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You probably suffer from scattered brain syndrome

Forget multitasking, our interruption addiction is doing something unintended to our brains.<p>When instant messaging became popular in the 1990s, Judi Wineland was not a fan.<p>The constant disruption of chat pop-ups made it difficult for her to accomplish daily tasks. But that wasn't the case for …

Time Management

How To Discover Your Life Purpose: A Tech Start-up CEO Shares His Recipe For Success

A few years ago, Everett Harper, the CEO of Truss, a software infrastructure consulting firm that solves complex engineering problems in the public interest, read about University of Virginia business school professor Dr. Saras Sarasvathy’s research into what makes a great entrepreneur. In short, …

Stanford University

Why this stock picker switched to index investing

<b>Michael Wiener</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Cryptographer, working for a technology firm<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Four exchange-traded funds (ETFs): Vanguard FTSE Canada All Cap Index (VCN), Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI), Vanguard Small-Cap Value (VBR) and Vanguard Total International Stock Market (VXUS)<p><b>The investor</b><p>Michael …

The Definitive Guide For Making The Right Career Move

Thinking of changing careers? You’re not alone.<p>More now than ever, people aren’t just changing jobs, they’re changing careers. Thinking of leaving your job to start your own business? You too, are in good company. The rate of MBA grads showing a preference for going into a startup is higher than …

Employment

15 Features That Will Help Your Home Sell Faster

And for more money.<p>Whether you're looking to sell your house or invest in the value of your home, listen up: From 2014 to 2016, Zillow Digs analyzed more than two million for-sale listings, and found that homes with 15 specific features sold the fastest and for the most money — in some cases, …

12 Ways to Optimize Your Time Like a Pro

<i>Matthew Capala is an Internet entrepreneur, SEO strategist, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Alphametic, an organic growth accelerator, and SearchDecoder. Mathew is an Adj. Professor at NYU, and is the author of Amazon-bestselling book, “SEO Like I’m 5</i>.”<p>Every entrepreneur I know is …

Forget flipping houses — these retail investors flip mortgages

It’s 9:30 a.m. on a recent sunny Friday, and 60 people have crammed into an airport hotel conference room in Northern Virginia to hear Kevin Shortle, …

8 ways to earn a living without a college degree

Research also shows that college graduates ages 25 to 32 earn $17,500 more annually than their non-degree-holding counterparts. But, given the crushing cost of student debt and a slowly recovering job market, is a college degree really worth it?<p><b>Related: Do You Really Need a College Degree These</b> …

13 things you should accomplish with your money before turning 30

When it comes to managing money, time is on your side in your 20s.<p>A head start on saving and investing could mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>To help you optimize this decade, we've come up with 13 milestones to aim to achieve before hitting 30:

HARRY DENT: Civil unrest is coming to America

I own this property because I see rising chances for civil unrest in the inevitable downturn ahead, especially in the US. I want a place to go if things get really bad, and it looks increasingly likely that they will.<p>The evidence for that is piling up in this year's presidential race.<p>What we have …

10 Best Savings Accounts of 2016

<i>By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist</i><p>Year after year, Americans' top financial resolution is to save more. Yet, a recent GOBankingRates survey found that the majority of adults have less than $1,000 in a savings account, which means they might not have a financial cushion to cover emergencies or cash to …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'What is compound interest?'

<i>Everyone talks about how compound interest is so important and that I should be taking advantage of it with my investments. But what is it? How does it work?</i><p>Legend has it that when asked to name the greatest invention in human history, Albert Einstein simply replied "compound interest."<p>Whether he …

1 in 3 Americans Have $0 Saved for Retirement

Saving for retirement is not an area of financial strength for Americans. Too often, meeting the financial demands of today means delaying, …

5 Tools You Need to Build Your Passive Income 'Empire'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Passive income -- money you make on the side with little effort -- is the hottest way to build wealth, and for good reason: Millionaires, entrepreneurs and the average Joe all understand that passive income makes it easier to compound …

Get Instant Gratification With This Millennial-Friendly Stock Investing App

Nothing says “millennials” more than instant gratification, zero fees, and mobile apps for doing things that once required hiring expensive …

Debt-free couple eye early retirement and world travel

Tim and Tina know just what they want to do when he quits his $200,000 a year sales job: travel the world for six months each year without having to stay in hostels. They are eager to get on with it.<p>He will be 56 this year, she will be 58. They have two boys, both in their early 20s.<p>When Tim quits …

Al Gore on Climate Change Battle: 'We Are Solving This Crisis'

The toll of global warming is wreaking tremendous havoc, with the TV news sounding like excerpts from the Book of Revelation.<p>As bad as things are — and they are bad — Al Gore says he is increasingly convinced that humanity will prevail in the climate change battle he has long warned …

Warren Buffett is betting big on oil stocks

Warren Buffett is pumping up his bet on oil stocks.<p>At the end of 2015, Buffett purchased a sizable stake in oil pipeline company Kinder Morgan (KMI).<p>The stock shot up 10% Wednesday morning after Buffett's buy was revealed in a routine regulatory filing on Tuesday evening.<p>Buffett's most famous …

Investing

Here’s The Average American’s Annual Budget After College

The typical entertainment budget? $202 a month.<p>Albert Einstein once said that the most powerful force in the universe was compound interest. Anyone …

So You Want to Visit Cuba 'Before It's Ruined'?

Since President Obama expanded authorized travel to Cuba a little over a year ago, U.S. travel to the island has increased by over 77 percent. Many of the approved travel providers that operate people-to-people trips have designed a variety of tours that highlight the country's rich culture, …

How I manage my money in just 15 minutes a month

I hate waiting in lines, I hate doing the same thing over and over again, and I hate doing something slow if there's a faster way to go about it. The engineer in me goes absolutely nuts.<p>So when I started managing my own finances, I had to find a way to automate as much as possible so I wasn't …

Personal Finance

Want to do good at work? Here's where to find a job in the sustainability market

The COP21 agreement was a historic milestone for climate change action, with a similarly historic price tag. According to the International Energy Agency, achieving its goals will cost an estimated $16.5tn by 2030.<p>By comparison, when US President Barack Obama referenced “the single biggest …

Business Administration

An accountant’s formula for outsized gains regardless of market direction

<b>Dan Stringer</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Certified public accountant, working as a controller with an aerospace company.<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Includes shares in Automodular Corp., Wi-LAN Inc. and Central Fund of Canada Ltd.; also owns put options on securities.<p><b>The investor</b><p>When Dan Stringer started investing 25 years ago, he …

This Is the Smartest Way for Millennials to Build Wealth

Millennials may lack financial knowledge, but automatic investing plans can keep them on track.<p>For a highly educated generation, Millennials show …

The Simple Secret to Being a Successful Investor

3 easy steps<p>“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” Steve Jobs, the late Apple cofounder, once said. That applies not just to designing Macs and …

The single most effective way to get rich, according to a 90-year-old personal-finance classic

That's what George S. Clason preaches throughout his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon," a collection of parables from the wealthiest city of the ancient world: Babylon.<p>Clason opens with the story of Arkad — the son of a humble merchant, of a large family with no hope of …

6 ways to make your money work for you

"Make your money work for you" is such common personal finance advice that it borders on being cliché.<p>But what does it actually mean? And more importantly, how can you do it?<p>We spoke with Sean Gould, a wealth strategist with Waddell and Associates and a certified financial planner, to outline six …

Scams, ignorance burn foreign buyers of Detroit properties | News Home | Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) - Buying a property in Detroit a few years ago seemed like a steal for overseas investors – as little as a few thousand dollars would get them a house in a city that had hit rock bottom and could only see better times.<p>Two boarded-up, vacant houses are seen in a once vibrant …

Real Estate

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …