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How to Save $1 Million for Retirement -- When You Have Nothing Saved by Age 50

Believe it or not, it can be done.<p>It's no secret that Americans on a whole are mostly unprepared for retirement -- but sadly, that includes those who …

Retirement

3 Stocks That Could Put Amazon's Returns to Shame

These three tickers could be better bets than Amazon for new investors right now.<p>Online retailer and cloud-computing pioneer <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) …

20 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $20

TaskRabbit and Lyft are good ideas, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Whoever coined the phrase "You have to spend money to make money," probably had more than $20 in mind. Yet in today's business landscape, it's entirely possible to start your own company with a little help from President …

I Cofounded a Company and Led It to an IPO and a $2.5 Billion Acquisition. Here Are 5 Things I'd Do Differently

If you are a CEO or founder, or thinking of becoming one, don't ignore these lessons as you build your company.<p>From the outside-in, Trulia's path to its IPO and later acquisition was a smashing success. In reality, the road was fun but not without its share of major bumps along the way.<p>Now three …

Startups

Why One Entrepreneur Says If You Want to Change Your Life, Change Your Clothes

George Brescia, a style expert and author of 'Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life Because You Can't Go Naked!,' sits down with Jessica Abo to discuss how you can dress for success.<p>Founder of JaboTV, Media Personality, Keynote Speaker and Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors …

Donna Karan

I'm a financial planner — here are the 5 most important questions about money you should be asking yourself

Everybody has money questions — but finding good financial advice is tough.<p>Only 40% of Americans have a financial adviser they can look to for guidance. Even those who do have their doubts about how trustworthy their adviser is. Most people — 60% — suspect financial advisers prioritize the company …

Personal Finance

6 Ways to Develop a Millionaire Mindset

Chasing money has remarkable little to do with getting rich.<p>CEO of Life On Fire<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you want to become a millionaire entrepreneur. You’re not alone. Many dream of leaving their job and becoming their own boss, enjoying the various …

Leadership

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

Personal Finance

Here's What You'd Be Paid in Lifetime Social Security Benefits by Claiming at Full Retirement Age

You'll be surprised by how much extra you can net in lifetime benefits by waiting just four to five years.<p>Each month, more than 61 million people …

Sample Thank You Letter for Job Interview Follow Ups

It's always a good idea to follow up after a job interview with a note or email message. This sample thank you letter requests a second interview, as …

Motivation

This 9-Minute ‘Snooze’ Routine Will Transform Your Morning

I pride myself on being a morning person and having a highly-productive morning routine.<p>I consistently get 7-8 hours of sleep, religiously go for a …

How To Answer 'Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?'

It is a shame that so many job interviewers treat a job interview as an interrogation rather than the friendly and human conversation it should be.<p>Poorly-trained interviewers not only ask intrusive and inappropriate questions of job-seekers but they also have a knack for making every question sound …

Employment

10 Money Habits That Will Help You Get Serious About Prosperity

Take your financial life to the next level through actions like seeking new income sources, making debts your priority and separating friendship from business.<p>Entrepreneur and Online Marketing Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of habit can be quite …

Personal Finance

How Earning $30,000 a Year Can Turn You Into a Millionaire

It may sound crazy, but even if you only earn $30,000 per year, if you invest (and save) wisely and prudently you can you become a millionaire.<p>Here's …

Retirement

Top 10 Things You Need in Order to be Successful

Do you have what it takes to be successful? You don’t need the right family, an inheritance, supportive parents, good looks, or anything else that’s …

Self-improvement

The Top 10 Habits of Highly Organized People

Spend a few minutes on any organized blog ( or watching any of the hundreds of organizing channels on Youtube) and it’s not hard to start FOMO-ing. …

Productivity

Why Do You Need to Cold Call?

Success does require leaving your comfort zone. Start cold calling potential clients.<p>The willingness to call those not yet known is one of the great traits of highly successful entrepreneurs and business people. The willingness to contact and get meetings with people you don’t yet know to get what …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Financial Stocks for 2017

Since Donald Trump was elected president, financial stocks have gone straight up. There is good reason for this -- Trump's pro-growth policies and his opposition to regulation are a combination that can produce an excellent environment for banks to make money. Here's why the next several years …

Investing

'The Big Short' author Michael Lewis tells us what scares him most about Trump and Wall Street — and why his new book is 'a love story without the sex'

<i><br>After nearly 30 years of writing, Michael Lewis has tackled his first love story.</i><p><i>Lewis, the author of "The Big Short" and "Moneyball," didn't go the typical romance route, though. His new book, "The Undoing Project," tells the story of Daniel "Danny" Kahneman and Amos Tversky, two best friends who</i> …

Markets

Dividend Stocks in 2017: 7 Stats Everyone Should Know

If you're a dividend investor as we head into 2017, or you're considering becoming one, there are some things you ought to know that can strengthen your conviction. Dividend stocks are terrific ways to build your wealth, so be sure to give them plenty of consideration -- and perhaps plenty of your …

Investing

10 CEOs Share Their Secrets To Keeping Employees Motivated (And Happy) In December

The weeks leading up to the holidays are full of distractions, so we found bosses that successfully keep everyone both happy and productive.<p>The month of December, perhaps more than any other time of the year, is the ultimate tightrope act for bosses. Be too loose with keeping your employees on …

10 daily tasks that will help you become successful over time

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."<p>Aristotle is credited with saying these 15 famous words, though they're actually an interpretation of a passage from Aristotle's writings by historian Will Durant. And for most of my life, I didn't believe them.<p>I fought …

Time Management

How I Built A Successful Startup In The Middle Of Nowhere

It can be done–even in Utica, New York.<p>Location, location, location. It’s an old mantra of traditional marketers and a reason why so many startups all cluster in the same place. For many of those in the San Francisco Bay Area or New York City, location really is everything. The connections and …

Leadership

Want to Live Remarkably? 9 Things a Navy SEAL Says You Should Always Do

Mindset is everything -- but only if it's the right mindset.<p>Sometimes I like to challenge myself. Most recently I wondered how it would feel, physically and emotionally, to keep grinding out a ton of pushups, hour after hour. So I did 5,000. It sucked.<p>But I did learn a lot about myself.<p>And that's …

Self-improvement
Finance

5 Steps You Can Take Now to Get Wealthy in 2017

The first move you can take toward financial independence is expanding your sense of what is possible.<p>Entrepreneur and Penny Stock Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of 2016 is fast approaching, and while many of us area already caught up in all of the hustle …

Entrepreneurship

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