Daniel Converse

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7 Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner in Life

You can make millions and still be poor.<p><i>What is something you wish you had known sooner? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Andrew Ferebee, Founder of Knowledge For Men | 3x Best</b> …

Success

Want to Close the Sale? Do This 1 Thing

Top sales people know that you greatly improve your odds of closing the sale by what you do in the first few minutes of your sales conversation. Here is an insider technique to use up front that will help you close more business in the end.<p>Every sales person thinks the sale is made in the final …

Business Strategy

The 10 Gorgeous Hikes Everyone In Southern California Must Complete

<b>10. Castle Rock Trail: The Spectacular Trail Everyone Needs To Take As Soon As Possible</b><p>Castle Rock Trail is just three miles long, but it quickly …

If You Want Your Next Presentation to Lead to the Decision You Want, Do These 6 Things

How you structure your presentation is just as important as how well you present it. If you do these six things when presenting for decision, you up your odds significantly of getting the decision you want.<p>Whether you work for a start-up and are presenting to Angel investors or a big company …

Management

Why You Should Avoid These 2 High-Yield Stocks And Buy These 4 Superior Blue Chips Instead

(Source: imgflip)<p>The goal of my dividend growth retirement portfolio is to achieve market-beating double-digit total returns over time by building a …

Top 20% of Americans Will Pay 87% of Income Tax

One of the least discussed parts of America’s income tax is how progressive it is, and the tax overhaul didn’t change that fact. In 2018, top earners will pay a higher share of income taxes.<p>The individual income tax matters—a lot—because it is the largest single source of U.S. revenue. And its …

How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Career, According to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs

These three lessons from those who have been there can show you the best way out.<p>Like most people, I relish the feel-good stories of successful people who overcame setbacks to make it to the top. But what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and …

Motivation

Buy These Three Thoroughbreds And Ignore The Market's Gyrations

In my original article suggesting the AlphaCentric Income Opportunities Fund (IOFAX or IOFIX) for SA readers’ due diligence ( The Perfect Mutual Fund …

Profiling Correlations For The Major Asset Classes

The case for holding a portfolio that's diversified across markets and asset classes is built on the assumption that return correlations will remain …

20 Meatless Casseroles That Almost Require No Effort

If you ask us, there's nothing like a nice comforting meal for dinner, no matter the season. Whether you're a full-time vegetarian trying to add variety to your diet or looking for some exciting new meatless Monday options, you'll be thankful for casseroles. The 20 healthy(ish) and meat-free …

Cooking

Opinion: Why annuities are a bad idea for almost everyone

“Don’t lose money in the Wall Street casino!” the radio announcer blared.<p>“It could take a lifetime to make up your losses in the stock market.”<p>Unless …

Retirement

I hear you, but your home is still a lousy investment

Home must be where the heart is, because my Feb. 19 column on homeownership being a lousy investment annoyed readers mightily. I may as well have spit on motherhood, apple pie and the girl next door.<p>But my basic point remains true.<p>Readers’ biggest gripe: What about rent? Overwhelmingly, folks …

Home Ownership

Here's How Americans Are Defining Success -- and Why They're Getting It Wrong

There are different ways to measure financial success. Unfortunately, most of us are missing one key aspect of it.<p>We all want to do well financially, …

How I Built a 6 Figure Business From Scratch Using LinkedIn and Nothing Else

Five years ago, I quit my safe "day job" and built an entirely new business from scratch using LinkedIn. Here's what I learned.<p>I opened the door and stepped out into the frigid night, wondering if I'd made the right move.<p>People thought I was crazy.<p>I'd just quit the safest, highest-paying corporate …

Employment

5 Lessons From a Former Navy SEAL That Will Change the Way You View Leadership Forever

These hard-won Navy SEAL leadership lessons from the height of the Iraq War can help you become a better leader, entrepreneur, and business owner.<p>During the height of the Iraq War, thousands of US Navy SEALs lead some of the toughest and most dangerous missions across insurgent-held cities in Iraq …

Leadership

4 Key Things Small Businesses Should Do to Remain Search Optimized at All Times

With various tactics for quick SEO success, it's important that businesses stay focused on what works in the long-run.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When launching a new business, many entrepreneurs might recognize SEO as something they should do, but never …

SEO

How to Use Your LinkedIn Page as a Sales Funnel

I think LinkedIn is one of the best social media networks to be on, hands down.Sure, the big names like Facebook and Twitter are great. But LinkedIn …

How to Measure the ROI from Your Ongoing SEO Efforts

A conversion can be a completed sign up to your email newsletter, which is considered a goal completion in Google Analytics, that will lead to revenue in the future or a purchase directly from your website.<p>The Multi-Channel Funnels report in Google Analytics is extremely helpful at visualizing …