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Self-made millionaire: 'I don't save money'—here's why

You’ve heard the saying, “cash is king,” but what if I told you it’s not? In fact, cash is garbage — inflation eats it. $1,000 in 1960 had the …

Personal Finance

The Soft Touch: The Best Software for Wedding, Portrait, and Boudoir Photos

The following is something people tell me when I suggest using a plug-in or specialized software for enhancing or retouching portraits: “But you can …

The relationship red flags that signal when your time as a couple is over

opinion<p><b>So I have this friend – let’s call her, err… Maud.</b><p>Maud and her boyfriend – who we’ll improbably name Skip – recently hit a rough patch and, …

Fuji Raw Processors Compared: There’s a Lot More To It Than Image Quality

There has been a wave of updates to raw processors recently, including new releases this week from Topaz and ON1. Consequently, it has been difficult …

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Employment

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

Outdoorsy, the ‘Airbnb of RVs,’ rolls up $25 million in fresh funding

According to serial entrepreneur Jeff Cavins, more than 35 million people each year look to rent an RV — 38 percent of them so-called millennials. Yet they often walk away from the experience empty-handed. The reason, he says: There are fewer than 100,000 commercially owned vehicles available from …

Real Estate

These are five DONT'S in portrait photography

Portrait photography isn’t just about skill. There’s also communication with the models, choosing the right location, gear, and light… So many things …

A man who retired at 34 shares a spreadsheet that helped him get there

Tab 1: Balances<p>Balances is the finances-at-a-glance tab.<p>Brandon uses the website Personal Capital to track his spending and saving, and inputs those …

Retirement

The 25 most influential books ever written about business

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Warren Buffett — arguably the most skilled investor of our time — said reading 500 pages a day was the key to success, because "that's how …

Sheryl Sandberg

This Investment Turned $1 Into $1.17 Million in 1 Year... Legally

If you chose this cryptocurrency in 2017, a $1 bet would have made you a millionaire.<p>Though we'd all love the opportunity to get rich quick, the odds …

Blockchain

After interviewing 140 people at the top of their fields, Tim Ferriss realized almost all of them share the same habit

Tim Ferriss has been on an especially introspective journey over the past year.<p>Continuing in the vein of his other work, he decided to share with his audience what he's learned along the way.<p>In the last 12 months, Ferriss had the 10-year anniversary of "The 4-Hour Workweek" (the book that made him …

Meditation

Photo Basics: Here Are the Best Camera Settings for Capturing Just About Any Scene Imaginable (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are truly wonders of technology, offering all the creative control necessary for handling just about any …

Shutter Speed

30 Cool Photography Links to Enjoy With Your Morning Coffee

We've really enjoyed another action packed week in the wide world of photography, with writers and artists from all genres publishing photos and blog …

Should you live in an RV? Here’s why some young people are ditching homes for the nomadic life.

The days of living in the same home until you retire are becoming as outdated as that pair of denim jeggings stashed in the back of your closet. Some …

Add Motion and a 3D Effect to Landscape Photos with This Simple Photoshop Animation Trick (VIDEO)

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will …

28 Amazing Photoshop CC Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

I often say we're in the golden age of photography right now, given the power of the tools we have at our disposal.From our cameras and lenses to …

Tutorials

Simplifying posing for beginners: How to build/tweak poses

5 Key Photoshop Tools & the Difference Between Destructive and Non-Destructive Editing (VIDEO)

We’ve been sharing each episode in Anthony Morganti’s new “Getting Started in Photoshop” video series in which he provides simple tutorials for those …

9 TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE YOU SHOULD KNOW

MARCH 16, 2017<p>When we talk about intelligence, the first thing hits the mind is scientists. Somehow, we associate intelligence with the ability to …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Crop Portraits: An Essential Guide

As you've come along on your photographic journey, you've no doubt tackled many of the important elements of creating a good portrait.Lighting, …

5 Free Guides to Help You Get Better at Post-Processing

Post-processing is an important skill to have as a photographer if you really want to get the best out of your photos. Minor adjustments can give a …

Portrait Photography Tips You Need to Start Using Today

Portrait photography is perhaps one of the most rewarding types of photography.It’s fun, too. Certainly more fun than reading the camera’s owner’s …

Warren Buffett's 10 Best Pieces of Advice Ever

Warren Buffett is arguably the best-known, most respected investor of all time. Buffett is also known for his folksy charm, and his memorable quotes …

2 Big-Brand Dividend Aristocrats Set to Raise Their Payouts for a 50th Straight Year in 2017

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Dividend stocks are the lifeblood of most retirement portfolios, but not all dividend stocks are created equally. Despite there being well over a thousand publicly traded companies that have paid a dividend to their shareholders over the trailing-12-month period, only a …

Gary Vaynerchuk Reveals the Skill That Made Him Millions (and That Anyone Can Learn)

Don't bank on your reputation. Your true talents should take center stage.<p>I recently had the opportunity to speak with Gary Vaynerchuk, the serial entrepreneur, CEO, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality (among other things). Here's what he had to say on the past, present, and …

The wave of Wall Street deregulation is upon us

With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump potentially started the unwinding of many of the hallmark financial regulations of the Obama administration.<p>On Friday, the president ordered a review of Dodd-Frank, the 2010 financial regulatory law, and directed the secretary of labor to review the …

Wall Street

21 Android secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

Apps

Complete Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Most online photography tutorials focus on one thing—how to sharpen better or how to retouch shiny skin, for example. This video goes way beyond …

A High Dividend Strategy That Works

In a series of recent articles, I have been demonstrating that combinations of my "5 Ways to Beat the Market" series have delivered structural alpha. …