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5 Investment Mistakes Even Smart People Make

by / ⠀Personal Finance / September 5, 2013

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? A lot of smart people ask themselves that question, especially as they struggle to keep up with the bills and worry about an inadequately funded retirement. In my work consulting with entrepreneurs, I commonly find that they spend so much time juggling the competing demands of their business that they take little time to analyze their personal saving, spending, and…

13 Ways to Fit Travel Into Your Summer Schedule

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance Travel / August 14, 2013

Question: As an entrepreneur, how are you finding time/budget for travel this summer? (name one tip)   1. Make for a Happy Homecoming “This summer, I’ve gone to Denver, L.A., Nevada, Orlando and Montreal so far! The key is planning the week of your return in advance. Don’t take any meetings; instead, spend that first morning easing back into your flow. Catch up on your emails and assignments.…

The Biggest Finance Mistakes Young Professionals Make

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance / August 11, 2013

It is unfortunate that many young professionals do not worry about financial affairs. This is especially true for those in their 20s who feel that they are simply too young to dwell on financial decisions and planning. And then, when they are ready to get their finances in order, they often find themselves up to their ears in debt. However, there are ways to get beyond these problems…

How to Handle Student Loan Debt

by / ⠀Personal Finance / August 10, 2013

After the graduation festivities come to an end, the weight of student debt often starts to set in. Thousands of dollars in loans loom over you and putting together a plan to manage debt feels impossible, which is why we’ve broken the process into five simple steps. Grab your laptop or smartphone, and let’s get started. 1. Look at the Big Picture Your first step to handling debt…

10 Ways to Start Investing in Your Own Retirement

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance Startup Advice / August 1, 2013

Q. If you actively invest in your own retirement, what’s one tip you have for other young entrepreneurs to get started? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live…

Beating Back the Debt (and Anything Else Life Throws at You)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Finance / July 22, 2013

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~ Henry Ford Last month the American Psychology Association released a survey that confirmed millennials  reported higher stress levels than the national average, causing many to dub it as the most stressed out generation in America. Concerns about debt, low wages, lack of employment and lack of health care…

Money Tips: 10 Best Personal Finance Books of All-Time

by / ⠀Personal Finance / June 18, 2013

Money management is one of the most important skills a young person can develop. Unfortunately, many people lack even the most basic money management skills for one reason or another. It’s why we see so many problems with credit card debt, loans and lack of retirement planning. In most cases the skills needed to fix things are very simple and can be picked up very quickly. The below…

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