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Credit cards – can't live with them, can't live without them

What happens when you have no credit score at all? Without a credit card it turns out being responsible is not enough.<p>At 24, Josh Waldron thought he was ready to buy a house. He paid off his college debt, only two years after graduating. He saved enough for a down payment. All in all, he and his …

The greatest, most underused credit-card perk

Price matching is not a new credit-card perk, but it’s one that consumers often overlook — potentially forgoing hundreds of dollars in holiday …

New scheme aims to improve renters' credit ratings

Unlike homeowners, renters get no credit boost for paying rent on time and can pay higher prices for goods as a result<p>A solid credit rating can be crucial. Whether you want an affordable loan to buy white goods, a competitively priced credit card, or even a monthly mobile phone contract. But …

Buyer beware: Retail cards have costly trap

As you stock up on Black Friday deals and holiday gifts, beware of tempting credit card offers from retailers that appear too good to be true.<p>Many retailers advertise credit cards with an introductory 0% interest rate, which can be a great deal if you pay off your balance in full before the offer …

9 Best Credit Card Hacks to Save Money on Everything

Credit cards are more than just pieces of plastic in your wallet to pay for goods and services. They offer terrific opportunities to save money on …

How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jared Isaacman knew in his teens that he wanted to launch a business. In fact, he was in such a hurry to get started that he took the General Educational Development, or GED, exam and left school at 16. Six months later, after a stint at …

5 reasons to sign up for store credit cards

One way consumers can save hundreds of dollars this holiday shopping season: Sign up for store credit cards.<p>Yes, store cards tend to have sky-high …

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success | Alain de Botton

Facts That Will Make You Want To Travel

If this video doesn't inspire you to plan a trip, nothing will.

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 141<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

10 Best Weekend Getaways for Fall

Most weekend getaways, come fall, replace ice cream with hot chocolate and beach trips for fall foliage. But if you’re in the market for year-round …

How To Spend Two Perfect Days In Rome

Everyone has to see the Sistine ceiling once, but for much of the year, Rome’s greatest hits are impossibly overcrowded. And the Vatican is the worst of the lot. Even if you only have a short time, it’s a good idea to visit some of the lesser-known places.<p>You can’t see that much in 48 hours, but …

27 Surreal Places To Visit Before You Die

This is when a savings account would really come in handy. All travel destinations were suggested by these answers on Quora.

Free Things to Do in Prague

Not long ago, Prague was hailed—in hushed tones—as one of the greatest European cities vacationers had yet to discover. Those days are gone, and the city is now well known as a major destination for art, history, and culture. Naturally, its prices have grown along with its reputation. With these …

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Overcome the Complexity Within You

Although it doesn’t show up explicitly in any personality test, some people seem to be more prone to creating complexity than others. Instead of cutting to the heart of an issue, they tangle it further; rather than narrowing down projects, they allow the scope to keep expanding; and instead of …

If You Want to Get Rich, Get Rich Slowly

<i>Some 30 years ago, I began work on my first book:</i> <i></i><b>Sweat Equity: What it Really Takes To Build America’s Best Small Companies</b>. <i>I thought it would be fun to go back and revisit some of the lessons that my co-author Geoffrey N. Smith and I developed that have stood the test of time.</i><p><i>Here, in the next</i> …

4 Simple Ways To Make Your Employees Feel Valued

Imagine a job where your work isn’t appreciated, your effort goes unnoticed, and you could be replaced in an instant.<p>Not exactly a place you’d want to stay for very long, is it?<p>As a manager, this isn’t the type of environment you want to encourage—not if you want your employees to stick around, …

6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader | Inc.com

Effective leadership requires verbal discipline.<p>Leaders need to care about and practice the quality, specificity, and power of their language. Not enough of them do. <br>Communication is particularly crucial to entrepreneurs. A founder’s individual vision and presence is vital to his or her …

Emotional Intelligence Basic Definitions

In November, two great things are going to happen. First LEXI Women’s Leadership Summit debuts in Las Vegas on November 2nd. Followed by a month of …

The Self-Mastery Secrets Of CEOs

We can only control what we control. That seemingly simple idea can yield big results.<p><i>“The hardest victory is the victory over self.”</i><br>– Aristotle<p>CEOs are different people than most, according to a recent survey of about 1,000 top leaders in the U.S. by John R. Graham, Campbell R. Harvey, and Manju …

10 Lab-Tested Ways to Bring Out the Best in People

The best of human nature—generosity, compassion, cooperation, selflessness—surfaced in these studies. Of course, the goal is to draw out a person's …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

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