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Who wants to be a millionaire? Here's how.

It’s not easy, but for many middle-class Canadians it’s a realistic goal to save seven figures<p><i>This story, by Dan Bortolotti, was first published at</i> …

Personal Finance

Opinion: China and other emerging markets stocks are worse investments than the U.S.

According to Wall Street lore, the term “BRICs” was coined by Goldman Sachs in the early 2000s. It wasn’t just the acronym that was catchy to …

Oil

Self-Made Billionaires Prove Piketty Wrong About Wealth

Many of us are aware that 400 billionaires appear on Forbes’ list of the wealthiest Americans, but if you had to guess what percentage of them is self-made, what would you say? A quarter? A third?<p>Before I give you the answer, let me posit which way Thomas Piketty might lean.<p>If you’re unfamiliar …

Income Inequality

Welcome to feudalism, America: How the 1 percent is systematically destroying the middle class

As wealth continues to consolidate at an alarming rate, working stiffs are ever more indebted to the rich<p>The idea of a property-owning democracy has long roots in American political thought. In their book, "The Citizen’s Share," Joseph R. Blasi, Richard B. Freeman and Douglas Kruse argue that the …

Middle-class

The ridiculous reason McDonald's sold Chipotle and missed out on billions of dollars

The burger chain made an investment in Chipotle in 1998 that helped it grow from 14 locations to nearly 500 within seven years. By 2005, McDonald's had a 90% stake in Chipotle's business.<p>But one year later, McDonald's divested its stake and parted ways with the fledgling burrito chain.<p>Now Chipotle …

McDonald's

What selling sketches on the street for $6 taught this millionaire entrepreneur about wealth

But at 18, he was a broke architecture student who didn't have the $800 that he needed to join his friends on a trip to Greece.<p>In his book, "The Millionaire Master Plan," he explains how he raised the money over the course of a week.<p>Living in Cambridge, England, at the time, Hamilton spent a few …

Selling

How to Get Employees Excited to Do Their Work

What keeps you up at night as a manager? Are you worried about hitting your numbers? How to boost the results of lower performers? What about how to keep top performers motivated?<p>We often believe that the most effective way to respond to these concerns is to directly tell our employees what to do. …

Leadership

35 Million Americans Are Making a Big Money Mistake. Don't Be One of Them

According to recent data, up to 35 million American consumers have no credit score whatsoever. While many of these people simply don't like being in debt, not having a credit score can cause problems down the road. Here's how to tell whether you might be in this group and what to do about it if you …

5 Quotes That Will Get You Off the Fence and Taking Action

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re stalled out with a project you’re working on, feeling stagnate in your personal life or simply finding you’re procrastinating instead of tackling that to-do list, inspiration can be a powerful motivator to get you …

Motivation

Q: What makes Finnish teachers so special? A: It’s not brains

David Cameron argues we need to train the smartest to teach. But Finnish universities select only 10% of applicants – and not the cleverest<p>When my niece was finishing school in Finland, more than anything else she wanted to become a primary teacher. Despite her genuine interest in teaching she …

Education

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, 'a true giant of history', dies aged 91

Barack Obama leads tributes to country’s first prime minister, who is credited with building Singapore into one of the world’s wealthiest nations<p>Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who led the city-state for more than three decades, has died aged 91.<p>Lee’s son and current prime minister, Lee …

Asia

3 things millennials want in a career (hint: it’s not more money)

What’s the biggest incentive you can offer a millennial to come work for you instead of your competition? If you answered “more money” you need to …

Employee Engagement

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Do you genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Crisis hangover: Millennials are scared to invest

Wall Street welcomed millennials to the world of investing by showing them the scariest financial crisis since the Great Depression.<p>The economic chaos of 2008, which erupted during the formative years for many young Americans, inflicted scars on millennials that are shaping their investing …

Stock Markets

6 traits successful entrepreneurs share

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a writer at The Idea Village in New Orleans, I've interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, ranging from new founders of fledgling companies to seasoned leaders who have launched several successful businesses.<p>On occasion, I walk out of an interview believing that entrepreneur will change the …

Entrepreneurship

8 super-successful people share their best advice on how to quit a job

But there <i>are</i> smart — and reckless — ways to go about it.<p>LinkedIn recently asked the top minds in business to share their best advice for quitting a job.<p>Here's what Richard Branson, Suze Orman, and six other super-successful people had to say.

Self-improvement

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

Cancer: The mysterious miracle cases inspiring doctors

A few patients have made rare and unexpected recoveries leaving doctors scratching their heads, says David Robson. Can these cases provide vital clues for tackling cancer?<p>It was a case that baffled everyone involved. The 74-year-old woman had initially been troubled by a rash that wouldn’t go away. …

Cancer

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

7 things to do with your money when you get your first real job

With the second one, though, you have a prime opportunity to start setting yourself up for success.<p>"I think it's a big transition," says financial planner Michael Solari. "Especially coming from college, not making any money, to coming home with a paycheck. People's heads spin about what they …

Personal Finance

3 Ways to Cut the Fat From Your Budget—and Save More

Nowadays technology makes it easier to whip your spending into shape.<p><i>Welcome to Day 6 of MONEY’s 10-day Financial Fitness program. You’ve already</i> …

Personal Finance

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary shares the best advice he's ever received

O'Leary, an investor on the hit show "Shark Tank," briefly worked at Nabisco after receiving his MBA in 1980, but decided to build his own television production company, Special Event Television. There was a point when there was "a huge problem" with the business and his partner and cofounder Gerry …

Entrepreneurship
Startups

The best laptops you can buy

Picking out a laptop isn’t easy. It’s hard to really understand whether or not a computer is right for your needs until you’ve actually used it for a while.<p>Maybe it’s a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your …

Banks Beware: TransferWise Raises $58 Million To Go Global

TransferWise, a money transfer startup that uses peer-to-peer technology to charge significantly less than banks to send money abroad, has raised $58 million in new funding from venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz, and at a valuation of $1 billion according to the <i>Financial Times</i>. Andreesen’s …

Venture Capital

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain