Jacob Gross

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To Retire Early, Focus on Just One Thing

We all know what it takes to be able to afford to leave the workforce early: Save like mad, dramatically cut your spending, invest with abandon and …

10 Pieces of Financial Advice I Wish I Knew in My 20s

Being smart with cash in your 20s will pay off big time for the rest of your life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your 20s can one of the most memorable times of your life. After all, you’ve just started to enter the workforce, have little responsibility and finally …

Personal Finance

On the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, here’s how iOS has transformed over the years

As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone today, let us not forget the operating system that powers it all: iOS. Introduced alongside the first-generation iPhone in 2007, the then-called iPhone OS was the basis of Apple’s first smartphone and its goal to introduce “a revolutionary product …

Birth of the iPhone: How Apple turned clunky prototypes into a truly magical device

The world had never seen anything like the iPhone when Apple launched the device on June 29, 2007. But the touchscreen device that blew everyone’s minds immediately didn’t come about so easily.<p>The iPhone was the result of years of arduous work by Apple’s industrial designers. They labored over a …

Product Design

You've never heard of these 5 classes — but their areas of study will boost your pay in the future

If you want the excitement of working in a growing industry, like renewable energy or artificial intelligence, you could try to strike out on your …

Machine Learning

How Do You Start a Blog?

How Do You Start a Blog?<p>Updated November 20, 2016<p>Maybe because I am a marketing consultant and I have started and written for many blogs, many times …

Entrepreneurship

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being …

10 Weekend habits of highly successful entrepreneurs

Share168<p>Tweet<p>Share250<p>+18<p>Shares 426<p>Successful entrepreneurs know that good habits don’t start on Monday and end on Friday. Entrepreneurs expect to …

Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge …

Startups

Here are the tax credits and deductions college students should take advantage of

With the cost of college continuing to rise, many students struggle to pay their tuition bills and loans.<p>Fortunately, there are several deductions and credits available to college students that can help pay for educational expenses while offering income tax relief.<p>Here's a review of some of the …

Personal Finance

Why America Is Rich, at Least for Now

The monthly U.S. jobs report, released by the Labor Department on Friday morning, struck an oddly cheery note at the near end of this ugly election season. A hundred and sixty-one thousand new jobs were created in October, the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 per cent, and wages grew faster than at …

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Artificial Intelligence

A reminder that you really need to get as many raises as you can before you turn 40

It is something you often hear about in the race for the White House. In simple terms, many Americans feel like they're not doing any better than they were five or 10 years ago. And sure enough, growth in wages minus inflation <i>has</i> fallen sharply over the past 30 years.<p>"Our analysis shows that this …

Income Inequality

Harvard economist Rogoff: I'm 'nervous' about Trump winning

But this year is different.<p>He says the prospect of Republican nominee Donald Trump winning the presidency has him "nervous."<p>"It just creates so much uncertainty," Rogoff told Business Insider. "I don't know what his economic policies would be. I know what he says."<p>That's not to say Rogoff agrees …

Donald Trump

10 Habits of Incredibly Successful Entrepreneurs

We all want to be the most successful version of ourselves, whether it be a top athlete, business owner or a good mother. The most successful people …

Success

8 Courses (78+ Hours) to Get a Quality Tech Education---From Coding to Design--without Paying Exorbitant Tuition

<b>From 0 to 1: C Programming - Drill Deep</b><p>Dive into This Foundational Language to Build a Solid Programming Skill Set<p>Consider C the programming …

GitHub CEO Talks About How Microsoft and Apple Are Changing

If more companies are turning to software, they are going to need someplace to store all that code.<p>Enter GitHub, the hot startup behind the popular …

Profit

The Most Important Personality Traits for CEOs

If you’ve ever waded into the business section of a Barnes & Noble or gotten “thinkfluenced” by any number of LinkedIn influencers, you may have …

Self-improvement

Judge a book through its cover with this terahertz camera setup

What do you do if you want to peek inside a book, but you’re pretty sure it’ll crumble into dust if you even crack the cover a little bit? Well, nothing: Opening a book is a critical step in finding out what’s inside. Or at least it was until someone at MIT decided that shouldn’t be the case.<p>The …

Nature Communications

Are Judges More Severe When Their Team Suffers an Upset Loss? | Charles Hughes

We tend to think of judges as impartial arbiters of wrong and right (it’s pretty much in the job titles). Girded with years of intensive education …

New Amazon data from Wall Street should terrify all retail stores in the US

According to a note published on Thursday by financial firm PiperJaffray, Amazon now has a warehouse or delivery station within 20 miles of 44% of the US population. That's up from 38% in 2015 and 26% in 2014.<p>Having closer proximity to US consumers means it costs Amazon less to deliver products. It …

Piper Jaffray

7 Sam Walton Quotes You Should Read Right Now

Even as it copes with the shifting retail landscape,<b>Wal-Mart</b> (WMT) remains the most dominant force in global retail today, 54 years after its founding. As is the case with other renowned American companies, Wal-Mart is in many ways a reflection of its visionary founder -- Sam Walton.<p>Equally known …

Customers spend 5 1/2 hours a year waiting for chip-card transactions

Anyone who's stood in a slow-moving checkout line this year knows that while the new chip credit cards may be a lot more secure, they're also slower to process than the old magnetic strip cards.<p>A new report from payment tech firm Cayan finds that each consumer will spend a whopping five-and-a-half …

FinTech

Cutting Right to the Code: A web developer’s guide to help eliminate non-coding tasks and get code done faster

The Six Commandments of Good Code: Write Code that Stands the Test of Time

How do you define good code? Is it 100% test coverage, or is it backwards compatibility with decade-old hardware? We may not be able to reach an end …

Programming
Personal Finance

The surprising but simple reason four-day workweeks are bad for your health

Many employers and employees love the thought of a four-day workweek. Supposedly, a four-day work schedule allows workers extra time to pursue leisure activities and family togetherness. Spurred on by visions of spending more time at the beach, many people are now encouraging businesses to adopt …

The Workplace

How algorithms rule our working lives

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment