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8 Practical Suggestions to Help You Achieve Financial Independence. Most of what you learned growing up about money, income, and wealth are not true. This is understandable - think about whom you first learned them from (odds are good, it was from those who were not rich themselves). From confusing high incomes with wealth to not knowing the importance of tax asset placement when choosing your investments, after reading this special, it might make more sense to you why some professional athletes making $20 million a year quickly go bankrupt, while a bus driver can retire a multi-millionaire and have no financial worries.

In fact, this step-by-step guide to achieving financial independence was designed so you can discover some of the most remarkable secrets to freeing yourself from that special brand of anxiety that money troubles can elicit. This step-by-step guide to financial independence is part of our How to Get Rich guide for new investors. Finance: Stock market quotes, news, currency conversions & more. 'New Economy' Rethinking the Economy. China’s Economy: Seizure or Cancer? The sharp slowdown in China’s economy has policy makers around the world watching carefully.

China’s Economy: Seizure or Cancer?

Will the government have the courage to change course? The unexpectedly sharp slowdown of the Chinese economy has fanned anxieties around the world. Based on the latest figures released by the Chinese government, the economy slowed more than expected in the first quarter of this year compared with the fourth quarter of last year. Is the once unstoppable Chinese economic growth engine grinding to a halt?

For the West, deteriorating growth in China is obviously bad news. On the surface, the recent precipitous drop in growth in China is the result of two factors. Had the Chinese economy been more balanced between domestic demand and exports and between household consumption and investment, monetary tightening and falling exports would not have had such dampening effects on growth. In the short-term, most analysts are worried about a possible “heart attack” for the Chinese economy. Cradle-to-Cradle Design and the Principles of Green Design.

One of the most influential recent books on design and environmentalism.”

Cradle-to-Cradle Design and the Principles of Green Design

Recommended Books on Investment and Automated Trading Systems. OK, I'll admit it.

Recommended Books on Investment and Automated Trading Systems

None of us are investment guru and haven't made (or lost) millions playing the stock market. However, we've been asked a few times to work on projects related to automated trading systems and these are some of the books we found most interesting or useful. Www.metropoliscapital.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/the-manual-of-ideas_interview_simon-denison-smith.pdf. Seth Klarman interview by Charlie Rose. 9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes. For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply-side economics.

9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes

The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mean more jobs and greater prosperity—so much so that tax revenues will go up, despite lower rates. The late Milton Friedman, the libertarian economist who wanted to shut down public parks because he considered them socialism, promoted this strategy.

Ronald Reagan embraced Friedman’s ideas and made them into policy when he was elected president in 1980. For the past decade, we have doubled down on this theory of supply-side economics with the tax cuts sponsored by President George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003, which President Obama has agreed to continue for two years. You would think that whether this grand experiment worked would be settled after three decades. Tax policy is something the framers left to politics. 1. Credits: WW CHART — SOURCE: MEDICARE TAX DATABASE; CENSUS. Magazine - What Would Warren Do? The Sage of Omaha has redefined the idea of value investing.

Magazine - What Would Warren Do?

But will its principles survive his inevitable passing? Ben Baker/Redux For Warren Buffett’s most devoted followers, a meal at Gorat’s Steak House is near the apex of the visit to Omaha for the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, second only to seeing Buffett onstage at the Qwest Center. You do not eat at Gorat’s for the food, which is the apotheosis of indifferent midwestern cooking. You eat at Gorat’s because it is Warren Buffett’s favorite restaurant.

After five days in Omaha, I still don’t understand what Buffett’s disciples hope to learn by copycatting his food choices. Insights for Prospering as Our World Changes. 10 Things Marketing Professionals Starting Out Should Do. In a fragmented media society, where attention is a scarce resource, the value of good marketers and marketing agencies just keeps increasing.

10 Things Marketing Professionals Starting Out Should Do

At the same time, competition for marketing jobs is fierce and while the industry itself is hot, there is still as much a need as ever to stand out. With that in mind, I was thinking today it might be helpful if I share some things new marketers could do when entering the industry to give themselves the edge against the competition. These are of course in addition to doing an outstanding job on client work and gaining experience over time – this is all about going the extra mile personally. 1. Start a blog.