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Three Finance Books to Help Anyone Get Better With Money

stevepb / Pixabay<p>Have you ever read any finance books? No matter who you are or where you are in life, learning more about money is always a good …

Personal Finance

I built my net worth to over $500,000 in 4 years — here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

1/<p>1. Make a budget and track your spending<p>Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>Tracking your spending and creating a budget is a must. Most people don't know …

Personal Finance

Budgets and spending: 6 personal finance habits everyone should be following

These tips will help you spend less and save more. Talk about a win-win.<p>Though Americans are slowly but surely ramping up their savings game, most are still falling short in that arena. An estimated 57% of U.S. adults have less than $1,000 available in savings, while 39% have absolutely no savings …

Personal Finance

This Bipartisan Bill Could Change Americans' Retirement Options

Lawmakers want to encourage more small businesses to offer retirement plans.<p>Saving for retirement is undoubtedly a challenge for most Americans, …

Retirement

How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets

You're probably used to sorting your garbage into bins: green for paper, or blue for plastic and glass. But when it comes to electronics, we're still used to selling those off or tossing them into the trash heap. Unfortunately, our gadget addiction has real consequences for the planet, making it …

Sustainability

2 Terrible Stocks for Retirees

Do you really want to own money-losing businesses with lousy debt ratings and/or no shareholder say?<p>Once you retire, investing intelligently takes on …

Investing

The Uncomfortable Truth About Entrepreneurship That Nobody Wants To Talk About

Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey filled with ups, downs, and a few directions you never knew existed. But is it your journey?<p>I often liken the entrepreneurial journey to parenting; no matter how much you study it, observe it in others, ask for advice, prepare for it, or convince yourself that …

Entrepreneurship

College graduates: Here's how to set yourself up for a life of financial success on Day 1

I meet lots of people who claim to live the “no regrets” lifestyle. I fancy them liars.<p>I know, with almost certainty, that they regret what they didn’t do with their first paycheck. They also regret ignoring the finite nature of their income and the period of time in which they’re able to earn …

Retirement

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

Investing

3 Unknown but Amazing Dividend Stocks

This panel of investors has identified three underrated dividend stocks that could do great things for your portfolio.<p><b>AT&T</b>. <b>ExxonMobil</b>. <b>Philip Morris</b>. …

Investing

How to Fill Yourself With Real Confidence (Instead of Just Pretending)

Real confidence means going beyond just standing straight and repeating positive mantras.<p>You know the standards like great body language and questioning the inner critic yammering in your head. Yet, your confidence still isn't as strong as you'd like it. What else can you do to feel capable of …

Self-help

4 Simple Words That Will Make You a Better Critical Thinker

Few questions expose the limits of one's knowledge quite like these four words do.<p><i>How can we develop our critical thinking abilities? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Allen Lobo,</b> …

Critical Thinking

Why You Should Hire a Financial Planner, Even if You’re Not Rich

If the very idea of financial planning makes you break out in hives, you’re not alone. A new study found that perceived financial well-being — feeling secure about not only the state of your current situation but how well you’ve planned for the future — holds the key to your overall well-being. …

Personal Finance

4 Budgeting Apps That Stop You From Bleeding Money

Spot trends faster, make smarter decisions more often, and keep more of your money.<p>For me, it’s all about the pie chart. There are all sorts of …

Personal Finance

How to avoid being ripped off by a dodgy financial planner

Beth Spence remembers when Bradley Sherwin, a Brisbane financial planner, paid a house visit to meet her and her husband Mick, who was recovering …

Finance

If you bought any of these electronics from 2001 to 2011, you could be sitting on a gold mine

Residents of the good old U.S. of A., we have some great news. If you bought one or more phones, laptops, or tablets between January 1, 2000, and May 31, 2011, you could be eligible for a BIG payout. (And if any of these things are in your attic, you're sitting on a gold mine.)<p>A class action …

Batteries

3 Dividend Stocks That Pay You More Than IBM Does

Big Blue's dividend yield looks attractive after a recent decline. But these three companies will pay you even more.<p>Shares of <b>IBM</b> (NYSE:IBM) fell more …

Investing

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

Imagine this: You’re a general manager for a manufacturing company and orders are up. You know you should be celebrating, but instead, you feel gut punched. Your plants are facing severe capacity and material constraints and you know you can’t fill these orders. Now you have to decide which ones to …

Management

How to Be Prepared for When Everything Goes Wrong

Don't assume anything. Plan ahead. Don't trust technology.<p>Nearly twenty years ago, one of the first companies I worked for out of college decided to hold its annual office meeting outdoors.<p>And not just in <i>any</i> outdoor location. To turn up the dial to "11" on the inspirational mood level--to borrow …

Hiking

Top 10 common habits of high achievers

I have spent the past fifteen years paying attention to the habits, mindset, rituals, processes and decision-making of high achievers who became very …

Self-improvement

No Retirement Savings and Nearly Out of Time? Here's How to Compensate

Countless older workers are about to end their careers without money in the bank. Here's what to do if you're one of them.<p>Though we're told to …

Retirement

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

3 Stocks to Hold for the Next 20 Years

When you plan to hold a stock for decades, only the best will do.<p>Holding a stock for decades, through brutal ups and downs, is hard. The temptation …

Investing

Kanye West Just Offered the Best Career Advice You'll Hear This Week

The fashion designer, rapper and all-around famous person has decided to give advice. Lots of it. And some of it's good.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Everyone's trying to help you.<p>At least, that's how it seems with the number …

Business Strategy

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

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Project Management

Elon Musk Just Gave the World's Best Productivity Advice in a Single, Short Sentence

And we all owe him a debt of gratitude for pointing out the obvious.<p>Leave it to Elon Musk to get to the heart of the matter. In a recent memo directed to Tesla employees, Musk described a number of actions that he plans to take to improve the company's performance, particularly in regard to the …

Tesla

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

Self-improvement

Successful Leadership Propels This Boston Startup's Rapid Growth

Success comes from happy people with a "growth mindset" -- thinking up ways to make things better for customers, testing the ideas, and adjusting based on feedback.<p>An MIT-educated CEO is leading a fast-growing company by keeping people happy.<p>Last July I interviewed, Stefania Mallett, who holds a …

Computer Science

How Firing 1 Employee Nearly Doubled My Company's Productivity

One of my employees was regularly late to work. Sadly--but not surprisingly--she was late to her own firing, too.<p>Company culture is a strange thing: If you don't proactively work to shape it, it will shape itself. Two years ago, I had an employee who was consistently late to work. Alexandria was an …

Times Square

How Much Does It Cost to Trade and Invest in Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin — cryptocurrencies are some of today’s most popular investments.<p>These global, digital currencies have rapidly …

Cryptocurrency