Marti Martin

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A letter to … My wife, for whom I no longer seem to exist

The letter you always wanted to write<p>You captivated me when we first met. You were fiercely attractive and hugely independent, and you burned brighter than anybody else in the room. I had never encountered a woman like you. I feel it only fair to remind you that I also shone in those days, able to …

Relationships

Want to Save 20 Hours of Your Work Week? Start Using These 9 Apps

Get your productivity systems in order, so that you can focus on the work that really inspires you.<p>In today's world of work, there are many distractions, opportunities, and things to do. A startup mentality has invaded all levels of work: an all-hands-on-deck mindset that encourages us to handle …

Apps

Creative Discipline: 11 Ways To Have Fun And Not Raise A**holes

Having to discipline your children is one of the crappiest parts of parenting. Everyone gets bummed out and then you accidentally take away their …

Cleaning

Forget the Powerball: Here's a Better Way to Become a Millionaire

Image source: Getty Images.<p>These have been exciting days for people who dream of becoming millionaires. The Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, after all, have recently seen their jackpots surge into the hundreds of millions of dollars.<p>Lots of Americans see the lottery as a reasonable way to try …

6 Ways to Keep Your Kids From Growing Up Materialistic

Start by showing them how to have fun without spending money.<p>All parents want their children to grow up understanding that the best things in life …

Kids

7 lessons learned growing from $1,000 to $15,000 a month in 100 days

$15,000/mo in 100 days. Here’s how we got here…<p>I’m about to hit “publish.”<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p><i>What’s the worst that could happen, right?</i><p><i>Mm… maybe we should wait until tomorrow.</i><p><i>Let me get</i> …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make With Your LinkedIn Profile

Let’s face it. Your LinkedIn profile is critical to career success. With 400+ million professionals, LinkedIn is used to source candidates and to evaluate people we work with or may work with. It is becoming your digital first impression. And we all know that first impressions last. So focusing …

Employment

20 Smart Retirement Moves You Can Make Right Now

We would all do well to give serious and regular thought to our retirement, whether it's three or 30 years away. The more you know and the more steps you've taken to make sure it's a comfortable one, the better off you'll be. Here are 20 smart retirement moves you can make right now.<p>The more you …

Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup

You don't have to be a venture capitalist -- or even an accredited investor -- any more.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like …

Here’s the Best Way to Approach an Investor

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How to spring clean your iPhone in 6 simple steps

Your living space isn’t the only thing that is prone to clutter. Your iPhone can easily become a junkyard of forgotten apps, old podcasts, and …

Facebook

3 Cheap Stocks Set To Double Their Dividends

Plenty of investors judge a stock’s dividend by one thing: the current yield. It’s a key figure, to be sure, but it’s just a starting point. If you’re investing for the long haul, dividend <i>growth</i> is way more important.<p>To see how focusing solely on current yield distorts the payout picture, take a …

10 Best Careers for the Next Economy

10 careers that can jumpstart your life and income in the next economy of 2016-2030.<p>As our ongoing train-wreck of a presidential race demonstrates daily, folks are hurting because the economy is changing and no one is offering real answers to the enduring and unsolved problems that plague our …

Amazon Web Services

The Actually Useful Guide to Self-Help

Over a decade ago, feeling Buddha-level enlightened after reading Eckhart Tolle’s <i>The Power of Now</i>, I dragged my friend Vicki into the nearest …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Can You Really Make Money by Starting a Blog?

When people ask me what I do for a living and I reply, "I'm a travel blogger," I can pretty much see the confusion in their faces. They're thinking,</i> …

The 12 best hidden features in the new iPhone update

Although Apple is advertising some of the new abilities your phone just received, like a new mode that makes reading easier at night, many of the best tweaks go unadvertised. Often iPhone users have no idea they even exist.<p>After a week of using iOS 9.3, I went through the change log and forums to …

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read

These are the books that have turned normal men into millionaires.<p>There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't …

Self-improvement

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

3 Problem-Solving Questions You'll Get In An Interview -- And How To Answer Each One

Over the course of your interview, the hiring manager needs to figure out a few things. She needs to get a better sense of how your skills and experience line up with the open role. She needs to figure out how likely you are to fit in with your prospective teammates. And she needs to find out how …

15 Productivity Tools Successful People Use to Work Less

We’ve all heard the old phrase coined by Benjamin Franklin, “time is money.”<p>What Ben Franklin was getting at is that time is a highly valuable …

Apps

10 Action Verbs That Define a Great Leader (Hint: They All Start With the Letter R)

These power words are always in the toolkit of great leaders.<p>Great leaders know how to act on what they know.<p>After a period of evaluation and discussion, they get out of the comfortable confines of their offices and go out into the hallways and conferences rooms, making decisions, interacting with …

workimprovement

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10 of the Best Interview Questions You’ll Ever Need

You have an interview in 10 minutes and you’re not sure what the best interview questions are. Don’t worry, this list has you covered! Yes I know, …

Employment

Your 7-Minute Fat-Blasting HIIT Workout

Want to burn a ton of calories, improve your endurance, and tone all over in just a few minutes? We've got the goods<p>Too busy to make it to your …

Exercise

101 Work From Home Jobs

Between technology, such as Skype, Slack, or Google Hangouts, the need to commute back and forth everyday is no longer necessary - which makes it easier to enjoy work-life balance and apply for jobs no matter where you reside.<p>Whether you're looking to join an established company, start your own …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

<i>By Michael Beck, GQ.</i><p>Getty Images<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the …

My Simple Trick for Making More Money

Want to make more money in 2016? Focus on these tips.<p>I've always been open about leading my entrepreneurial pursuits with passion instead of strictly hustling for money. I turned my last agency into a multi-million dollar company before burning out and selling my stake to take a much-needed break …

Entrepreneurship