The 7 Secrets Self-Motivated Entrepreneurs Know

How do some entrepreneurs overcome obstacles, maintain intense focus, exemplify ironclad discipline and create companies out of thin air? Genius? Luck? Some secret sauce of success?


Much of the answer lies in motivation. How do we define that? Psychology Today defines motivation as “the desire to do things.” An even more detailed definition explains that motivation is “the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented … Read More →

Top Real Estate Markets for 2017: The West Leads the Way

We’ve predicted a slight slowdown for the U.S. real estate market next year, but the® economic team is forecasting that most of the nation’s hottest markets are going to keep blazing in 2017. And where will it be hottest? Head west! According to our forecasts, the western U.S. will continue to lead the nation in prices and sales.

“The … Read More →

The 5 Motivations That Drive People to Choose Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs take major financial risks, work long hours and practically torture themselves trying to stay afloat and build a business from the ground up. If you think about it, it’s a downright harrowing ordeal. Why would anybody want to go through with it?

It’s because, despite the hardships of the experience, there are nuggets of joy and satisfaction that can be … Read More →

5 Mindset Secrets to Achieve Your Goals Faster

As humans, we are wired to want more, be more and achieve more. What we lose sight of is our incredible ability to rapidly manifest what we desire. As someone who helps entrepreneurs reach the next level of success in their businesses, teaching them the proper strategies is extremely important. The individuals, who make the biggest impacts, have, what I call, the “high performance mindset.”

How would you … Read More →

5 Things You Must Quit Doing To Be More Successful


While it’s true that persistence is necessary for success, sometimes quitting is the most effective course of action. Whether it’s a failed project, a thankless job, or a doomed relationship, quitting can be a virtue.


“Quitting is leading too.” – Nelson Mandela


As it turns out, some of us are really good at knowing when to … Read More →

You’re Spending Your Millions $1 at a Time

One of the fundamental principles of finance is the concept that $1 today is more valuable than $1 a year from now. The reason for this is two-fold. First, due to the destructive force of inflation, a dollar likely will not go as far in the future. Second, if I have the dollar in my hand today, I can invest … Read More →

9 Tips to Help You Become Wealthy

#1: Change the Way You Think About Money

The general population has a love / hate relationship with wealth. They resent those who have it, but spend their entire lives attempting to get it for themselves. The reason a vast majority of people never accumulate a substantial nest egg is because they don’t understand the nature of money or how … Read More →

Get Out Your Checkbooks: Why It’s a Good Time to Buy a New Home

As prices on brand-new homes dipped in July (unlike the soaring temperatures), buyers raced to snap them up at a breakneck pace.

Sales of the never-been-lived-in homes shot up 7.5% from June to July, with owners picking up the keys to about 57,000 newly built residences, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s monthly residential construction report. That’s the most sales … Read More →

5 investing secrets of the wealthy that everyone should follow

Just because you can’t afford the lifestyle of the super rich doesn’t mean you can’t invest like them.

“Money doesn’t guarantee you are a better investor than someone with less money,” says Mindy Rosenthal, president of the Institute for Private Investors, which provides wealth management education to those who have at least $30 million in investable assets.

There’s a perception … Read More →

The money mistakes even the super rich make

Even the super-wealthy have some investing regrets.

Some 27% of investors with at least $1 million in net worth said their No. 1 investing mistake before working with a financial adviser was a failure to diversify their portfolios properly, according to a survey of 652 clients of the financial advisory firm deVere Group in the U.S., U.K., Asia, Africa and … Read More →

Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Closing Costs?

In the financial scramble to buy a home—saving for or scrounging up a down payment, securing a mortgage, negotiating an offer, and finally being on the hook for what may be the most expensive purchase of their lives—many Americans overlook one last, not-so-tiny detail: closing costs. You’ll be expected to pony up those fees when you sign on the dotted line—and … Read More →