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5 Altcoins You Should Consider Investing In

I joined the crypto world in 2012 after reading all those nice reports about Bitcoin “skyrocketing” in price from 0.003 cents to $2 per coin. Today, …

Cryptocurrency

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 20 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

The 10 US cities that are growing fast, offering jobs, and presenting business opportunities

The global economic outlook is strong, according to recent information from Goldman Sachs. The firm predicts that global growth will reach 4 percent in the next year. The U.S. economy as we head into the new year is showing strong momentum and the unemployment rate is already below what the Federal …

Mount Rainier

0 to Pro Crypto Trader: Your Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin and Altcoin Investing

<i>If the giant image above looks scary, don’t worry. We’re going to dissect that beast and you’ll know everything you need to and more before the end</i> …

Don't Set Up an LLC Without Doing This 1 Thing

Make sure you understand the tax issues associated with LLCs before you dive into your next business venture.<p>You're starting a new business. Your friend told you to set up a limited liability company (LLC). So you set one up and opened up a bank account. You're ready to dive in. But you forgot one …

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore

This might be better than the next Facebook.<p>Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking …

Blockchain could ‘change everything’ for real estate

“This changes everything.” That’s how Apple introduced the original iPhone in 2007. But it could just as easily apply here and now to the blockchain and its potential to enable transformative innovation in a variety of industries.<p>The most mature proposals for blockchain-led innovation are in the …

Blockchain

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

12 ways to haggle a lower car price

Americans hate to haggle. Maybe that’s because, unlike in other cultures, we don’t do it very often, so we haven’t gotten very good at it. I’m here to tell you that it’s worth it to learn, given that the two things we do have to negotiate for are the most expensive things we buy: our homes and our …

Ford F-150

This Real Estate Startup Is Exploiting Zillow And Airbnb's Blind Spot

The evident dominance of Airbnb and Zillow has transformed the way residential real estate is discovered, managed, and rented. More specifically, the swift rise of these digital platforms marks a paradigm shift, asserting that the top real estate enterprises of the future will be disruptive tech …

Real Estate

The Fast Real Estate CMA Spreadsheet

Let's run through the basic steps of a real estate CMA, Comparative Market Analysis.<p>You have a subject property with features and characteristics.<br>• You …

Real Estate

Five ways the wealthy become wealthier with real estate

For the wealthy, and those who aspire to be, investing in real estate can reduce risk and volatility in a portfolio.<p>Those with the money have myriad ways to play real estate. Some are easy, some are challenging. Here are a few, and their possible risks.<p><b>Individual commercial properties</b><p>One of the …

How will augmented reality impact the real estate market?

When you think of real estate and technology, the last thing that may come to mind is an augmented reality (AR) phone app that mimics the gameplay of Pokemon Go and allows you to find apartments in your area that have been haunted by ghosts.<p>Sounds unrealistic? It’s just a prime example of how the …

Augmented Reality

Full List: Where To Invest In Housing In 2017

Whether looking for a place to live or a property to rent out for yield, every home buyer wants to make a smart investment. To find out where you can do just that in 2017 Forbes teamed up with Local Market Monitor , a North Carolina-based company that tracks more than 300 housing markets. Below …

Real Estate

3 Strong Stocks to Invest in the Driverless-Car Race

Driverless-car stocks are revving up for a record-breaking year. If you're on the hunt for a pure play on the trend, though, you're out of luck. There are essentially no publicly traded companies dealing exclusively in driverless cars. But at The Motley Fool, we're always on the lookout for …

Investing

Investing In Single-Family Homes Has Never Been Easier, Says This Oakland Startup

Disrupting the real estate investment market seems a needed shake-up these days, what with so many new investors getting into the game after the economic downturn. It was in this fertile soil that Roofstock began with the questions: If there a better way to sell investment properties without lost …

Real Estate

This startup that wants to blow up the real-estate market is now worth more than $1 billion

The round, which was led by Wellington Management Company LLP, values the company at over $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the raise. A report last month from The Real Deal said Compass was seeking a valuation of between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion.<p>While Compass functions like a …

Real Estate

We live in a world full of real estate investing education sources, but where do you start? Right here. We live in a world full of real estate investing education sources, but where do you start? Right here.

Real estate investing is both a business and a (part-time) job. So, just like for any other business and any other job, you will need to acquire the …

Real Estate

An investor who owns 4,000 apartments explains why multi-family real estate is the best investment he's made

I recently wrote an article that explained why buying a house is for suckers. A home is not an investment, because it doesn't pay you each month — you have to pay it.<p>It's a liability to me, not an asset. Not only does a house leave you less mobile, it ties up your money so you can't use it for real …

Real Estate

Meet Kasita: The Micro-Housing Start-Up That's About To Revolutionize Real Estate

You can tell immediately that Jeff Wilson, the 42-year old founder of Kasita, an Austin-based micro-housing start-up, has been courting venture capital. He has his sales pitch nailed—which is pretty impressive for a former university dean and professor who used to live in a dumpster.<p>When I ask …

San Diego

Top 5 Apartment REITs in 2016 (EQR, AVB) | Investopedia

Income-oriented investors may want to include real estate investment trusts (REITs) in their portfolios. REITs purchase properties and generate …

Investing

Want To Make Six Figures? How Pay And Perks Are Making This Job A Hot Second Career

Turn on the news, and the need for quality jobs that pay good wages are at the core of this year’s Presidential campaign. However, one career government data shows as being in decline, is proving pundits and statisticians wrong, say many in the industry.<p>For the first time in at least three years, …

Hospitality

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

Make Money from Ebay and Amazon with the Flippiness System

For as long as I can remember, I have been around professional sellers on Ebay and Amazon. They have been selling 6 to 7 figures worth of items every …

eCommerce

What Mark Zuckerberg's resume might look like if he never became a billionaire success

But what if Facebook didn't succeed and Zuck was a regular college student who needed to find a job?<p>Professional résumé-writing site Enhancv answered that question and wrote him a résumé.<p>They were using Zuck as an example of what a modern résumé looks like for a young, wannabe tech professional.<p>The …

Mark Zuckerberg

You can earn 100 times more interest on your money by using a different kind of savings account

That's because the "big banks" out there — Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo, to name a few — usually offer an interest rate of <i>0.01%</i>. Your savings just sit there, growing by a negligible amount.<p>However, if you're using a high interest savings account at an internet bank such as Ally …

Personal Finance

Five Driving Techniques Every Car Enthusiast Should Know

Go faster while staying safer with five video tutorials. Practice these at your next track day.<p>Driving skill isn't an absolute; there are always gains to be made. As a rule, more track time is better, and there's always room to improve. The best way is to find a well-regarded performance driving …

Some coding 'bootcamps' can get graduates an average salary of over $100,000 after just three months, and now you can pay for them with student loans

These programs are designed to take in students with minimal coding knowledge and shoot them back out a few months later as employable software engineers. And the top schools have enjoyed outstanding success, boasting over $100,000 in average exit salaries and up to 99% employment rates, partially …

College & University

How to Ace the 50 Most Common Job Interview Questions

Get ready for the 50 questions you're most likely to be asked in your next interview.<p>Most people's biggest job-hunting fear is being put on the spot by oddball interview questions such as these (which are real):<p>"Describe the color yellow to someone who's blind." <i>- Spirit Airlines</i><p>"If you were asked …

Employment