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4 Types of Ecommerce Business Model You Might Consider

There’s a lot more to ecommerce than meets your eye. When it comes to online selling, most of us picture a website like Amazon, but there are dozens of different business models that entrepreneurs use, with varying levels of success.<p><b>Ecommerce: Leveling the Playing Field</b><p>From the start, the Internet …

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

The Trump Psych Debate: Is It Wrong To Say He's Mentally Ill?

Is Donald Trump mentally unwell, and if so, should anything be done about it? If you’re psychologist John Gartner, the answer to that question is such a resounding “yes” that the obvious response is an online petition summoning your colleagues to demand Trump’s removal from office.<p>Gartner, who …

Five tips for investing in your 30s

In your 20s, funding your 401(k) might have sounded like a good goal … for your 30s. Now that your 30s are here, you may be nervously noticing the countless articles on the virtues of investing in your 20s.<p>Don't worry. You're definitely not too old to reap the benefits of investing. Getting started …

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016

From politics shows to horror series, highlights from a year of listening<p>Gone are the days of explaining what a podcast is: The arrival of money to the form and a continued increase in listeners has led to another banner year and the premiere of hundreds of shows to suit any listener’s audio …

TV

The 10 Most Useful Car Hacks You Can Learn From YouTube

From de-icing door locks to getting more gas in your tank, here are a few tricks for getting the most out of your car.<p>Owning a car means investing in it—not only your money, but also your free time. Fortunately, just as home innovations abound, the DIY spirit is alive and well in the automotive …

6 Inventions That Are Changing the World Right Now | Inc.com

X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging have allowed doctors to glimpse beneath our skin for sometime, but imagine having a real-time view in unprecedented detail to check soft tissues for cancer or look for clogged arteries. It's just one of over a dozen inventions and inventors nominated for the …

Inventions

Build This Simple Storage Station for Your Cordless Drill

Keep your cordless drills and impacts charged and ready for action with this easy to build storage station.<p>It's a shame to keep your cordless power tools hidden away in their molded cases, as it takes longer to find the tool you need and you might find the battery is not charged up. This …

Woodworking

Corporate Growth for the Sake of Corporate Growth

Businesses feel an unending need to expand because the economy is currently programmed for accumulation, not distribution.<p>On at least one level, Bernie Sanders remains right: Billionaires are getting richer as everyone else gets poorer. Yes, the top one-tenth of 1 percent own nearly as much wealth …

Economics

If you want to be more successful, stop networking

The biggest reason why connecting with people benefits you is simple: It allows you to extend your reach further, which in turn allows your ideas to make a much bigger impact.<p>The result is that you achieve your goals a lot faster with a few key friends to help you out than if it is just you, …

The single most effective way to get rich, according to a 90-year-old personal-finance classic

That's what George S. Clason preaches throughout his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon," a collection of parables from the wealthiest city of the ancient world: Babylon.<p>Clason opens with the story of Arkad — the son of a humble merchant, of a large family with no hope of …

7 cool financial technologies we wish were big in the US

The USA is at the forefront of this, with $31.6 billion invested in fintech over the last 5 years. But there are still some innovative ideas and companies that have yet to make it big in America.<p>We've rounded up some of the most exciting and innovative fintech businesses set up outside of the US. …

A $1.5 billion startup that’s been hiring a bunch of ex-Salesforce execs is growing like crazy

The company's been making a lot of headlines for its growth and predictive technology, but it's also known for its recent hiring spree — particularly for bringing in a bunch of executives who were once a major part of Salesforce, the $50 billion cloud software maker.<p>In the past year alone, …

This Is How Millionaires View Money — and Why It’s Successful

Doesn’t it seem like the rich keep getting richer while the middle class is stuck in the same old spot?<p>Economic inequality is a hot topic right now, …

7 Money Secrets the Rich Don't Want You to Know

What's the secret to wealth? GOBankingRates divulges the money-building tips you won't hear from the ultra-rich.<p>Ask most personal finance experts and …

The West Point Professor Who Contemplated a Coup

After calling his intellectual opponents treasonous, and allegedly exaggerating his credentials, a controversial law professor resigns from the United States Military Academy.<p>On Monday, West Point law professor William C. Bradford resigned after <i>The Guardian</i> reported that he had allegedly inflated …

National Security

Business Not As Usual: The Millennial Social Entrepreneur

Millennials are now the largest segment of the U.S. labor market according to Pew Research, and they are pushing back on “business as usual” in corporate America today, says a recent article featured on MPR News. Profit, profit, and more profit is not a good enough motive for this new professional …

In Spain, Entire Villages Are Up For Sale — And They're Going Cheap

Every August, Spain's countryside comes alive with fiestas.<p>A jolly trombone player prances through a crowd of revelers in Cantalejo, a small town about 1 1/2 hours' drive north of Madrid. But the hubbub is deceiving — because hardly anyone actually lives here. People come one week a year to party …

These 5 Billion-Dollar Companies Were Just Supposed to Be Side Businesses

What if you could turn your hobby into a billion-dollar business? These five founders did exactly that.<p>In today's startup scene, the phrase "fail fast" is thrown around a lot.<p>We're constantly reminded of the importance of creating a minimum viable product, market testing it, and throwing it away if …

Check out these 7 awesome companies from 500 Startups' latest class

At today’s demo day for the 13th batch of the 500 Startups accelerator program, 28 companies stepped up to show off their four months of hard work to VCs, angels, and discerning journalism folk.<p>This batch, located in Mountain View (500 Startups also offers accelerator programs in San Francisco and …

5 Top Retirement Havens Where Real Estate Purchase Comes With Residency

When you buy a piece of property overseas, it can sometimes come with an important bonus -- it can open the door to foreign residency. When it does, you not only have a second home in the traditional sense, but you've got a second home in a broader sense as well ... a place where, when you go …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Russian hackers reportedly hacked into the Pentagon and the email system used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.</b> The service has been offline for around two weeks.<p><b>2. Tesla shares are getting slammed.</b> Its stock price was down 7% yesterday.<p><b>3. China is setting up police outposts at major internet</b> …

Interview: Duane Jackson Talks Prison Life To Startup Life, And His Multimillion Pound Exit

Earlier this week I got on a call with Duane Jackson, founder of online accounting company KashFlow, which in late 2013 was acquired by Iris Software, making Jackson a millionaire “many times over.”<p>His story is both unusual and inspiring; he tells it with refreshing candour in his recently released …

Biotech company launched by L.A. billionaire Soon-Shiong soars on Wall Street

A biotechnology company launched by billionaire Los Angeles doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong is soaring in its initial offering on Wall Street.<p>NantKwest Inc. shares were up more than 30% in early trading Tuesday. The company, based in L.A., intends to market new treatments for several types of cancer …

Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I send out once or twice a week. This is my annual attempt to bring some of those …

Journalism

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

Verizon's Massive East Coast FiOS Scandal: 41 Percent Coverage Using 'Weasel Room' Math

<b>Summer Reading:</b> <i>"The Book of Broken Promises; $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net"</i><p><b>Definition of "Weasel Room":</b> Using specific terms, words or phrases with 'selective' accounting to distort, puff up or obfuscate the facts.<p>Verizon harmed America's East Coast; not just in one or two states, …

Autonomous cars will destroy millions of jobs and reshape the US economy by 2025

Most people—experts included—seem to think that the transition to driverless vehicles will come slowly over the coming few decades, and that large hurdles exist for widespread adoption. I believe that this is significant underestimation.<p>Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near …

Ridesharing

Billionaire Investors Reveal Their Biggest and Best Stocks

Last week a roster of the best and most influential investors in the world gave us a glimpse into their minds and their portfolios. Once a year, the heavyweights of the investing world converge on Lincoln Center in the Upper West side of New York City to give their money, their time and some of …

Investing