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How the 50-20-30 rule can help you get out of debt and save money

"Fifty percent is for needs, thirty percent is for wants, twenty percent is for savings"<p>If you are struggling to save money and pay off debt, the 50-20-30 rule can help you budget in accordance with your financial goals, according to Rob Berger, founder of The Dough Roller. He says the simple rule …

Personal Finance

One Couple’s Journey From Debt to $1.5 Million in Savings

When Al and Lesia Riddick got married 16 years ago, they had about $150,000 in debt, including a student loan, a car loan and a mortgage.<p>Now they’re …

Personal Finance

8 things you should do with Google Home right now

Google Assistant is a powerful tool, with hundreds (if not thousands) of ways to use it. Built into every Google Home ($129 at Dell Home) speaker, it can help you around the house and deliver answers for pretty much any question you throw at it.<p>But if all you've done since getting a Google Home …

Smart Homes

18 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. Generally, they wake early, are good at planning and take care of their physical and emotional health. Here are other good habits …

Startups

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Self-help

I interviewed over 300 highly successful people about their morning routines — here are 5 things they do to have a focused and productive day, every day

Whenever you see a headline like this, there's a good chance you become immediately skeptical — and rightly so. What can this guy (who you've never heard of, as it happens) tell you about your morning routine that you don't already know, or haven't already read elsewhere?<p>It's a good question, and I …

Six Essential Design Tools for Marketers

You may understand marketing strategy perfectly, but delivering messages to your target audiences won't do any good if those messages don't attract …

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

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well

When anger rises to the surface, they don't react--they respond.<p>Anger is one powerful human emotion. It is also a very <i>normal</i> human emotion that needs to be expressed in a healthy way. But there's a place and time for appropriate anger, and we all have to learn how to manage it before it …

Anger Management

These are the verbs that should never appear on your resume — and what to use instead

Your resume isn't a place for modesty; it's a chance to show companies all the awesome things you've done — and what you can do for them if given a chance. Take the opportunity to liven things up a bit. Weak, vague or overused verbs can actually diminish the excellent work you did at your last job, …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

7 things to do instead of shouting at your kids

Swore you'd never be a 'shouty mum' but yell on a regular basis? You're not alone. Top parenting experts offer some alternatives<p>The reasons we shout …

A psychotherapist shares the 7 things successful people do every night

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows.<p>Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel.<p>This is particularly important at night, as you …

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

The Most Successful People All Know This One Thing

Follow this one secret that all your favorite famous entrepreneurs followed and you'll be successful.<p>New Year's is just around the corner and that means one thing: resolutions. So many resolutions. We're going to change our lives for the better. We're going to learn a new language, finish that book …

Success

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Time Management

Best photo editor for your Chromebook in 2018

One of the most often asked questions about Chromebooks we get is how to edit photos. You see the same questions in the comments of Chromebook posts …

If You're an Entrepreneur, This Is the Only Type of Content You Should Be Creating

Content creation for entrepreneurs is about one thing, and one thing only.<p>I am not your average writer.<p>My degree is in creative writing, but my background (and most formative mentorship) took place in advertising.<p>Between the ages of 22 and 26, I spent all day, every day, immersed in that world. …

Entrepreneurship

「她是女人嘛!讓她一點又不會怎麼樣...」兩性正在平權,為什麼男人總被要求禮讓?

在小伍還沒有進那間公司前,他就耳聞這位女主管的大名,因為,在這個極為封閉且經常在工地打滾的產業,大多主管清一色男性,而她,是亞洲第一位坐到總經理大位的女性。小伍還沒進那間公司前,只從雜誌上讀過這位成功總經理的報導,他印象最深的,就是這位總經理請求媒體,不要再稱她為「女總經理」──「我就是『總經理』, …

Almost Half of Your Visitors Leave Your Website If They See 1 of These 3 Things

Your site is your front door for many of your customers. If old-school web design is holding yours back, follow these tips to make it inviting again.<p>Joey Rubin, a partner in the Los Angeles restaurant Neighbor, had a website for his business. But he realized it wasn't enough. He wanted something …

Web Design

4 Content Marketing Trends for 2018

Most digital entrepreneurs fail at content marketing despite increasing their content marketing budgets and expenditure.<p><i>By Syed Balkhi, co-founder of OptinMonster.</i><p>As technology evolves, so does the content marketing industry. And it's about to get so much more exciting: As someone who has been in …

Marketing

This Is the Only Sheet Brand I'll Ever Buy Again—Here's Why

About a year ago, I was a woman on a mission. I was going to find nice white sheets for my family that felt great, would last, and that wouldn't feel …

Want to Sell More Online? Follow These 5 Steps That Lead to Sales

There's no secret formula to online sales, but there are some principles everyone should consider.<p>The customer acquisition process, also known as a sales funnel or pipeline, has been a marketing staple for years and always seems to be a trending topic. Before the Internet, an example of a customer …

Marketing

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

Want to Sell More? It's Not Enough to Find Your Ideal Customer

Experts say you must be clear on who your ideal customer is. But that's not enough.<p>A simple chain of consequence runs through every business: No customers > No revenue > No sustainability > No business<p>Without customers (not just leads on a list or followers on social media, but actual customers who …

Customers

It's Not Too Late to Build a Following on Facebook and YouTube (Here's How)

Think you missed the boat on developing a following on overcrowded social media platforms like YouTube? These tips might cause you to reconsider.<p>Social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn are getting more crowded by the day. However, just because you're up against stiff competition …

Social Media

Google sets its sights on the iPhone with HTC deal

Google is becoming Apple faster than Apple can become Google<p>Of the three most influential companies in smartphone design, Nokia fragmented into a million pieces after being bought out by Microsoft, Apple is still going strong, and Google just bought the third with its $1.1 billion deal with HTC. …