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11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year | Inc.com

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 looking for a way to become financially …

Personal Finance

Curb how Facebook, Google and Amazon use your personal data in a quick privacy clean-up

It can seem that it’s a lot easier to complain about your lack of privacy online than to do something about it. But your alternative to griping isn’t a monastic, offline existence.<p>Here are four steps to understand who has your data, limit their use of it, and leave less “data exhaust” that can be …

Privacy

A Local’s Guide on Where to Take Visitors in Denver

<b>Visitors to Denver are generally focused on a few sightseeing points, which are becoming overused and overplayed</b>. The city is a playground for people …

National Parks

The Most Important Factor in Closing a Deal: 3 Ways Modern Sales Pros Build Trust | Inc.com

Great salespeople close more deals. But finalizing the sale comes at the <i>end</i> of the process.<p>And you'll never get to that point in the sales process if you don't start by building trust, especially since trust is the biggest factor buyers consider. So how do you create an atmosphere of trust with …

Thought Leadership

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

Whiskey

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018 | Inc.com

If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the rearview mirror are autopsies. Here's what went wrong or the biggest flame …

Self-improvement

17 Healthy Squash Recipes to Keep You From Getting Scurvy This Winter

Cooking

Tip: The 10 x 1 Workout Program

A new way to get stronger and master a lift.<p>In the never-ending quest to add more weight to the bar, lifters don't give their bodies enough time to …

If You Do Any of These 19 Things Now, You're Way More Productive Than You Think | Inc.com

Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? As 2018 draws near, this is the time of year to start thinking about new habits, tools, and techniques that work to our advantage without us working ourselves to death.<p>Well, nothing you do in 2018 can make you more productive …

Time Management

7 Planners That Will Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever | Inc.com

Last year, one of my top articles on Inc was a roundup of the planners that I recommended for maximizing productivity, honing your focus, and getting more done in 2017. So this year, I'm revisiting some of those favorites and adding some new ones to the list, to help you set yourself up for a …

Productivity

Curse-Word Oven Mitts Are the Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Outspoken Mom

There are perks to being on the naughty list, and these oven mitts are one of them.<p>Finally, a gift for the mom who doesn't give a d*mn. Whether she is your wife, your friend, or your cool mom, chances are you know and love her unconventional way with words—swear words that is. Which is why we are …

How to Dry-Age Wild Game Steaks Using Koji Rice

I’ve been conducting some kitchen experiments lately, and after a few tests I think I’ve got the secret to the perfect wild-game steak. A bold claim, …

BBQ

Why Asking This 1 Question in a Job Interview Increases the Chances You Get Hired | Inc.com

Anyone who has been on an interview knows there usually comes a point at the end of the meeting where the interviewer says to the interviewee, <i>"Do you have any questions?"</i> You may be wondering whether it's OK to ask some. Or if you should just say, <i>"I'm good,"</i> so as to not take up any more of their …

Employment

3 Excel Tricks Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Microsoft Excel is one of the most useful computer programs ever created. Need help with math? Excel has you covered. Mail merge? Excel’s got it. …

Analytics

Five Great Pickle Recipes to Go With Wild Game

Pickles are fun to make at home, and they go great with a variety of wild game recipes. Dill pickles are the obvious go-to pickle recipe—and for good …

17 Tips to Double Your Productivity In 14 Days

• Turn off all technology for 60 minutes a day and focus on doing your most important work.<br>• Work in 90 minute cycles [tons of science is now confirming …

6 Fatal B2B Sales Mistakes You Must Avoid

Say yes to face-to-face meetings with the power players.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>B2B sales can be incredibly rewarding and lucrative -- if you know what you’re doing. Unfortunately, most salespeople in this field make the same few mistakes again and again. When …

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

How to get the most out of Google Play Music

Nine ways to upgrade your listening experience.<p>Google's streaming music service doesn't get the same attention as some of its other offerings, like Gmail or Maps, but this Spotify competitor is a powerful app, especially when you know how to use it optimally. Below, tips that'll help you get the …

Google Play

This Classic Quote From Steve Jobs About Hiring Employees Describes What Great Leadership Looks Like | Inc.com

Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.<p>Genius and profound. Your best move is …

Leadership

You Can Use the Eisenhower Method to Stop Wasting Time and Be More Productive

<i>Would you rather hear these stories in less than 10 minutes? Listen to our brand new daily podcast here.</i><p>As far as the most demanding day jobs go, …

Time Management

Zenkit wants to combine the best of Wunderlist and Trello

Zenkit, the project management service from German software producer Axonic, has recently made a name for itself as an alternative to Trello and similar Kanban-style systems. Today, it’s expanding its service with the launch of a new task management feature that more closely resembles Wunderlist, …

You'll Want to Steal This Mom's List of 'Don'ts' for Your Own Daughter

This should be required reading for all mamas and their daughters.<p>The other day my daughter and I were walking in the lobby of my mom's apartment building, when an older woman holding a tiny dog came barrelling past and knocked into my kid's left arm, catapulting her backwards.<p>"Excuse YOU," the …

If a Customer Says Your Product or Service Is Too Expensive, This Is What You Should Say | Inc.com

There is a big difference between selling your cost versus selling your value.<p>Companies that sell on cost comparison end up losing in the end. It's very difficult to build a profitable and sustainable company when your primary strategy is to undercut the competition--because what ends up happening …

Customer Service

7 super smart ways to be more productive & get sh*t done

Picture this: you leave work at 5.30pm, to-do list completely crossed off, and not a care in the goddamn world. Sound familiar? Nope, us neither. …

9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from busy to productive -- and in the process become indispensable to …

Self-improvement

16 steps to make outstanding landing pages that readers and search engines love

If search engine optimization isn’t now a formidable piece of your overall marketing efforts, you might want to reconsider your strategy.<p>Raising …

You Can Become Highly Productive If You Start Keeping a 'Defensible Calendar' | Inc.com

Most executives I work with who struggle with productivity complain that their schedules are overloaded and they can't "find" the time to work on their key priorities. They show me calendars which are full of meetings and phone calls scattered across the day.<p>While I have infinite understanding, I …

Time Management

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting