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The author, Mike Monfredi, pictured with his wife and daughter.

I’m a dad and a business owner in my 30s with a 6-figure income — here’s how I spent my money during a recent week

Mike works as a forensic scientist and his wife Monica is as a dentist. They own and operate a dental practice and earn a combined six-figure income. They're also paying off $140,000 in student debt and preparing to welcome their second child. Here's how they spend their money.

The 25 best-paying small companies, according to their employees

Job-hunting site Comparably, which allows employees to anonymously review and rate their employers, has sifted through its 5 million+ employee reviews to create its annual list of the best paying small companies.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos delivers remarks at a White House event in 2016.

Amazon HQ2 might be headed to Washington, DC, so we asked local startups what they thought about the move — here’s what they said

Amazon is close to announcing the location of its second North American headquarters. While many local startups value the company's ability to attract new talent, they share a few concerns.

US small-business confidence just hit its highest level in 45 years

The National Federation of Independent Businesses' small business optimism index hit the highest level in the survey's 45-year history in August. Juanita Duggan, the president and CEO of the NFIB, said that President Donald Trump's tax cut was a big reason for the surge.
Austin, Texas, showed the greatest five-year growth in population and housing.

The 35 cities in the US with the biggest influx of people, the most work opportunities, and the hottest business growth

MagnifyMoney looked at the 100 largest US metros to determine up-and-coming cities where population and housing, workforce and employment opportunities, and business are booming. The top cities include Austin, Nashville, and Denver.

Americans make easy victims of ‘entrepreneurship porn’ because it gets right at the heart of what they believe about business and success

Starting a business and keeping it small sounds less appealing to Americans than launching a startup and scaling it big. It may have to do with American beliefs around the meaning of success.
Starting a business isn't always exhilarating. Elon Musk pictured.

‘Entrepreneurship porn’ lures young people with a pretty picture of startup life, but it glosses over the most dangerous parts

Starting a business can seem thrilling and freeing. But experts say many ambitious young Americans would be better off joining an established organization — or at least adequately preparing themselves for the trials and inevitable disappointments of entrepreneurship.
Transparency with your customers can lead to a lot of trust. VIPKID CEO and founder Cindy Mi is pictured.

In 2014, hell broke loose for the CEO of a young startup — and the way she handled it helped her company become one of the fastest-growing in al...

Chinese education startup VIPKid, which connects fluent English-speaking teachers with Chinese students, raised $500 million in April for a valuation of over $3 billion. But a year after the company launched in 2014, it had a unusual crisis that nearly derailed the company.
There are plenty of great business books to read this summer.

The 15 best business books to read this summer

Before you head off on a vacation, grab one of these educational but entertaining reads. You'll come back to the office brimming with new ideas about success.

‘Fail fast’ isn’t just tech startup jargon — it can make a huge difference for entrepreneurs in any field

Eu'Genia Shea CEO Naa-Sakle Akuete said she learned the hard way the importance of failing fast and failing often. Her company simultaneously supports female shea-nut pickers in Ghana and provides high-quality shea-butter products to customers in the US.