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How the 50-20-30 rule can help you get out of debt and save money

"Fifty percent is for needs, thirty percent is for wants, twenty percent is for savings"<p>If you are struggling to save money and pay off debt, the 50-20-30 rule can help you budget in accordance with your financial goals, according to Rob Berger, founder of The Dough Roller. He says the simple rule …

Personal Finance

A Step By Step Process for Finding Winners in the Stock Market.

ay and shorter-term swing traders often ask themselves these questions…How can I find bigger winners? How can I increase my winning percentage on my …

Trading

6 Income Streams You Can Create in the Corporate Consulting Space

Corporations have billions budgeted for consultants.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, according to Bloomberg, corporations paid outside consultants $39.3 billion dollars. Corporate consulting is one of the highest margin business opportunities …

The 10 things confident people won’t ever do

In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. …

Self-improvement

26 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

You can't get to the top by behaving like everyone else.<p>Highly successful people don't rise to the top by behaving like everyone else. They understand that achieving great things means getting more done, taking excellent care of their bodies and thinking in ways which promote greatness. Here are …

Startups

Where the super rich store their money, and where everybody else does

Last month, President Donald Trump reportedly floated a potential new campaign slogan: “How’s your 401(k) doing?”<p>Fair enough... the stock market has …

networth

Double Your Income by Knowing the Second Most Valuable Thing You Can Do With Your Time

If you consistently create high value time - you can double your income<p>If you ask any businessperson what the most valuable thing they can do, they all likely have the same answer: work on their billable hours. They're right--that is the most valuable thing you can do with your time. Think about if …

Networking

1 Powerful Question Emotionally Intelligent People Always Ask

You have to phrase it just the right way.<p>What should you say when an employee is struggling at work, your friend or partner is going through a tough time, or your child is having a hard time in school or at sports? You can make nearly any situation better with this simple question: "What can I do …

Self-improvement

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

The 9 Best Leadership Books to Buy in 2018

Our favorite books will help you become a better leader<p>Updated April 18, 2018<p>Alexander the Great once said that he wasn’t afraid of an army of lions …

Sheryl Sandberg

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

11 Little Morning Habits That Will Make Your Partner Melt

Mornings tend to be hectic, and it's hard to spend quality time with your significant other if you're rushing out the door. However, if you want to …

The 1 Masterful Trait of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Out of all the components of emotional intelligence, this one crucial trait rises to the top.<p>Emotional intelligence has been hotly debated as a predictor of success for decades.Yet in leadership practice, there's no question: You need EQ to lead people successfully.<p>While there are various tenets of …

Emotional Intelligence

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How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

How I Stopped Hustling and Started Succeeding

If you think hustling all the time is required for success, you are mistaken.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm an entrepreneur with a few profitable online businesses in the fitness industry. I also work on a strict 9-to-5 schedule to ensure that I spend plenty of …

Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

People who seem naturally motivated really are. If you're not, you can motivate yourself.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my …

Neuroscience

5 Excellent Apps to Make This New Year Your Strongest Yet

You don't necessarily need a virtual assistant to offload all your work. Instead, try these five apps to boost your productivity and focus in the new year.<p>In researching the productivity-focused <i>The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur</i>, I discovered one strong truth: The difference between success and …

Productivity

4 Money-Making Habits That Propelled Sara Blakely, Mark Cuban and Tony Robbins to Phenomenal Success

Success is proportionate to your focus on solving people's problems.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The global elites play a different game. Wealth is not created by wishing, manifesting and burning sage. Concrete plans, committed desire and wondrous …

Motivation

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

What You Should Gift Your Significant Other, Based on Their Myers-Briggs Type

Finding the perfect gift for your significant other is no small feat.<p>As the holidays approach, the pressure to find something that’s going to …

Five things that will make you much happier

There’s enough advice on <i>happiness</i> floating around out there to make your head spin. Yet, this is understandable, as everyone is different. What makes …

How Working Smarter -- Not Harder Drives Motivation

There is a lot of research that says we have a limited pool of cognitive resources<p>I'm sure you've come across that old business axiom that says "work smarter, not harder." Whether you're a freelancer, self employed, small business owner, or working nine to five, we're constantly on the lookout for …

Productivity

Superior Emotional Intelligence Comes From This 1 Practice (That Nobody Wants to Do)

If you truly want higher self awareness, do this practice and you'll get it.<p>No matter which successful person I have the honor of learning from, they all mention the same thing--emotional intelligence.<p>Everyone knows that emotional intelligence is important. Thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and …

Emotional Intelligence

Do You Make These Thinking Errors?

Have you ever made a decision that seemed illogical looking back? We’re all highly illogical beings even though we think the opposite!<p>Every person …

Critical Thinking

How Predictive Analytics Can Help Your Business See the Future (Infographic)

An investment in predictive analytics may give your business the competitive advantage it needs.<p>1 min read<p>Your customers are supplying you with data that can help you predict the future. Now more than ever, predictive analytics are becoming available to small businesses looking to get ahead of the …

Big Data

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

The 9 Best Books on Investing to Buy in 2018

Get smart and get rich with these good reads<p>Updated February 06, 2018<p>Whether you’re an experienced trader or you’re thinking about wading in and …

So, What's Your Story? 3 Ways Storytelling Can Help Boost Your Business.

As entrepreneurs, we're all in a perpetual "competitive admissions" game. Stories connect your customers to you.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I served as an admissions officer for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, one thing became …

Business Strategy

Don't Just Thank A Veteran, Invest In One: 5 Ways To Support Military Entrepreneurs

Studies tell us two things about military veterans as business owners:<p>Veterans are more likely to own a business than civilians (those without military experience).<p>Veteran entrepreneurs tend to out-earn civilian entrepreneurs.<p>These well-known truths were repeated in a new study just released last …

Veterans