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The state of the Australian economy in 15 charts

Volume Always Precedes Price

This statement is one of the cardinal beliefs held by most technicians. It first came to my attention in the late 1970s when I read Joe Granville’s book <i>New Strategy of Daily Stock Market Timing for Maximum Profit</i>, where he wrote “stocks do not rise in price unless demand exceeds supply. Demand is …

How To Be A Super-Achiever: The 10 Qualities That Matter

What do actor Alec Baldwin, game-show champion Ken Jennings and baseball icon Yogi Berra have in common?<p>That’s what husband-and-wife duo Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield set out to discover. For their upcoming book <i>The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well</i>, …

How to Start Your Own Business While on the Job

Becoming an intrapreneur isn’t something people typically fall into. If you want it to happen, you’re going to have to get out there and make it …

Entrepreneurship

The best and worst foods a man can eat

Food Rating Key<p>A = Eat as often as you like<br>B = Eat every day, in moderation<br>C = Eat once a week<br>D = Limit your intake<br>F = Public health hazard--be …

15 Steps Financial Success Plan

The following 15-part series is a do-it-yourself step-by-step guide that will help you improve your finances, reduce your debt, and increase your …

Personal Finance

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

Best Ways To Prepare Now To Land A Job In 2014

Now that fall’s approaching, you might be starting to make your Thanksgiving plans. This is actually also an ideal time to begin preparing to find a new job in 2014 or maybe even switch fields entirely next year.<p>Fortunately, it looks as though hiring will pick up in the coming months.<p>John Silvia, …

You Can Get Richer Pinching Pennies Like Warren Buffett

Many people have tried to emulate Warren Buffett‘s investment style. More may attempt it as they search for the best investing ideas for 2012. But here’s a more attainable goal: Pinch pennies like the Oracle of Omaha. This might turn out to be a New Year’s resolution you can actually <i>keep</i>. And …

7 Financial Decisions Made In Your 30s That May Haunt You In Your 50s

People often say “life is short” as a justification to do or buy something immediately rather than waiting. But the truth is, life is <i>not</i> short. Life is long. The average life expectancy for an American male is 76.2 years, and 81 years for a female. A thirty-year-old discussing a short life may …

4 Ways to Save Your Shoulders

How Chris Hemsworth Got His Core Thor Strong for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’<p>Move of the Month: The Plank Drag<p>The Best Workout for Surfers<p>Could a Joint …

Avengers: Infinity War

Guru In Focus: What Is Mohnish Pabrai Buying?

Warren Buffett is known for keeping the investment process simple. He avoids complex models, and once joked that if calculus were required, he’d have to give up the money business and go back to his childhood job of delivering papers.<p>But not even Warren Buffett can match Mohnish Pabrai when it …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

"I find using lube and taking our time makes intercourse more pleasurable."<p>Want bigger guns? Sure you do. Here's how to get 'em.<p>We crunched the numbers, and guess what? Even occasional binge drinking can make you fat.<p>Wolverine always makes time to hop on a bike.<p>This workout from Jeremy Scott will …

How to Land a Better Job Without Ever Looking For it

Let’s face it: Looking for a job is a huge hassle. It’s stressful (who really enjoys interviewing?), time-consuming (say goodbye to weekends outside) …

5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't

The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a …

Make It Grow

Financial Goal For Your Twenties: Make No Big Mistakes

<b>Forbes 2013 Investment Guide–Wealth Wizards</b> <b><br>Alexa von Tobel, founder LearnVest</b><p>“The best piece of money advice I’ve ever been given is to look at every single one of my expenditures and to not think about it in today’s dollars but in future dollars. So, for example, if I’m buying something that costs …

3 Things You Don't Really Need to Be a Great Leader | Inc.com

We all do what we do because of deep-seated needs. Most founder-owners, for example, start businesses because of a <i>need</i> for freedom and autonomy. Most leaders arrive in leadership positions driven by a <i>need</i> to make a difference.<p>Some needs sour, however, taking the edge off otherwise great leaders and …

Mentoring

Yes, It’s Possible To “Network” Without Being A Scumbag

But it’s not always easy. Here’s how to pimp your career, without looking like a punk.<p>No matter how meaningful your work is, if you don’t have the bosses or clients that can enable you to measure the value you create, you hamper your ability to evolve your career.<p>Your network, as they say, is your …

Has The Recession Made Us Poorer Financial Planners?

In 2009, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation conducted a national survey of 25,000 to find out Americans’ “financial capability,” which was defined by the following four characteristics:<p>the ability to make ends meet<br>• the extent to which they had planned ahead financially for emergencies and …

How to Automate Your Budget

Why do so many people manage their finances without using a budget? This is just an educated guess, but <i>maybe it’s because most of us aren’t</i> …

Personal Finance

Forget Apologies. 3 Steps to Recover When Things Go Wrong | Inc.com

I stopped on my way home from work the other night to grab a quick takeout dinner at a small restaurant I’ve been to several times. The place was busy as usual, with the controlled chaos that’s typical during the dinner rush.<p>The cashier taking orders was having a tough time managing what appeared …

Employment

50+ Mini-Tasks to Improve Your Finances One Step at a Time

Every new year, we set up big audacious goals that we want to accomplish in the new year. Some how, we are magically more likely to succeed because a …

Personal Finance

6 Ways Effective Listening Can Make You A Better Leader

When employees say they want their voices to be heard, they are really saying they want leaders who will not just hear them, but really listen to them. As employees seek more attention, feedback and support, leaders must become more mindful of individual needs in order to more effectively inspire …

24 personal finance facts you should know – but probably don't

Ignorance isn't bliss when it comes to managing your money, it's just downright expensive. Here are 24 financial things everybody should know – but …

10 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Financial Advisor

When people think of their money and how it is managed, they often zoom in on one metric — how well their investments performed compared to the broader market.<p>But a new survey reveals that another big factor determines whether someone is satisfied with his or her investment firm: the financial …

What Is Authentic Leadership?

What is authentic leadership?<p>It continues to surprise me how many leaders attempt to be one way at work, while their “true” personality emerges outside of work. Once a CEO reminded me, “Leadership is acting.” And it surprises me when these same leaders seem shocked or confused when their employees …