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Women in Business: Sonya Brown, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sonya brings to NVP more than a decade of investment experience. Based in NVP's Palo Alto office, Sonya is focused on investing across a wide range of...

Financial News on Twitter: Who to Follow? Mapping and Ranking the Top 100 Twittersphere Accounts

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

The good folks at Captain Economics did a great post a couple of weeks back on 'The Economics Twitosphere Top 100 Influential Users'. We followed up with our own post, Mapping the Financial / Media Twittersphere, an illustration of the Twitter accounts that are most central for financial news.

Crowdfunding: It's Not Just for StartUps Anymore

Robin Raskin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Robin Raskin

Has anyone noticed that crowdfunding is not just about a bunch of young aspirationals looking for cash? What started out as a way to democratize innovation and access to capital, is now a sweet way for well-established companies to play at being a "startup."

13 Money Management Lessons for Kids

Chris Mettler | Posted 04.20.2015 | Education
Chris Mettler

Research shows that America's youth has a deep lack of understanding when it comes to finances and how to properly manage money. These disturbing statistics have generated a national movement to incorporate financial literacy into our education system and encourage parents to teach money management lessons at home.

Need to Have Your Startup Funded? Here are 5 Ways

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

These five sources of funding are only a few of the ways you can come up with the capital to bring your idea to fruition. Be creative and think outside the box for ways to fund your startup -- you'll likely need funding from a combination of sources.

Proof That State-Mandated Financial Education Programs Work

Chris Mettler | Posted 04.16.2015 | Money
Chris Mettler

There has been a long dispute over whether or not state-mandated financial education programs in high schools actually help improve financial literacy and overall financial health in adulthood.

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

Can PRI Finance Unlock Clean Energy Access?

Justin Guay | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

Photo courtesy of UK DFID Access to finance is the largest near-term barrier to ending energy poverty for hundreds of millions around the world -- an...

Most Americans Are Still Pretty Worried About Their Finances

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

Views of the nation's economy, long underwater, have generally shown signs of recovering in 2015. A CNBC poll released Tuesday found views of the econ...

Jean Chatzky Joins Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 04.08.2015 | MarloThomas

What a pleasure it was to have ...

Crowdfunding and Taxes: What You Should Know

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

No matter how the crowdfunding industry evolves in the future, even the most modest artistic and cause-based campaigns should consider how to build the most tax-efficient effort.

How to Value Your Company

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Lili Balfour

Whether you're looking to raise a round of capital or sell your company, it's important to understand how to value your company. The best way to value a company is to research comparable transactions in the market.

How To Calculate Mad Men's Company Worth vs. Modern Day Silicon Valley Liquidity

Quora | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

If you pay enough attention to little details from various episodes, you can figure out the cap table for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

Beware of Startup Buyer's Remorse

David Mandell | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
David Mandell

Entrepreneurs think having the biggest voice and fancy toys entice talent and differentiate their companies. They are wrong.

The Future of Europe: Proudly Small

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

The biggest predicament facing the European Union (EU) is visibility. Across Europe, populist parties on the right and the left end of the political spectrum point towards the European Union as the source of economic and social problems.

Financial Literacy Month? Don't Be Fooled

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Why isn't financial literacy education working? Because financial literacy education is largely funded by the very same businesses that prosper when young people make poor money decisions -- big banks, credit card companies and other huge financial industry businesses.

Who Really Controls Wall Street, and Why It Matters

Nourish International | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Nourish International

We have to remember that the same banks responsible for so much of the financial strife, confusion, and crisis are guided by social forces. When we believe our financial systems are beyond our control, we neglect our responsibility to those most impacted by its flaws.

3 Money Questions We Are Too Embarrassed To Ask

Credit.com | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
Credit.com

Money troubles can be hard to discuss. The secret many don't seem to know is they are not as alone as they feel. Here are some questions people ask me -- and the ones I ask them in response.

Money Management Gap Between Parents and Teens Shows Need for Education

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents
Jack E. Kosakowski

Many young people want to learn about managing money from their parents. A significant majority of teens we surveyed (84 percent) say they look to their parents for information about how to manage money.

How to Use Climate Finance to Promote Clean Water

Renat Heuberger | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Fresh water is vital to human society -- not simply for drinking, but also for washing, farming and producing energy. In the future, this crucial resource is expected to become increasingly scarce. This is partly due to climate change.

5 Ways Social Enterprises Can Finance Growth

Don Shaffer | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Social entrepreneurs seeking growth funding often get caught up in the culture of venture capital -- they position their enterprise as a rocket business, look for a miracle angel investor, and start giving away equity.

Women in Business: Alexandra Lebenthal / President and CEO of Lebenthal Holdings

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Alexandra Lebenthal is the President and CEO of Lebenthal Holdings. She comes from a storied Wall Street family. Her grandparents, Louis and Sayra Leb...

8 Ways to Prepare Financially for a Baby

Natalie Bacon | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents
Natalie Bacon

There are practical things that can be done to soften the financial blow of having a baby, and I want to share them with you. So, here are eight practical tips for you to get ahead of the game and prepare for your baby.

What Makes Luxury Cars So Expensive?

Quora | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money
Quora

A lot of people believe that luxury cars cost more than regular cars because of their superior quality parts, their bigger and better options, because they're made from more expensive materials, etc. This is only partially correct.

Froilan de Dios: Discover Where Your Passion Lies and Where Your True North Points

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Having started his career in accountancy and law, Froilan de Dios, shares his professional journey that allowed him to work in Philippines' neigboring countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam.