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Why you won’t get rich flipping homes

By Justin Pierce<p>I absolutely love flipping homes.<p>I get a wonderful feeling of accomplishment from the before and after pictures and a nice check to deposit in the bank account. But the home-flipping TV shows don’t much resemble the reality of the business, and the real estate gurus are out in force …

Real Estate

The founders of Robinhood, a no-fee stock-trading app, were initially rejected by 75 venture capitalists — now their startup is worth $1.3 billion

It's hard getting funding for a startup, but it's even harder when the product doesn't exist yet, still requires regulatory approval, and is being launched during a recession.<p>But after 75 investor pitches, the founders of a commission-free stock-trading app, Robinhood, found a few willing venture …

Startups

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

Happiness

10 Powerful Life-Altering Things You Need to Do Alone

Pivotal things that only you can decide<p>There are many major decisions in life where you should consult the wisest people you know. There are other, profound things you need to do on your own.<p>Your success hinges on being able to trust your personal intellect and intuition. Looking to your own …

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

Have a craft creation to sell? Good at home repair? Resale transactions? Voila! You can become an entrepreneur-on-the-cheap.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like millions of Americans, you dream of starting your own business. But of course, there are dozens of …

Small Business

Sunflare unveils sticky and flexible solar panels

Sunflare has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto walls and roofs.<p>The new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a …

Clean Energy

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Dec. 26-Jan. 1

<i>At a loss for what to watch this week? From new TV, we've got you covered.</i><p><b>TV Worth Watching</b><p><b>"Sherlock" Season 4 (Sunday on PBS at 9 p.m.)</b><p>In Season 4, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) will face his most challenging opponents yet: a baby and a dog. Here's PBS's synopsis for the 1.5-hour opener, …

Rising interest rates are a bad omen for stocks

John Hussman honchos the Hussman family of funds. He soothsaid the 2008-09 collapse in advance, way ahead of the crowd. And now, heading into 2017, he sees ill omens ahead…<p>Market consensus — a seductive yet treacherous siren — says Trump's big spending will keep stocks in what David Stockman calls …

3 Charts That Show the Housing Market Has Finally Recovered

Americans are taking out mortgages like they haven’t since the Great Recession.<p>According to the Federal Reserve’s flow of funds report, total …

17 Things These Successful Leaders Wish They Had Known Years Ago

Hindsight is the best teacher.<p>Imagine if you could travel back to when you were beginning your career, but with the wisdom you possess today. Would you do anything differently? Here's what these successful leaders say they wish their younger selves would have known.<p>1. Learn to be comfortable with …

No, We're Not in a Housing Bubble, and Yes, Home Prices Could Keep Soaring -- Here's Why

Image source: Getty Images.<p>If you own a home and you've visited real estate information websites <b>Zillow</b>, Trulia, Redfin, or any of the like recently, you've probably noticed an interesting trend: Your home is increasing in value at a rate that's far and away higher than the national rate of …

4 steps to reinventing yourself after a major failure

Hitting rock bottom — as energetic, smart and business-savvy entrepreneurial — types, this dreadful phrase is simply not in our vocabularies.<p>But it happens — even to the best of us who think we are completely prepared for this roller coaster ride in the pursuit of success.<p>And if you don't want to …

Motivation

What You Don't Know About Mortgages Could Cost You

Getting a mortgage is a big deal -- since the largest investment(s) you ever make in your life will probably be the home(s) you buy. Thus, for maximum benefit and in order to more easily reach your financial goals, learn more about how mortgages work and how you should best go about securing one. …

2 Rarely Used Ingredients That Practically Guarantee Success

And Motivation Isn't One Of Them<p>I am often asked to come and speak or give seminars on Motivation at companies and Leadership Conferences, and the HR departments calling me are always a little bit stunned when I say "No!"<p>After a moment's silence, they say, "<i>But you're a leadership expert: you</i> …

What Happens to the House That Secures a Reverse Mortgage?

My answer to this question applies to the HECM program administered by HUD, with investors in the mortgages insured against loss by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). On the many private reverse mortgage programs that have come and gone over the years, the answers would be very different. …

Samsung to tempt Galaxy S8 buyers with killer edge-to-edge OLED display

Following the recent exploding Note 7 debacle, Samsung is in dire need to make its next flagship smartphone count – and it seems it’s starting by building a better screen.<p>The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 might sport a new and improved edge-to-edge OLED display with an over 90 percent screen-to-body …

Galaxy S8

9 times you should always negotiate for a lower price

We also know we should never purchase a home or a car at sticker price— there's always wiggle room, where we can save some significant cash. But what about the myriad of other bills and fees you pay throughout a lifetime?<p>As my husband once told me when we were discussing a gym membership, …

Personal Finance

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

5 Foods You Should Eat Before And After Exercise To Maximize Weight Loss

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Why You're Not Losing Weight: #1

Today I'll focus on the most common reason diets fail: hunger.<p>Diets make you hungry. Diets deprive. They rob you of the sweet, the treat, the soothing and the substitute. As Mick Jagger would put it, you can't get no satisfaction.<p>To begin at the beginning, we must put certain persistent myths to …

Nutrition

Two of the Most Powerful Workout Tips You Will Ever Use

What’s the difference between three sets of ten repetitions and three sets of ten repetitions? On paper—nothing. But in practice—to put it bluntly—it …

Exercise

13 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Success

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

Cooking

Global finance officials promise to shore up sagging growth

SHANGHAI (AP) — Finance officials of the world's biggest economies promised Saturday to use "all tools" to shore up sagging global growth and to …

Economy

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

BBC's 'Last Kingdom' brings complexity and personality to the Middle Ages

Thanks to "Game of Thrones," television just can't get enough of the Middle Ages. Those flickering smoky interiors, enormous woolly coats and bloody, ax-heavy battles; the remarkable décolletage, the picaresque foliage and mud. Sometimes there's magic, sometimes there isn't, but, by gosh, there's …