Alvin Lim

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The Simple, Almost Surefire Way To Achieve Long-Term Financial Success

<b>Day 30: Make a long term plan.</b> <i>This post is part of FORBES’</i> <i></i><i>30 Day Money Challenge. Follow along on Twitter with #30DaysOfMoney</i> <i>or with the timeline posted here.</i> <i></i><p>Over the course of the FORBES 30 Day Money Challenge, you’ve been asked to check in on your income, track your spending, consider your …

Personal Finance

How To Remodel Your Laundry Room

<i>Mitchell Parker, Houzz Editorial Team</i><p>“What’s funny about laundry rooms is that we’re in them a lot, yet we approach these spaces as an afterthought,” designer AJ Margulis says.<p>It’s true. There’s no standard laundry room size, shape or layout. Often these utility spaces are created in awkward …

Home Improvement

Warren Buffett Attacks Wall Street Over 'Phony' Earnings

Warren Buffett thinks more and more companies are faking it, and Wall Street is helping them do it.<p>In his annual letter to shareholders, which was …

Why Creating A To-Do List Is Derailing Your Success

Most of us make them, but to-do lists make us more stressed and don’t account for how long tasks take. Here are three things to do instead.<p>Nearly two-thirds of professionals write to-do lists, but 41% percent of all to-do list items never actually get done, according to research from the …

I am the student loan crisis at its ugliest: I graduated and found out I have $200,000 in debt

These rituals remind me how perverse our higher-education system is—and of the empty idealism that colleges and universities sell us:<p><i>We are here today, donning our ceremonial robes and caps, to recite the traditional vacuous platitudes and wish you well in paying off high-interest student loans for</i> …

'Brave' browser promises up to 60% faster speed by blocking ads

Brave may be the new browser that haters of intrusive online ads have been looking for — it claims to block ads, block third-party trackers and speed …

How to Finally Launch Your Dream Business in 2016 | Inc.com

<i>The following is part of a series from Trello, which partnered with business and lifestyle experts to bring inspirational advice to successfully stay on track with your New Year's resolutions. Follow @trello and #readysetgoal for more.</i><p>Alexa von Tobel dropped out of Harvard Business School at age 25 …

Entrepreneurship

Here's How You Develop a Successful Business Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

This Man Has Been Living On Bitcoin For 3 Years

Since February 2013, when he became the first hire at Bitcoin startup Coinbase, Olaf Carlson-Wee has been living, as much as he can, on the digital currency.<p>The 26-year-old head of special projects elected to get paid in the cryptocurrency when a single coin was about $20-$30. (As of press time, …

Personal Finance

Here's the Difference Between a Hydrogen Bomb and an Atom Bomb

In some ways it’s a shame human beings ever figured out how the sun works. If we hadn’t figured that out, we never would have learned how nuclear …

FTC settles with Lumos Labs over its phony 'brain training' program

Lumos Labs, the company behind the Lumosity "brain training" program, settled with the FTC today for $2 million over charges that it made unsubstantiated claims about its program’s positive effects on memory and cognition. Lumos claimed that by playing its 40 games for between 10 to 15 minutes …

How Millionaires Protect Their Wealth (And What You Can Learn from Them)

You've probably heard this expression before: <b>"Don't put all of your eggs in one basket."</b><p>When most people use the phrase, they're talking about relying too heavily on one person, plan or system.<p>Say there's only one person in your family who knows how to deactivate your home's alarm system. That's …

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

To Conquer Fear, A Man Turns Rejection Into A Game

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This</i> <i>story first ran on Jan. 16, 2015, as part of</i> <i>NPR's Invisibilia podcast. It's about a man who decided he no longer wanted to be ruled by fear. Without realizing it, he used a standard tool of psychotherapy to help him stop dreading rejection.</i><p><i>And if you've been dreading a future</i> …

Mind

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

<i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in …

Mathematics

Yes, it’s possible to retire in your 30s

Retiring young sounds dreamy, but it takes sacrifices. Here’s how these people did it.<p>To dream about retirement as a goal for decades down the road is one thing, but to reach it by the time you’re 40 is another.<p>If it sounds impossible, it’s not—at least not for these early retirees who are enjoying …

Retirement