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If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Financial Adviser

Confession: I only look at my bank account once a month. I know, I know, I should be checking my balance daily, but I have to admit, I find managing …

8 habits of employees that get promoted

Getting a promotion takes more than just doing your job well. To move up the ladder to the next step of your career, you have to prove to decision …

Employment

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success)

This core skill is the key to unlocking one's full potential.<p>Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of …

Employment

The 5 Best Investment Apps to Download in 2018

Make and save money with these must-have apps<p>Updated March 29, 2018<p>Investment apps are growing to become one of the top options for new investors to …

A Sign of Great Leadership? It's Not About Correcting Mistakes, It's About This One Trait

Letting other people fail? Sure, and you can start by accepting that you are prone to fail as well.<p>Are you known as a <i>fixer</i> at your company? If so, here's a tough lesson to learn. That's only half the battle when it comes to leading others. Fixing problems and addressing your own mistakes puts you …

Emotional Intelligence

34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills

Let your resume speak for you.<p>One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're …

Leadership

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Richard Thaler: 5 crucial money saving and life wisdoms from the 2017 Economic Nobel Prize winner

For much of the 20th century, many economists assumed people behaved rationally and in their own self-interest. If a person goes to the store and is …

Mindfulness matters: 4 ways to be more present in your life - TODAY.com

You may be hearing the word “mindfulness” a lot lately and wondering what it's about. Mindfulness simply means being grounded and present in your day-to-day. Instead of worrying about what’s going to happen or what’s already happened, you’re rooted in what’s actually happening.<p>Most people think …

Mindfulness

The ultimate beginner's guide to trading online

Online trading gives you an opportunity be your own boss, set your work hours, work from home (or the beach), and make as much money as you want without the artificial cap placed on salaries.<p>However, beginner traders often have a hard time understanding how the market works – the information …

A beginner's guide to investing in the stock market like a non-beginner

Most people who abstain from investing in the stock market do so because they believe it’s too confusing and risky to ever pay off for them. But …