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This couple left the U.S. to travel full-time—and cut expenses by 50%: ‘We’ve lived in London, Rome and Lisbon’

My wife and I love to travel. In the five years that we’ve been together, we’ve made many unforgettable memories during our trips abroad. But in July 2021, we took a Greek Isles cruise for my wife’s 49th birthday that truly changed our lives. As we sat in our ocean view cabin, we talked about […]

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Business

His company makes millions producing toys. Now it’s venturing into blockchain and the metaverse

When Jackson Aw was introduced to blockchain technology in 2018, he “didn’t get it at all.” “Can someone dumb it down even further for me? Like, can you just tell me what I can get as a consumer?”  That was four years ago. Today, Aw, seems to have the answer to that question.  The 32-year-old […]

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Business

Microsoft finds Gen Z is redefining the idea of work hustle in and outside the office

Inga Kjer | Photothek | Getty Images For decades Microsoft has been associated with a traditional definition of office work, long hours in front of a computer, but now the corporate enterprise giant finds Gen Z entrepreneurs disrupting ideas about workplace hustle and the traditional 9-5 day. Many recent Gen Z college graduates are flipping the […]

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Business

5 tips for selling your e-commerce business to an Amazon aggregator

In recent years, Amazon sellers have become a hot commodity. Growing a business on Amazon is more challenging and aggregators are taking the opportunity to snatch up promising and successful businesses while using their expertise to clean up the marketplace. Selling your e-commerce business to an Amazon aggregator can pay off, but only if you […]

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Business

I talked to 70 parents who raised highly successful kids—here are the 4 hard parenting rules that make them different

What is a parent’s role in raising smart, confident and successful children? What matters? What doesn’t? Though I am the mother of two happy and driven entrepreneurial sons, these are questions I never thought to ask. Looking back, I would have loved to have read stories about how entrepreneurs had grown up — not just […]

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Business

This advisor started a financial non-profit to empower women. Here’s her top investing and entrepreneurship advice

Stacy Francis Source: Stacy Francis Stacy Francis never planned to become a financial advisor, especially one for women going through divorce. But a candid talk with her grandmother shifted her career trajectory.  Her grandmother, Myra, was a victim of spousal abuse and, before passing, she confessed to staying in her marriage because she felt “financially […]

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Business

NBA champion Dwyane Wade shares his three best tips for managing money

Dwyane Wade still moves fast but this time it’s off the basketball court. The retired three-time NBA champion for the Miami Heat has investments in media companies and consumer products. Wade, 40, has purchased an equity stake in two sports teams, the NBA’s Utah Jazz in April 2021 and in January 2022 joined Blackstone executive David Blitzer […]

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Technology

Jeff Bezos keeps a 16-year-old framed magazine as a ‘reminder’ that Amazon’s most profitable service was once just a ‘risky bet’

Some people have framed diplomas. Others have framed photos with celebrities. Jeff Bezos has a framed 16-year-old copy of Businessweek magazine. On Wednesday, the Amazon founder tweeted a photo of the November 2006 magazine’s cover, which featured a photo of Bezos at age 42 behind the text, “Amazon’s Risky Bet.” The cover story was about […]

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Business

From baker to entrepreneur, how this high-school grad built up his $100,000 business

Justin Ellen found himself at a difficult crossroad when he was 17 — should he pursue his passion for baking full-time, or go to college to further his education? At that time, the youngest contestant of Netflix’s popular baking show was making custom cakes from home as a side-hustle, while also juggling with school. He […]

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Entertainment

Is it cake? This 19-year-old Netflix show contestant is making 6-figures in his bakery business

When Justin Ellen received a “random” direct message on Instagram asking if he would like to be part of a Netflix show called “Is It Cake?” — he thought it was “very sketchy.” It was only when they said there was an interview that he realized, “OK, it’s legit,” said the youngest contestant of the […]