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Natalie Pace
Natalie Pace is the author of The Gratitude Game, The ABCs of Money and You Vs. Wall Street, and the founder and CEO of the Women's Investment Network, LLC, at She is a repeat guest on CNBC, ABC, Fox News,, NPR and more. As a philanthropist, she has helped to raise more than two million for Los Angeles public schools and financial literacy. For more information please visit, Follow Natalie Pace on and on

Entries by Natalie Pace

China's Market Collapse and Currency Devaluation

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 8:04 PM

This morning I heard an expert from a respected economic think tank talk about China on a nationwide radio show. He started off his comments by saying that China's currency had devalued by three percent against the U.S. dollar, which was a "dramatic drop." He then went on to say...

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The Dalai Lama Sounds the Alarms for Sustainability

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 10:57 AM

A peacemaker for the ages walks among us. Whether he is blessing world leaders who are notorious for war, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, or speaking of his own exile from his homeland of Tibet, the message of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama...

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The Dalai Lama Sounds the Alarms for Sustainability

(1) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 2:12 PM

A peacemaker for the ages walks among us. Whether he is blessing world leaders who are notorious for war, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, or speaking of his own exile from his homeland of Tibet, the message of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama...

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Markets Around the World Drop 2-4% on Greek Worries.

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 11:17 PM

The announcement that the banks and stock market in Greece would be closed was made by the Greek Prime Minister on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Within 24 hours, markets around the world declined in value. There wasn't any country you could escape to for safety.

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Investing in the #1 Economy, China

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 12:09 AM

In 2014, China became the world's largest economy, ahead of the United States (source: The World Fact Book). (The European Union, collectively, would take the #2 spot.)

The World Fact Book estimates that China's 2014 GDP was $17.63 trillion, with the U.S. at $17.5...

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Your Best Bond Strategy. Interview with Bond Strategist Kathy A. Jones.

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 12:32 PM

Kathy A. Jones is the Vice President, Fixed Income Strategist, Schwab Center for Financial Research.

For years, pundits have debated about the timing of a rise in interest rates, pouring over the Federal Reserve Minutes and analyzing every new comma in the press releases. None of this...

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The 3 C's of Reducing Costs in College.

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2015 | 1:26 PM

Education is the highest correlating factor with income. Americans with a Master's Degree or higher earn twice as much (or more) than those with only a high school diploma.


Perhaps even more importantly, if you have a diploma, chances are that you...

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What Warren Buffett Did For His Kids

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 11:14 AM

Estate Planning Interview with Tax Attorney, Gary Michel.

The only good news about taxes is that the estate tax is gone for lots of Americans. Anyone who is worth less than $5,430,000 at the time of death will be exempt from estate taxes, as of 2015. However,...

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Spring Clean Your Money House

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 1:28 PM

Throw out your fear, anxiety, depression and stress over money by cleaning up your life plan.

Money is one of the biggest stresses of life. According to Sonya Britt, an assistant professor/researcher at Kansas State University, "Arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce."...

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For Earth Hour, Use Less of Everything

(5) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 2:39 PM

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in your local time, people around the world will turn off the lights and navigate by star and candlelight to raise awareness about climate change. Ban Ki-Moon, the U.N. Secretary General, describes Earth Hour's importance, saying, "Earth Hour is a...

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Will Europe's Solar Eclipse Fritz Out Germany's Power Grid?

(1) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 3:32 PM

Includes 5 Solar Facts and Cost-Saving Tips.

While Europeans are preparing to solar gaze during the March 20, 2015 eclipse, the power pundits are heating up the debate on whether the solar eclipse will fritz out Germany's power grid. For my two cents, I'm betting that the utilities will...

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Obama's New $18.152 Trillion Debt

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 10:55 AM

On Sunday, March 15, 2015, the U.S. hit the debt ceiling. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew began employing what he calls extraordinary measures to pay government bills on Monday, March 16, 2015. Secretary Lew has urged Congress to raise the debt limit, again, as soon as possible. Click here,...

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Not There. Yet.

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 3:01 PM

All over New York today, there was something missing.

The ballet was missing it's prima donna.

Photo courtesy of The Clinton Foundation. Used with permission.

Bestselling books by Cameron Diaz and Diane Von Furstenberg (and others) were missing the faces...

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President Obama Warns Americans About Bad Retirement Advice

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 8:41 AM

Last week, President Obama called upon the Department of Labor to protect middle and working class families from bad retirement advice. According to a White House press release, backdoor payments, hidden fees and conflicts of interest result in estimated losses to American families of $17 billion in retirement...

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Foreclosures and Short Sales: The Best Deals for Real Estate

(2) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 6:39 PM

Interview with Jamie Moyle, president and CEO of RealtyTrac.

RealtyTrac is a leading provider of "better data, better decisions" for homeowners, with everything from foreclosure maps, to auction listings, to environmental reports, to Secrets for Purchasing Foreclosure Properties and much, much more. While searching through the prolific information...

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Crystal Ball 2015: Top 4 Hot Investments, with 4 Investor Alerts.

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2015 | 10:20 PM

Below are my predictions for 2015, to make your year rich in returns and light on costly mistakes.

4 Hots

Gold Miners. Gold miners are very oversold. 2015 should mark a year of dramatically reduced gold supply - which is often a winning recipe for investors, particularly if demand...

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Genius Award Economist on Fed Leverage, ObamaCare, Obesity and L.A. Traffic

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 2:54 PM

Interview with Professor Kevin M. Murphy, the George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Kevin M. Murphy was the first business school professor to be chosen as a MacArthur Genius Award recipient for his work on wage...

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The Origin of Money Is Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 12:03 PM

The origin of money is gratitude, not Wall Street, not the Federal Reserve and not the Illuminati. We lose track of this because "money" has become the dominant way that we exchange our gifts and talents in today's world.

Because we seek security, comfort, status and protection for ourselves...

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The Greatest Gifts Are Priceless Memories

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 11:06 AM

It's easy to get caught up in consumerism every Christmas, taking one dreaded day to slog through a sea of people in the malls and dig for that discount-priced trinket that won't embarrass you too much when the person you love tears open your fairly lousy gift. Beyond all that...

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Could Tasers and Cameras Have Saved the Life of Michael Brown?

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 10:49 PM

Interview with Rick Smith, CEO, Taser International.

In the wake of the tragic fatalities of two unarmed men - Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island - attention has turned to possible solutions. One that President Obama has proposed is to put cameras...

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