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One Surprising Habit That Could Help You Retire $100,000 Richer

Start doing this now.<p>Raise your hand if you follow doctor’s orders to a T. Not quite? How about if we told you that there’s real money in it for you …

Retirement

35 Ways You Can Spend to Save in 2016

Being a savvy shopper makes you a smart saver.<p>According to a recent survey by Fidelity, year after year Americans’ top financial resolutions are to …

5 truths about money, from a 90-year-old personal finance classic

Many people argue it doesn't matter how much money you make — it's about how much you keep.<p>And holding on to your cash requires experience, smart habits, and a bit of wisdom: "Without wisdom, gold is quickly lost by those who have it, but with wisdom, gold can be secured by those who have it not," …

Personal Finance

7 steps to get rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

The "secret" to getting rich is not much of a secret at all.<p>"It is practical. That which one man knows can be taught to others," George S. Clason writes in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon."<p>Clason's collection of parables, based in the ancient city of Babylon, starts …

Retirement

Why millennials should stick to renting and ignore advice to buy a home

Major online realtor Trulia says it’s high time to take a risk but drinking the real estate Kool-Aid will only lead to financial heartache<p>Today’s 20-somethings and even those in their early 30s came of age in what may have been the worst national real estate market on record since their …

Real Estate

Clark Howard

Download Episode Clark Howard 1.26.18 Topics: Clark Stinks; Roth 401(k)'s and IRA's look…Read more<p>Download Episode Clark Howard 1.25.18 Topics: How …

The 15-step guide to nailing any job interview

You've made it past the résumé robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> shot — to wow the hiring manager and stand out from the competition.<p>Nailing a job interview is all about preparation, but where do you start?<p>We …

Employment

Cultivate These 11 Habits to Achieve Meaningful Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success, for many, doesn’t run deeper than the development of skills or talents. There are many forgettable people in the world who are skilled, talented and successful. Success is a great thing, but having an impact is another. To be …

Happiness

Side job helps chop 25-year payoff plan to 6 months

What do you do when you want to pay off your debt but you calculate it will take 25 years to do so on your current income?Well, if you’re Adrienne …

Personal Finance

New RV Resort, Breathtaking Views, Fireplaces, BathHouse, STAY WITH US

• Luxury RV Resort, conveniently located to – <b>Sevierville</b>, <b>Pigeon Forge</b>, <b>Gatlinburg</b>, <b>Knoxville</b>, Kodak, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Off of EXIT 412 …

Blue Ridge Mountains

How I Managed to Save Money While Earning Minimum Wage

A lot of money-saving advice is aimed at people making middle-class incomes. But for those trying to save on a low income, the savings tips they can actually apply are few and far between. It can be difficult to find examples of low-income saving success and get ideas on how to start saving in a …

Personal Finance

8 ways to save while dining out

Eating out can become a very costly expense and a big budget buster. However, we all like to live a little and eat a little with good company. It's a …

Food & Dining

12 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Get Organized | Inc.com

Successful leaders, entrepreneurs, and business professionals lead very busy lives.<p>They often end up wearing many hats as they grow their businesses and take their companies to new heights.<p>So how do successful people stay productive? They stay organized.<p>But no one is born organized. It happens by …

Productivity

How To Never Run Out Of Money

Most people I meet don’t really care about acquiring great wealth. But everyone wants to make sure they never run out of money. If that resonates …

Retirement

7 Financial Sins of People Who Retire Poor

How’s that retirement fund going?<p>If you’re like a lot of workers, you may have doubts about whether you’ll have enough money tucked away to avoid …

Retirement

Parking Pipes

Although I lost my wife, co-pilot and navigator a few years ago, I still travel in my motorhome and continue to enjoy the lifestyle. Since I no …

RVs

Winnebago Travato First Drive

Bravo Travato: Compact RV Offers an Easy Mobile Life<p>Jake Burns, lead singer for Stiff Little Fingers, screamed it best. Sometimes, you “gotta, gotta getaway.”<p>I was following that notion when I took the new Winnebago Travato, a recreational vehicle, to Northern Michigan’s Thunder Bay Resort, where a …

RVs

3 Essential Money Lessons To Teach Your Children

When your mother is a financial advisor, you tend to learn about money at a very young age. Gail Winslow, a financial advisor with RBC Wealth Management in Washington, D.C. and mother of six (and grandmother of six more), says she gave her kids an allowance when they were eight years old, and …

Personal Finance

How To Save For Both College And Retirement

What’s the best way to save for your child’s college education and your retirement at the same time — and is it even possible?<p>The conundrum came to my attention recently during a PBS NewsHour Twitter chat on women over 50 and money that I participated in, along with Next Avenue Assistant Managing …

Retirement

You're Retirement Age With Nothing Saved For Retirement. Now What?

Imagine that you’re 55 or 60 years old with nothing saved for your golden years. Oh wait, that’s roughly four out of 10 Baby Boomers now.<p>New research from the Insured Retirement Institute found that only 60% of Boomers have socked away any money for retirement, down from 80% in past years. And only …

Retirement

Truly confident people do these twelve things differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>When …

Self-improvement

It's Inevitable -- How To Have Tough Conversations With Your Employees

While popular media likes to portray entrepreneurs as fearless conquerors willing to storm the beach single-handedly, the reality is that entrepreneurs are quite a diverse population. Sure, it takes courage to be an entrepreneur, and there are many who don’t back away from a challenge, but there …

Leadership

Why Our Kids Don't Have The Money Smarts To Live In The Real World

Shame on us for not teaching our kids to be financially literate. But, in fairness, how can you teach something that you, yourself don’t understand?<p>If you don’t believe our collective lack of knowledge, don’t take it from me. A 2014 survey conducted by The National Foundation for Credit Counseling …

Personal Finance

40 Financial Rules For 40 Year-Olds

Every decade of life has its financial challenges and opportunities.<p>In your 20s, you feel invincible.<p>Your 30s brings on a whole new set of responsibilities including career and family.<p>However, your 40s are especially important because you are closing in on retirement.<p>Making a huge money mistake in …

Personal Finance

The 1-Page Financial Plan: 10 Tips for Getting What You Want From Life

Carl Richards is well-acquainted with money-mistakes — not only because of his work as a certified financial planner, but also because of his personal experience.<p>During the last housing bubble, Richards moved to a new city, was swept up by the frothy housing market and bought a $575,000 house — …

Personal Finance

10 401(k) Benefits That Can Help Make You a Millionaire

One of the questions I’ve gotten surprisingly frequently is whether it actually makes sense to contribute to an employer’s retirement plan above the amount that’s matched. After all, there’s been some negative press about the “failed experiment” of 401(k) plans. But here are 10 benefits you may or …

Retirement

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Retirement

Warren Buffett’s 10 Ways to Get Rich

<b>Reinvest Your Profits:</b> When you first make money in the stock market, you may be tempted to spend it. Don’t. Instead, reinvest the profits. Warren …

25 Ways to Get Smarter About Money Right Now

Small steps that can make a big difference.<p>Retirement planning is serious business that requires diligence and patience. But a quick tip, or even an …