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Why I'm not rushing to pay off my $100,000 mortgage

At 26 I bought a little condo. I was going to live there for five years — or something like that.<p>That's what most people do. They buy a "starter home" before upgrading to vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, and double vanities. Why clean one sink when you can clean two?<p>At some point I decided more …

Personal Finance

How to Manage an Insecure Employee

When employees lack self-confidence, it can be hard to get them to perform at their best. So how can you help them excel at their job? What kind of coaching should you provide? What’s the best way to boost their self-esteem? And how do you deal with your own frustration around their insecure …

Employment

Stay Confident During Your Job Search by Focusing on the Process, Not the Outcome

Not long ago, I had the chance to speak to a networking group for job seekers over the age of 40. Many of the people in attendance had worked for over 10 years at companies and were then let go. A number of them had been out of work for six months or more and were starting to get worried about …

Employment

Why True Leadership Is Never About Listening, According To This Expert

Listening is not as important as you think.<p>Everybody says that listening is the most important thing that a great leader can do.<p>But I'm telling you, forget about listening.<p>Let me explain. Now, as the owner and CEO of my company, I definitely agree that listening to your employees is a great thing …

I'm 29 and manage $100 million — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about investing

At 29 years old, I manage $100 million in assets.<p>Some may think I'm on the young side to be managing so much money, but with multigenerational clients — everywhere from millennial parents looking to enter the market all the way to boomers trying to secure their savings — my age is one of my …

Investing

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

Why You Should Hire an Executive Coach (and What to Look For)

Here's how to choose the best executive coach for your goals.<p>Behind every great athlete there is an even greater coach. There isn't a top athlete--from Muhammad Ali to Tiger Woods to Serena Williams--who did not need a mentor to help them reach the top of their profession.<p>If you think about it, …

These are the 2017 tech gadgets I just couldn't live without

When it comes to new gadgets and gizmos, 2017’s been a pretty epic year.<p>We’ve seen a surge of new voice-activated assistants, rise of remastered retro tech, and all kinds of quirky smart devices. Rather than rehash what’s appearing on my colleagues' top lists—most of which would make my top picks, …

Gear & Gadgets

If You Do Any of These 19 Things Now, You're Way More Productive Than You Think

Heading into 2018, would you like to add more hours to your day? Here are 19 ways to do it.<p>Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? As 2018 draws near, this is the time of year to start thinking about new habits, tools, and techniques that work to our advantage without …

Oops! Top Leaders Share Their Worst Career Mistakes

Mistakes happen when you're running a business. These top CEOs reveal some of the biggest ones..<p>We are told mistakes happen and that we should to get over them as soon as they occur which is pretty sound advice. But some career mistakes can haunt us for years and cause severe damage. So why not …

8 Factors That Indicate You’re in Good Financial Health

When it comes to financial health, it's important to understand how you measure up. Here are eight markers to evaluate.<p>It happens all the time. A …

Starting a Side-Hustle: How to Earn Your First $1,000 on Instagram as an Influencer

Have you been secretly wondering if you too can start making some money as an Instagram influencer?<p>Have you been secretly wondering if you too can start making some money as an Instagram influencer? You've got a decent number of Instagram followers, and regularly post content that gets a lot of …

The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch

Leadership is best taught by example. Follow these eight indisputable rules directly from the playbook of the former head of GE.<p>Leadership is all about growing others. It's about your team and its welfare. It's about your direct reports and their performance.<p>Leadership is a tough act. It's a daily …

Leadership

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

I'm a financial planner — here's how I help clients save an extra $36,000 a year for retirement

You might have read about how anyone could sneak $5,500 a year into a Roth IRA — even if exceeding standard income limitations — through a technique known as the backdoor Roth IRA.<p>But did you know there is an even trickier technique out there that allows some lucky people to contribute up to …

Retirement

Warren Buffett's best investing advice for beginners

<i>"When a person with money meets a person with experience, the one with experience ends up with the money and the one with money leaves with experience."</i><p>This was Warren Buffett's response, on his 87th birthday, when asked about his best investment advice.<p>He says that experience is the ultimate key …

Investing

Top Google Researcher Makes an AI Breakthrough

Credit: Pixabay<p>Geoff Hinton, a 69-year-old AI researcher at Google stunned many in his community when he debuted Artificial Neural Networks back in …

Artificial Intelligence

Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions

Putting strategy into practice is notoriously difficult. In our experience, the primary obstacle to strategy execution is a failure to balance the inherent tensions that characterize any major execution effort. Successful strategy execution calls for skillful orchestration of sometimes opposing …

34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills

Let your resume speak for you.<p>One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're …

The Best Feng Shui Plants to Bring the Good Vibes Home

We already know that some plants have the ability to clean the air (literally). Self-purifying plants can filter the air of harmful chemicals, …

Home Decorating

The 6 best business books of 2017, according to economists, editors, and professors

Some of the biggest ongoing business stories of our time, from the personal and political effects of increased globalization to the confrontation of ingrained sexism in Silicon Valley, are reflected in this year's list of best business books from McKinsey and the Financial Times.<p>Since 2005, …

University of Chicago

Many of the world's billionaires had this first job in common

<i>Corrections & clarifications: Based on information reported in a study by Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment, an earlier version of this story misidentified Charles Koch’s first job. According to Koch’s spokesman, his first job was as a consultant with Arthur D. Little.</i><p>Who wants to be a billionaire?<p>If …

List-Worthy

Buffett's favorite market indicator says stocks are in trouble

Forget trying to run complicated calculations or read the stock market’s tea leaves. Warren Buffett says the “single best” way to tell if stocks are …

How Emotionally Intelligent People Give Negative Feedback

Telling people what they did wrong is one of the toughest things there is.<p>It's a moment you always dread. Someone--your employee, your partner, your child, or even a vendor--has failed to fulfill a commitment to you, or delivered a poor performance. Now you have to give that person negative …

Why Buying A House Is Likely A Bad Financial Decision

The recent discussion about home ownership sparked by Roger Nusbaum is particularly interesting, because it attracts a lot of anecdotal stories about …

Why Do Employees Really Quit Their Jobs? Research Says It Comes Down to These Top 8 Reasons

This is how to stop the bleeding.<p>I've done a lot of research over the years to drill down to the most likely reason for employees to quit and answer the question, "How do you stop the bleeding?"<p>As in bleeding money. The cost of employee turnover is exorbitant, with some recent estimates putting the …

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

Leadership

Five Ways To Get Optimal Outcomes From Your Team

What makes a team optimal?<p>Alignment, communication, collaboration, energy management, leverage, trust, and what else?<p>Google did some comprehensive multi-year research on this topic. I’ll refer to it below and map it to my work during the past 30 years in the areas of safety, belonging and mattering.<p>…

3 Stocks That Look Just Like Intel in 1971

Intel has turned thousands into millions since its IPO. These three promising companies could do the same.<p>Few businesses can rival the jaw-dropping …

Investing

FORMER CITI CEO: 30% of banking jobs will be wiped out in 5 years

In an interview on Bloomberg Television, the 60-year-old Indian-American said threats from artificial intelligence and robots will "change the back office."<p>"I see a banking world going from large financial institutions to one that's a little bit more decentralized," he told Bloomberg's Haslinda …

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