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What Should My Net Worth Be At Age 30, 40, 50, 60?

Everything is relative when it comes to money. If we all have a net worth of $1,000,000, then nobody is truly rich. As such, we must first get an …

Retirement

10 Easy, Veggie-Packed Dinners You Can Make Tonight

We all have those days when we feel so tired and lazy that the thought of assembling dinner feels daunting. A wholesome meal, packed with …

Cooking

24 Top-Ranked, Affordable Franchises You Can Buy for $25,000 or Less

These low-cost franchises are worth your time, energy and investment.<p>Associate Editor, Contributed Content<p>Let's face it: Starting a business can be expensive, and most people don't have a million dollars to invest to get their business up and running.<p>The good news is that you don't need <i></i>that kind of …

Small Business

Teach Yourself Online Marketing With This Simple Technique

Want to learn how to market your business? Start small.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing is an essential part of any growing business. If you want to teach yourself the craft, either to implement marketing strategies yourself or to know who will make a great …

Marketing

No, Your Incognito Browser Isn’t Actually Private. Here's How to Safely Surf the Internet

Because investing in your online privacy has never been more critical.<p>With data breaches like the Equifax hack becoming more common, investing in …

Information Systems

194 Photo Editing Tools and Apps You Should Know

Hello, photographers. Here’s a giant list of 194 photo editing tools and apps you can use in your photography.<p>I started this research for my project …

5 Best Web Practices To Grow Your Small Business Online

We all know that more and more people are utilizing the web when it comes to making a decision on choosing which products and services to buy. And yet, it’s hard to believe that there’s still a good amount of businesses that aren’t honing in on this online trend.<p>In fact, 29% of small businesses …

Small Business

The best workout routine for losing weight — according to an exercise physiologist

The perfect exercise routine involves the right mix of cardiovascular and strength training. Heather Milton, a senior exercise physiologist at NYU Langone Health, discusses how to get in shape with the right balance. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>The exercises you want to choose to …

Exercise

10 Marketing Influencers That Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From

Keep up with the trending social media topics with these influencers.<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Digital marketing constantly changes. New trends like behavior-based email workflows, multivariate testing and influencer marketing are …

Marketing

This Is How Long You Really Need to Hold a Plank to See Results | Men's Health

As a general guideline, Doug Sklar, a certified personal trainer and founder of PhilanthroFIT in New York City, recommends striving to do three sets of up to 60 seconds. “It’s OK to start with shorter sets and work up to 60 seconds,” he says.<p>Plus, shorter planks can still give you a solid workout, …

This simple mistake could help you find cheap flights, according to a man who frequently flies first and business class for free

As owner of air miles site God Save the Points, he spends his time travelling the globe in first class, writing about the latest hacks in the travel industry. He even once bagged a free ride on a private jet.<p>But while the power of air miles is widely recognised, Ott says there's another, largely …

Travel Industry

These 5 Financial Apps Will Help You Save Thousands Of Dollars Every Year

Being from the 21st century and a part of the millennial era, virtually everything is going mobile. Whether it’s getting a lift on the countless ride sharing apps like Uber, making a late night dinner reservation or ordering lunch to be delivered straight to your door, and even booking a last …

Personal Finance

How do you become a millionaire? Here are 7 ways to end up with $1 million.

Becoming a millionaire might seem like a pipe dream, but it’s certainly not impossible. At the end of 2016, there were actually 10.8 million …

Personal Finance

The first five steps to a healthy life, with The Lean Machines

John Chapman and Leon Bustin, a.k.a The Lean Machines, are personal trainers for a modern generation.<p>Using the power of apps and Youtube to help whip their clients into shape, this charismatic duo are more than aware that our hectic modern lives are less than conducive to strict exercise …

How one woman beat the big banks: The amazing, true story about how Wall Street’s mortgage fraud unraveled

Sued by a giant bank, Lisa Epstein didn’t have many options. Then she found the small print that changed everything<p>None of Lisa Epstein’s options for dealing with her foreclosure seemed very attractive. She could try the Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, which President Obama announced …

Corruption

Google's Project Ara proves LG was right about modular phones

Project Ara, Google’s modular phone, will be available this Fall for developers. It’ won’t be the original modular phone moonshot we were sold on, though; in fact, it feels a little bit like a bait-and-switch.<p>Rather than a completely open framework, Project Ara hardware will have static RAM, SoC, …

20 travel hacks that will save you money on your next trip

That's why we've pulled together 20 tricks for your next trip, inspired by this Quora list on hacks that have scored travelers large savings.<p>From secret ways to snag cheap flights to apps that give you access to free international calling without WiFi, here are 20 ways you can avoid overpaying the …

Air Travel

9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills

Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine …

Business Technology

How different networking standards are competing to connect the Internet of Things

BI Intelligence's new IoT Networks Report examines these different networking technologies, their pros and cons, and how well they are positioned for future growth in the IoT market. We also outline how different networks are best suited for connecting specific types of IoT devices, including …

Internet of Things

9 Top Platforms for Finding a Mentor in 2016 | Inc.com

Mentors can give a business the support it needs while an entrepreneur works to reach new customers and grow. Many startup founders have learned that by working with a mentor, they enjoy a collaboration through which they can learn and grow. They usually also gain access to a much more experienced …

Business Administration

25 Visual Content Marketing Tools To Engage Your Audience

Visual content marketing skyrocketed in the recent years. Brands are looking for ways to enrich their digital storytelling and market their products. Photos, videos and infographics are crucial in bringing experiences to life.<p>According to CMO Council, 65% of senior marketing executives believe that …

Infographics

Quick and Easy Recipes For Beginners

Not the next Gordon Ramsay? Have no fear. Rather than resort to takeout, why not save money and put your kitchen to use by whipping up an epic home-cooked meal? From quick dinners to potluck dishes to mouth-watering desserts, we’ve got you covered. Check out this mega list of easy-peasy recipes. …

Cooking

Ultimate Sicily

THE ITINERARY<p>Day 1<p>Fly into Catania - it’s an easy 40-minute drive from here to <b>Relais Monaci delle Terre Nere</b>, a laid-back, eco-friendly boutique hotel on an ancient Sicilian country estate, with an excellent farm-to-table restaurant.<p>Views and volcanoes: Etna & Taormina<p>Day 2<p>If you arrived on an …

The Introvert’s Guide To Painless Personal Branding

If you prefer to keep to yourself, the idea of marketing yourself can feel really uncomfortable. But it’s still possible. Here’s how.<p>Hi, my name is Claire, and I’m an introvert. Despite being passionate about marketing and loving the challenge of telling other people’s stories, I struggle with the …

Marketing

Machine Learning: The Top Five Languages Paving The Future

<b>The Top Five Languages Paving The Future Of Machine Learning by Mauricio Prinzlau</b><p>The future of machine learning seems to be very bright, with leaping …

3,000 bankers, techies, and investors held a summit in Europe this week — here's what everyone was talking about

The sister conference in Las Vegas is already well established and, thanks to that brand, Money2020 managed to attract an estimated 3,000 people to Copenhagen over 4 days.<p>There were banks, startups, unicorns, investors, smartphone makers, payment companies, and, uh, Google, however you categorise …

Apple Pay

I earn over $5,000 a month traveling the world — here's how travel blogs really make money

When people ask me what I do for a living and I reply, "I'm a travel blogger," I can pretty much see the confusion in their faces.<p>They're thinking, <i>How can a blog make money? Isn't that just a hobby? Who pays you? How much can you really make?</i><p>Based on my own experience — and those of many other …

Travel

10 schoolboy mistakes you're making in the gym

If you're wondering why the herculean assault on the treadmill and weight rack haven't yielded the promised results, perhaps these schoolboy errors are to blame ...<p>1. THE MISTAKE: RESTING FOR TOO LONG<p>Still fiddling with Twitter between sets? You’re ruining your results. True, if you’re trying to …

Europe's 10 cheapest beach resorts for 2016

6 Ways Companies Can Leverage Machine Learning Algorithms

No longer the exclusive domain of data-reliant businesses like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, Machine learning has been making its way to the masses …