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15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

A digital marketing CEO explains why he left his 9 to 5 to start his own business

For me being an entrepreneur is built in, I don't have to learn how to be one, I just am one to the core. My mother recently told me that my sister is looking for an apartment but can't afford one in a certain area.<p>I told her to have her rent one in a place where she can afford it and AirBnB it …

5 blue-collar jobs that pay $100,000 a year

Slide 1 of 7<p>Nearly half of U.S. states have added “good” blue-collar jobs that pay the median wage without bachelor’s degrees, according to a report …

The miserable truth to Canada’s economic recovery

A lot of people are going to hate the economic recovery.<p>Where we are now is the economic sweet spot – low interest rates to support our consumption of houses, cars and such, plus reasonably solid underlying fundamentals. A gauge of economic stress called the misery index now sits at its lowest …

Canada’s dairy industry is a rich, closed club

So you want to be a dairy farmer?<p>You buy a plot of land and a few dozen cows.<p>Then, you try to sell your milk to neighbours or maybe the local grocery store.<p>Not so fast. That's prohibited. Canada's dairy business – now the target of Canada's trade rivals in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks …

Why Canadians should consider Poloz's overvalued housing warning

Stephen Poloz has done a novel thing for a central banker. He's bluntly told most Canadians that their most valuable asset is worth far less than they think it is.<p>When the Governor of the Bank of Canada presented research last week arguing that Canadian homes are 10- to 30-per-cent overvalued, it …

One trader’s advice: Don’t aim to be a jack-of-all-trades

There's only one good strategy for trading online, says Mike Ser.<p>For a decade and a half, Mr. Ser has been trading independently online. He has mentored others like him and started a business, Ser Man Traders, training traders in Richmond, B.C. He also has partnered with one of the people he …

6 Ways to Have a Richer Retirement

Americans are living longer. Here's how to make sure your money lasts as long as you do.<p>The simplest way to ensure you have enough money to cover a …

The disintegration of the Irving family

<i>The Irving family has long been among the most powerful in Canada, running a multitude of businesses with interests in forest products, energy, media and shipbuilding. But the empire built by K.C. Irving is now fraying amid dissension among the third and fourth generations. In this excerpt from</i> …

A Plain Bedroom Becomes the Ultimate Masculine Retreat

A bachelor's bedroom gets a stylish update.<p><b>The Bedroom BEFORE</b><p>A bachelor's Atlanta, Georgia, bedroom looked more like a standard guest room than a gentleman's retreat. "The overall design objective was to create a restful abode with a masculine aesthetic," James Wheeler of J. Wheeler Designs</b> …

Interior Design

Grey Gardens for Sale: The Resurrection of Big Edie Beale’s Hamptons Mansion

Grey Gardens price cut alert: the East Hampton property, listed for sale in February, now has an asking price of $17.995 million (a $2 million drop …

Swimming Pools

Canada’s pension funds not following U.S. lead on hedge funds

Canada's biggest pension funds are largely staying quiet when it comes to their investments that are managed by external hedge funds.<p>Amid reports that more U.S pension funds are reconsidering whether external hedge funds should manage their money, a number of Canadian pension funds have opted not …

ECB cools speculation over bank health checks ahead of results | News Home | Reuters

MADRID/VIENNA (Reuters) - The European Central Bank cautioned on Wednesday against speculation over the outcome of its stress tests after a media report said at least 11 banks had failed the landmark financial health checks, driving some banking shares lower.<p>General view of the new headquarters of …

Boeing profit jumps 18 percent, but cash is scarce | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) reported an 18 percent increase in quarterly profit and raised its full-year core earnings forecast for the third time, reflecting booming commercial aircraft demand and increasing profitability in its defense business.<p>The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in …

You'll Never Believe The Insane Amount Of Work It Takes To Harvest A Grain Of Rice

You may be familiar with the picturesque image of rice paddies -- lush, green fields, perhaps stacked in terraces -- but do you know how rice gets from the paddy to your plate? The process is seriously labor intensive, requiring more steps than you might think would be necessary for such tiny, …

These Crazy Creations Take Mac And Cheese To The Next Level

It's pretty much universally agreed upon that mac and cheese is glorious. Whether it's made from scratch with a béchamel sauce, loaded with bacon or straight from the box, it warms our soul on the hardest of days.<p>The only thing better than a big bowl of mac and cheese is a mac and cheese pizza. Or …

Pennies

Pennies is a new app for managing your personal budgets and finances on the go. The beautifully designed and intuitive interface makes budgeting fun …

Personal Finance

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

New book chronicles official history of the BMW Art Cars

200 pages, 148 images, and all the background stories.<p>Maybe you've been in this situation before: You're at an art gallery or a museum, and someone you know brings up Alexander Calder or Andy Warhol. You then awkwardly blurt out something along the lines of, "Oh, he's the guy who painted the BMW …

How secure is Android, why phones are so expensive and more - Android Q&A

Welcome to this week’s edition of Android Q&A! As always, we try to answer as many of your great questions as possible. This week, we talk about why phones are so expensive, just how secure is Android and a lot more. Let’s get started!<p>Question 1<p>How secure is Android? – Dante<p>Answer<p>At a major …

'Boy Wonder of Supercar Sales' talks Lamborghini

Brett David has a pretty darn good life. At 26 years old, he's the CEO of Prestige Imports in Miami, which puts him at the wheel of the largest Lamborghini dealership in the US. Prestige also happens to have moved more Audis than any other dealer in three years.<p>CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> had him on for a …

What Do All These Camera Modes Mean?

The mode dial on a modern camera usually includes a bewildering number of letters and icons. I can never remember what 90% of those modes do, and …

How to Create a Sunset Lighting Effect While Taking Photos Indoors

Indoor-sunset themed photo shoots are among the easiest and hottest trends you can experiment with to create cool, sexy and flattering photos to add …

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How to Print Photos with Lightroom: The Print Module

Numerous photographers are taking advantage of Lightroom for organizing and editing photos. The software makes the process of importing and …

Portrait Photography Tips and Techniques

Baby Photography Tips<p>Babies are unpredictable so therefore tears and tantrums are to be expected. Don’t be afraid to keep the camera shooting rather …

HDR Photography – The Facts

The rise of beginner digital SLR cameras has generated a great new following in photography. Amateur photographers find they now have more control …

Photographer Captures Outdoor Scenes Inside His Tiny Indoor Studio

So you want to create stirring nature documentaries. You could go the <i>National Geographic</i> way and risk trench-foot, snakebite and more in pursuit of …

Stock tip: Call before you dig this small cap

<i>Validea's pick of the week provides a detailed report on a company that scores well in the stock-screening service's model portfolios. On Validea.ca, investors can analyze 1,000 Canadian stocks through 12 different guru-based models and get individual reports on each company. Globe Investor has a</i> …