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The 1 Thing to Do If You Want to Grow Your Startup Quickly: Hire a CFO | Inc.com

What is the most common reason start-ups die? They run out of cash.<p>In a steady, predictable business, it may seem like a simple thing to create a financial plan and stick to it. But start-ups are neither steady nor predictable. They operate in a constant state of flux. The last thing you want as a …

Startups

CBO's Secret: 73% Of Coverage Difference Between Obamacare & GOP Bills Driven By Individual Mandate

If you’ve read a newspaper or watched cable news in the last month, you’ve probably seen someone say that the Senate GOP health care bill would “kick 22 million Americans off of their health insurance.” But it’s not true. New information from the Congressional Budget Office—leaked to me by a …

Health Care

How Storytelling Helps Business Connect With Customers and Drive Growth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you tell a story, three things happen in your brain -- your memories are triggered, the emotions associated with those memories are triggered and you want to take action. And in your reader’s brain, the same three things happen -- …

5 Insurance Questions To Ask Before You Buy A Car

Auto insurance is often an afterthought for people buying cars. After all, choosing the right vehicle and negotiating a good deal can take substantial time and research. You may think the only insurance question to ask is, “How much will it cost to insure this thing?” But asking a few more …

Personal Finance

The Do's and Don'ts of an Effective Referral-Marketing Program

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In many businesses, referrals are viewed as an organic byproduct of the company successfully doing its job. If you exceed customer expectations, it’s natural to assume they’ll return the favor by singing your praises to their networks. If …

Debt Dodgers: Meet the Americans Who Moved to Europe and Went AWOL on Their Student Loans

Some cash-strapped former students are choosing to leave America behind in order to avoid paying off their giant debts.<p>It's difficult to overstate how crushing America's student loan debt situation is. The amount of money adults in the US owe due to educations is over $1.3 trillion and jumps up by …

It hasn't been this bad for the car-insurance industry in 15 years, and it's all the strong economy's fault

One could assume that as the auto industry boomed in 2015, breaking decades-old sales records, it would portend a positive trend for the auto-insurance industry.<p>Nope.<p>"Our proprietary 'Pure Premium Spread', which measures underlying profitability for the personal auto insurance industry, weakened to …

Tax Benefits And Strategies: Health Insurance For The Self-Employed

With the deadline for enrolling in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace looming, I’ve heard from many of my self-employed clients and friends that are facing huge rate increases this year and others who are choosing to go without insurance because the penalty is less than …

Retirement

Is the Bible's description of heaven real? What near death experiences tell us

The Bible has always claimed that Heaven is real, and now thousands who have died and returned believe it too.<p>After researching nearly 1,000 accounts of people who died, were resuscitated, and lived to report a near death experience (NDE) of the afterlife, I wrote my book "Imagine Heaven." In it, I …

This Is The Ultimate Budgeting Tool For 2016

Because money is what buys more pizza.

Budgeting

How to save money on home insurance – 15 frugal tips

One of the biggest expenses any home owner faces is home insurance. And it comes around every year or every month, depending on how you have it set …

Personal Finance

The Perils of Taking Possession Before Closing

Timing your move out of one house and into another is a delicate feat that might seem as tricky as determining the next GOP presidential nominee. Trickier, even! In addition to the usual stress of packing and arranging to have your things transported (we're talking about housing again), you also …

Home Tips: Understanding Home Warranty vs. Home Insurance

Posted by Staff writer on Nov 04, 2015 09:00 AM EST<p>more big<p>Owning a property is not an in end in itself. A residential property for example may …

Personal Finance

Telematics Explained: What It Is, And How It's Changing Home Insurance

Telematics already is making inroads into auto insurance, and it could be coming soon to a home near you – even yours. What's telematics? It's the …

Telematics

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How to Get Your Finances in Order in 1 Hour

This is going to be extremely straight-forward.<p>I’m going to give you each step to get your finances in order.<p>At the end of one hour, you’re going to …

5 Minor Disasters Your Home Insurance Policy Won't Cover

You know your home insurance policy has your back in case a burglar breaks in, a fire breaks out, or a number of other disasters -- listed in the fine print -- overtake you. But what happens when <i>minor</i> catastrophes strike? Who pays for the costly damage from a power outage or a wild animal?<p>Before …

Understanding Home Warranty Vs. Home Insurance

<i>by Jacklyn Renz</i><p>The home buying process can be an overwhelming one. At the end of the day, the right thing to do is to protect what is most likely …

Personal Finance

Why Safer Cars Might Not Save You A Dime On Car Insurance

If you want to protect yourself and your passengers on the road, it makes sense to choose a car with stellar safety ratings. But a prestigious safety award doesn’t necessarily translate into lower car insurance premiums.<p>It might seem counterintuitive, but the safety of a vehicle for its passengers …

Car Insurance

5 Key Benefits of Comprehensive Auto Insurance

Comprehensive auto insurance sounds like a great deal. After all, who wouldn’t want an auto insurance policy that’s “comprehensive”?<p>Surprisingly, comprehensive coverage pays to repair only a few, very narrowly defined problems — but these problems can be costly.<p>Here are five key benefits of …

Health Care

The Sports Bubble Is About to Pop

Don’t buy ESPN’s PR talk that its 7 million-household dip in subscribers is just a blip. It’s for real, and it will have serious consequences for the …

Carly Fiorina opposes paid maternity leave mandate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Carly Fiorina says she's glad some companies are offering paid maternity leave -- but the government shouldn't mandate it.<p>"I'm not saying I oppose paid maternity leave. What I'm saying is I oppose the federal government mandating paid maternity leave to every company out there," …

Government

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

Activehours Raises Seed Financing To End Payday Lending

Payday lending services are among the worst of the bad actors in the financial services industry in the U.S. today, charging people who have the least means and greatest needs the most usurious fees for their services.<p>Regulators have been trying to rein in the industry since their explosion in the …

Why Your Resume Is Extinct | Inc.com

Leonardo da Vinci created the first professional resume in 1482. Resumes haven’t changed much over the past 500 years. It’s time for them to go the way of the typewriter.<p>Traditional business resumes and curriculum vitae (CV) are still flat, dry and two-dimensional tools that no longer reflect our …

Employment

Extreme Races: 10 Mind-Blowing Marathons (Photos)

Running 26.2 miles is crazy to begin with. So why not do it in one of the most extreme—and spectacular—places around? Sign up for a race across the …

Too good to be true? Airo wristband says it tracks calories consumed, not just burned

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>All kinds of new health trackers monitor your activity to tell you how many steps you’ve taken and the number of calories …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

The Best Breakfast to Eat for Weight Loss

By the end of the study, the large-breakfast group had lost two and a half times more weight and 4.6 more inches from their waists than the women who ate their largest meals in the evening. But it gets better: The big-breakfast eaters also had lower levels of bad cholesterol and higher levels of …

God Sent An Angel To Rescue People From A Car Crash

Proper FHB faithhub_belowtitle<p>For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. – Psalm 91:11<p>After a terrible car accident …

Faith