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I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

How to (actually) find your purpose

You know what I don’t like? <b>Advice that doesn’t come with instruction</b>.<p>For instance, “leadership gurus” often say, “You must do the work you’re …

The Coolest Hacks of 2017

Robots, voting machines, machine learning, and the wind were among the hacks security researchers pulled off this year.<p>You'd think by now with the …

Information Security

How To Retire With Half A Million: John & Lisa Retirement Series - Part-3

In our previous article that we wrote on our hypothetical couple - John and Lisa - we tried to demonstrate how they could retire in 10 years, …

Don't Invest in Anything Unless You've Answered These 4 Questions First

Are you a speculator or an investor?<p>So, you've saved up a little cash and you want to invest it. Good move -- investing in assets that can earn you a …

Investing

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

Starting to collect Social Security early will result in smaller checks, but that's much less of a problem than you think. Here's why you might want …

Retirement

10 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Yourself Today

Be honest with yourself about the directions you're taking in this world.<p>Happiness, life satisfaction and the daily habits of the most successful people are topics which researchers love to study. And what they consistently find is that individuals who reach the end of their lives feeling …

6 Steps To Finding Your Life Purpose By Looking For The Answers Within

When Sharon Kirstin, life coach and bestselling author of <i>The Answers Within</i>, quit her corporate career, she left behind not only a hefty paycheck but also her identity. She had been working at a hip fashion company in Berlin, where she built and lead the web and mobile user experience innovation …

Self-improvement

13 questions that will change your life

When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

Self-improvement

Setting Goals is Essential for Success. These 5 Tips Will Make it Easier

Success requires planning, thinking, and action.<p>If you're like me, you are always looking for ways to improve your work so that you can reach the goals you have set for yourself. The key is setting clear goals and then implementing a plan to achieve them. That requires planning, thinking, and …

How to Land Your Dream Job

<i>How to knock the socks off your potential employers—from cover letter to follow-up. Borrowed from</i> <i>The Girlboss Workbook, which drops October 24.</i><p>Make …

Employment

Rewire Your Brain For Success

Do you feel like bad habits and negative thought patterns are holding you back at work? The good news is that you can eliminate them by activating your brain’s delete button. Using neuroplasticity, you can rewire your brain by changing your behavior, thinking and emotions. This means that no one is …

Self-improvement

13 Powerful Quotes About Inner Strength

As hard as some days are, it’s the difficult ones that can really bring tremendous growth in your life. When it feels like you are about to lose it …

20 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Your Next Business Idea

There are many voices out there. All you need to do is listen.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, manager or leader, the thoughts you have each day matter. Thinking is where the process of launching your next busiess begins and your mind is where work …

Motivation

How do your saving habits compare?

Sometimes the hardest thing about saving money is just getting started. It can be difficult to figure out simple ways to save money and how to use …

10 Rental Property Tax Deductions Landlords Love: Did You Take Them All?

Whether you rent out a place or room to a tenant full time or just for a few weeks while you're away on vacation, you already know it's a great way …

12 small lifestyle habits you can adopt to save more money

Do you drop $10 to $15 on fast-casual lunches every day? Are you quick to buy something you don't actually need? Do you make purchases to keep up with the same level of luxury your friends enjoy?<p>These seemingly small habits, and many more, could be keeping you from saving hundreds, even thousands, …

Personal Finance

4 financial resolutions you really need to keep this year

It's estimated that just 8% of Americans actually succeed in keeping their New Year's resolutions. If you really want 2017 to be the year you get on top of your finances, here are four promises you can't afford to give up on.<p>1. Get out of debt<p>If you're starting off 2017 with a credit card balance …

7 Rules of Money That Will Keep You From Going Broke

Financial challenges are a consistent and somewhat predictable occurrence. At one point or another we all struggle to keep up with our bills despite …

6 Tax Deductions Homeowners Won't Want to Miss

Though there are plenty of good reasons to buy a home, owning property can be a costly prospect. From maintenance to insurance to real estate taxes, there are numerous costs that come with buying a home. But one major upside to homeownership are the tax benefits that come along with it. If you're a …

The Budgeting Methods Smart Finance Bloggers Swear By

Maintaining a budget is one of those things everyone knows they have to do, but not everyone actually understands how to do it (or rather, how to do …

Personal Finance

5 Money Challenges to Try in 2017

If you want to get your finances in shape in 2017, a money challenge is a good place to start. Not only can tackling one serve the practical purpose …

Want to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth? Cultivate These 5 Habits

If you want to get rich, the first thing to do is get out of debt--so your personal math works for you, not against you.<p>If you weren't born into wealth, and yet you want to know how to get rich, there's only one answer: Learn to become an entrepreneur.<p>Step number 1 on that journey is to make the …

Understand Your Retirement Saving Options

Pick the right retirement account for you.<p>This is Day 17 of the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for personal finance novices. You can read more about …

13 things you should accomplish with your money before turning 30

When it comes to managing money, time is on your side in your 20s.<p>A head start on saving and investing could mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>To help you optimize this decade, we've come up with 13 milestones to aim to achieve before hitting 30:

Personal Finance

12 numbers you need to know for retirement

As a MarketWatch reader, you undoubtedly know much more than the average person about how to prepare for retirement. But knowledge, all by itself, …

How to fortify your credit before buying a home, in 8 steps

One of the first steps is organizing your finances — and understanding your credit is a critical component.<p>Good credit opens lots of doors when it comes to buying a home, whereas bad credit can close them. And considering that the new Qualified Mortgage Rules have upped the scrutiny of mortgage …

Personal Finance

10 Ways to Invest That Don't Involve the Stock Market

Five years into a bull market in stocks that has brought predictable, double-digit returns to tens of millions of investors probably seems like a bad time to bring this topic up.<p>But now is actually the perfect time to explore ways to invest that don't involve the stock market. After all, sooner or …

Investing

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

The Rule of 300: How Much You Need for Retirement

There are countless models you can use to calculate the amount of money you need to retire comfortably in your golden years. But if you’ve ever been …