Jake Kirkpatrick

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Keep Your Money Momentum Going

Keep your personal finance momentum going.<p>This is Day 30 of the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for personal finance novices. You can read more about …

Personal Finance

Seven Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire

Do you want to be a millionaire? Of course you do. Having this type of financial freedom is the dream for so many people, but it is often easier said than done. If you want to be a millionaire, you are going to have to be willing to put in the work. You are also going to have to start forming the …

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

Here's a simple trick to use at the end of the workday so you can actually relax when you get home

Unfortunately, you can't turn off the part of your brain that's still preoccupied with work issues.<p>Yet a new study suggests that there's a simple strategy for mentally distancing yourself from your job. The trick? Write down exactly how you plan to complete any uncompleted tasks the following …

OPEC is at war - and it's sending shockwaves around the world

OPEC is broken.<p>Oil prices fell below $40 a barrel on Friday after a 7-hour OPEC meeting in Vienna highlighted the deep divide within the cartel.<p>OPEC surprised observers by failing to agree on an official output quota, leaving production near record highs despite the massive glut keeping prices …

Oil

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

This Is How The Schedules Of Successful People Look Like

How do you spend your working day? Many people work the same amount of hours - but successful people will spend the time more productively.

6 Powder Rooms That Pack a Punch

These half-baths prove that powerful pattern and color work wonders in cramped quarters.<p>These half-baths prove that powerful pattern and color work wonders in cramped quarters.

Stop Propping Up Zombie Oil Companies

“This city is in a deep state of denial,” says a Houston broker who’s lived through three oil slumps before. We’re standing in a grand meeting room at the Houston Country Club, surrounded by well heeled Houstonians in evening wear. Construction cranes still dot the Houston skyline; every day more …

7 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes That Just Might Change Your Life

Steve Jobs didn't just leave a legacy of great products. He also shared ideas that continue to inspire and motivate.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure</b> …

Motivation

21 Creative Accent Wall Ideas for Trendy Kids’ Bedrooms

Designing a beautiful kids’ room that finds that perfect balance between what you want and what your child needs can be a tough task at the best of …

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Opinion: The only 5 investments you need to own

I write a lot about individual stocks, and while I dabble in stock-picking, the vast majority of my personal portfolio is in rather unglamorous …

Investing

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2015: A Fine February

After a rough start to the year, My Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2015 posted a strong recovery in February.

My Pacific Crest Trail Moleskine Journals

It was about ten months ago that I posted a few scanned pages from my hiking journals. In 2010, I carried Moleskine plain pocket-sized notebooks …

7 stocks Wall Street thinks will soar this year

The bull market in stocks is getting old.<p>It's been alive and kicking for nearly six years, carrying the S&P 500 215% higher and into uncharted territory. On top of that, the Nasdaq is knocking on the door of 5,000 for the first time in 15 years.<p>None of this means the party in stocks is over. …

Why Dave Ramsey's 7 Baby Steps Really Work

Shares 32<p>If you’ve been around the past three years, you’ve probably heard the name Dave Ramsey. The recession has popularized his teachings about …

How to think like Warren Buffett

It's not like Warren Buffett has a crystal ball.<p>In fact, the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO would be quick to tell you he doesn't know what the …

Use the Principle of Automatic Savings to Build Better Habits

In budgeting, we often recommend making savings or paying your bills automatic. You can use the same strategy with your time to build better habits …

7 Surprising Ways To Boost Your Memory

Feeling forgetful? Your posture and the fact that you insist on walking through doorways could be to blame.<p>Memory is a tricky thing. Why is it hard to recall what you had for lunch yesterday, yet singing the theme song from Gilligan’s Island presents no problem? The reason some things stick and …

Princeton University

11 Genius Storage Tricks for a Tiny Kitchen

When you don't have much space, make every inch work extra hard.<p>When you don't have much space, make every inch work extra hard.

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

Time Management

Don't Delay! 6 Hacks For Fighting Financial Procrastination

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>With the start of every new year comes all of those resolutions that you’re absolutely, positively, definitely going to tackle.<p>You’ll be better at balancing your checkbook. You’ll finally kick your retirement savings into high gear. And you’re not going to …

10 Ways You’re Secretly Losing Money

What The Rich Are Doing With Their Money In 2015 -- And You Should, Too

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that the rich don’t have some secret knowledge about money that the rest of us “regular” people don’t have.<p>After all, the more zeros you have at the end of your paycheck, the smarter you must be about managing your finances, …

The 10 Commandments of Organizing

Want an organized home? Follow these rules.<p>1. Keep like with like.<p>"When putting your belongings away, store them with like or similar items to keep things sensical and logical," says professional organizer and blogger Tidy Tova. So stop with the catch-alls — they might work for a short time, but …