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7 self-made millionaires and the books that changed their finances

Millionaires come from all walks of life, but research shows they share some key habits that helped them climb (and stay) at the top of their …

Personal Finance

This Study of 31 Million Employees Will Forever Change Your Approach to Hiring and Retention

Developing robust plans to attract and retain talent is a crucial leadership role. In case you needed more incentive, check out this shocking data.<p>Gallup's latest State of the American Workplace report is eye-opening, to say the least, if you care about hiring and retaining star talent. The …

Experts Say You Should Withdraw This Much From Your Retirement Savings

It's a deviation from the classic 4% rule, which has some serious problems.<p>Deciding how much to withdraw from retirement investment accounts can be …

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

People don’t quit a job, the saying goes — they quit a boss. We’ve heard it so many times that when we started tracking why employees leave Facebook, all bets were on managers. But our engagement survey results told a different story: When we wanted to keep people and they left anyway, it wasn’t …

Banish your fear of aging: Happiness actually *increases* after your midlife “crisis”

If stereotypes are to be believed, midlife crises are usually marked by bold, rash life upheavals—maybe a drastic career change, a dramatic divorce, …

18 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. Generally, they wake early, are good at planning and take care of their physical and emotional health. Here are other good habits …

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

9 Best Investment Books for Beginners

Investing can't be taught in a day. But with the right teachings, developing an introductory understanding to the do's and don'ts of investing may be …

21 Unvarnished Truths About Retirement

<b>By Jonathan Look, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began traveling the world. I had been living a good life but longed for something more. My passions have always been travel, photography and writing, so I decided to take a …

Positive Thinking

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

5 Personal Finance Books to Read This Year

Already stalling on that New Year's resolution to fix your finances? We'll help you jumpstart that commitment.<p>We asked NerdWallet’s money experts …

11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year

Blogs your checking account will approve of.<p>Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're …

The Only Two Vanguard Index Funds You Need for Retirement

Investing doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. Build a dirt-cheap portfolio that can last a lifetime with just one stock ETF and one bond ETF.<p>…

Investing

How to Dodge and Burn Your Photos Using Gaussian Blur

Here’s a 5-minute tutorial by photography artist Antti Karppinen that shares a technique for effectively dodging and burning your photo using the …

I interview 100,000 people a year, and there are 6 questions that make job candidates stick in my mind

You'll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion—while the recruiter's put in the hot seat—that's not actually in your best interest.<p>Why? Because this is your final chance to make an awesome impression.<p>My team and I interview around …

Employment

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Self-improvement often comes from the penned wisdom of others.<p>Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take …

A Step-By-Step Guide for Killer Sunrise Photos

Ask any landscape photographer, and they'll tell you that some of the most dramatic scenes they've ever photographed have occurred at sunrise.But …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

5 Must-Read Customer Experience Books Recommended By Leaders Like Jeff Bezos And Richard Branson

I’m an avid reader, picking up a book almost weekly. I may read 40 books a year, if not more. I love discovering new information or reading an author’s unique perspective. I not only want to learn something new, I also want the author’s words to make me think differently.<p>One of my most enjoyable …

Customer Experience

7 Ultra-Cheap Value Stocks to Buy Now

What makes value stocks … well, values? When is a cheap stock actually inexpensive … and when is it just plain ol’ cheap?<p>When a company has size and …

Photography Links and Tutorials That Will Make You Smile Ear to Ear!

Photographers! I don't know about you, but I really love this time of the week, when indulging in a world of pure photography is an absolute …

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 …

10 basic rules to follow if you want to invest your money in stocks

If you've maxed out your 401(k), have a fully funded emergency account, and are prepared for bigger, upcoming purchases, you may want to consider investing in the stock market.<p>After all, there are several compelling reasons to invest in stocks, financial journalist Andrew Tobias explains in the …

25 Best Financial Blogs

There is no shortage of personal finance blogs available on the Internet. If you have a question about anything from car insurance to mutual funds, …

107 Profound Warren Buffett Quotes: Learn To Build Wealth

<b>107 Profound Warren Buffett Quotes: Learn To Build Wealth by Ben Reynolds, Sure Dividend</b><p>Get The Full Series in PDF<p>Get the entire 10-part series on …

The Best Running Shoes for Men: Spring 2016

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Shoes

3 Vice Stocks With Smoking High Dividends

Vice pays if you’re an investor. You’ll earn higher yields and returns investing in booze, tobacco, firearms, and gambling than you will in feel-good stories like clean energy.<p>“First-level” investors tend to avoid these types of stocks. As a result, they’re often cheap.<p>For example, you may think …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

Microsoft: “you can have your 15 GB of OneDrive storage back”

While most of us around here are all about Google Drive, some of you still like to take advantage of what other cloud storage services have to offer. Namely, we all love having all that free storage these services, and it sure doesn’t feel good to have it taken from you.<p>This is what happened in …

Google Drive