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How a 25-year-old quit his engineering job to be a financial blogger and built a $169,000 portfolio

Dominik Wenzelburger runs the financial blog depotstudent.de. Dominik Wenzelburger Dominik Wenzelburger quit his job as an engineer to become a self-employed financial blogger. Wenzelburger uses his blog to evaluate financial products. He earns around $70,900 per year. He started his blog after his bank asked to talk to him about investing and he chose to go it alone. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dominik Wenzelburger is still grateful to his savings bank today but not f...
Tags: Personal Finance, UK, Enterprise, Finance, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Investing, Stuttgart, Nordic, Vanguard, Business Insider Deutschland, MSCI World, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors


Russia's risky flybys may be attempts at 'baiting us into shooting first,' top US admiral says

A Russian fighter jet flies past the Dutch frigate HNLMS Eversten in the Black Sea, June 24, 2021. Dutch Defense Ministry Russian forces have had several close encounters with NATO militaries in the Black Sea. Those encounters come amid ongoing tensions following Moscow's 2014 seizure of Crimea. Those actions may be attempts to bait US and NATO forces, the top US admiral in Europe warned. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aggressive Russian maneuvers around US and NATO f...
Tags: Europe, Iraq, Russia, Africa, US, International, Trends, United States, Nato, Crimea, Moscow, Black Sea, US Navy, Baltic Sea, Ross, Nordic


How much top advertising agencies pay employees in the US

Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO of Publicis. Reuters Ad agencies are hiring for thousands of open jobs as the industry recovers from pandemic losses. Insider analyzed public data from 2020 and 2021 to see what top agencies pay for different roles. Salaries vary widely - a managing director can make $230,000 at IPG and up to $470,000 at Omnicom. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ad agencies across the US are currently scrambling to fill hundreds of open positions after cuttin...
Tags: Media, Advertising, US, Trends, Salaries, Publicis, WPP, Nordic, Omnicom, IPG, Dentsu, Droga5, Advertising Agencies, Patrick Coffee, Wieden + Kennedy, Holding Companies


A $299-a-month app gave me access to a therapist and psychiatrist to fight pandemic burnout. Here's what it was like to get help through my phone.

Getty Images Freelancer Julie Peck felt herself slipping into pandemic-induced burnout, so she sought help. She chose Brightside, an app by a former 23andMe executive that combines psychiatry with therapy. Although she was able to easily get medication that worked, the service had its downsides. See more stories on Insider's business page. Back in May, I started noticing I was having some issues. I have highly managed bipolar disorder, so I'm no stranger to "issues" - but this was...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Anxiety, Therapy, Netflix, Healthcare, Burnout, Sadness, Nordic, DSM, Tony Xu


How much top tech companies pay marketers in the US

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Roy Rochlin/WireImage/Getty Images Tech companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon, Uber, and Airbnb have become top destinations for marketers. Insider analyzed public data to get a sense of what the industry is paying. Google paid a product marketer up to $315,000, for example, while Facebook paid about $222,000 for a similar role. See more stories on Insider's business page. With their perks and high pay, tech companies have become top destinations for marketers. ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Advertising, Marketing, US, Trends, Strategy, Airbnb, Salaries, Nordic, Advertising Agencies, Tech Insider, Facebook Google Amazon Uber


How much top adtech firms pay employees in the US

IAS CEO Lisa Utzschneider. Integral Ad Science Adtech companies like Roku, The Trade Desk, and Integral Ad Science hire internationally for many roles. Insider analyzed 2019 to 2021 government disclosure data to see how much six companies pay. Salaries can range from $146,000 for a software engineer to $299,000 for a senior product manager. See more stories on Insider's business page. Adtech companies are on a deal and IPO tear, and many of them are hiring, for roles from engineering,...
Tags: Ipo, Advertising, Marketing, US, Trends, Strategy, Roku, Salaries, Ad Tech, Digital Advertising, Adtech, Nordic, Mediamath, Integral Ad Science, Tech Insider, Lisa Utzschneider


How much top public relations firms pay employees in the US

John Phillips/Getty Images Public relations firms are hiring as the economy rebounds. Insider analyzed public data to get a sense of how much the industry is paying. Salaries can vary widely by firm - a Teneo VP can earn $205,000 while the same role at MSL can pay $165,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. Public relations firms of all sizes are hiring as the economy rebounds - giving workers unprecedented leverage, according to agency execs and recruiters.However, PR pros...
Tags: Advertising, US, Trends, Strategy, Public Relations, Weber Shandwick, Salaries, Edelman, Nordic, MSL, Teneo, John Phillips Getty, Sean Czarnecki, Teneo VP


Nestle is working with a startup that produces lab-grown meat from cell cultures

Nestlé Research scientists in Lausanne are working with Israeli startup Future Meat Technologies, a leading cultured meat startup. Getty Images Nestlé has joined the growing list of firms looking into cultured meat production. The company is exploring new partnerships and emerging projects in non-GMO lab-grown meat. Future Meat Technologies produces non-GMO cultured meat components from animal cells. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nestlé is exploring alternatives offered ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, India, US, International, Trends, Sustainability, Bloomberg, Gmo, United States, Retail, Cargill, Mongolia, Nestle


7 lessons from 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' that will help you save up quickly

One way to get on the right track with your money is by reading. Getty Images / Thomas Trutschel / Contributor Reading is a fundamental step when attempting to improve your personal finances. One of the most acclaimed books is Rich Dad, Poor Dad, which includes tips to help you save money. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are some must-read books in personal finances that will help you develop good saving habits.Undergoing training and taking the time to read can help...
Tags: Personal Finance, UK, Savings, Finance, International, Careers, Trends, Financial Planning, Nordic, Don, Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad Poor Dad, BI International, Intelligent Investing, Kiyosaki, BI General Contributors


7 books that can supercharge your personal growth this summer

Feeling burned out and jaded? Invest some time and energy into your personal growth. Dougal Waters/Getty Images The following article was first published by The Next Big Idea Club and has been republished here with permission. Diving into an impactful book is a great way to kick off a journey of personal growth. if you'd like to invest some time and energy into personal growth, these 7 books are an excellent place to start. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the last...
Tags: Books, Advice, India, America, Trends, Strategy, Development, Reading, Self-help, Personal Growth, Nordic, Eric Weiner, Adam Grant, Pappas, Alexi Pappas, Contributor


Pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek on how he became an entrepreneur and his best career advice

Rob Dyrdek. Courtesy photo Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, and host of "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel." In a recent episode, he spoke with former pro skateboarder and TV host Rob Dyrdek. Dyrdek discussed his evolution as an entrepreneur and shared his best career advice. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rob Dyrdek is a former pro skateboarder also known for hosting hit TV shows including Rob & Big, Ridiculousness, and Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. He foun...
Tags: Podcast, Hbo, Interview, California, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Mtv, Skateboarding, Rob, Career Advice, Nordic, Dan Schawbel, Rob Dyrdek, Contributor 2019


The Navy sent another carrier on a rare trip to the high north. Here's how sailors kept it going in harsh conditions around Alaska

USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Gulf of Alaska after exercise Northern Edge 2019, May 25, 2019. US Navy/MCS3 Erick A. Parsons US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sailed to Alaska in May for exercise Northern Edge. The carrier took part in the exercise in 2019, when it became the first carrier to do so in 10 years. The trips reflect the Navy's increasing focus on the Arctic and its efforts to get used to operating up there again. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Navy, US, International, Trends, Aircraft Carrier, Alaska, Arctic, San Diego, Pentagon, Air Force, Pacific Ocean, US Navy, Miguel, Hawkeye, Nordic, Morgan


Electric car sales in the US will overtake those of combustion vehicles by 2036, according to an EY report

In 25 years, by 2045, sales of non-electric cars will barely account for 1% of the global market. Lucid Electric car slaes will equal those of combustion cars in the US in 2036, says a Bloomberg report. Millennials and government incentives will be key to the growth of non-polluting mobility. Germany is leading the way in Europe, having sold 398,000 electric cars in 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. Of the 78 million vehicles sold worldwide in 2020, 3.2 million were el...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, UK, China, Germany, US, International, Trends, General Motors, Markets, Bloomberg, Economy, United States, Retail, Ey, Biden


The world's first 3D-printed steel bridge has opened in Amsterdam

The transportation of the 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam. Imperial College of London Pedestrians in Amsterdam can now cross the world's first 3D printed steel bridge. The architectural work required 4.9 tons of stainless steel and four years of research. Intelligent sensors on the bridge will monitor stress, movement, vibration, and temperature. See more stories on Insider's business page. The world's first 3D printed steel bridge has opened in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.Whil...
Tags: Travel, UK, Science, News, International, Trends, Research, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Nordic, Queen Maxima, Red light District, Craig Buchanan, Tech Insider, BI General Contributors, Business Insider España


The 8 essential points to remember when drafting a resume for a new career or industry

You'll have to step out of your comfort zone and pick up new skills and knowledge. SDI Productions/Getty Images A new career can give you a better work-life balance or a job that better fits your interests. Before changing careers, the first step is to update your resume. Here are a few expert tips on how to ensure a smooth career shift. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's not uncommon for many to reach a point in life where they start wanting a change in their ca...
Tags: UK, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Employees, Glassdoor, Nordic, ATS, Augustine, Amanda Augustine, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors, Business Insider España, Kathrin Ziegler Getty, Qayyah Moynihan


Tokyo will be my 7th Olympic Games arranging TV interviews for star athletes. Here's how I got into it and why it's a dream job.

Left: Sara Hunninghake with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Right: Hunninghake at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018. Sarah Hunninghake Sara Hunninghake will turn 40 in Tokyo, where she will be managing Olympians' media interviews. She's done it at every Olympics since 2008 and takes time off her PR role to fit it in. "It is high energy and high stress keeping track of who is talking to who," she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. I'll be spending my 40...
Tags: Sports, Careers, Trends, Pr, Beijing, Tokyo, Michael Phelps, Portland Oregon, Nordic, Pyeongchang, Obs, USA Swimming, Olympians, Quarantine, Mixed Zone, Olympic Arena


A 23-year-old former waitress started her own restaurant marketing business that earns 6 figures. Here's how she spends her days.

Sherane Chen Sherane Chen Sherane Chen started off as a waitress but now owns a six-figure marketing firm. She specializes in restaurant marketing, including social media management and graphic design. To Insider, she breaks down a typical day. See more stories on Insider's business page. At 16, Sherane Chen started her first job at Steak-n-Shake as a waitress. By the age of 21, she'd launched a business specializing in restaurant marketing. Today it earns six figures, as seen in...
Tags: Facebook, Small Business, Marketing, Trends, Pr, Jacksonville, Mediterranean, Nordic, Voc, Brown, Mayo, Chen, Zig Ziglar, WOC, University of North Florida, YouTube Instagram


7 phrases leaders should use more often to show vulnerability and build trust with their team

As a leader, recognize that your tone can shift the energy in the room. Getty Images The tone and attitude of leaders can influence the psychological safety in their workplace. Speaking honestly and openly can help you build a high-performing, engaged, and inclusive team. Use phrases like 'I appreciate you' and 'I'm sorry' more often to build trust within your team. See more stories on Insider's business page. As a leader, your energy has a profound impact on your t...
Tags: Leadership, Trends, Strategy, Communication, Company Culture, Honesty, Apology, Leader, Nordic, Welcome, Don, Inc, Contributor, Katie Burke, Contributor 2019


3 costly mistakes I learned the hard way being the landlord of a 12-unit apartment complex

Ryan Lais. Ryan Lais Ryan Lais is a career counselor for high school students with disabilities and real estate entrepreneur. After several years as landlord of an apartment complex, Lais says he learned to communicate more with tenants. Ask your tenants to share any issues up front, and be on top of garbage and parking lot maintenance. See more stories on Insider's business page. In October of 2018, my in-laws, wife, and I purchased a 12-unit apartment complex in Madelia, Minnesota. I...
Tags: Real Estate, Landlord, Minnesota, Trends, Strategy, Investing, Nordic, Don, Madelia Minnesota, Property Management, Passive Income, Rental Property, Side Hustles, Lais, Real Estate Advice, BI-freelancer


Shark Tank's Daymond John shares his process for creating a powerful mission statement for your brand

Daymond John. Gus Ruelas/Reuters Daymond Johnson has a process for creating a mission statement that's clear and easy to digest. Reach out to your customers to share the first draft of your mission statement and ask for feedback. Have them explain the mission back to you, and center your brand around their most used words. See more stories on Insider's business page. When it comes to mission-driven companies, sometimes customers care more about the mission than the company itself -...
Tags: Trends, Strategy, Mission, John, Branding, Shark Tank, Nordic, Personal Brand, Mission Statement, Daymond John, Inc, Barbara Corcoran, Contributor, Bombas, John What, Contributor 2019


2 social scientists explain how childcare insecurity is hurting caregivers across the US

Not having childcare affects mothers' interpersonal interactions and quality of life. Gerald Herbert/ AP Childcare insecurity, or limited or uncertain access to adequate care, is a public health issue. The pandemic caused a spike in need that impacted the well-being and mental health of caregivers. Biden has proposed policies to address the issue, but economic constraints aren't the only cause. See more stories on Insider's business page. Childcare insecurity is a term we'v...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Opinion, US, Trends, Strategy, Childcare, Joe Biden, Biden, Caregivers, Nordic, Daycare, Texas State University, RAND Corp, Gerald Herbert, Contributor


Tech's $1 billion unicorn startups are ready to party

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Meet the 136 unicorns born in Q2Why Salesforce and Amazon are becoming each other's best alliesThe real story behind Elon Musk's beach tunnel Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Note: Newsletters are now coming from our new domain, @insider.com. Also, a friendly reminder to add [email protected] to your address book. This week: T...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Facebook, Elon Musk, Enterprise, Microsoft, Softbank, Newsletter, Trends, Ukraine, Sony, Venture Capital, Aws, Salesforce


I work at a 5-star resort as an 'Instagram concierge' who helps guests get the best Instagram shots. Here's what it's like living out my dream job.

Eduardo Vallin. Courtesy of W Punta de Mita Eduardo Vallin, 30, is an 'Instagram Concierge' at the W Punta de Mita 5-star resort in Mexico. Vallin analyzes guests' profiles to recommend the best Insta-worthy photo locations to fit their aesthetic. This is what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Kaila Yu. See more stories on Insider's business page. I like to think I have the best job in the world, since every day I get to work in paradise at the W Punta de Mita, a...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Mexico, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Luxury, Mexico City, Hotel, Vacation, Resort, Guadalajara, Nordic, Punta de Mita, W Punta de Mita, Kaila Yu


3 trends to adopt for your post-pandemic business marketing strategy

People appreciate their homes and backyards even more after being confined to them for a year. Shutterstock/Flamingo Images As we prepare to enter the 'new normal,' it's clear that many pandemic-era changes are here to stay. Marketers can tap into these newfound interests to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. We care more than ever about our homes, work-life balance, and health - use this in your messaging. See more stories on Insider's business page. From e-commerc...
Tags: Marketing, US, Trends, Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Nordic, Marketers, Inc, Contributor, Business Advice, Lockdown, Pandemic, Michelle Manafy, Contributor 2019


How Euros final referee Björn Kuipers makes more money than some soccer players

Björn Kuipers during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England at Wembley in London, England. Shaun Botterill, UEFA/UEFA, Getty Images Björn Kuipers is the first Dutch referee for the European Championship soccer final. A referee's salary isn't enough to make them a big earner, but Kuipers has other sources of income. His father and grandfather were also soccer referees. See more stories on Insider's business page. Björn Kuipers was the referee for the Eur...
Tags: UK, England, Finance, Sports, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Italy, Wembley, Jack Grealish, Bjorn, Nordic, London England, Jan, Kuipers


With close military encounters on opposite sides of the world, Russia is sending a message to the West

British destroyer HMS Defender in the Black Sea port of Batumi, June 26, 2021. Seyran Baroyan/AFP via Getty Images Russia's military had close encounters with its US and European rivals in the Black Sea and the Pacific Ocean in June. The incidents and exercises were messages about Russia's military capabilities, experts told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Close encounters between Russia's military and US and European forces in June were signals from M...
Tags: UK, Isis, Putin, Navy, Russia, US, International, Trends, Syria, Ukraine, Nato, Hawaii, Crimea, Royal Navy, Switzerland, Moscow


Zoom has acquired a startup that can create real-time translations on video calls

Zoom's head of product and engineering, Velchamy Sankarlingam, explained that the group is constantly seeking new ways to improve productivity in meetings. Reuters Zoom has announced its decision to acquire Karlsruhe Information Technology. A German startup specializing in simultaneous translation through machine learning. The company says the partnership will help implement machine translation features into its platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. Zoom has announ...
Tags: UK, Enterprise, International, Trends, Strategy, Cisco, Zoom, Nordic, WebEx, BI International, Tech Insider, Industry Insider, Reuters Zoom, Velchamy Sankarlingam, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors


Many colleges dropped their SAT and ACT requirements during the pandemic - here's how it affected admissions

Many colleges around the US made the SAT and ACT optional for fall 2021 applicants. Eva-Katalin/Getty Images The pandemic left many in the high school class of 2021 without an SAT or ACT score to submit. In response, more than 600 schools switched to test-optional for the 2020-21 application season. Without a test requirement, schools from Ivies to the UC system saw massive spikes in applicants. See more stories on Insider's business page. Clara Chaplin had studied. She was ready. A ju...
Tags: Education, California, Senate, Boston, New York City, US, Trends, Strategy, Bank Of America, Chicago, Netflix, Harvard, Iowa, Testing, College Admissions, Bill


4 common mistakes to avoid as a first-time business founder

Don't hire your friends unless you're willing to risk losing the friendship. Getty Images Heather R. Morgan is a tech entrepreneur, surrealist artist, and investor in SaaS companies. While scaling her company to success, she says she learned what mistakes founders should avoid. Be prepared for the hard work to continue, bolster your personal brand, and don't hire friends. See more stories on Insider's business page. When I was only 23, I started my company by myself, with n...
Tags: Trends, Strategy, Startup, CMO, Mistakes, Time Management, Prioritization, Firing, Hiring, Founder, Nordic, Don, Inc, Contributor, Startup Founders, Heather R Morgan


A health startup founder who raised $40 million plans to improve healthcare access in the US

Carlos Reines is the CEO and co-founder of RubiconMD. Rubicon Health startup RubiconMD is revolutionizing the complex and costly healthcare model in the US. The platform allows primary care physicians to consult with specialists to improve patient care. Rubicon serves over 10 million Americans and has raised $40 million since it was founded in 2013. See more stories on Insider's business page. Carlos Reines is the CEO and co-founder of RubiconMD.As well as revolutionizing healthcare in...
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