John Thomason

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Opinion: If you missed out on the FAANGs, then it’s time to buy the BAITs

For anyone who went to business school, a conversation with money manager Albert Meyer is like a trip back in time — straight to accounting class, …

Investing

On Investments: Stock selections in honor of Benjamin Graham

I revere Benjamin Graham.<p>Graham (1884-1976) was a pioneer of value investing, a professor at Columbia, a hedge fund manager, an author and a mentor …

Why Mindfulness Is Your New Secret Weapon

The 2010 Chicago Marathon came down to a duel between two East Africans: Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru and Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede. The men were ranked one and two in the world, respectively, and their rivalry was fierce. On the line were a prestigious victory and a half-million-dollar purse.<p>Kebede led …

3 Books That Will Inspire You To Create Success Habits

I sometimes feel guilty when I shouldn’t.<p>And it also happens when I spend time reading books.<p>The challenge is that because I enjoy reading so much …

5 Great Podcasts You Should Start Listening to Right Now

If you want to change your your business (or personal) life for the better, that is.<p>I don't need to convince you to start listening to podcasts.<p>But I do want to convince you to give <i>these</i> podcasts a try. (Some are a little off the beaten business podcast path, but in a very good way.)<p><b>1. WorkLife</b> …

Cheap Sailing Gear

In the past year and a half since my wife, Noi, and I began cruising the Caribbean on our Tayana 37, <i>Symbiosis</i>, we have discovered a bevy of …

Drugstore

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed

Others have failed like you. And like them, you'll grow and still succeed.<p>When a little kid falls on their face, they might cry for a few seconds. But what do they do afterward? They don't just stay in the dirt. They get up and bounce back from the failure. You need to show that same resilience any …

Opinion: 9 books about financial markets you really should read

Earlier this week I wrote (again) about the importance of understanding financial market history. This prompted a few people to ask for some of my …

Here's How Much the Average Airbnb Host Earns in a Month

And how you can max out your home's earning potential.<p>Airbnb has changed the way the world travels since its launch in 2008. The company, which is …

16 Best Money-Making Apps for Earning Passive Income

1. Earn Cash Every Time You Shop (and a $10 Bonus)<p>Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder<p>We know it sounds strange, but <b>Ibotta</b> will pay you cash for taking pictures of your grocery store receipts.<p>Here’s how it works:<p>Before heading to the store, search for items on your shopping list within the Ibotta app. …

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10 podcasts that will help boost your productivity

Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective — a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique — that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more done.<p>Fortunately, learning ways to be more efficient and effective is really easy, especially if you listen to the …

25 Quotes From Confucius That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.<p>Not only has his words of wisdom had enormous …

Make sure you've read these 27 important finance books

"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time — none," Berkshire Hathaway vice …

30+ Travel Bloggers Earning Over 5,000 USD / Month & How They Monetize Their Blogs

There’s a big difference between having a ‘popular’ vs. a ‘profitable’ blog. You can be a very popular blogger but you might not be monetizing your …

The Budgeting Methods Smart Finance Bloggers Swear By

Maintaining a budget is one of those things everyone knows they have to do, but not everyone actually understands how to do it (or rather, how to do …

13 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last 2 weeks (12/13/16 - 12/26/16)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by …

Apps

Here's what happens on the airplane before you board your flight

American AirlinesFlight 998 from Orlando, Fla., landed atLos Angeles International Airportat 8:19 a.m. on a cloudy Tuesday morning, carrying 181 passengers.<p>The minute the A321 jet reached the gate, teams of workers swarmed the plane with the precision of a marching band. For good reason.<p>In less …

5 Apps That Will Help You Make Money While Traveling

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p><i>Photo: Tim Robberts/Getty</i><p>658 million. That’s how many vacation days Americans left on the table in 2015. In …

11 Simply Rules to Clean Eating

By Franziska Spritzler<p>The term "clean eating" has become very popular among the health conscious.<p>Clean eating is an eating pattern that focuses on …

What the Father of Card Counting Has to Say About Investing

We caught up with Ed Thorp, an investor who is also widely regarded as the inventor of card counting and the father of wearable computers. In his new …

3 Unexpected Ways Reading Personal Development Books Changed My Life

Open your mind to the opportunities all around you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading was never something I was interested in while attending school. Nor was it something I thought I would ever do again once I graduated. My choices in life after school seemed to …

Top Android apps of 2016: Prisma, Google Allo, Signal, Reddit and more

Check out which apps are a must-have on your Android smartphone or tablet.<p>It is time for our verdict on the best Android apps for 2016. This year saw …

'My best travel discovery of 2016'

Inspired by the surprises thrown up in our weekly A great little place I know series, we asked writers and adventurers to share their best discovery of the year<p><b>Peter Frankopan, historian and author</b><br>The world of 2016 is not all doom and gloom. In Asia, things are changing fast as the Silk Roads rise …

Student Loan Forgiveness: How Does It Work?

Student debt has reached an all-time high, with an estimated 40 million people now owing an average balance of $29,000, according to credit report …

Loans

Top 7 TED Talks to Develop Your Growth Mindset and Double Your Productivity

The ways in which we think about learning, intelligence, and our abilities has a direct and significant effect on our learning progress and our …

Self-improvement

8 Best Personal Finance Apps of 2018

Managing money, sticking to a budget and even handling investment decisions are easier than ever before with today's crop of personal finance …

Apps

100 Clever Ideas to Earn Extra Money and Boost Your Income

This post may contain affiliate links. Policy Page<p>A big reason why Ben and I started this blog was to help people learn all about the different ways …

The Best Drone Stocks of 2016

As much press as drones have gotten, they're a very difficult business to invest in today. Companies like <b>Amazon.com</b>, <b>Alphabet</b>, and <b>UPS</b> are testing drones, but it's to augment their core business and drones are a small fraction of what they do.<p>But there are some companies who either make drones or …

10 'gray swan' events to watch out for in 2017

In the financial markets, black swans happen. It is, by definition, an unpredictable or unforeseen event that comes with extreme consequences — but its "close cousin, the gray swan, can be envisaged," according to Nomura Global Research.<p>The gray swans are "unlikely but impactful events" that "lie …

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