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The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Investing

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018 | Inc.com

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance to renew our commitment to our business and to working hard at being our best …

Motivation

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website | Inc.com

Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with Google.<p>With one fell swoop, Google just provided proven tools, best practices, …

Startups

Plans Matter offers Airbnb-like listings for architecture nerds

Google is working on adding vacation rentals to its hotel search results and Airbnb is going to help you find national park-adjacent rentals, mansions and penthouses. But if those options are quite special enough for you, a website called Plans Matter might be up your alley. Started by architects …

10 Insanely Inspiring Quotes From People Who Are Living Their Dream Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you struggling to find more purpose and clarity in your life? Do you want to feel more passion but don’t know where to start. I felt that way too, several years ago I was suffering from depression and in a corporate job that was …

All Extremely Happy People Give Up These 17 Behaviors | Inc.com

Happiness is something that all people want. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to buy material items that are supposed to make them feel fulfilled, only to discover that, once purchased, the goods lose their appeal. Happiness, it seems, is short-lived.<p>The biggest problem with …

Happiness

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say | Inc.com

You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. Knowing how to do a job is certainly important, but approaching a job with …

Employment

Top 10 national parks in California

California has an array of incredible national parks from snow-capped mountains to sparkling shorelines, volcanoes to desert there is no end to its …

A French woman turned her address book of Paris’s best insider spots into a multimillion-dollar startup

It started with a tip about a secret spirits distillery behind a flower shop in the Bastille.<p>For the last eight years, a weekly email called “My Little Paris” has been revealing the city’s hidden gems to millions of Francophiles. Initially self-published by avid flâneur Fany Péchiodat for friends …

France

The Incredible Restaurant That Charges, Wait, How Much? | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I don't adore walking up steep hills.<p>Not unless there's some sort of incentive. (Wine usually does it.)<p>But here I was agreeing to walk up one of Lisbon's steepest in order to try something that …

Guide Books

10 Podcasts Every Business Owner Should Listen To | Inc.com

One of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to improve your business is by checking out the right podcast. Avoiding mistakes made by others, getting up-to-date advice, and expanding your knowledge base are all paramount to successful business ownership. However, podcasts have exploded in popularity …

Entrepreneurship

How You Answer This Interview Question Reveals Your True Character | Inc.com

In every organization, there are givers and takers.<p>The givers are generous with their time, often willing to help their colleagues even if it means sacrificing their own success at work. The takers are completely the opposite. They're self-servers and energy suckers, willing to step on everyone and …

Leadership

Follow the “500 Rule” to Take the Best Pictures of the Night Sky

Night sky photography is a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. Provided you have the right equipment, it mostly comes down to tweaking your camera …

In Mexico City, A Technicolor Borough Serves Up Tasty Street Foods — On Water

Erica Abad glides down the ancient canals of Xochimilco, a borough of Mexico City, on her gondola-like boat.Her cousin, Efren Lopez, steers their boat — called a <i>chalupa —</i> by pushing against the canal floor with a long wooden pole, while Abad flips a sizzling quesadilla on a steel griddle fitted …

Mexico

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

12 Authentic Buddha Quotes on Mindfulness That Will Change Your State of Mind

If you’ve spent any time on the Internet, you’ve probably heard some wise quotes from Buddha. However, seldom are these his authentic quotes.<p>When I …

Liz Weston: The money numbers you need to know

Some numbers matter more than others. How much you make is important, for example, but your financial health depends far more on how much you …

Retirement

A Single Tip That Will Make 2017 Your Best Year of Work, Ever | Inc.com

It's a new year, and that means a fresh start.<p>Want a simple tip that will help you make this year your best year of work, ever?<p>Use every morning to focus on your Most Important Task (MIT).<p>Your MIT isn't your easiest task, or the one you'll enjoy the most. It's not even the task that's most pressing.<p>…

Time Management

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

Beaches

The 7 Best Meditation Apps to Download in the New Year

Relaxation is probably the first thing on your mind after the flurry and hurry of the holiday season. It may be the most wonderful and festive time …

10 Unusual and Awesome Hotels for Your Travel Bucket List

When it comes to finding the perfect hotel for an upcoming vacation, there are many factors that can go into your decision. Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon destination, babymoon locale or just somewhere to get away with your BFF or S.O., location, amenities and budget are just a few of the …

Want to Succeed as a Leader at Work? Talent And Skills Alone Won't Do It (but This Will)

This will make you rethink about whom you're hiring or promoting to lead your company.<p>People are hired for strengths in areas where they are talented, experienced, and gifted, so goes conventional wisdom.<p>But do you ever interview someone for character? Seriously, before you hire that VP, developer …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 41 – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (1936)

The original self-help manual on American life – with its influence stretching from the Great Depression to Donald Trump – has a lot to answer for<p>The selling of the American self, and its dream of a better future, began with the Declaration of Independence and founding father Benjamin Franklin, who …

Great Depression

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

These DIY Camera Tricks Will Save You Money And Up Your Game

Setting up a full camera operation can cost a fair chunk of change. A pro DSLR alone can set you back thousands. Buying all the gear needed to take truly pro quality shots sends the final bill into 5-digit territory — and that’s not even getting into the time it takes to hone those skills. Luckily …

10 Gmail Plugins All Marketing Professionals Should Consider

<i>Do you remember the early days of email, when everything was much simpler?</i>Back then, it was exciting to receive an email. Today, this isn’t typically …

Productivity