12 Expenses Successful People Don’t Waste Time or Money On

Aside from the occasional indulgence, most financially successful people keep a close eye on their budgets and bank balances. July 3, 2018 11 min read This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates People have struck it rich by launching social media startups, inspiring wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns and writing wizard-themed best-selling books. But most successful people have far more boring backstories of accumulating wealth through savvy spending and smart saving strategies. Related: How Richard Branson Built His $5.1 Billion Fortune Aside from the occasional indulgence, most financially successful people keep a close eye on their budgets and bank balances. They rarely waste money on goods and services that don’t offer much in return. See below for which items to cut from your budget and get expert tips on how to manage your money better. (By Charlene Oldham) Lottery tickets Image credit: Icatnews / Shutterstock.com If you truly want to strike it rich, don’t play the lottery. This […]

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How Richard Branson Built His $5.1 Billion Fortune

Take a look at the Virgin Group founder’s career. June 26, 2018 6 min read This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates Virgin Group founder Richard Branson isn’t your average billionaire. Instead of living in a big city penthouse or a sprawling estate, the fun-loving tycoon makes his home in the British Virgin Islands. He prefers jeans and board shorts over suits and, despite his status as Sir Richard Branson, he’d rather be called Richard. Related: Elon Musk’s Essential Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Fascinating to say the least, the self-made billionaire behind Virgin Airlines has a sunny disposition that draws others toward him. Take a look at Branson’s spectacular business success and fortune. (By Gabrielle Olya) Richard Branson net worth: $5.1B Image credit: Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images Seemingly born to be an entrepreneur, Richard Branson started his first business, a student magazine, when he was just 15 years old. In 1970, he opened his first business […]

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Elon Musk's Essential Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

See what you can learn from one of the most iconic businessmen. Read_more Related posts: The Elon Musk Way of Persevering in the Face of Adversity How Much It Would Cost Elon Musk to Become the World’s Next Willy Wonka (Infographic) Should Entrepreneurs Start With a Reputation or an Idea? 14 Personal Branding Tips for Aspiring Freelancers 5 Essential Tips for Attorney SEO Aspiring Entrepreneur? Consider Perfecting Something That’s Already Built What It’s Really Like to Work for Elon Musk What Are Vision and Mission Statements and Why Having Them Is Essential

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10 Secrets to Starting Your Own Small Business

Entrepreneur and creator of Business Boutique Christy Wright shares her tips. June 12, 2018 5 min read This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates Christy Wright is the creator of Business Boutique — a business that equips women to make money doing what they love. Last year, she wrote the best-selling book Business Boutique to give women a step-by-step guide on how to start, run and grow their businesses to the level they want. Related: 15 Weekend Jobs and Side Gigs to Boost Your Income “As a certified business coach and a Ramsey Personality, I travel the country helping women pursue their passions by helping them move past fear, let go of mom guilt, set goals and succeed,” said Wright. “But that’s just what I do during the day. At home, I’m a mom of two wild boys and a wife to a very patient husband. I’m pursuing my passion, and I hope these tips will help you do the same.” Keep […]

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15 Weekend Jobs and Side Gigs to Boost Your Income

Earn some extra cash this summer with these side hustles. Read_more Related posts: Feeling Stretched Thin With Your Side Hustle? Here Are 5 Ways to Make Your Time Work for You 7 Moneymaking Apps to Turn Your Phone into a Passive Income Machine How to Obtain & Deliver Great Speaking Gigs 4 Things You Have to Do Before Making Your Side Hustle Your Full-Time Business Top 5 Side Hustle Ideas The Secret Behind Lucrative Side Hustles SPI 292: The Dark Side of Affiliate Marketing (and How to Do It Right!) 12 Odd Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

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How and Where to Get Startup Business Loans

Use small business startup loans to jump-start your business. May 22, 2018 8 min read This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates If you have a talent or an idea and want to turn it into a business, you’ll most likely need to secure a loan to get started. Combining traditional and alternative lending is the best way to obtain the funds needed to turn your dream into a reality. Read on to discover where to look for startup loans and how to secure the business loans to get your company up and running in no time. Related: 3 Must-Know Tips from Real Estate Insiders Where to get startup loans According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are 29.6 million small businesses within the U.S. It says small businesses make up 99.9 percent of all businesses within the country. By starting a small business, you might be contributing positively to the economy. Here are […]

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3 Must-Know Tips from Real Estate Insiders

Maximize your home sale with these tips. May 15, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates Jumping into the real estate world is a tried-and-true pathway to wealth. That pathway, although tested, isn’t for the faint of heart — there are many bumps along the way. Before you start buying, take some useful beginner’s advice from the insiders who have been there and done that. Related: 12 Times You Should and Shouldn’t Invest in Your Favorite Brands Check out the tips below to learn about some common real estate myths you need to know before you get into the game. Tip 1: It’s all about the timing. Dollar signs are directly linked to the calendar when it comes to real estate. Thanks to seasonal fluctuations, the listing date could increase sellers’ profits — or give buyers a serious discount. Related: 13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down ‘Shark Tank’ Deals Tip 2: Video made the real estate star. The […]

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13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down ‘Shark Tank’ Deals

CoatChex, the brainchild of Derek Pacque, is a ticketless coat check system that Pacque pitched in Season 4. Cuban was impressed enough by CoatChex to offer $200,000 for a one-third equity stake, representing a valuation of $600,000 — far less than the valuation of $2 million Pacque originally proposed. Ultimately, Pacque decided he didn’t want to give up that much of his business, but he has found success even without the funding. His CoatChex system has since been used at major events like the Super Bowl, New York Fashion Week and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, according to Business Insider. More recently, Pacque has incorporated Chexology to add additional services to the CoatChex family, including bag checking and rentals. Chexology closed a $1.2 million seed funding round in 2015, according to CrunchBase. Read_more Related posts: This Entrepreneur Almost Quit Multiple Times, But After Appearing on ‘Shark Tank’ He Now Has a $100 […]

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Not Having These 8 Networking Skills Will Cost You

This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is one of the oldest sayings in business. Often, your ability to bring real value to your company hinges on how well you build and leverage your personal network of relationships. And when you aren’t doing a strong job of networking, you ultimately cost yourself, and your business, money. Related: 21 Time Management Hacks Successful People Do Daily Without strong networking skills, you might be missing out on the shared knowledge and tips about opportunities that simply aren’t available through normal channels. Be it a promising lead to a new business opportunity or a subcontractor who is more skilled than her peers, you can end up paying more and earning less if you’re not building the right relationships. Click through to see how networking can be the first step in successfully climbing the career ladder. (By Joel […]

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12 Odd Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Many of the highest-paying jobs in the country are in the medical field. But you probably haven’t heard of this profession that pays more than $80,000. A career as a medical illustrator requires specialized training and advanced education in many disciplines, including the obvious ones: medicine and art. These individuals work with scientists and doctors to draw complex medical or scientific information for education, research or marketing purposes. Most of those who work as medical illustrators have a master’s degree from an accredited graduate program, according to the Association of Medical Illustrators. Because this is a highly specialized field, there are very few graduate programs in the United States. How much it pays: Medical illustration is a growing career sector with a broad title. Depending on the field, your employer and the specific job requirements, your salary could range anywhere from the median annual salary of $62,000 to upwards of […]

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21 Time Management Hacks Successful People Do Daily

Richard Gutkowski is a Ph.D. and author whose two-book series Debt is a Four-Letter Word — But it Need Not Be! guides young adults to financial responsibility. During the process of getting published, he encountered roadblocks in social media and other new technology that he needed to reach the millennials his books are designed to help. “Being well into senior age,” he said, “I faced overwhelming learning curves, upkeep, maintenance time and other demands — and I lacked passion for it.” Instead of attempting to manage the task himself, he found an easy and relatively cheap solution in hiring a college student who understood the technology and the demographic. “She develops content for and maintains all applicable social media outlets, produces my newsletter and ghostwrites a weekly blog post based on topics in my books,” he said. “In five hours weekly she does what was taking me days and days […]

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10 of the Richest Women in History

Known as the “Queen of the Nile,” Cleopatra died Aug. 12, 30 B.C., but her legend lives on. Despite being the last queen of the Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt, she had faint — if any — Egyptian roots. Also one of the richest women in history, her net worth was an estimated $95.8 billion, according to the book, Cleopatra: A Life. Largely considered one of the smartest, most fascinating people of all time, Cleopatra spoke as many as a dozen different languages. She considered herself a living goddess and used this to her advantage. Legend has it she once smuggled herself into Julius Caesar’s personal quarters in a carpet or linen sack. Brave and bold, she led several dozen Egyptian warships into battle while married to Mark Antony. The couple created their own drinking society called the Inimitable Livers. Read_more Related posts: A Look at Women in the World of Tech (Infographic) The […]

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13 Things Millennials Should Know Before Their First Real Job

When you’re job hunting, it can sometimes feel like the good jobs only go to people who have an inside contact. It might not be a coincidence. Go through your network of family members, friends, friends of friends, past professional contacts, schoolmates and teachers. Research the industries and companies each person is part of and then start making some phone calls and sending some emails. Let people know you are a recent graduate looking for a job in their field. They might be able to provide you with recommendations or help you get interviews or, at the very least, some good advice. source_link Related posts: 3 Real Examples of How to Start a Consulting or Service Business The New Tax Law Has Made It a Great Time to Invest in Real Estate. Here’s How to Get the Most From Your Investment. The Real Secret to Making Money with Webinars Recruit […]

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6 Tell-Tale Signs You’re Underpaid

Have you added skills, a certificate or a degree to your resume? That could be a sign that you deserve more pay. “Simply putting the time in with a company does this to some degree,” said McAdams. “But if you’ve received certifications or continuing education… but have not been rewarded for your greater effectiveness, now’s the time to bring that to the attention of your manager.” What you should consider: First, check those comparison websites to see what others with your new skills are being paid, said Krawcheck. In fact, do this before you put the time into getting the certificate or degree, and verify that your manager believes it will be a good investment to further your career. Regardless, set up a meeting with your manager and make your case, clearly showing that the new skill or degree is a benefit to your position and the company at large. […]

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