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Top 10 Tips For Gay Financial Happiness

David Rae | Posted 07.13.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

As a group the LGBT community has many monetary advantages, true. But let's see how we can maximize our financial happiness in our own gay way as we live it up.

What Is Financial Independence?

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

This post appeared firsrt on Reach Financial Independence   People talk about it, dream about it, but what is Financial Independence exactly? Well...

Why We Shame Millennials Living at Home

Michael Restiano | Posted 03.10.2016 | Media
Michael Restiano

I turn 24-years old in June. I graduated magna cum laude from a prestigious NESCAC school, have lived abroad and in New York City, and am lucky enough to have a rewarding, financially sound career. And, I live at home with my parents--out of choice.

Will We Still Target Millennials When They Are 75 or Will We Instead Focus on the Next Generation of Freshly Minted Grown-ups?

Jenny Darroch | Posted 02.29.2016 | Business
Jenny Darroch

Our fascination with millennials is not so much with... well, millennials, but with what they represent. At a quarter of the population, this group is certainly too large to ignore.

Tips for Removing Emotion From Your Trading Decisions

Paul Scolardi | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Paul Scolardi

With the right plan and the right approach in place, any new trader can start trading their way to financial freedom. It won't be easy. It will take a lot of work, a number of setbacks and a great deal of determination, but many have found that trading is one of the best ways to reach the level of financial freedom they have always wanted.

5 of the Simplest Reminders for Your Journey Towards Financial Freedom

Paul Scolardi | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Paul Scolardi

Making the journey towards financial freedom is never fast or easy. It is big undertaking and one that will be filled with challenges and setbacks.

The Absolute Worst Part Of Divorce Mediation

Amy Koko | Posted 11.05.2015 | Divorce
Amy Koko

The day had come for my final meeting with my beloved divorce attorney, Madison Pierce. This would be when we would sit down and go over my financial settlement, which, frankly, I was looking forward to because I had been thinking of investing in a new energy bar for dogs that I had heard about through some very hush-hush channels.

How to Save Money -- 9 Money Saving Tips for Anyone

Gary Dekmezian | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Gary Dekmezian

While none of these nine money saving tips are life-changing on their own and some may not even apply to you, the important takeaway is that there are hundreds of easy ways to save money. Just choose a few, apply them to your life on a regular basis, and see the difference they make.

How to Get Rich Slowly - 3 Ways You're Self-Sabotaging

Gary Dekmezian | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Gary Dekmezian

The unfortunate truth that very few people will tell you to your face is that you are the primary reason you aren't rich and successful.

9 Invaluable Financial Lessons Eating Pot Noodles For 3 Months Taught Me

Anna Fani | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Anna Fani

I posted the message above on my Twitter account around the time the recession first hit me back in 2009. The day the hammer landed, I thought I was about to be commended on a job well done. Instead, my boss rambled on about the department not doing well and they had decided to let me go.

Latina Entrepreneurs Deserve Strong Advocates, Not False Promises and Deceptive Opportunities

Amy Hinojosa | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Amy Hinojosa

I cannot stand by when a company like Herbalife has the audacity to publicly proclaim they provide opportunities for Latinas -- neglecting to mention that it is under investigation by the SEC, the FTC and multiple state Attorneys General for intentionally targeting and scamming Hispanic customers.

10 Ways to Become Financially Independent

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

People can choose to define financial independence in their own way -- after all, not everyone wants a private jet and a mansion. However reaching real financial independence -- the ability to live comfortably off one's savings and investments with no debt whatsoever -- could be easier than you think.

Can You Be Greater Than Your Suffering?

David Geller | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living
David Geller

You can choose to see yourself as a victim. You can lament your fate and just struggle to survive until it passes. Or you can accept the truth that suffering is part of your journey and embrace the incredible opportunities it offers you to grow and develop. Here are just a few to consider.

My Challenge to Warren Buffett

David Geller | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
David Geller

Buffett said, "A rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything but not enough to do nothing." Many of our clients and prospective clients reference this famous quote.

The Moment I Knew I Was an Adult

Teresa Lee | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Teresa Lee

Ultimately, I think being an adult isn't any one age or any one thing. It doesn't mean that you don't lean on other people when you fall. It just means that you count on yourself first and foremost and don't expect anyone else to clean up your mess for you.

The Seductive Lure of Meaningless Information

David Geller | Posted 05.30.2015 | Money
David Geller

I'll go out on a limb here and say we've all done it. We look up from our computer, iPad or iPhone, where we've just spent time on something that is really of no importance to us when we could have been engaging in a more meaningful activity. And that's my definition of wasted time.

4 Ways Viewing Yourself as Not Rich Can Harm You

David Geller | Posted 05.13.2015 | Money
David Geller

Are you rich? Pause for a moment and really consider the question. Does it make you feel uncomfortable to consider yourself rich? No matter how much money we have, most of us avoid classifying ourselves as rich.

Money Management Tips For Couples Merging Households

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Moving in together is a big emotional step. It's also potentially a big financial step -- which can impact a relationship positively or negatively, depending on how open each partner is about money.

The Hardships of Being Rich

David Geller | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money
David Geller

As a wealth manager, I deal with a lot of very wealthy people. Many of them will never have to work out of financial necessity, nor will their children or grandchildren. So they all must be happy all the time, right?

Your Money or Your Life

David Geller | Posted 02.11.2015 | Money
David Geller

I hope that my children will pass on our family values to my grandchildren who hopefully will pass it on to my great-grandchildren. I don't expect my great-grandchildren to remember my name. I do hope they understand the value of being an entrepreneur and living by our family values.

Privacy Is Overrated

David Geller | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
David Geller

Privacy is important, but when facing a challenging situation, we also want a safe and supportive environment where we can talk openly and be vulnerable. When we can be vulnerable in a safe space, we forge our closest relationships.

You Have More Power Than You Think

David Geller | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
David Geller

When life deals you a tough blow, it's easy to get down and feel powerless. Remember you have more power than you think. You have the power to choose how you respond to adversity. You have the power to use your energy in a positive way.

Millennials Openly Defy the Obamacare Mandate

Brad Chase | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Brad Chase

Millennials are openly defying the government mandate and thumbing their noses at legislators who continue to ignore the issues critical to young Americans. They're fed up with government forcing them to pay for the poor financial decisions of previous generations.

Why I Hope Not to Die at 75

David Geller | Posted 12.18.2014 | Media
David Geller

Our value as human beings extends far beyond our productive capacity. It includes our capacity to love and be loved, our capacity to listen to others without judgment and with compassion, and our capacity to make a difference for others. We can both contribute value and find value in life at any age.

The Tyranny of One Right Answer

David Geller | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
David Geller

What's the right answer? That's the question we spend a lot of time asking ourselves when faced with a major decision. Should we move to Colorado? S...