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Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban Consume 50 Books a Year (More or Less). Here Are 8 You Need to Read in 2018

You're not 100 pages into a book this year? Then you're already behind.<p>The world's most successful business leaders--Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Cuban among them--are prolific readers. According to some studies, CEOs consume as many as 50 to 60 books a year. If you're seeing this article …

Bill Gates

Want to Work From Home? Here's the Best Advice From 3,000 People Who Are Doing It Right

Houzz polled its members and asked people who work from home for their best advice. Here's their collective wisdom.<p>Roughly 43 percent of Americans work from home at least some of the time; a fifth of us work from home primarily. Despite some companies recalling employees to the office, the overall …

Work from Home

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

Procrastination

This Investment Turned $1 Into $1.17 Million in 1 Year... Legally

If you chose this cryptocurrency in 2017, a $1 bet would have made you a millionaire.<p>Though we'd all love the opportunity to get rich quick, the odds …

Do These 3 Things Before You Start Investing

I've written many times before about the virtues of investing. In fact, I've gone so far as to say that if you fail to invest your money relatively early on in life, you could lose out on countless dollars in potential earnings. That said, there are certain financial milestones you should reach …

Ask a Fool: What are the best books for beginning investors?

As a novice in the markets, the smartest thing you can do is to start learning from the masters.<p>Q: I know little about investing, but I want to start. What are some good books for beginners to learn about it? – Reese M.<p>Reese, congratulations – not only on your decision to start investing, but for …

The founders of Robinhood, a no-fee stock-trading app, were initially rejected by 75 venture capitalists — now their startup is worth $1.3 billion

It's hard getting funding for a startup, but it's even harder when the product doesn't exist yet, still requires regulatory approval, and is being launched during a recession.<p>But after 75 investor pitches, the founders of a commission-free stock-trading app, Robinhood, found a few willing venture …

Startups

The 3 Best Dividend Stocks in Telecommunications

AT&T, Verizon, and BCE are all reliable income plays for a volatile market.<p>Telecom stocks are popular with income investors because they offer high …

9 smart things to buy as an investment in your future

Making sure you have enough wealth through old age used to be simpler. The idea behind pensions was that your employer would guarantee you a set …

BANK OF AMERICA: Here are 23 of our favorite stocks

Investing is all about having an edge over the competition.<p>To gain that edge, Bank of America Merrill Lynch hired a team of research analysts, like a lot of investment banks do. These analysts scrub through earnings reports, keep up on the news, talk to company executives and more to try and …

Warren Buffett's 5 Highest-Quality Companies

Warren Buffett preaches the “high-quality, fair-price” theory of value investing. Buying good companies with reasonable price tags has been more profitable for him, he has said, than his earlier approach of trying to find fair companies cheap. His portfolio, therefore, should showcase a host of …

Ask a Fool: What's the best way to invest $1,000?

There are some smart investments you can make without needing piles of money first.<p>Q: I want to start investing now, but only have about $1,000 to invest. What should I do?<p>You don't need a ton of money to start investing. Your $1,000 is more than enough to start with, and there are some great ways …

These 4 Megacap Stocks Are Expected to Grow Their EPS an Average of 642% by 2020

You'd struggle to find faster growth stocks than these household names over the next couple of years.<p>Anybody like growth stocks? Chances are you're a …

Dividend Investing Is NOT Rocket Science (Part 4)

Today we are completing our four-part series highlighting our four key principles to building and managing a successful dividend portfolio. It all …

Why financial advisers prefer ETFs over mutual funds

Hello ETFs. Goodbye mutual funds.<p>Exchange-traded funds or ETFs are the investment vehicle that advisers use and recommend more than any other type of …

Investing

I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire — here's my best investing advice for your 20s, 30s, and 40s

Investing in too many things at once could destroy your wealth. Courtesy of Chris Reining <i>Chris Reining worked as cyber security programmer in the Midwest before retiring as a millionaire at age 37. The following was recently published under the "Ask Chris" column on his website.</i><p>Today's question …

Total U.S. Stock Market Vs. The S&P 500 Index - An Investor's Guide

My asset allocation includes a healthy dose of large U.S. companies. I’m sure most portfolios do as well. The question that often arises for index fund investors is whether to use a total U.S. stock market fund or an S&P 500 index fund.<p>In my current portfolio, I have the Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund …

4 Stocks I'll Hold Forever

Here are some stocks I plan to keep for as long as I'm an investor.<p>There are some stocks in my portfolio (you can find a full list of all the stocks …

7 crucial lessons people often learn too late in life

However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than later.<p>1. If you want to 'do what you love,' you have to work three times as hard as …

3 Creative Ways Cities Are Luring Businesses to Town

Free office space and a 10-year exemption from state taxes are proving tempting for some entrepreneurs.<p>You might know that your hometown is a great place to do business, but to investors and entrepreneurs across the country, it's just another city with big Silicon Valley dreams. Generally, it takes …

Entrepreneurship

Buying Vs. Renting

Not sure if you’re better off buying or renting? According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ “ 2017 Rental Affordability Report,” buying is more affordable than renting in 66% of American housing markets. Despite the widespread affordability of buying, just 35.2% of homeowners are under the age of 35. …

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Bear Proofing Your Stock Portfolio

Many investors are understandably conflicted. On one hand, they want to have a meaningful exposure to the U.S. stock market. After all, it seems to …

If You Do Nothing Else to Get Healthy, Do These Three Things

<b>Everyone needs a foundation, no matter what they are struggling with, and there are three steps to creating a healthier life recommended for everyone.</b><p>…

How To Discover What You Really Want To Do

Imagine you had a roadmap to meaningful work.<p>We’re all chasing that one true goal: finding work that <i>feels good</i>. At times, it can seem as though the dream of waking up every day and loving your job has been placed in the rear view mirror. But is there a way to finally get what we want? Can we truly …

5 Things To Do In Your 20s So You Can Buy a Home In Your 30s

Twenty-somethings are often under the impression that they'll never be able to own a home, but, of course, that's not always the case. A lot can …

Want to Invest in the $6 Billion Marijuana Industry? Here Are 3 Stocks You Can Buy

No need to start growing in your basement--there are easier ways to cash in on legal weed.<p>bvThere's no question, legal marijuana is a growth industry, in every sense of the word. Legal cannabis sales reached $6.7 billion in 2016, and experts predict that number may triple now that California has …

Cannabis

Aspiring Retirees: Dollar-Cost Average Your Way To $1 Million

<b>Dollar-Cost Average Your Way To $1 Million</b><p><i>Subscribers to</i> <i>"</i>Retirement: One Dividend At A Time<i>" got an early look at this material and receive instant</i> …

Opinion: Ben Carlson: My 12 favorite (and free) websites for investing information and tools

A great thing about the internet is that it’s opened barriers to information.<p>Investors can now become more informed than ever before if they know …

Investing

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

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