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I’m a financial planner, and here are the 11 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

As a financial planner who specializes in working with Gen X and Gen Y clients, I've come to learn a few basic facts about money.<p>I'll share those with you today in hopes that it provides you some insight to what, from a professional standpoint, you can do to be smarter with your money.

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

The single most effective step to start getting rich, from a 78-year-old personal finance classic

Their wealth all started with one emotion, he argues: <b>desire.</b><p>"Wishing will not bring riches," he writes in "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his interviews with Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and hundreds of other successful people.<p>"But desiring riches with a state of mind …

Here’s What The Most Successful People Read And Why

There’s a reason why the most successful people look to other leaders’ lives for guidance and inspiration.<p>One of my favorite things to ask people in job or story interviews has nothing to do with business or work: “What do you read?”<p>We already know that the simple act of reading can have …

What I learned by waking up at 4:30 a.m. for 21 days

The challenge was simple: waking up 21 consecutive workdays at 4:30 a.m., a challenge I gave the name of #21earlydays. I was already used to waking up early (6 a.m. almost every day), but this time I wanted to go further. I wanted to test myself and be more aware of my own limits. And at the same …

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn …

Emotional Intelligence

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

How to Quickly Save a $1,000 to Travel the World, Pay off Debt or Create an Emergency Fund

DISCLOSURE:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Mediacorp

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

The Brain

Gigantic Wooden Megaphones Amplify the Quiet Sounds of a Natural Forest

On display in an Estonian forest near Tallinn is <i>ruup</i>, an installation of three gigantic wooden megaphones that amplify the typically-quiet sounds of nature. The project was created by interior architecture students at the Estonian Academy of the Arts, and it's intended as a site of relaxation. …

6 simple tricks to improve the way you react to stress

As our stress levels increase, our response continues over a long period of time and puts our work effectiveness and health levels at risk.<p>Once we've identified our stressors, it's crucial to learn how to reverse our stress response, writes Elizabeth Scott in her book "8 Keys to Stress …

The 15 best apps for keeping your life in order

These apps aren't like that. They will help you remember everything from your keys, to your bills, to where you first met someone. They can even improve your memory.<p>Taken together, these 15 apps tackle forgetfulness through all different parts of your life.

NASA captures super-rare photo of a red sprite from outer space

Scientists use the term “red sprite” to describe an incredibly short but powerful electrical burst that occurs directly above active thunderstorms. …

Say "No" to These 10 Things to Increase Your Success

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – <i>Warren …

Motivation

How rich Warren Buffett was at your age

In fact, 99 percent of his immense wealth was earned after his 50th birthday, reports Business Insider.<p>That doesn't mean Buffett, 84, was a late bloomer in any sense. He started his financial path toward wealth at a very young age and built his fortune slowly over the years, decade by decade — …

5 Things Millionaires Do That Most People Don't

VIP Contributor<p>Entrepreneur and Penny Stock Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My lifelong dream is to create more millionaire students than any other stock trading teacher out there. I’m lucky enough to have reached the seven-figure mark myself, and now, I’m …

Self-improvement

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

16 Quotes About Happiness From Entrepreneurial Superstars

Boost your personal happiness with inspirational words of wisdom from successful entrepreneurs.<p>Starting and operating a business just might be the most challenging and stressful thing you ever do.<p>You know what else it is? Satisfying. Gratifying. Totally fulfilling. Incredibly rewarding.<p>But not all …

Entrepreneurship

5 Time Management Personality Types: Which Are You?

For better or worse, how we spend or misspend our time is our own choice. While you might already <i>know</i> that you procrastinate, or that you're always late, or that you're a little flaky, you might not recognize how much of that behavior is rooted in your own unique and possibly dysfunctional …

5 Ways to Avoid the Small-Business Curse

Knowing how to avoid some of these mistakes will help your business grow.<p>According to the SBA, 30% of new business fail during the first two years, and 50% during the first five. For those who are considering launching a business, some of these facts may be daunting, but there are ways to be on the …

Small Business

30 (Really Quick) Time-Management Tips

Time is of the essence. Use these tips to manage it.<p>I know you are pressed for time. I believe the best time management involves stress management. But then again, these tips can still help you be more productive with the hours you <i>do</i> have to work. They come from the company Toggl, maker of (of …

Time Management

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.<p>Effective time management …

US soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers says he was 'consumed by war'

Robert Bales said he came to regard all Afghans and Iraqis as the enemy, rather than human beings, over the course of his four combat deployments<p>The US soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans and became "callous to them even being human" over …

4 Things Successful Small-Business Owners Do Every Morning

The saying goes that the early bird gets the worm. But success isn’t as simple as waking up before everyone else. It’s about what you do -- <i>or don’t do</i> -- in those first hours of the day. We partnered with Wells Fargo and asked several small-business owners to share the simple morning habits that …

How to make money the startup way

Startups

Scientists Mapped 8000 Galaxies (Out Of Billions) Made An Amazing Discovery

Counting the stars in the universe is like trying to count the number of sand grains on a beach, its not possible. Although estimates vary among …

The Crossing Guard

When Chris Ihle saw a freight train barreling toward a car stalled on the tracks, he made a snap decision. What would you do?<p>The train was bearing down, but Chris Ihle wasn't about to give up—not until he'd moved all 3,500 pounds of the stalled Pontiac Bonneville off the tracks. He planted his …

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