Matthew Jones

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How Peter Voogd Went From Zero To A Six-Figure Income In 6 Months

At age 18, he told himself that he’d never work a normal job again. Now Peter Voogd is a millionaire media entrepreneur and best-selling book author. But generating wealth wasn’t always glamorous for Voogd.<p>“I didn’t even have money to go to the drive-thru,” Voogd recalls. His frustration with …

Entrepreneurship

What Quitting My Job Taught Me About Business, Blogging, and Pursuing Your Passion

This time last year, I was working full-time as a mental health counselor.<p>On the surface, I had it all; a nice office, great work colleagues, a decent salary. But something deep within my soul just wasn't satisfied.<p>If I stayed in my role, I knew exactly where I was going to be in ten years. That …

Incredible photo shows a weasel 'riding' a woodpecker

(Courtesy of Martin Le-May)<p>On Monday, birder Jason Ward tweeted out this crazy photo by east London hobby photographer Martin Le-May of a weasel …

North Korea Warns US of 'Disastrous Final Doom'

North Korea's National Defense Commission took to the airwaves today to threaten the United States with the "most disastrous final doom on its …

Riff Raff Gains 55 Pounds Of Muscle And Is Completely Unrecognizable

Riff Raff (aka Jody Highroller, aka the rapper who believes James Franco based his "Spring Breakers" character on him) is almost completely unrecognizable after adding 55 pounds of muscle to his frame.<p>The 32-year-old, who was once featured on MTV's "From G's to Gents," has been training with Hulk …

Oil Mogul Harold Hamm Appeals Billion Dollar Divorce Settlement

Last month, when oil magnate Harold Hamm was ordered to pay his ex-wife $1 billion in their divorce, he called the ruling "fair and equitable,” publicly thanked the judge and said he was happy to have the case behind him. Now, with his estimated $19 billion personal fortune having fallen by half …

Duke's Dean Of Admissions: Who Gets Into Top Colleges, Why And What Makes The Difference

The competition to land a spot at America’s top colleges is as fierce as ever. An inside look at the mysterious process of admissions, plus what students and parents should be doing to have the ultimate advantage.

Oil and Ten-Gallon Hats: J.R.'s City Houses Most New Millionaires

Modern-day J.R.Ewings are keeping the big-bucks legend of Dallas alive. There were 600,000 new millionaires in America last year and Dallas was home to the fastest-growing number of them, according to a new report from Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management. The number of millionaires in the Big D, …

Advice From The World's Top Market Minds

Five billionaires. A miser. A Nobel laureate. A Founding Father. We’ve rounded up the 20 finest market minds—dead or alive—and distilled their timeless wisdom into specific suggestions for stocks, bonds and funds you can buy today. Be warned: You just might get rich.<p><i>Investor profiles by: Tom</i> …

5 Cheap Stocks With Great Yields

<b>Sam Stovall:</b> What I’m telling investors today is to remember a year ago, when Fed Chairman Bernanke first uttered the “tapering” word and it ended up spooking investors to the point where the S&P 500 declined almost 6%. But what we found was that high-dividend-paying stocks ended up declining …

5 Ways Hating Your Job Can Ruin Your Health (According to Science)

Way too many people hate their jobs. Exactly how many is hard to say, but depending on which study you believe, somewhere between 20 percent and 40 percent of employees are miserable at work.<p>And to a lot of people this is just the way things are. Once when I was in the U.S. to do a speech, a young …

How To Make Serious Money From $10,000

Sometime in the mid-sixties, I telephoned my father who had retired to Key West after operating a tailor shop in Harlem for over 30 years.<p>“Pop, I’m a millionaire,” I said, excitedly.<p>“Bah! Martin, I don’t believe you,” he said.<p>“But it’s true, Pop.”<p>“Nonsense, Martin,” he said, “If you were a …

Professor Billionaire: The Stanford Academic Who Wrote Google Its First Check

<b>This story appears in the August 20, 2012 issue of Forbes Magazine.</b><p>It’s dusk on a crisp January day at Stanford University, and David Cheriton is in his corner office waiting for his weekly research meeting to begin. The last slivers of sunlight filter through the windows, illuminating the pages of</i> …