies can now pump crude at a price almost as low as that enjoyed by OPEC giants Iran and Iraq.<p>Until a few years ago it was unprofitable to produce oil from shale in the United States. But the steep slide in costs has U.S. shale …

The World's Most Relaxing Song

Listening to music is a universally accessible path to unwind, increase productivity and fall asleep when we’re overly stimulated. British ambient band, Marconi Union, incorporated scientific theory to unlock “the world’s most relaxing song.”<p>Similar to the collaboration between a music composer and …

10 Success lessons from Dale Carnegie – “Best-Selling Author” for entrepreneurs

Share80<p>Tweet<p>Share168<p>+12<p>Shares 250<p>Dale Carnegie was a famous lecturer and writer as well as the developer of very popular courses in self-improvement, …

Problems plague feds’ retirement system: ‘Excessive busy signals, long wait times’

When a bipartisan group of House members asked for an independent examination of the government’s federal workforce retirement program, they said staffers deserve “a transition to retirement that is efficient, timely, and uncomplicated.”<p>A new report indicates the Office of Personnel Management …

Rational Risk Retirement Withdrawal Strategies - Part 1 Of 3

[<i>T</i><i>his is a letter we sent to clients on September 9. It discusses a retirement issue important enough that it should be shared with the investing</i> …

How gold helped South Korea repay its debt

The Asian financial crisis had spread like a virus. Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries were all affected, inciting fears of a global economic meltdown if the crisis couldn't be contained.<p>Before 1997, South Korea had been held up as a textbook example of economic …

New Rule of Money #3: Learn How to Control Cash Flow

Written by Robert Kiyosaki | Tuesday, June 7, 2016<p>Read time:<p>Do you have the cash flow pattern of the rich?<p>This is the third in a series on the new …

How to make more money while working less

That was my belief, too, until I started surrounding myself with successful entrepreneurs who have put systems in place so their businesses will thrive with or without them.<p><i>Related: Time Management Is Really Life Management</i><p>In an episode of my podcast, The Mentee, I spoke with Keefe Duterte, who …

40 Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself

As in: 100 things you should know if you are going to design an effective and persuasive website, web application or software application.<p>Or maybe just 100 things that everyone should know about humans!<p>The order that I'll present these 100 things is going to be pretty random.<p>So the fact that this …

Fraser Valley

Janet Yellen Is Freaking Out About "Audit The Fed" – Here Are 100 Reasons Why She Should Be

<b>Janet Yellen is very alarmed that some members of Congress want to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve for the first time since it</b> …

Federal Reserve

30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with</i> …

Whisky 101

Want to know everything about whisky? Start here.<p>This tool will help you figure out the ideal whisky proof for you—and exactly how much water to add …

Emerald Isle

The Daring Life: How Vulnerability Opens The Only Road To True Success

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all …

Interest Rates at their Scariest: What You Can Do About It

<b>NEW YORK</b> (TheStreet) -- Uncertainty over how the <b>Federal Reserve</b> plans to unwind its unprecedented monetary policy has created a tricky environment …

The Cloud Is Powered By Coal -- And That's A Good Thing

“Americans use too much energy” is one of the most politically correct things you can say—but it’s wrong. My favorite response to that complaint is by the great energy commentator Robert Bryce, who says: “Actually, I use just the right amount.”<p>There’s no such thing as too much energy. Energy is the …

How CEOs Stay So Productive

Even the bigwigs get tempted by the latest cat video. They just figured out how to kick the habit with some simple mind hacks and easy-to-use apps.<p><i>“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”</i>-–Paul J. …

Productivity