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Why following Warren Buffett could mean you don’t need the State Pension

The income of retirees could prove to be highly disappointing over the coming years. Not only is the State Pension relatively low at £164 per week, …

Investing

Ten Years After the Crash

The financial crisis of 2008 was years in the making and has had a lasting impact on American political life.<p>The financial crisis that broke out a decade ago was a long time in the making, and a long time in the playing out. Over just a few days in September, 2008, Lehman Brothers essentially …

Wall Street

'Safer' Dividend Aristocrats Show 12.9%-28.2% Top Gains By 10

<b>Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Project Top Ten 'Safer' Dividend Aristocrats Stocks to Net 14.66% to 38.2% Gains To July, 2019</b><p>Three of ten …

Investing

How Now, Dow Theory? Looking Good And Close To An Important Signal

Last month the stock market still had a plausible route to producing a Dow Theory bear market signal. Since then, however, economy and business measures have supported a market rise. Happily, this move has improved the chances of the Dow Theory confirming that stocks remain in a bull market. Here’s …

Stock Markets

10 Income Investments Favored by the Pros

Updated Aug. 17, 2018 10:53 p.m. ET<p>The rising-interest-rate environment presents income investors with quite a predicament: how to meet immediate …

Investing

ETF vs Index Mutual Fund: Which One's Better?

ETFs and index mutual funds are very simliar, but a few small differences can mean a lot to investors.<p>Investors who are just getting their feet wet …

Investing

With 7 Short and Brutal Words, This U.S. Navy SEAL Commander Just Taught an Astonishing Lesson In Leadership

Admiral Bill McRaven was in charge of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden. What said today was truly breathtaking.<p>If you don't know the story of the U.S. Navy SEAL commander who was in charge of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, you're probably going to hear a lot about him over the next 24 …

Security

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence with These 3 Questions

As the concept of emotional intelligence has gone global, we’ve watched professionals founder as they try to improve their emotional intelligence (or EI) because they either don’t know where to focus their efforts or they haven’t understood how to improve these skills on a practical level.<p>In our …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Write a To-Do List That Will Make You Happier and More Productive

Organizing your priorities to set yourself up for success is easier than it seems.<p>A lot goes into being at your productive peak. One simple tool that can keep you organized and motivated is a tidy to-do list.<p>I often hear a common misconception about organizing tasks: It's stressful, overbearing and …

Productivity

If you’re wondering why you’ve lost friends in adulthood, this is probably why

We all do it, and it’s probably doing damage to our friendships.<p>What a lot of people don’t appear to understand is that the single easiest way to make friends is to show up when it matters — and the single easiest way to lose friends is to, well, not.<p>That sounds obvious, but a pattern I’ve observed …

Relationships

I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

How Do You Know Someone Is a Top-Notch Leader? Look for These 4 Signs

If you're going to build a leadership team to change the world, start with these 4 attributes.<p>If you find yourself seeking to improve your leadership skills, remember this: Leadership is a journey, so enjoy the ride. And just when you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up: You'll …

Charisma

I've saved enough at age 28 that I'll be a multimillionaire by retirement, and I used Warren Buffett's favourite investing strategy to do it

• <b>Sean, who goes by “The Money Wizard,” is a 28-year-old blogger and financial analyst whose current net worth is $US250,000.</b>• <b><br>If he stopped saving money</b> …

Retirement

7 Investing Terms to Know Before You Turn 30

In the same way that by 30, as a responsible human, you will routinely write thank-you notes and apply sunscreen every morning, as a smart, well-equipped woman you should feel comfortable with the most important investing terms.<p>If your 20s were about getting your general budgeting in order, your …

Investing

Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn.

Are you successful at coaching your employees? In our years studying and working with companies on this topic, we’ve observed that when many executives say “yes,” they’re ill-equipped to answer the question. Why? For one thing, managers tend to <i>think</i> they’re coaching when they’re actually just …

Management

20 Great-Looking Websites You Can Easily Launch For Your Small Business

A great-looking website is essential for businesses these days.<br>For small businesses with fast-changing needs, pre-built websites are great timesaving …

Web Design

9 Money Moves to Level Up Your Personal Finances | Investopedia

Figuring out how to manage your personal finances can seem like a daunting task, but there are actually simple steps you can take to master your …

Personal Finance

The Best Project Management Apps to Get Your Life in Order

Project management apps help teams collaborate more effectively and hit their deadlines, but you can use the same apps to put some order into your …

Project Management

Want to Be a Great Leader? This Smart Executive Nails It by Doing 3 Rare Things Daily

The "Chief Coffee Maker" at ThoughtSpot has crafted a unique company culture that employees love.<p>In my interviews with prominent executives and thought-leaders around the globe, I'm always tuning in to fresh perspectives that fall outside the lines of traditional management thinking and …

Coffeemakers

What Are The Best Distribution Retirement Strategies? Part I

Welcome to the jungle of retirement planning and going from an accumulator investor to a distribution one. This is probably the most difficult shift …

Investing

How to Make a Side Income as a Designer or Developer

A lot of developers I speak to are interested in earning a side income.The extra cash could be a necessity, a comfort or to go on vacation. …

Small Business

19 Ideas on How to Push Yourself to the Next Level

If you're not getting better, you're getting worse.<p>When it comes to success in any area of your life, continuous improvement is part of the job. And intentions are great, but it's the actions you take that decide your outcomes. Need some ideas on ways you can improve? Here are the habits 19 …

Commuting

10 Simple Phrases Emotionally Intelligent People Know How to Use

Each of these phrases will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>As humans, we're emotional creatures. We may use logic and intelligence to help us figure out what to do, but if our feelings and emotions aren't engaged, we won't be motivated to do it. In contrast, those same …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement

The conventional approach to funding retirement is to withdraw 4% of your savings in the first year, followed by “pay raises” in each subsequent year …

Retirement

This 1 Thing Separates a Boss From a Real Leader

Leaders see their social standing and power in a completely different way than most bosses do.<p>Most of us are pretty quick to use the words boss and leader interchangeably. But they are not the same, and at the end of the day, what most people want is the leader. With that in mind, it's easy to …

Leadership

5 Ways to Stop Negative Thinking

According to Frances McIntosh of Intentional Coaching LLC, if a negative thought is in your head it may be best to confront it.<p>“Practice becoming …

Self-help

6 Principles for Exceptional Leadership Straight From the Army

I got my hands on the Army's "leadership bible" and dug in so you can dig in on the front lines of powerful leadership.<p>There are plenty of corporate CEO's that have cut their leadership teeth in the Army. And the army is known to produce more skilled leaders than perhaps any corporation.<p>So I …

Leadership

Are you a leader or a manager? Here’s the difference

Leaders inspire people, while managers have people who do work for them. Here’s how to figure out which you are, and how you can change.<p>If you have a management title, you may think of yourself as a leader. However, there are some stark differences between how leaders and managers motivate people …

Leadership

Forget budgeting: Here is a smarter, easier way to control your spending

Are you trying to spend less money? Learn how you can spend less money without having to create a strict budget for your personal finances.<p>Just …

Personal Finance