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Fifteen basic tech skills all entrepreneurs should have

<b>1. Know how to wireframe.</b> Being able to wireframe a page is an incredible important skill for technology development. It's critical for being able to properly and ideally communicate with your technical and product teams. While not a coding skill per se, it requires understanding how sites or apps …

The 96-minute rule, and other timely tips

Your work day today might be the traditional eight hours, or stretch to 10 hours or more. But imagine if only 96 minutes really counted.<p>What would you do in those 96 minutes, and how would you protect that precious time from external foes (colleagues, business partners, customers) and the foes …

ETF Choices Are Less Important Than You Think

The comments following my recent post about new ETFs from Vanguard were another reminder of just how often investors get overly focused on products. …

40 Financial Planning Life Lessons

Spend less than you make.<p>Save at least 50% of your income.<p>Don’t buy brand new products if you don’t have to. Buy brand new products only if the cost …

Everything you ever wanted to know about ETFs

<i>For a complete list of links to the websites mentioned below, click here.</i><p><b>1. What the heck is an ETF, anyway?</b><p>Basic, unbiased information about ETFs is available on the GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca website, which was established by the Ontario Securities Commission and, unlike many other financial sites, …

How to find index yields – and other investing party tricks

<b>How do I find the dividend yield of the S&P/TSX composite index or any index for that matter? How would I calculate the yield if I bought an index fund?</b><p>The yield of the S&P/TSX index is not widely disseminated. That's because it's proprietary data for which the exchange charges a fee, said Tony …

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The Forbes 2013 Investment Guide

We live in an era when immediacy and short-term thinking often trump the foundational wisdom that can make a real difference in one’s financial life. In this special 2013 Investment Guide we combine smart, actionable advice—like our ETF Best Buy list and our story on ways to wangle out of an …

Miserable at work? It’s your fault

<i>Reprinted by permission from the publisher, John Wiley & Sons Inc., from</i> The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace <i>by Cy Wakeman. Copyright © 2013 by Cy Wakeman.</i><p>Phil, a salesperson and one of my clients, was on the brink of losing his job. His sales were down because, he said, his customers' budgets …

Web Startup Advice from David Chilton and Bruce Croxon | CBC Connects

The week's best web reads: 5 stocks both Buffett and insiders like

<i>Inside the Market's weekend roundup of some of last week's best investing reads on the Internet, which are highlighted every morning in our premarket report.</i><p><b>Picks</b><p>Five stocks that both Warren Buffett and corporate insiders like.<p>20 investment grade individual bonds with yields over 5 per cent.<p>Bond …

10 questions to gauge your job satisfaction

Are you bored at your job? Apathetic? Stuck in a rut? Combine these feelings with a sagging job market and you have a recipe for an unenthusiastic worker.<p>If that's how you feel at work, then it's time for a reality check, says Sheryl Boswell, director of marketing at Monster.ca. "It's not that you …

Eight elements to create a winning corporate strategy

In his corporate deal-making career with companies such as Oxford Development Group and Campeau Corp., Alan Kennedy was never satisfied with the boardroom discussion about strategy. It always seemed hazy and unfocused.<p>When he established his Toronto-based consulting firm, Gibson Kennedy & Co., and …

Manage Your Finances Like a Small Business

You may not think personal finances have much in common with finances of a small business, but with a little creativity you can manage your money as …

Work For Yourself Or Collect A Salary From Someone Else — Here's How To Think About It

Earning a salary, working for someone else, is earning 'fixed income,' which means you hope it comes close to covering your lifestyle expenses. Like all fixed income, however, it will be limited. In the case of your salary, the limitation of your fixed income comes not from prevailing interest …

Hedge Funder's Advice On How To Go Through A Company's Annual Report

So with that, here is a full breakdown of how I like to look through a 10-K for the first time, what's important to focus on, and what can be glazed over (if anything) to save time and/or not confuse yourself. As always, I'll field questions afterwards if and when I feel like it to clear anything …

Currencies For The Stock Investor

If you’ve ever wanted to lose your hair, develop a stomach ulcer and put yourself at risk of an early heart attack, I have a recommendation for you: trade currencies!<p>I say this (mostly) in jest, but currencies are an area that a lot of investors find baffling. With stock market investments, you …

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Change the World and Get to Bed by 10:00

Let’s say you believed deeply in the importance of sleep health, and you wanted to start a movement to change people’s attitudes and behavior. Maybe, like Arianna Huffington, it’s a personal crisis that convinces you. Or maybe it’s a key piece of research or two that opens your eyes, as it were, to …

How (and why) to create a financial plan

<b>This post is from staff writer Lisa Aberle.</b><p>A few weeks ago, I celebrated another birthday. For whatever reason, birthdays always make me think about …

Sensible Alternatives For More Income And 3 Other Portfolio Jobs

Alternatives are probably the most poorly understood corner of the investing universe. That’s too bad, because they can deliver just what investors need most right now: higher current income. But they can also provide inflation protection, cushion the (inevitable) next market downturn, and stretch …

Wardrobe Basics by Everlane - The Fox Is Black

Do you ever have one of those days when time is running short or sleepiness is having its way, and all you want to do is throw something on without …

Articles about 10 buildings changed america on Dwell.com - Dwell

These environmentally-friendly office spaces prove it's about working smarter, not harder.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>In the design world, there's been a lot of interesting talk about “smart” architecture lately—particularly what's involved in...<p>Known for his stripped-back approach …

A Completely Grueling (And Life-Changing) 7 Minute Workout - The Fox Is Black

What if it took you only 7 minutes to get a full body workout? That’s the claim of an article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports …

Use Sales Linguistics to Structure Winning Presentations

During the past few months I’ve sat through hundreds of presentations while attending conferences and the company meetings of my clients. Overall, I would rate half of them as being average and a quarter of them as just plain terrible. How can we all work to improve those numbers?<p>There’s an …

How To Go From $0 To $1,000,000 In Two Years

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. Please follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how this was the year you had to quit your …

Barley Aims To Be The Absolute Simplest Way To Create And Edit Websites

Sometimes the simplest product demos can be effective.<p>Take a new web editor called Barley. To show off the product, co-founder Colin Devroe opened me a regular old web page, then changed the wording of the page with just a few keystrokes. A small editing menu opened as he typed, but didn’t have to …

7 Great Stocks to Own for the Long Term

Plus a fund that owns all of them — and more.<p>The bull market is more than four years old. I've stayed invested, but I've been nervous all the way. I …

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Stop Forgetting The Important Stuff From Your Meetings, Thanks To Retrace

It’s possible that you are an incredibly organized person who remembers everything important from your meetings, and you’re part of an incredibly organized team where every post-meeting task is communicated clearly. But … maybe not. Maybe stuff slips through the cracks. That’s where Retrace, an app …