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This was the average American's 401(k) balance last year. How do you compare?

Are you saving as much as the typical American?<p>The benefit of saving for retirement in a 401(k) is getting a chance to sock away a large sum each year. Currently, the annual maximum for workers under 50 is $18,500. Workers 50 and over, meanwhile, get a catch-up provision that raises that number to …

Retirement

A Bear Market Is Coming -- This Is How Investors Can Prepare

It isn't rosy in all Wall Street research departments.<p>Citigroup analysts are predicting a "full-on bear market" within months based on historical …

Investing

Bill Ford explains why Ford is serious about reviving Detroit

DETROIT – Day after day, Bill Ford drove his Mustang GT along Michigan Avenue between Dearborn and Detroit, past the graffiti-covered train station that had become the symbol of this city's decay.<p>And he started to wonder about his legacy, his family’s legacy and the future of Ford Motor.<p>“I kept …

This Simple Move Can Give You $1 Million More for Retirement

Especially if you start early in your career, small boosts can have a big impact.<p>Saving money for retirement can feel overwhelming — it’s such a big …

Retirement

Where The Highest Paying IT Jobs Are In 2018

• Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications are the highest paying in North America, earning an average salary of $113,261.<br>• IT decision makers in the U.S. are the highest paid globally, averaging a $107,193 salary this year. IT professionals in the U.S. earn an average salary of $87,333, 36% more than …

Employment

5 key takeaways from Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting

Every company holds an annual meeting, but few compare to <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b>'s (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B). Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger spend hours giving frank answers to questions about topics ranging from Berkshire's many businesses to their views on politics, making it one of the only …

Serious Entrepreneurs Have 2 Goals: Passive Income and Multiple Revenue Streams

The biggest difference between a job and a business is that a business keeps making money for you when you're off the clock.<p>4 min read<p>The phrase “passive income” has been so overused that it may provoke somewhat negative feelings. You’ve probably seen Facebook ads portraying the “laptop” lifestyle …

LA’s new soccer stadium is now open

The $350 million stadium seats 22,000 and will host its first game later this month<p>The much-awaited soccer stadium in Exposition Park opens today near USC.<p>A ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the first time the stadium gates have opened to the public. Today is also the first time that the stadium’s home …

Is Earning More Worth the Stress or Can I Take a Lower Paying Job?

Should I Work for More Money and Added Stress?<p>Updated April 02, 2018<p>Less stressful careers often mean lower pay. It can be difficult to choose the …

206 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

A company has recalled more than 200 million eggs after an outbreak of salmonella was traced to one of its farms in North Carolina.<p>The federal Food and Drug Administration reported Friday that eggs from the affected farm were distributed to nine states — Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, …

FDA

18 Things Rental Car Companies Won’t Tell You

There’s a lot of verbiage in car rental contracts. Do you really need insurance? Should you add a driver? We asked travelers what’s really under the …

Personal Finance

Why Target Is Focusing on Millennials and Cities Instead of Suburban Moms

Big expansion of small stores in densely populated areas.<p>Target became a retail success as the industry’s cheap-chic darling. But it’s been a long …

Macy's

Raising a family costs $9,000 more on average in cities than in the suburbs

Urbanites often pay a premium for housing and childcare<p>City living has its costs, and a new analysis of data from Zillow and Care.com reveals just how much. According to the new report, families (define as having two children) living in major urban areas in the U.S. spend an average of $9,073 more …

Real Estate

The 10 Best Places to Live in America (Some Will Surprise You)

U.S. News & World Report ranked the most livable cities in the U.S. across a wide range of variables<p>What are the best places in the United States to live and work? Every year, <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> sets out to answer that question, ranking the 125 most populous metropolitan areas in the nation to …

Rocky Mountains

The 5 Foods You Should Eat Every Day, According to a Harvard Professor (One Is, Oh, Very Difficult)

I couldn't eat one of these every day. I just couldn't<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Think about the things you ingest every single day.<p>Coffee is likely one. Chocolate is surely one, if you have any taste.<p>What else? Cereal? …

Nutrition

Stop Ending Your Speeches With 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders, or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp, and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, …

Public Speaking

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Dream It, Become It: 10 Lifehacks To Become A Millennial Millionaire

So you are young, ambitious, confident and you want to be a millionaire?<p>Or maybe, you’re ready to take things up a notch and finally start that …

Entrepreneurship

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

How You Can Deduct That New Car -- up to 100 Percent! -- on Your 2017 Tax Returns

The Trump tax plan offers deductions for SUVs, trucks and passenger cars.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As part of the new “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," many entrepreneurs may not realize how much more they can deduct for 2017 new car purchases on their tax …

Personal Finance

Chicago area loses population for 3rd straight year

The Chicago area has lost residents for a third consecutive year while the country’s Southern and Western areas saw population gains.<p>An estimated 13,286 residents left the Chicago metropolitan area — which extends from the city to its suburbs and into parts of Indiana and Wisconsin — according to …

Demographics

15% of Americans Working Side Hustle to Start Their Own Business

There are more Americans working a side hustle today than at any point over the last 20 years. But why are we working ourselves so hard?Side Hustle …

Amazon Could Acquire Toys 'R' Us. Here's Why It's a Brilliant Move

If Amazon buys Toys 'R' Us physical retail locations, it will be even more powerful than it is now.<p>Toys 'R' Us made three big mistakes.<p>The first mistake was in early 2000, when it signed a 10-year contract to be the exclusive vendor of toys on Amazon, instead of investing in its own e-commerce site.<p>…

Mergers & Acquisitions

Doing 1 Simple Thing Will Instantly Make You Sound Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, it's a change anyone can immediately make.<p>If you think about any one of the extremely successful people you know, it's almost guaranteed that one of their skills is the ability to influence and persuade other people.<p>(Of course that might be because selling is the one skill everyone …

Body Language

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Why Goldman Sachs alums go into government

<b>Dear John: I love your column and the way you dispel so many “urban myths” about the government and the fake stats it uses all the time.</b><p><b>Regarding</b> …

Florida school aware of bridge crack before collapse that killed six

MIAMI (Reuters) - Engineers and state and university officials met hours before a new pedestrian bridge collapsed in southern Florida, killing six people, but concluded a crack in the structure was not a safety concern, Florida International University said on Saturday.<p>The meeting on Thursday …

Florida International University

For $700 a month, Nicaragua could be retiree paradise

You can test drive a car, so why not retirement?<p>InternationalLiving.com, a magazine and website with a self-explanatory name, is holding a contest to "test drive" retirement in Nicaragua for a month – all expenses paid. That includes airfare and rent for the winner and a spouse or friend, plus …