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Natalie Pace
Natalie Pace is the author of 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

Joe Moglia's Personal Story (Behind His Success)

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 12:16 PM

In the first of my two-part interview with Coastal Carolina head coach (and TD AMERITRADE chairman) Joe Moglia, we drilled into the details of Joe's Be a Man philosophy, which, according to him, is what lies at the heart of his success in business, on the football field and in...

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Be a Man: Success Strategies From a Winning CEO and Head Coach -- Joe Moglia

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM

Coastal Carolina head coach (and TD AMERITRADE chairman) Joe Moglia has had an amazing two years. He took a promising, but underperforming, college football team, and turned them into repeat division champions in his first year as head coach. Before becoming the head coach at Coastal Carolina, Joe was the...

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Will Fitch Downgrade the U.S. Over Debt Ceiling Drama?

(4) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 4:29 PM

When Standard and Poor's downgraded the U.S. AAA rating, on August 5, 2011, the Dow dropped 2000 points and gold soared to $1,895 an ounce. Are we at the brink of another downgrade by Fitch Ratings?

In a press release issued on February 5, 2014, Fitch Ratings criticized...

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Will Gold Soar on the Dow Drop?

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 9:44 AM

Interview with Rob McEwen, chairman and chief owner of McEwen Mining.

Photo: Rob McEwen, executive chairman and chief owner, McEwen Mining

What's bad for the Dow is great for gold. Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 600 points, sparking...

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Rating Watch Negative, Credit, Credibility and Debt

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 11:00 PM

There are some very important events coming up during the first three months of 2014, which we all need to be alerted to.

Very Important Upcoming Calendar Events.
1. January 30, 2014. 4th quarter GDP growth
report (advance)

If the most recent projections turn out to...

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TOMS Gives Haiti a Leg (and a Shoe) Up

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 6:04 PM

TOMS Shoes has given hundreds of thousands of shoes in Haiti, particularly right after the earthquake when the locals were navigating the rubble and at risk for tetanus. This month, the TOMS Shoes commitment shifts from giving shoes to creating jobs, with a vision of bringing other business...

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Low on Dough This Holiday Season?

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 8:13 AM

Here are a few priceless gifts with a price tag you can afford.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are stark reminders that Christmas has become the most wonderful time of the year... for retail. When the main focus of the holiday is on, "What did you get?" we miss...

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Budgeting to Thrive, Not Survive

(5) Comments | Posted November 23, 2013 | 5:11 PM

Make your gift buying fun and your holiday season more bright with a new holiday budget plan.

Is the season to be jolly your bah humbug season, when you can't believe how long the gift list is and how short you are on funds? You'll find a lot more...

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Ship of Fools

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:28 AM

No, this is not yet another diatribe on Washington. Thankfully, last night as I watched an old, drunk, lascivious, thieving aristocrat lie, steal and chase after young women, it was only comical opera. And the enterprising women who were being seduced had some pretty entertaining cold water for Shakespeare's most...

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Mommy, Does Money Grow on Trees?

(7) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 8:50 AM

Yesterday, at the farmers market in Santa Monica, Calif., I saw a young, beautiful mother shopping with her adorable 5-year-old daughter. The daughter reached into her purse, pulled out a $5 bill and paid the vendor for a basket of organic strawberries.

The vendor was smiling ear to ear,...

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Is Your Nest Egg Radioactive?

(19) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 7:42 PM

What I like about renewable energy is that when it fails, we don't have radioactive fish.

Two years after the March 11, 2011 tsunami, the Fukushima nuclear power plant is a problem, with 400 tons of water contaminated every day (and stored in more containers than could...

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What Do Devious Maids and Family Guy Have in Common?

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 10:05 AM

Seth MacFarlane and Brianna Brown use their star power to preserve history for posterity.

What do Devious Maids and Family Guy have in common? Beyond the obvious hitmaking gene, the people behind these beloved brands just threw two of the most inspiring parties of the year.

Anytime you...

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The School Girl Who Took on the Taliban

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 5:22 PM

I Am Malala has been an Amazon bestseller since the day it was released, on October 8, 2013 -- the eve of the first anniversary of the assassination attempt of Malala Yousafzai.

Last year, in Malala's village in Pakistan, schools were blown up by the Taliban, and girls were...

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Fitch Puts U.S. on Credit Watch Negative

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 6:58 PM

The downgrade of the U.S. credit, which Fitch Ratings has been warning about since January of this year, may be days away from occurring. Just moments ago, Fitch put the world on high alert, by formally announcing a "Ratings Watch Negative" on the U.S. According to

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Pay Zero Electric Bill. For Life.

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 3:07 PM

In our interview of last June, Michael Liebreich, the CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, had a simple solution for market-weary investors -- at least for those of us who live in sunny states. Invest in solar panels. The panel prices are at an historic low. Tax credits...

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Will the Government Shutdown Kill the Real Estate Recovery?

(5) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 6:09 PM

The economic recovery has been rather slow in 2013. The 1st quarter GDP growth was an anemic 1.1 percent GDP growth, with the 2nd quarter slightly stronger at 2.5 percent. Meanwhile, the real estate recovery has been on fire, reporting nine consecutive months of double-digit year-over-year increases, according...

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The Shot Heard Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 11:23 AM

She had read of queens and presidents in books, but Malala Yousafzai wasn't dreaming of being on stage receiving the Clinton Global Citizen Award from the hands of Queen Rania of Jordan when she rode the bus to school every day. She simply wanted a better...

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Remembering Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai on the Second Anniversary of Her Passing

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 9:02 AM

She remembered a land of plenty -- water at hand and fields that yielded food for the family. When she returned home, however, after a distinguished education in the United States, Wangari Maathai stood on an arid wasteland, where worn-out women walked miles for food and water, struggling to provide...

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Surviving the Bond Exodus

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 2:10 PM

Are we at the beginning of a Bond Exodus? If so, how do we keep from being crushed? For answers, I turned to bond expert, Kathy Jones, Vice President, Fixed Income Strategist, Schwab Center for Financial Research.


We both took time in a...

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Are U.S. Stocks the Best Investment in the World? Interview With Liz Ann Sonders, the Chief Investment Strategist of Schwab

(2) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 6:59 PM

On Aug. 29, 2013, I had a phone interview with Liz Ann Sonders, senior vice president, chief investment strategist, with Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Liz Ann is one of the most respected authorities on equities in the world, and quite often has the most prescient market commentary being published...

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