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Living Local: The Rise of Local Currency

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

Look to any local high street at the moment and you will see an economy on the rise. After years of high street collapses, financial crises and economic downfalls, local businesses are finally on the up and it's all thanks to one thing in particular.

A Conversation With Peter Diamandis

Patrick Daniel | Posted 06.25.2015 | Technology
Patrick Daniel

At this year's Exponential Finance conference hosted by Singularity University in New York, I had the opportunity to talk with Peter Diamandis, co-founder & Executive Chairman of Singularity University.

Barbara Corcoran's Office: A Pallet for Success

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Linda Lauren

In my efforts to work with color for the benefit of my clients, I often pay special attention to what connects people to success. I have found that the colors we choose to surround ourselves with (and wear) can become a clear indication of how we experience happiness in our lives.

Opportunities for Microfinance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Geri Spieler | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Geri Spieler

A burgeoning market for micro financial institutions (MFI) is set to take hold. The Sub-Saharan African low-income market is set to explode by 25 percent in 2015. Currently 863 million people live in 47 countries.

Summer Must-Reads for Successful Business Owners

Melinda Emerson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

This is my favorite time to get into a good book. When you're in business for yourself, you have the freedom to carve out time in your day to bone up on how to run your business while basking in the shade of your backyard, with the background sounds of your family soaking up summer.

Why Big Data Matters in Finance

Irene Aldridge | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

By observing and measuring recurring characteristics and phenomena in the financial markets, data scientists are able to pinpoint winning stocks, predict market crashes, detect market manipulation and the like.

Reputation Management + Wealth Management Correlate in Digital

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

Wealth. We all want it, work for it and strive for it throughout lives and careers. Reputation. We all have one. It us up to us to define it,...

Investing in the #1 Economy, China

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

Part of investing in a new world is discovering exactly what those individuals love. Those countries and industries that are part of the migration of money from West to East will be blessed under the new dominion of China as the world's economic leader.

The CFA Is a Scam

Lewis Krell | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Lewis Krell

This coming Saturday, well over 100,000 hopeful and aspiring financiers will sit down in desks all across the world and attempt to pass one of the three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.

How to Pitch Investors Without Looking Like a Clueless, Lazy, Know-It-All

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Lili Balfour

For the past 8 years, I have been advising entrepreneurs on their growth and funding strategy. I've seen the worst and I've seen the best.

The Neurology of Lending

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.02.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Microfinance is a psychological enigma. It is not in anyone's economic best interest to lend money to strangers without getting anything in return. Without interest or guarantee, what is the motivation to take on such financial risk? It seems more akin to charity than to banking. Is it? The fact is that we don't know the neuropsychological underpinnings of such selfless lending.

African American Success Factors

Marshall Cannon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices
Marshall Cannon

The African American community has been damaged to an extent that if Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey and Sojourner Truth came back to see what now exists, they wouldn't recognize it.

The Brazenly Illegal Behavior of Big Banks

Frank Vogl | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Frank Vogl

Three strikes and you are out in baseball. Three strikes -- irrespective of the crime -- and you're in prison long-term in the United States. Now, the bankers need to be subjected to the "Three Strikes and You're Out" rule.

An Afternoon With Peter Lynch

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Patrick Daniel

As part of the Catholic Speakers Series at the Harvard Business School, Peter Lynch, legendary American businessman and investor, shared his insights, in a conversation moderated by Clarisse Siu, President of the HBS Catholic Student Association, on faith, life and markets.

How Far in Debt Should Your Business Go?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Broke. Kaput. Dead. Finished. That is what it feels like when your small business runs out of cash. I would tell you to avoid that from happening, but that's just stupidly obvious. The problem is that if you start a company, it likely will.

Young & Entrepreneurial: Social-Impact Startup Soceana Founder Tess Michaels -- Your Not-So-Ordinary 21-Year Old CEO

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world. By sharing t...

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money This Summer

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Steve Siebold

The most financially aware parents teach their children that it's right to want to be rich, and it's also possible for anyone who thinks big.

From Average Joe, to Profitable Trader

Nancy Laws | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Nancy Laws

The need for security is the one thing that all human beings have in common. That security may come in different forms for each of us, but it all boils down to the same thing.

From Investment Banker to Farm Investigator

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 05.14.2015 | Green
Sonia Faruqi

Growing up, I seemed almost earmarked for the financial world, as I was both studious and materialistic. I was a small mass of seriousness--a little librarian--completing my assignments early and happily. But my core longed for more, mentally, materially.

Can Your Credit Score Be Too High?

CompareCards | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
CompareCards

Think of it like this; a 740 credit score is the equivalent of an A+, and there is no such thing as A+++++. If you have a credit score significantly above 740, then I suppose you can brag about it to your friends, but you won't receive any benefits above what you would have if your score was just 740.

Why Smart Bosses Give Bad Employees a Raise

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Successful managers have the maturity to recognize that good employees may do things that look bad to others, but they may do them for important reasons. Here is why a manager might decide to give a raise to a "bad" employee.

5 Lies Employers Use to Not Give You a Raise

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Smart employers recognize the value of their employees, and they find a way to give them a raise. Even a company that is genuinely struggling should continue to invest in employees. Employees are their most important asset.

Want to Fight New Forms of Financial Corruption? Hire Women.

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Social anthropologist Janine Wedel, author, most lately, of Unaccountable: How Elite Power Brokers Corrupt Our Finances, Freedom, and Security, has spent decades getting to the bottom of how powerful people wield influence. Truth and transparency, she warns, have devolved into a performance art.

Charles Pascalar: Be the Guy Who Gives More Than What's Expected

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

Real-Life Retirement Advice From Savvy 90-Year-Old

Buck Wargo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

At the tender age of 90, retired psychologist Ken Barringer has penned his very first book -- because he wanted to share everything he's learned during his almost two decades of retirement.