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The Secret Lives of the Tiny People In Architectural Renderings

Selling a big urban idea isn’t easy. More than ever, architects rely on jaw-dropping images to convince their clients to spend millions on their …

Santa Cruz

Why Legal Cannabis Is 2015's Best Startup Opportunity

Every entrepreneur dreams of discovering an untapped market where they could start with a low investment and build a huge business. If that’s you, consider the developing legal marijuana industry.<p>This sector is growing faster than ganja under grow lights.<p>The best part is, it’s early days for this — …

Cannabis

15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Most Important Lesson They Learned In Their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including billionaire "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.

Entrepreneurship

TSP: 5 Reasons Why It's the Best Retirement Plan Ever

Source: Thrift Savings Plan<p>Retirement planning has always been a challenge for workers, and policymakers have struggled to find ways to encourage workers to save more for their golden years. Yet 401(k) plans, which are by far the most commonly available retirement plan for most Americans, have been …

How To Invest Your First $5,000

Since the Great Recession in 2008, many people lost their stomachs for investing. It can seem like a scary thing, reserved for the world of Wall Street and financiers. But that doesn’t mean that millennials shouldn’t get involved. Whether you want to buy a house in 10 years or save for your …

Investing

Gorgeous Norwegian Eco-Friendly House Produces More Than 3 Times The Energy It Needs

It was designed to be 100% zero emission, and incorporates a ridiculous number of clever tricks and gadgets to truly make it a friend to the environment, according to The Daily Mail.<p>Norway's Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up …

Swimming Pools

How Blogger J. Money Socked Away $400,000 In 7 Years

Every month for the past seven years, a former graphic designer in Washington D.C., has publicly shared his net worth, and the world has gotten to watch its ascent from $58,000 in February 2008 to $470,000, ever so close to a major milestone.<p>The mohawked man who goes by J. Money (a pseudonym he …

Personal Finance

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Believe in Yourself – Personal Project by Yevgeniya Glova

Believe in yourself – Nothing is impossible.<p>Ukrainian graphic designer Yevgeniya Glova also known as jD style has created this personal project for …

Graphic Design

The best way to invest for retirement income

<i>My wife and I have accumulated a good-size nest egg that we now need to draw on to pay retirement living expenses. Can you suggest a portfolio for generating current income?</i><p><i>—K.G., Dover, Delaware</i><p>When it comes to tapping savings in retirement, many retirees fall into what I call the <b>"</b>Income Investing …

6 Money Myths Millennials Should Bust -- Now

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Chances are you’ve fallen for at least one of them. We’re talking about money myths—those erroneous financial proclamations that get passed down from generation to generation as fact.<p>You know, things like “buying in bulk is <i>always</i>better” and “buy low and …

Retirement: 5 Ways Money Makes Money

Saving for retirement is hard work, especially starting out. It’s no picnic to sock money away you might spend instead.<p>But you have to do it, and the earlier the better. Getting started with retirement saving and investing is common sense, but the really important part is starting early.<p>Why? …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …