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Give your kids and grandchildren this financial quiz

<b>I have been trying to help our adult grandchildren with financial subjects so that they will be better prepared when it comes to investing for</b> …

Why I Lost My Bet With Warren Buffett

The S&P 500 had a great run as hedge funds lagged. Odds are that history won't repeat.<p>Nine years ago, Warren Buffett and I made a 10-year charitable wager that pitted the returns of five funds of hedge funds against a Standard & Poor’s 500 index fund. With eight months remaining, for all intents …

Sarah Palin's treatment at Fox News: Ailes called her 'hot', Wallace hoped she would sit in his lap

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Fox News continues to reel from the summary dismissal of its top star Bill O'Reilly this week and its creator, Roger Ailes earlier this year, a lot of attention has been given to women who worked there and whether they experienced any sort of harassment.<p>There was a very interesting …

Republicans

10 super-successful people share the toughest sacrifices they made to achieve their goals

But real success is never without sacrifice, and in this article, they share some of what is required to make dreams a reality.

10 Steps Everyone Must Take to Get Rich

These moves will be your foundation for establishing positive financial habits that will move you closer toward your goal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The millennial generation is at the point now where they’re starting to think hard about how to build long-term …

4 things the IRS doesn't want you to know

It's the IRS's job to collect taxes for the federal government, so it's not surprising that most people are less than fond of the agency.<p>The IRS, in turn, does its best to keep certain facts under wraps -- either because it would make it easier for the agency if people don't know these details, or …

Retirement

10 Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They've Ever Received

Incorporate these adages in your own work life.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>The life of an entrepreneur is often beset with obstacles. Every founder, no matter how successful they are now had a moment when they weren’t sure that they were heading in the …

Confused about business types? Get Started with This Guide

Guide to Business Types<p>All About Business Types, Taxing Business Types, Legal Issues, Ownership<p>Updated November 06, 2016<p>Want to start a business but …

LinkedIn Just Rolled Out A Redesign—Here’s How To Clean Up Your Profile

Now that LinkedIn has a new look, it’s time to update your account–starting with these four cuts.<p>With its largest desktop redesign ever, LinkedIn is fighting the good fight against distraction. The 2017 updates make for less clutter across the platform and a more focused experience on every front, …

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

The Fatal Flaws In Your Financial Plan

Congratulations! If you are reading this article it is probably because you have money invested somewhere in the financial markets.<p>That’s the good …

What Your First Day in Prison Is Like

We spoke to four ex-cons to find out how it feels to go from the outside to the inside.<p><i>Top photo by Bob Jagendorf via Wikipedia</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>British prisons are pretty unpleasant places, as myriad reports and the recent spate of riots in prisons across the country will …

Northern Ireland

10,000 protest Romania government plans to pardon prisoners

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of people marched through the Romanian capital and other cities Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon …

Latin America

Prosecutor: 'Dance Mom' should be imprisoned for fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for …

Corruption

How to Make at Least $1,000 Your First Month of Ecommerce

Growing your brand and acquiring customers during the first month of business is crucial, even if you're not profitable.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The thought of making money while you sleep is enticing. Imagine waking up in the morning to your biggest order of the …

eCommerce

We Asked Ex-Cons About Their First 24 Hours Out of Prison

You collect your things, change into normal clothes for the first time in years, and a door opens to the outside world. Then what?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>Imagine getting out of prison after years inside. You collect your things, take off your prison-issued clothes one …

Time I

More Canadian Students Are Using Sugar Daddies to Pay for School

We talked to one sugar baby who made more than $4,000 a month.<p>Broke Canadian university students are turning to sugar daddies to offset their costs, according to SeekingArrangement, a dating site that facilitates relationships between sugar babies and sugar daddies.<p>By the time the average Canadian …

We Asked Rich Kids What It's Like to Take Money from Their Parents

Students open up about owning what they have, even when it comes off as a little gross.<p>Most Canadian students will have to take out a loan at some point in their educational career, a financial stress that can be painful to talk about and hard to repay. Then there are others who try to stake their …

Personal Finance

Willow's wearable breast pump is a mom's dream gadget

The quiet, cordless breast pump promises to be a life changer for breastfeeding moms. Hidden under a bra, Willow lets new moms pump milk while on the go.

Wearable Tech

How I Told My Grandson That My Son-in-Law Killed His Mother

A woman's struggle to raise a boy following the unthinkable.<p><i>This story was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project.</i><p><i>On the evening of June 18, 2002, in the quiet town of Mt. Shasta, California, a man named Gabriel John Pippin waited outside the home of his ex-girlfriend, Sacha Ann</i> …

I Tried to Find the Sketchiest Marijuana Dispensary in LA

Turns out there's nothing sketchy about buying weed anymore.<p>Buying pot in the United States used to be a crapshoot: You'd call your dealer and take whatever strain he had on hand, without much semblance of quality control or selection. Even most early dispensaries were no-frills operations, with …

I Smoked Weed with Willie Nelson and Talked About the Future of America

You can’t interview Willie Nelson and not talk about marijuana. But we also talked to country legend about Snoop Dogg, Trump, and what it means to be kind.<p>A soldier the size of an oak tree stands in the Texas heat, sipping from a red plastic cup of warming beer. He tells me his name is David. His …

Willie Nelson

A Weekend with a Deep Web Drug Dealer

I watched firsthand how an online drug empire is run.<p>Deep in the Moroccan mountains a large brick building sat in the basin of a valley. It was night, and a dull light crept out from the windowless holes in the walls. I was in a car headed down a dirt track toward the building with a man calling …

The Ugly Unethical Underside of Silicon Valley

<b>By Erin Griffith</b><p>Illustration by Alconic for Fortune<p>December 28, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>As the list of startup scandals grows, it’s time to ask whether …

Why the largest insurance companies are pouring into Silicon Valley

Ali Safavi Contributor<p>Ali Safavi is director of insurance at Plug and Play Tech Center and a senior associate at Plug and Play Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Blockchain is empowering the future of insurance<p>Have you ever wondered why the word “farm” appears so frequently in the names of …

The Very Human Problem Blocking the Path to Self-Driving Cars

It was a game of Dots that pushed Erik Coelingh to rethink his entire approach to self-driving cars. Coelingh, Volvo's head of safety and driver …

General Motors

8 Success lessons from Carl Icahn – “Self-made Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share5<p>Tweet<p>Share11<p>+11<p>Shares 17<p>Carl Icahn is the billionaire owner of Icahn Capital Management. At 80 yeas old, he is worth $17 billion and is one of …

Investing

Rock crawlers: The best trucks of 2016

RAM Rebel TRX<p>As we were busy covering the rise of electric cars in Paris, RAM was putting the finishing touches on one of the most capable trucks it …

Most Popular Motor Trend Stories of 2016 - Motor Trend

Teslas, Hondas, Future Cars, and a Very Special Plymouth Pickup<p>The surprises at MotorTrend.com are part of what makes delivering some of the best online automotive content around fun. Many of the stories below are ones you’ll only find at <i>Motor Trend</i>, and they cover subjects that are varied as an …

The First Five Mods You Should Do to Your Car

No, adding power isn't one of them.<p>When people start modifying their cars, their first thought is usually to increase the power. More horsepower means a faster, more enjoyable car, right? Well, as it turns out, the first mods you should be doing to your car have nothing to do with power.<p>The first …