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The 5 Rules of Personal Finance That Everyone Should Memorize

When East Carolina University dismissed for the semester on April 28 this year, 500 students left campus $100,000 <i>richer</i>.<p>What did these undergrads …

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

5 lies people tell themselves about saving for retirement

April is Financial Literacy Month, but you’re not going to celebrate it.<p>There won’t be cake in the office or television specials to watch. Were it …

The Crucial Difference Between A Good Person And A Good Leader

<i>[This post is part of a series examining several common, cherished myths about management and leadership.]</i><p>We all want great leaders to admire. Many of us want to become great leaders ourselves. And all of us want better leadership for our institutions and our society.<p>Let me continue to argue in …

How To Buy Photography Gear Without Breaking the Bank

Let’s face it; photography is a very expensive hobby. If you’re looking to get into the profession (or become a serious hobbyist), you’ll find that …

Best and Worst Terms for Your Résumé

In a recent CareerBuilders survey, over 2,200 hiring managers were asked to rank the terms they typically see in resumes as good or bad terms to use. The results are worth noting if you are currently submitting résumés for job opportunities.<p><b>The 15 Best Résumé Terms</b><p>These are the 15 terms those …

Employment

How To Raise Financially Savvy Kids

"Parents do great teaching kids good manners and how to be safe, make their beds and be culturally savvy," says Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and author of recently released Raising Financially Confident Kids. "But so very often parents neglect the most important thing of all—to prepare them …

6 Retirement Savings Pitfalls To Avoid

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>So you say you’re already contributing to a 401(k) or some other type of retirement account? Congratulations—you’re working on making your future self very happy. That’s because the secret to retirement savings is that you can’t make up for lost time.<p>And …

Teach Your Daughters Money Lessons They Will Never Forget

When you teach your children about money, you have to be aware of the unspoken messages you impart to them — especially to your daughters.<p>My parents always told me that the sky was the limit, and that I could be anything I wanted — but their actions told me something different. When my brother was …

Money Lies We Tell Ourselves

So much of personal finance is mental. We know that we should be spending less than we earn and saving as much as possible but actually following …

Banks | Find the Best Banks | GOBankingRates

Banks not only keep the country operating effectively but also make it possible for consumers to efficiently manage their daily financial tasks.<p>With …

Here's The Difference Between Someone Who Starts Saving At 25 Vs. Someone Who Starts At 35

If you want to have a comfortable retirement, it is very important to begin saving early. It's a point that can't be reiterated enough.<p>Here is another example why.<p>Consider two hypothetical savers, Emily and Dave. Emily puts $200 per month into a retirement account with an estimated 6% rate of …

Retirement

Warren Buffett Reveals His No. 1 Investment Strategy That Anyone Can Follow

Warren Buffett has made his fortune by investing; his net worth stands at $53.5 billion, as estimated by Forbes, gained through a lifetime spent …

Trick Photography and Special Effects E-Book

An open letter to anybody wanting to take better photographs today:<p>Read on to discover...<p>"Who Else Wants To Learn How To Use<p>The Top Secret …

Photography

Here's How Far In Advance You Should Book A Flight

The airfare shopping site CheapAir.com monitored more than 4 million fares in 2013 to answer the age-old question: How far in advance should you book your plane ticket?<p>For the average domestic flight, booking 54 days in advance will offer the cheapest fare.<p>But CheapAir's CEO Jeff Klee told Business …

Flying