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How to be richer than your friends
Becoming rich isn't a process that happens in a matter of days. But it can happen over time. Read More
Sears workers reveal mistakes that are killing the company
Sears is on the brink of death, according to several store-level employees. The company's sales have been falling for years . It has been shutting down stores, selling real estate, and spinning off brands to stem the bleeding. Since 2007, Sears has closed half of its locations - which include Sears and Kmart... Read More
Steven Spielberg reveals the one movie that nearly ended his career
Director Steven Spielberg says that he contemplated retirement after completing his 1993 Holocaust film "Schindler's List," in a new profile by The Hollywood Reporter . Though the film won seven Oscars in 1994 - including Best Picture and Best Director - and cemented his legendary status, Spielberg reportedly... Read More
'Shrek' is coming back
DreamWorks Animation looks to be heading back into the swamp. In the wake of Comcast's acquisition of the animation studio, NBCUniversal chief Steve Burke said it has plans for more "Shrek" movies in the future, according to Deadline . Chris Meledandri, head of Illumination Entertainment - which Universal... Read More
25 of the best pieces of advice ever given to graduates
As new graduates prepare to enter the "real world," colleges and universities gather them into auditoriums to absorb wisdom from great leaders. Most of that wisdom is forgettable. A lot of it is clichéd. (Dream big! Follow your passion!) But some of it resonates — even years later, even if you're not graduating,... Read More
Investors haven't hoarded cash like this in 15 years
There's a lot to be nervous about in the investing world right now. Brexit. China's economy slowing. The US presidential election. Record-low bond yields. Stocks looking wobbly at record highs. And in response to all of this uncertainty, investors have ramped up their holdings of good old fashioned... Read More
14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich
Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over. "The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, " How Rich People Think ." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, workshops and... Read More
12 tricks to save money on groceries, from a woman who wiped out almost $24,000 in debt
In 2009 Anna Newell Jones of And Then We Saved was over $23,000 in debt. Instead of just cutting back her spending, she decided to stop spending as much as possible on things she didn't truly need, a pattern that she turned into her trademarked Spending Fast . The trickiest areas to cut back, she found,... Read More
Here's what it was like to be Mansa Musa, thought to be the richest person in history
African King Musa Keita I is thought to be the richest person of all time — "richer than anyone could describe," reports Time . Literally. His fortune was incomprehensible, Time's Jacob Davidson writes: "There's really no way to put an accurate number on his wealth." He ruled the Mali Empire in the 14th... Read More
Leonardo DiCaprio is being considered to play a Muslim poet, and people are outraged
The screenwriter of "Gladiator," David Franzoni, is beginning work on a biopic about 13th-century Muslim poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi , and his idea for who could play the role is not going over well with people. According to The Guardian , Leonardo DiCaprio is his first choice to play Rumi. He also... Read More
The founder of a notorious flop raised $1 million so he can sell a bot-powered blog site to businesses
David Byttow, the former founder and CEO of notorious Silicon Valley flop Secret, has a new company brewing, called Bold  — and this time, he thinks he can crack the notoriously difficult business market.  Secret, an app that let you anonymously share your thoughts with the world, started off strong... Read More
A billionaire investor thinks Tesla could become one of the largest companies in the entire world
Ron Baron, CEO of Baron Capital Group, believes that Tesla is going to grow and grow and grow. He said that the electric-car maker could grow to be "one of the largest companies" in the world during an interview with CNBC on Tuesday . "I think there is a very good chance I could own this stock for 10, 15, 20... Read More
Former investment banker who quit to travel the world on her own on 40% of her old salary: 'I feel richer now'
In March 2012, Kristin Addis quit her job as an investment banker in Southern California. Before she left, she'd been earning six figures a year, including her commission. However, she remembers, she wasn't happy with her lifestyle.  "It was hard for me when our paid time off was only 14 days per... Read More
The 15 best books about money for new college grads
Any new grad wants to be a success. When it comes to financial success, tackling student debt might take priority. But then there's securing a job, earning an income, and setting up a plan to make good choices with the money you have today and tomorrow. To keep you on track and inspired, Business Insider... Read More
The best month of the year to buy everything
Sometimes when you buy matters as much as where you buy. "There really is a best time to do just about anything and everything, and that's especially true when it comes to buying things," writes Mark Di Vincenzo in his book, " Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon ." Using tips from Di Vincenzo, along with... Read More