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Miami Area Gets Newest Crop of Condos

From Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach, these high-end apartments are new as can be<p>By Bill Cary<p>After a rocky 2017 that was filled with …

An inside look at Zillow’s first home purchase: How the real estate media giant will buy and sell houses

The house at 6630 S. Nash Way in Chandler, Ariz., looks at first glance like any other upscale home in the Phoenix area. Built in the early 2000s as …

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Buffett to Berkshire Shareholders: Be Prepared to Lose Half Your Money

There's a price to pay if you want long-term riches.<p>Few investors can match the track record of investing performance that Warren Buffett has …

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

Creativity

Homebuyers now have something else to be worried about besides the housing shortage

The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created anxiety about housing, since it reduced some of the benefits that homeowners enjoyed.<p>However, the impact from the new tax law is most severe for high-priced homes, which make up just a minority of the market.<p>A bigger issue for most homebuyers is …

Real Estate

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

14 Things Successful People Do On Sunday Nights

To cure those Sunday night blues.<p>The Sunday night blues are a real thing.<p>A 2015 Monster survey found that 76% of people get bummed out on Sunday …

How to Negotiate Your Next New-Car Lease Like a Pro

Car salespeople will tell you that most people who end up leasing a new vehicle don’t walk through the door thinking of themselves as lease customers. Rather, like proposals on New Year’s Eve, leasing often just kind of happens, and the person has to live with the consequences of a spontaneous …

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

One way to play the new tax law: Start an LLC

Spurred by ambiguities in the new tax law, accountants are coming up with novel strategies to help entrepreneurs slash their taxes.<p>One of the most notable provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a 20% deduction for qualified business income from so-called pass-through entities, including S …

Retirement

Here’s What a Billionaire’s Budget Looks Like Compared to the Average American

What does a household budget look like to a billionaire?<p>The world’s wealthiest are prospering. As of February 2017, there were about 2,000 …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

Relationships

I coach entrepreneurs and execs — and they do 10 things to go from good to great

No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional well-being, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise to the surface.<p>When you stay busy …

Entrepreneurship

The real reason the world economy is surging

By David Ignatius<p>Columnist<p>A year ago, with the election of a U.S. president who had fulminated against the international trade and financial systems, some analysts worried that the engine of global prosperity might soon be sputtering. But that's not what happened.<p>The global economy has surged …

Economy

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

Sweden's cooling housing market is a preview to others

In Sweden, a combination of low interest rates and rapidly rising house prices has been making the central bank nervous for years. House prices have increased by an average of 9% per year for the past three years, pushing up household indebtedness in lockstep.<p>But now it seems cracks are appearing …

Housing Market

Los tres frentes abiertos de Lenín Moreno en Ecuador

Lenín Moreno tiene tres frentes abiertos, tres enemigos a batir si quiere afianzarse en el poder en Ecuador: el expresidente Rafael Correa, que …

6 Things That Will Make You More Productive

You’re only productive at work three days out of the week:<p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be …

Time Management

8 Yoga Poses to Relieve Lower Back Pain

The lower back is a sensitive spot for many people. While there can be a ton of causes of lower back pain, a weak core and poor posture from sitting …

These Are the Cheapest Cities to Visit

New York is–surprise, surprise–the second most expensive city.<p>If you’re thinking about going on vacation, your best bet might be to go east.<p>In a new …

Do This 15-Move Yoga Flow Before Bed for the "Best Night's Sleep of Your Life"

Nothing de-stresses the mind and body quite like yoga—and one wellness editor's 15-move flow is a perfect example. "The one thing I do every single …

8 Innovative Industries That Will Really Boom in 2018

Lots of different fields, from medicine to marketing and tech to leisure, are poised to achieve breakthroughs and revolutions next year.<p>The world is constantly in flux, and new developments in the social and technological spheres mean we're about to see a boom in innovation across many different …

Do You Have These 4 Weekend Habits That Set High Performers Apart From Everyone Else?

The average person shifts to cruise control during the weekend while the high performer is gaining an edge for the upcoming week.<p>The pursuit of excellence and growth in various areas of your life is no easy feat. Reaching a level of high performance requires diligence and properly allocated times …

These Five Things Trap Us in Unhappiness (Here's How to Overcome Each)

Happiness can be tricky enough to lasso. Why make it harder for ourselves by getting caught in these traps?<p>In this column, I've written about the Happiness Equation (Happiness = Reality - Expectations) and the importance of working/living with a sense of autonomy for true happiness.<p>An exclusive …

This Is What Happens When You Flush the Airplane Toilet

There are some things we may never quite understand: how bread turns into toast, what happens to matching socks in the dryer, and how the toilets on …