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5 College Savings Plans That Could Save You Money

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 01.30.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

he cost of a college education these days (average yearly tuition for 2013-2014) ranges from $8,000 for in-state public college students to $30,000 for private college students, and historically rises faster than the level of inflation.

Let Altruism Be Your Guide: TED Talk

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthieu Ricard

Excepts From My Latest TED Talk WATCH We have an extraordinary potential for goodness but also an immense power to do harm. Any tool can be used to ...

More Money More Problems? Not Really!

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.26.2015 | Money
Steve Siebold

Money can't solve every problem or eliminate every worry, but it does have the power to reduce stress in tough times while providing opportunity in good times.

Would You Invest In... Bigfoot?!

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 01.26.2015 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

Bigfoot has been one of America's greatest all-time controversies. But investment? That seems a bit too far off to me. But, just in case you are, in Fox Mulder's lingo, a true believer, this might just be in your financial plan of the year.

Women in Business Q&A: Harriet Steel, Head of Business Development at Hermes Investment Management

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Harriet was appointed to the Board of Hermes Investment Management in October 2013 as an Executive Director, having joined Hermes in 2011 as Global Head of Business Development and member of the Executive Committee. Harriet joined the City in 1990 with a degree in Architecture from Princeton University.

Real Estate Crowdfunding Turns 75

Jorge Newbery | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

From 10 eighteen months ago, to 50 six months ago, to 75 today, real estate crowdfunding platforms are launching at a torrid pace. This frenzy is dest...

Take Charge of Your Small Business Finances This Year

Nellie Akalp | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

You started a business in order to follow your passion. And even though you're fortunate to work at something you love, you still need to contend with pesky back-office tasks and financial bookkeeping.

An Entry-Level Pay-As-You-Go Lamp is the First Rung of the Energy Ladder

Victoria Arch | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Victoria Arch

What is the role of the solar lantern in energy access? In July of last year, I attended an Engineering for Change Webinar called "Off Grid Technology...

Women in Business Q&A: Lauren Bigelow, CEO, Growth Capital Network

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Lauren Bigelow has served as the CEO of the Growth Capital Network (GCN) since 2010. With this platform, Lauren and her team have managed programs for the innovation and entrepreneurial community including the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, the Midwest Greentech Entrepreneur Academy and the Midmarket Capital Survey.

Top 5 Things Home Sellers Need to Know About Price

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.16.2015 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Every potential buyer will have their own unique situation and a top price they'll pay for your home. It's a mistake to assume you'll stumble into the perfect prospect who will fall in love with the home and pay over market.

Taking Stock for the New Year: Doing the Doable!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.15.2015 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

If you lived through enough January firsts, you know that, when it comes to New Year's resolutions, we often set ourselves up for failure. Challenging ourselves to a mother lode of well-intentioned but giant tasks -- losing 40 pounds, changing jobs, moving to a new home -- we often become paralyzed by the enormity of it all and wind up doing nothing.

What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know to About Acquisitions

Lili Balfour | Posted 01.14.2015 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

It is critical that you understand what the "NewCo" will look like. Will you be replacing an existing team? Perhaps you are tasked with creating a new division. Make sure you are on board with the integration schedule.

How To Do As Well Financially As Those Who Earn More Money Than You

Brad Hines | Posted 01.13.2015 | Money
Brad Hines

It is very possible to retire wealthy, without ever having earned more than $100,000 a year. Most of this comes from utilizing principles you may have heard of like compounding interest, that I won't get into here, but the benefit of that comes mostly from putting away the most money possible, while you are as young as possible.

Theatre Review: Ben Rimalower's Bad With Money

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

How was it that my best friend's parents could afford a new car and an annual trip to Disney World when we had a ten-year-old Ford Taurus and vacationed at a campsite where the most exciting feature was a public pool?

Does My Company Have What It Needs to Be Expanded Internationally?

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

For the export to be successful we should obtain a realistic response to the questions that will help us to assess the real situation of the company and whether if the company has a real export potential and capacity.

From Cleaning Toilets to Delivering Donuts: 12 Highly Successful Businesswomen Share Their Unconventional Advice

Catherine Alford | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Catherine Alford

In the past year, I've been inspired by other female business owners, women who are creative, tenacious, giving, and unique. Whether they juggle motherhood with work or are just starting on their unique endeavors, women have so much to offer the business world.

Resolve to Buy a Home With These 10 Must-Do Steps

realtor.com | Posted 01.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

If you think the new year is going to be the year to put your rental days in your rear-view mirror and move into a home of your own, it's time to start preparing.

Why a Greek Exit Should Be Feared

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

A Greek exit from the Eurozone could be catastrophic. The country would be shunned from international markets, with a new/old currency that would devalue severely. Nevertheless, the bigger risk for investors is that the turmoil spreads to larger neighboring countries.

Setting Financial Goals For The New Year That You Can Actually Keep

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 01.06.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Your New Year's Resolution is to be better at managing your money. But that's a vague, ambiguous goal. What specific steps should you take? What does "better" look like in practice?

5 Tricks to Making Money Fast: The Trick to Money Is Having Some

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Shaahin Cheyene

I often wondered what makes two seemingly similar people -- who grew up with equal backgrounds, equal opportunity and relatively equal education -- so different in their earning capacity.

The Ghosts of Bailouts Past, Bailouts Present and Bailouts Yet to Come

The Alternative Banking Group of OWS | Posted 01.05.2015 | Money
The Alternative Banking Group of OWS

The US Treasury Department has just declared the bailout is over -- and that it was profitable too! But nothing could be further from the truth. Both claims are false.

3 Investing Lessons We Learned Last Year

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 12.30.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Let's take a look at this past year in terms of the markets, economy and overall financial atmosphere -- and see what lessons we can apply to the year ahead.

The Top 10 FinTech Milestones of 2014 (Slideshow)

Brett King | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Brett King

Whether you believe the FinTech investments this year were $6Bn or whether you believe the bigger estimates of upwards of $18Bn, one thing is clear - FinTech is really hot right now. But it's only going to get hotter.

3 Weirdly Accurate Reasons to Stop Saving for Retirement in 2015

Garrett B. Gunderson | Posted 12.25.2014 | Business
Garrett B. Gunderson

If you're making contributions to retirement plans and you don't have these three things dealt with properly, then temporarily stopping those investments is an important part of getting your finances in order.

Flawed 'CRomnibus' Spending Bill Hurts Latino Families and Workers

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 12.22.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

Beyond recklessly rolling back the financial protections of Dodd-Frank, Congress tacked on several other policy changes to the spending bill that threaten the lives and livelihoods of working families.