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Buy one rental property a year to help build your wealth

To make a rental property purchase successful, owners must find a bargain — paying no more than 80 percent of the home’s value when factoring in purchase price, closing costs and renovations. But what happens when an owner wants to own multiple rental properties? How does someone go about acquiring …

Real Estate

How to prep your car for a road trip

Tire pressure, oil changes and a few secrets make for an easy trip.<p>When you're prepping your car for a road trip, summer or otherwise, there are important things to check as well as some old steps you can skip.<p>Here's how to prep for a trip so that your car won't become the center of your attention, …

Automotive Industry

God Of War PS4 Guide: How Skills, Enchantments, And Armor Work

God of War on PS4 introduces a surprising number of changes to the series. The latest game does away with the linear structure and progression from past games. Now you can explore an open-ended environment, earn XP to unlock abilities from a skill tree, and even acquire armor sets that improve your …

Gaming Industry

10 Powerful Habits That Will Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

Get the toxicity out of your life.<p><i>What are some habits that are good to get into? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>These are my …

Top 10

Fitbit Versa vs. Apple Watch: Which Smartwatch Wins?

Fitbit's well-rounded and affordable new smartwatch, the $199 Fitbit Versa, is a direct challenge to the Apple Watch. The two devices share a similar …

These costs are taking a $20,000 bite out of your home’s sales price

If you're hoping to make a fortune on the sale of your home, prepare to lose about $20,000 in last-minute expenses.<p>A study from Zillow, a real estate website, showed that the average homeowner spends $18,342 in additional costs associated with selling a home.<p>This includes closing costs — transfer …

Real Estate

The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple education event

Apple took its annual spring event out of California and hosted it at a high school in Chicago this year, promising to focus its newest products toward the education market that’s been dominated by Google and Microsoft. The keynote was condensed into just one hour, most of which revolved around all …

Best iOS apps 2018 - the 10 App Store downloads that'll supercharge your iPhone or iPad

Before the iPhone came along, no-one really thought much about applications - especially on a phone.<p>But Apple created its own ecosystem and before …

8 Things Highly Successful LinkedIn Users Do Right Everyday

There are unwritten rules of engagement on LinkedIn. Do you know what they are?<p>LinkedIn is currently the number one professional networking platform. With over 500 million profiles, it's also where hiring managers and recruiters go to find their next rockstar employee, freelancer, vendor, etc. The …

You can stop changing your oil so often

What you don't know about your car's oil is probably costing you time and money.<p>Too many dealer service lanes and quick lube places still make you feel like a bad parent if you don't change your car's oil every 3,000 miles, But the 1970s are over and so is that requirement.<p>Engines are built to more …

Engines

What to Do in D.C. During the Cherry Blossom Festival

Whether the weather forecast says it or not, spring is coming early this year to D.C. According to the National Park Service, peak bloom for the …

I paid my boyfriend’s rent and bills to improve his credit score — then he bought a house without telling me

<b>Dear Moneyist,</b><p>I am a 47-year-old woman living in New Jersey. Currently, I own a duplex with a family member.<p>My boyfriend and I had been looking at …

Personal Finance

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership

It's better to be single, according to science

Give Tinder a break and take yourself on a date tonight.<p>Being single has a handful of benefits, scientific research has found. Alone time is one of them.<p>Single people are more likely to not only embrace solitude, but benefit from it, recent studies have suggested.<p>Bella DePaulo, a psychologist at …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban Consume 50 Books a Year (More or Less). Here Are 8 You Need to Read in 2018 | Inc.com

The world's most successful business leaders--Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban among them--are prolific readers. According to some studies, CEOs consume as many as 50 to 60 books a year. If you're seeing this article on the first week back at the office after New Year's and aren't already …

Bill Gates

17 business books everyone will be reading in 2018

As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we're also looking toward what's coming up in 2018.<p>We've looked through titles that have already been announced for the new year and have highlighted the memoirs, career guides, and analyses we're most excited about.

Renting vs. owning

Owning and renting each have their advantages, but what’s best for you depends on your circumstances. Here are some things to keep in mind as you …

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire — here's how I figured out exactly how much I needed to save

You see, last year I put down my 14-year-old cat because he was suffering from congestive heart failure, and then I quit a career that took 15 years to build and retired at 37 (while everyone was telling me I was nuts), and then a four-year relationship ended.<p>All those things happened in three …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

The world's best airline has been announced for 2017

There are many airlines competing for our love, so Qatar Airways was delighted to find itself named “Airline of the Year” by the international air transport ratings group, Skytrax, at the World Airline Awards 2017. The ceremony took place at the Paris Air Show, and Qatar also collected the gongs …

The best Apple Watch apps to download

Whether you’re wearing the original Apple Watch, the Series 2, or the new Apple Watch Series 3 — which we say is the best smartwatch you can buy — …

How to Start Your Business on a Shoestring, and Beat the Odds to Success | Inc.com

If your dream has long been to start and manage your own business, there is no time like the present to get started. The cost of entry is at an all-time low, working from home through an Internet website seen globally, turning a hobby or an invention into an online business.<p>But don't be misled into …

Small Business

Why Making Money Online Is Not Dead: 3 Proven Ways to Profit

Making money from a website or blog seems like an overdone endeavor, but it is a very doable task for almost everyone.<p>While each business has a …

Millennials: don’t make the retirement mistakes your parents made

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>To paraphrase one of the great musings of the American businessman and investor Charlie …

You Should Steal These 4 Business Strategies from Airbnb | Inc.com

Airbnb continues to grow at an impressive rate. The online lodging business was recently valued at $31 billion.<p>Airbnb is one of the most recognizable members of the sharing economy, where other businesses like Uber and Snapgoods have found success. In fact, ride-sharing giant Uber is worth $68 …

Airbnb

How Dollar Shave Club's Founder Built a $1 Billion Company That Changed the Industry

Michael Dubin is just getting started.<p>This story appears in the April 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>Michael Dubin occasionally …

The pros and cons of forming an LLC

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The limited liability company was first offered as an option for structuring businesses 40 …

Small Business