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Are You Really a Leader? This Simple Test Lets You Know | Inc.com

We have all worked for really bad bosses at least once in our life. My worst boss ever was both clueless, and mean. Not only did she think she was some sort of incredible leader, but in reality, no one trusted her nor liked working for her. She once gave me an assignment that should have taken a …

Leadership

I'm a financial planner — here are the 7 questions my richest clients ask

While the wealth you need to be considered "rich" is definitely debatable, a certain level of income will make you wealthy in the eyes of most Americans.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, about 20 percent of Americans were considered upper-middle-class last year, having incomes greater than …

Retirement

Should you pay off your mortgage or invest the money?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Should you invest extra cash or use it to pay off your mortgage?<p>It’s a debate that rivals …

Personal Finance

A stock market warning siren is blaring

"Adjusted" earnings growth is 10.2% year-over-year in the second quarter, according to FactSet, based on the 91% of the companies in the S&P 500 that have reported results. The energy sector was a key driver, with 332% "adjusted" earnings growth from the oil-bust levels of a year ago.<p>The sectors …

Stock Markets

Amazon, Google, and Facebook Just Launched 3 New Tools. Here's What You Need to Know | Inc.com

There's no summer vacation in Silicon Valley--or at least that's how a few major players are making it seem. Within the past couple of months, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have all introduced new consumer-facing features that have some real potential for future marketing use. Here's what's …

eCommerce

Opinion: If you can buy only one stock or ETF, make it this one

I have been flooded with emails from investors who are asking: If they could buy only one stock or ETF, what would it be?<p>The questions appear to stem …

Investing

This is the best, most underrated way to make your money feel worth more, according to science

Spending money outsourcing chores you could easily do yourself can feel like a lazy indulgence, but a new study from researchers at University of …

Personal Finance

10 Simple Things You Need to Know About Finance if You Want to Be Rich | Inc.com

<i>What are the ten most important things about personal finance that someone without a finance background must know? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Franklin Parker, 2017 Winner -</b> …

Finance

You Have One Task as an Entrepreneur, Are You Doing It?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People become entrepreneurs for all kinds of reasons. The desire to bring a product or idea to market, to get out from the grind of a nine to five desk job or perhaps to make a boatload of money. There's nothing wrong with any of that. …

Entrepreneurship

Deutsche's ex-head of equities says banking careers are over

Do banking jobs have a future? If you’re a student who’s thinking of <b>into finance, instead of – say, accounting</b> – you might want to consult Kerim …

3 Reasons It's Smart to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

One of the best reasons to start collecting Social Security at 62 is to retire early! Here are two more reasons to consider.<p><i>This article was revised</i> …

Retirement

The Best Retirement Plans If You're Leaving a Company to Start Your Own

Are you leaving the corporate world to freelance, become a consultant, or open a bed and breakfast? When taking the self-employment plunge, saving …

Retirement

Most Effective Ways to Turn Your Website Visitors Into Subscribers

Don't mess up your home page with a lot of information, be straightforward in telling what you offer and what visitors can get from you<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>If you are getting …

Marketing

Day trading: should you try it?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>A few lucky people do win the lottery, but odds are it won’t be you. That’s also how it is …

Investing

The Most Effective Method to Get Someone to Do What You Want | Inc.com

The way you ask someone to do something has the majority of impact on whether or not you will effectively persuade them or be vigorously blocked by their innate defenses. To bring the shields down you must use specific words and style with each of these three categories to get them all to do the …

Consciousness

If You Have These Books, You Probably Don't Need a Financial Planner

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you’re not</i> …

Personal Finance

How Much Should the Average American Save for Retirement?

The number might surprise you.<p>The idea of retiring would be much less stressful for most of us if we could somehow pin down the right amount to save. …

8 things successful people do every day that most people ignore

During the four-year process of starting and scaling SkyBell, I have had the pleasure of meeting some remarkably successful people. Whether it's a …

The single most important rule for buying investment real estate

If you want to be successful in real estate investing, you absolutely must get one thing right.<p>I have invested in all types of real estate over some …

Three Ways to Buy an Established Online Business

Don't want to build a business from scratch? Here's how you can buy one instead.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Large brands used to have a massive retail-environment advantage over mom-and-pop companies because of their distribution. Now, the playing field is even, …

Small Business

Why the world's biggest investor backs the simplest investment

<b>What's the best financial investment? If anyone knows, it's Warren Buffett, the world's richest investor.</b><p>He's worth tens of billions of dollars, accumulated over decades of savvy investments. His advice is in a letter he wrote to his wife, advising her how to invest after his death, which anyone …

Investing

This Stock Market Indicator Has Been Reliable for 115 Years. Now It's Saying You Should Buy

A thumbs-up for the bull market.<p>Amid the growing number of economic signs and worrisome predictions pointing to end of the bull market, one …

Stock Markets

Be A Patient Investor Like Buffett With These Stocks

It’s not often that you hear “Warren Buffett” and “lottery winner” in the same sentence, but bear with me.<p>If you were to do an Internet search on the phrase “sad lottery winner stories,” the slew of horror tales populating the screen would surely make you think twice before ever anteing up. The …

Investing

My Financial Advice? Be Skeptical Of Financial Advisors

Hello dear,<p>Since today we’re talking about financial advisors, I decided to watch HBO’s <i>“</i><i>The Wizard Of Lies</i><i>”</i> (based on Bernie Madoff).<p>If (like me) you …

7 ways to reduce your mortgage

For most homeowners, mortgage costs are the largest regular expense in the family budget. How can you manage those costs in the most efficient way? …

Tips that pay off: Starting a business — the successful way

Regularly daydream about escaping your monotonous 9 to 5 to pursue a business idea you're passionate about? It's time to start making moves to become …

Entrepreneurship

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed | Inc.com

Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them enlightenment in business.<p>Why this book in particular? Well, the nonfiction publication--released almost half a …

Bill Gates

3 Lessons From a Business Retreat That Changed My Life | Inc.com

I recently attended my first business retreat with five other amazing female entrepreneurs. We spent a weekend staying in a villa in Old San Juan while we learned how to put online sales funnels together for our signature programs.<p>Even though I was only in Puerto Rico for a couple of days, it …

Entrepreneurship

For Warren Buffett, America’s Best Days Always Lie Ahead

Warren Buffett’s faith in the promise of America remains unshaken, and he thinks yours should be, too.<p>The “economic dynamism” of the nation is …

War