Farid Portillo

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I grew my net worth by over $100,000 in 2 years. Here are 4 steps you can take today to do the same.

Two years ago, almost to the day, I started my blog with a daring goal.<p>Not only was I going to talk about money, a subject that most surveys indicate is more taboo than sex, but in true obsessed-money-blogger fashion, I was going to publish my net worth every single month. Down to the cent. For the …

Personal Finance

15 Budget Apps That Are Basically a Financial Adviser in Your Phone

Budgeting was once the stuff of meticulously detailed spreadsheets and carefully organized notebooks. But technology has come, conquered, and …

Apps

19 Billionaires Who Grew Up Poor — and How They Went from Rags to Riches

Billionaires don't always come from moneyed backgrounds.<p>Billionaires aren’t all born with silver spoons in their mouths.<p>In fact, many came from …

Computer Science

After being laid off, this 35-year-old founded NerdWallet with $800 — now it’s worth $500 million

Today, Tim Chen is CEO and co-founder of personal finance website NerdWallet, which sees 10 million monthly visitors and is valued at more than $500 …

Personal Finance

36-year-old retiree: The best advice I can give about retiring early

Want to retire early? Figure out what truly brings you happiness. Through my many financial mistakes, I learned the expensive way that buying stupid …

Self-improvement

Cheap fun: 5 realistic ways you can travel the world for (nearly) free

The best things in life are free, or close to it — even travel. It's easier than you'd think to take a trip without cracking open your wallet, and plenty of savvy travelers know the tricks of the trade.<p>Lee Abbamonte, travel expert and entrepreneur who has visited every country in the world, says, …

Travel Industry

Learn how to make serious money on Amazon

If you're anything like me, you buy a whole lot of things from one place: Amazon.<p>Out of toilet tissue? Amazon Fresh has it. Need a refill of …

eCommerce

How to Make a Good Impression in 60 Seconds

If you can effectively grab someone's attention, you may have them hooked for life.<p>I have a love-hate relationship with networking. On one hand, it gets draining to be "on" for hours at a time. On the other hand, it's a fascinating thing when you realize that you get to connect with another person …

Body Language

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

This poll asked Americans if they believe in God. The answers were fascinating.

20 percent of Christians don’t believe in the God of the Bible — but 17 percent of religious “nones” do.<p>“Do you believe in God?”<p>The question seems simple enough. But a Pew study released this week suggests that belief in God is far more complicated than a binary answer would suggest — and that …

Faith

Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath—she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance …

Pets

18 Underrated Netflix Movies That You Won’t Regret Watching

Netflix adds new content to its library every day, so it's easy to miss out on a lot of movies. But trust me, there's some great ones - you just …

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street-occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing

How to Meal-Prep a Week of Healthy Lunches for Less Than $20

If you've gone to a movie (in an actual movie theater) recently, then you know easy it is to spend $20. One ticket, a water and a small popcorn, …

15 things that will bring good luck to your home

You may want to consider repainting your door after reading this<p>You may want to consider repainting your door after reading this.

The Hottest Houseplants for Spring (and How to Care for Them)

Not everyone was born with the gift of a green thumb, but there’s no denying that plants have a magical way of completing a room. And it’s not just …

17 people who became billionaires with the least amount of work

Making a billion dollars sounds like it would take a lifetime of hard work.<p>But some people managed to pull it off in just a year.<p>We compiled a list of self-made billionaires who made their fortunes the fastest. The list includes pioneers of online commerce to early execs of the biggest social media …

Startups

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Investing

Create a No-Till Garden and Retire Your Tiller Forever

Sometimes the best way to improve something is to let it be. A no-till garden is a perfect example. And creating one also means less work for you. …

She was too short to play Goofy. Then she invented Spanx. Now she's a billionaire

<b>Redefining failure</b><p>When Sara Blakely sold fax machines door-to-door, she got used to hearing "no."<p>"I knew that 'no' was just a part of the process," the Spanx founder told CNNMoney. "You have to hear 'no' so many times before you actually can get to a 'yes.'"<p>Before Forbes named her the youngest …

Disney World

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

10 Common Mistakes People Make at the Car Dealership

Driving a brand-new car can be one of the great experiences of life. Walking into a dealership and buying one, on the other hand, ranks up there with public speaking and visits to the dentist atop most people’s lists of anxiety-inducing prospects. But it’s not really that scary if you’re prepared …

Personal Finance

Dream It, Become It: 10 Lifehacks To Become A Millennial Millionaire

So you are young, ambitious, confident and you want to be a millionaire?<p>Or maybe, you’re ready to take things up a notch and finally start that …

Ballerino - Single by May

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This Is the Simplest, Most Successful Way to Save Enough Money for Retirement

Your nest egg is made up of two component parts: the contributions you diligently make to your retirement accounts throughout your career, and the …

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

For more than 50 years, death was a poignant part of Stephen Hawking’s remarkable life.<p>The physicist, who died Wednesday at age 76, wasn’t expected …

Faith

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

How to Build a Redwood Deck: A Step-by-Step Guide from Start to Finish

One of the best value-adds to your home and quality of life is a deck. If your home already has a deck, wonderful! Enjoy it. If, on the other hand, …

It's Never Too Late to Pursue Your Passion

Remember, business greats like Sam Walton and Colonel Harland Sanders were a lot older than 25 when they found success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm not saying that being an entrepreneur is easy or the answer for everyone. Change is never easy, but it is worth it …