Mitch Ford

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Top 6 Real Estate Investment Strategies

Real estate is a huge industry and there are a lot of opportunities to invest in real estate. But where should you start? What types of real estate …

I'm worth $1.5 million, and here's my best advice about getting rich

I often join the house hunting trips and pay close attention. I'm always curious to learn what people desire in a house and neighborhood.<p>Most transactions turn out the same. The clients pay top dollar (bidding wars are common) for a shiny, new (or almost new) home in a boring subdivision.<p>The older …

Anesthesiology

Bill Gross Says You Should Start Buying Land and Gold

Investors should cut risk by placing money in real assets and accept lower returns, given that markets no longer offer double-digit gains in a zero …

Interest Rates

Croatia Boat and Bike tour with Freedom Treks: review

Telegraph expert rating 9/10<p>Croatia’s island-spangled Adriatic coast is one of the most beautiful corners of the Mediterranean, a paradise for sailing holidays with a host of fascinating island and mainland ports to explore, from the long period of Venetian control. A well-planned and moderately …

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers | Inc.com

There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented that they almost make the rest seem dull and uninspired.<p>What makes them so special and …

Public Speaking

The Simple Concept That Made Me $6 Million Last Year

On Monday morning, you get a message indicating there’s a new balance in your PayPal account. You check and see that — while you were at the beach …

Retirement

How I Used Real Estate to Pay for My Newborn Daughter's College Education

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two weeks ago, my wife and I welcomed Rosie into the world -- our first child. Last week, I had her entire college education paid for without spending a single dollar of my own money. How? Through a single real estate investment.<p>The …

Real Estate

3 Actionable Ways to Become a Millionaire

Entrepreneur and Penny Stock Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are so many people today with their sights set on big financial goals for their future. More specifically, there are many individuals today who are looking for ways to become a millionaire. In …

Self-improvement

How to Decide Whether to Pay off Debt Now or Later

A very wealthy and successful guy I used to work for once mentioned something about his mortgage to me. I was a little taken aback, and asked why someone with his money would still have a mortgage. His thinking demonstrated that there are several dimensions involved in the decision of when to …

Bye bye buy-to-let … but where next for your money?

After 20 years, tax changes mean buy-to-let will no longer deliver the returns it did. We look at the potential gains – and the risks – in a range of alternatives to being a landlord<p>Investing in buy-to-let has been the easy way to make money for two decades. But from this year a raft of tax changes …

Finance

Financial Fridays: It's Financial Suicide To Own A House

I am sick of me writing about this. Do you ever get sick of yourself? I am sick of me.<p>But every day I see more propaganda about the American Dream of owning the home.<p>I see codewords a $15 trillion dollar industry uses to hypnotize its religious adherents to BELIEVE.<p>Lay down your money, your hard …

Real Estate

The 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet

The travel guide publisher just released its Ultimate Travel List, a bucket list of destinations assembled by its globetrotting team of travel writers and tourism experts.<p>Here are the 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet.

Loneliness

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

How one man went from working a soul-sucking 9-5 to earning $10,000 a month online

"The highlight of my day was driving to and from work, just because those were the moments I had an excuse to listen to music and not think about how little my life was going anywhere," he remembers. "It wasn't even that I was unhappy. I was just so unmotivated."<p>When the company he worked for was …

South-east Asia

You Don’t Need a Promotion to Grow at Work

As organizations run leaner and flatter, your ability to move up can stall much earlier in your career because, simply put, there’s no place to go. This is true whether you work for a corporation, nonprofit, or public agency. So what should you do when you reach that plateau and you’re only midway …

Human Resources

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.<p>Whether it's a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny …

10 Great Places To Surf In Africa

Surfers are forever on the lookout for the next big challenge, and forever traveling the globe in search of the best waves. Luckily for them, there …

South Africa

15 Great Decor Ideas for Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen in need of an update.<p>Is your kitchen in need of an update? Check out these kitchen decorating ideas and tips.

The "No Space to Move Around in There" Bathroom Makeover

(Image credit: Submitted by Louise)<p><b>Project by:</b> Louise <b><br>Location:</b> Utica, New York<p>We live in a 1930’s Dutch Colonial house in Central NY. The …

Home Depot

Your Favorite Rooms of the Week

See what's trending on Pinterest.<p>See what's popular on our Pinterest boards for the week of September 22, 2014. Follow us on Pinterest for more decor inspiration.

Interior Design

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Staging Your Home For Resale

Though it may not be realistic, every homebuyer dreams of purchasing a property that looks like it belongs in the pages of <i>Better Homes and Gardens</i>. …

9 reasons why you should practice yoga

Yes, the obvious is true: Most yoga classes are attended by a majority of fit, flexible females in tight clothes. But, contrary to what you might …

Yoga

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Successful Founders Share 4 Must-Have Skills To Bolster Any Career

Every career is different. But some skills cut across all of them. Here are four.<p>Some skills may be awesome but not in demand: While a sonnet might take your breath away, iambic pentameter doesn’t have a high market demand. But some skills by any industry are wanted just as sweetly–and as founders …

Bill Gates

Career Tips | Advice & Resources

As You Start Your Career, Focus on People Skills

All across the country, this year’s soon-to-be graduates are revving up to start their careers. You may be one of them. You’re already thinking about what you’ll do when get into your new position. You’re smart and energetic, and you’re eager to commit both of those attributes to moving ahead. But …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness