Do You Know the Difference Between a Traditional IRA, a Roth IRA and a 401k?

The best investment method for you can vary. May 15, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose discusses some of his favorite investment options, including funds that can help you make money while also being accessible. The finance expert explains the distinctions among different types of accounts: a Roth IRA, an IRA and a 401k. You may also choose to put your money in ETFs and funds, but you should be wary of how valuable your investments are and check to see whether your stocks’ prices are fluctuating. Click the video to hear more.  Related: Want to Start a Business? Here’s How to Find Your First, Great Idea. Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the […]

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Here’s How to Find the Best Members for Your Mastermind Group

A mastermind group is a core group of people who can offer accountability and support when you find yourself stuck in a business rut. March 27, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose talks about the necessity of a mastermind group, which can offer you assistance and accountability in your business.  You should aim to surround yourself with people who can grow with you and achieve big things. Rose recommends that you can find members of your mastermind group at your local church, civic organization or business networking group. Rose found his first mastermind group by attending a finance conference. There are also a myriad of options online, as well. You could join niche groups on social media that align with your expertise and interests. Click the video to hear more. Related: This Is How the Richer Get Richer (and How You Can Do the […]

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How This Rock Musician Became a Successful Entrepreneur

Jeff Rose sits down with his good friend Chris Greenwood to discuss his amazing and unlikely career path. February 20, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose talks with entrepreneur — and frontman of the band Manafest — Chris Greenwood. Greenwood first flexed his entrepreneurial muscles as a Christian rock musician. From there, he went on to build his own series of courses and podcasts. Greenwood talks with Rose about how his succcesful career as a musician, during which he toured frequently across the globe, allowed him to quit his former office job and eventually retire from the road. The profits from song streams allowed Greenwood to make money and start looking into new projects he was passionate about. He began his entrepreneurial journey one day when he stepped into a second-hand store and discovered a book that changed his life. Shortly […]

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How to Raise Your Credit Score by 100 Points in 5 Months

Certified financial planner Jeff Rose wants to help you improve your credit. February 11, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, certified financial planner and Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose tells you the steps you can take to improve your credit score. But, before we get there, it’s important to know what your credit score actually is and how it can affect your investments and ability to get loans. Rose breaks down all of that, then tells his story of how he improved his credit score by 100 points in just five months. Hopefully, if you’re struggling with your credit score, you can use a similar strategy to get back on the right track. Click play to learn more and start improving your credit. Related: This Financial Hack Could Save You Thousands of Dollars in Taxes Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and […]

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How to Ensure You Are Always Making Money (Even If You Lose Your Job)

To consistently make income, you should have multiple channels. January 30, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose asks what would happen if you lost your job today. Can you securely say if you would be prepared for the shortage of income? Rose discussed the benefit of having a second source (or even a third, a fourth, and more), which can essentially offer you a means of insurance to continue affording and sustaining your regular living costs.  When brainstorming a means to secure another income source, consider regular routes to pay increases, like a traditional raise or learning a new skill to start a business.  Click play to hear more setting up diversified streams of income.  Related: Struggling to Save? Here Is the No. 1 Way People Waste Their Money.How to Start a Business With One Customer and Make It Popular […]

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How to Start a Business With One Customer and Make It Popular

In order to develop a company with a large following, you must first convince one customer of your idea’s value. January 25, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose talks about a few lessons he has learned while launching original products and building an audience. Rose cites Noah Kagan, of AppSumo and the marketing and business blog, OkDork.com.  Kagan says, show one person what to do first, and from there, you can see what gaps are there for you to fill and improve upon. So, if you want to see how well your idea will hold up, Rose encourages this tactic of sharing your product with a single person and seeing if your product has potential to excite a larger, future audience.  Click play to hear more.  Related: Struggling to Save? Here Is the No. 1 Way People Waste Their […]

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The Life-Changing Mindset That Will Help You Make $1 Million

Becoming a millionaire is no easy task, but with some strategic habits, it is possible. January 9, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner, Jeff Rose talks about how he was able to move toward making $1 million. At one point in his career, he noticed he was hustling every day without rarely making big-picture improvements. Now, in retrospect, Rose can see how habits like reading more, adopting an invigorating social circle and looking for mentors helped him to turn his life around. The entrepreneur recommends a few other tips to help move your earning needle closer to $1 million: Drop the “broke” mindset. Even when he was able to reach a salary of six figures, Rose thought it unfathomable he may be able to reach $1 million. Limiting thoughts — such as family members never reaching this level of income — contributed to […]

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Here’s How to Retire With Solid Savings in the Bank

To properly prepare for retirement and establish strong savings habits, consider adopting a few of these options. December 19, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Jeff Rose talks about the importance of setting goals. In fact, it’s often the wealthiest people who are consistently reviewing their goals. To help you align your goals with your behaviors, Rose recommends a few steps: Have a plenty of cash on hand. If you’re unsure how to generate more cash, consider selling items you no longer use via the internet or yard sales.  Get ready of junk you don’t use. You can start by looking at some of avenues of spending you simply don’t need to dedicate so many funds to, including spending on your phone bill, streaming services or internet bill.  Don’t get trapped in the mindset that you won’t be capable of paying off your debt. Instead, cut out […]

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Why Perfectionism Is a Handicap to Growing Your Very Best Ideas

The desire for everything to be how you want it may be standing in the way of your progress. December 12, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose talks about how perfectionism can affect your business. To execute an idea and see it flourish, not every part of your project must be 100 percent perfect. Consider, Rose suggests, not the full 100 percent but a lower 80 percent when moving forward with a new part of a larger project or pursuing a new idea. In this way, just by taking action, you will be able to see if your concept is worthwhile. By telling yourself that perfectionism is sometimes out of the question, you can learn faster if a product is good or bad. By pushing past perfectionism, you will receive feedback sooner, so you can move forward.  Sometimes, the idea of failure can stand in […]

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Got 15 Minutes? Improve your Financial Health With These Quick Tips.

Finding time to make a few adjustments will make a big difference in your finances in the long run. December 5, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose talks about how taking responsibility for your finances can start with just a few mintues every day. Many of us complain and make excuses that we’re too busy to take care of our finances. In reality, if we have just 15 minutes a day, we have time to make improvements in our money habits.  One area that can be fixed in just a quarter of an hour is improving your credit score. A solid credit score is important if you are looking to make big purchase, like buying a house or a car.  From there, putting aside an emergency fund is another method to feel more financially stable. According to Rose’s research, most Americans […]

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Why Doing the Same Thing Every Day May Be Standing in the Way of Your Wealth

Doing things a little differently can both break up your routine and help you reach your goals. November 21, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose talks about how to “hack your wealth” by switching up how you go about your daily routine.  The change can be relatively small to make a big difference. Simply start by finding just one thing each day and choose to approach it differently.  You may be pleasantly surprised by what you learn or how much you grow when you simply change one thing. Rose describes how he changed up the route of his daily commute, and even this small adjustment helped Rose stumble upon new discoveries. Specifically, he was able to give new attetion to certain details of his hometown, some of which the blogger had never noticed before.  To this effect, Rose recommends changing one thing about your […]

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Got $500? Here Are the Smartest Ways to Invest It.

From starting your own online business to using robo-advisors, here are a flurry of ideas to put your money to good use. September 19, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose digs into his best top picks for investing $500. The prospects to invest your money are myriad. But, if you are able to find a place that fits your needs, you can start investing immediately. To narrow down where to invest your money, Rose has a few recommendations. If you have never traded stock before, mutual funds and ETFs will make the most sense for you. These funds help you find diversified investment options and do not force you to pick individual stocks.  Some of these options include online brokers, such as Ally Invest and E-Trade, which both give you a wide array of stock options. Other tools include robo-advisors Betterment […]

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Why a Mastermind Group Can Offer You That Push When You Most Need It

Jeff Rose shares some of the benefits he’s experienced while being part of a mastermind group. August 29, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When you’re trying to achieve your goals, surrounding yourself with people who are similar to you and can offer support can be extremely helpful.  In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose explains how a mastermind group can help you build more wealth. As speaker and author Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the people you spend the most time with.” A mastermind group is one way to surround yourself with like-minded people, who can help take you to the next level. The people in your mastermind group should be able to help you increase your wealth, help you develop your side hustle and call you out if you happen to make bad decisions.  With the right mastermind group, you have the […]

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I Once Gave Up $36,000 For Creative Freedom. Here’s Why I Did It.

The sacrifice was worth the risk for financial blogger Jeff Rose. August 22, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose explains why he gave up $36,000 of profits so he could speak more candidly online and dedicate himself to building his blog. From the beginning, Rose noticed not many finance experts were writing and running blogs. Eventually, this opportunity allowed Rose’s blog to gain traction, especially with the help of media coverage. Rose explains that while running his blog, he was also employed as a financial advisor at an investment firm and held a Series 7 license. As part of working for a large company, Rose had to follow the company’s compliance department’s very strict guidelines. Specifically, Rose received pushback from others at the company about posting on social media. Rose mentions he was an early adopter of Facebook and Twitter. If Rose gave […]

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4 Rules to Keep in Mind When Looking for a Mentor

Remember, it’s about building a genuine relationship. August 15, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Finding the right mentor can be a confusing jungle to navigate. Who do you want to reach out to? How do you go about establishing a connection? In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose talks about what you can do to find a mentor, including what attributes to look for and questions to ask (and avoid). If you’re considering asking someone you don’t know, such as an author or speaker whom you admire, it may be better to avoid this. In most cases, knowing the person personally is more helpful. To make things even more intimate and informative, try meeting with your potential mentor in-person. Face-to-face contact can only strengthen a relationship.  Rose also mentions his personal distaste for the phrase, “Can I pick your brain?” When you ask this, the […]

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Finally Stop Procrastinating With These 4 Simple Steps

Jeff Rose breaks down the main reasons we all procrastinate — and what is waiting for us when we get things done. July 11, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Are you frequently putting things off until the last minute? You may be a procrastinator. This sort of behavior is frequently associated with college students — though many older adults end up regularly putting things off, as well.  For Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose, procrastination prevents productivity and living life to the fullest. For Rose, taking steps to set a time to start a task and the amount you want to finish is a great start. This decision is equal to showing commitment — a great start of moving away from procrastination. Furthermore, when you add things to your calendar and make an effort towards something on a frequent basis, this can not only help […]

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Why Successful Entrepreneurs Are Unafraid to Face Failure and Change Course

Jeff Rose talks with Antonio Centeno about their shared experience as entrepreneurs who took lessons from military service. July 4, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose talks with his friend and fellow entrepreneur, Antonio Centeno, who is the CEO of Real Men Real Style. Centeno joined the Marine Corps when he had just graduated from college; from there he went to work as a CFO and eventually start his first company, A Tailored Suit. Centeno also talks to Rose about his background in the military, where his perception of failure changed. While there, Centeno became what he describes as hard-headed and increased his willingness to suffer to avoid failure. A hard-nosed drive both helped him to stick to his pursuits, but also made it slightly difficult to see when he should re-align his goals. At the end of […]

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10 Books to Shape Your Business and Personal Development

Financial expert Jeff Rose shares some of his favorite must-reads. June 21, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose shares 10 books that have shaped his business and personal outlook. Like it has for many, reading has helped Rose learn the skills he needed to succeed.  As a financial plannig expert, Rose is routinely approached with questions about what the smartest investments he would undertake are. A constant good call is investing in yourself, he explains. This can mean actively reading interesting books from which you can learn new information or you are simply curious about. For Rose, the books that had the most impact on him are those that are associated with personal connections in his life. Many of the favorites on Rose’s list are materials that have taught him life-long lessons on managing his money, saving earlier, prioritizing his time and […]

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What to Do When You Lend Family Money But They Can’t Pay You Back

May 30, 2018 2 min read Like many people, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose once has convinced himself it was a good idea to loan money to a family member. In reality, the situation can get messy when this close personal connection cannot return the investment. This does not mean Rose has given up on peer-to-peer lending, which is a helpful tool that can streamline the loan process. It can very time-consuming to secure a loan in-person — often you have to head over to your local bank or credit union, fill out a lot of paperwork, and then wait to see if it will give you a loan. The benefit of loan tools like peer-to-peer lending can make you less beholden to the big banks, as well as be more accessible overall. Also, if you are on the lendor side of these tools, it can be a useful opportunity to become an […]

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You Have $10,000 In Your Pocket. Now, Find Out How to Invest It.

If you are able to do your research and nail down a strategy, you could see more money very soon. May 23, 2018 2 min read If you are able to save up and accrue at least $10,000 dollars, you may seriously be considering putting that money into some sort of investment.  In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose explains some of his top strategies for investing $10,000, from putting the funds into your own business to carefully considering real estate investments. He cautions that in order to pursue these particular ideas, it is best to always go in debt-free. Even better, if you can be debt-free as well as have a “freedom fund” — or a cash savings that you’ve put aside for emergencies — you will make more measured investment decisions.  Rose lays out a variety of techniques, like starting your own franchise and the prevailing habit to invest in the stock market. For investing in the […]

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