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Invest to Save Lives and Build Sustainable Communities

Lindsay Coates | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

To prevent future crises and help build resilient communities, it is necessary for the U.S. to continue investments in programs that help the world's poor and vulnerable populations obtain access to health care, clean water, nutritious food, and basic education, as well as promote economic growth and democracy and human rights.

Left Right or Better: An Impactful Meeting of Minds

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

What difference does your money make when you invest or divest? You might be conservative and want nature to remain beautiful forever. You might be liberal and want to undo environmental injustices.

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.

Should You Pay Down Debt or Invest?

Neal Frankle | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Neal Frankle

There is more to life than money - but you already know that. And when you are faced with the option of paying off debt or investing you have to look inside for an answer too. Maybe the numbers do favor holding on to the debt and investing, but how does that leave you feeling?

U.S. to Use Psych Tests to Vett Syrian Rebels for Moderateness

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Many have compared those "moderate Syrian rebels" the U.S. keeps looking for to unicorns. The U.S. now thinks it has a new set of tools to scare the unicorns out of hiding, and to tell the nasty terrorists from the good terrorists: psychological evaluations, biometric checks and stress tests.

What's Your Plan if the Market Falls?

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you've been investing for any length of time then you've experienced a market correction much like the one we are in now. But I'm not talking about a mere 10 percent correction. I'm talking about a drop like we saw in 2008 and 2009. Do you have a plan?

Foreclosure Hurting Your Neighborhood and Home's Value? -- Buy It!

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.21.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

All of this information is nice, unless you own a home in a neighborhood with a foreclosure in poor condition sitting there dragging down neighborhood home values. Actually, there is some lemonade to be made here.

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Money Value of Time

Rory Vaden | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

The Time Value of Money is the calculation used to determine what an amount of money you have today will be worth at some point in the future by addin...

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Is America Losing Its Edge?

Karin Kamp | Posted 09.11.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

The Senate-passed immigration bill would help foreign-born entrepreneurs through a proposed new program called the INVEST non-immigrant visa, which would allow 10,000 qualified entrepreneurs and investors to stay in the U.S. -- but the price tag to do so is high.

U.S. Senate Looks to Expand Current EB-5 Program

Reno Charlton | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Reno Charlton

Over recent years, many foreign investors have obtained a U.S. green card through taking advantage of the EB-5 immigration process. This process invol...

Retirement vs. Taxable Accounts: What Goes Where?

Women & Co | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business
Women & Co

You might have both regular taxable accounts and also retirement accounts, such as a 401(k) plans and Individual Retirement Accounts. But which invest...

Trouble for Exxon

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Natalie Pace

For investors worried about the impact of the spill on Exxon's share price, the truth is that there are macro market trends that could impact the price even more than the oil spill. Exxon is trading at an annual high, largely because the Dow has posted an 11 percent gain already in 2013.

In a World Short on Miracles, The Power of Compounding Is Still One

James Berman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
James Berman

Even if you had invested 15 years ago, not long before the start of the greatest secular bear market since the Great Depression, you would have compounded money at 4.72 percent per year. This also would have doubled your money.

This Mother's Day, Let's Be '7 Billion Strong'

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

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Think 'Score Gains,' Not 'Stop Losses'

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money
Natalie Pace

I am constantly getting investors to think like "winners" instead of "losers." If the first thing you think about is losing, then the first thing you really need to work on is changing your mindset.

Why A College Fund Is An Essential Part Of Your Divorce Settlement

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.11.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Include this life line in your divorce settlement. On June 29-30, 2011, President Bill Clinton brought together over 750 CEOs, NGOs, Nobel Prize wi...

He Died and Left Her a Million

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.15.2011 | Women
Natalie Pace

I received a call from a woman who had a tragic event in her life, which completely changed her income status overnight. Her husband passed away unex...

Investing in America's Growing Assets: Minorities

Mike Green | Posted 09.16.2011 | Business
Mike Green

It's time to invest in those promising minority students and talented innovators who have failed to receive our focus and investment. At the rate minority populations are growing, they represent the next generation of America's leaders.

Are You Spoiling Your Kid Out Of Divorce Guilt? Read This

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.30.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

One of the downsides of divorce is the Disneyland Dad. It is a tempting and enjoyable way (for some) to spend "your weekends" with the kids, trying to...

Venture Capitalists Aren't Investing In Black Entrepreneurs

Mike Green | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Mike Green

Investing in high-growth companies creates jobs while generating more wealth for investors. The formula has worked for the private venture capital investment community. Unfortunately, no such active community exists in black America.

How Best To Budget After Divorce?

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

One of the greatest challenges of divorce is money. As a newly single parent, you might be overwhelmed, as I was, with more bills than you can afford...

Get Out of Debt: 6 Tricks to Outwit That 28% Interest Rate

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Freedom isn't quite so much fun when you realize that you now get to shoulder the burden of life all on your own, which means your new home may be downsized to smaller than your first college dorm room!

In Honor of National Fist Bump Day... It's As Easy as 1..2..3..Bump

Sam Spear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Spear

In honor of National Fist Bump Day, what better way to celebrate then with a little iPhone Bump?

Bailed-Out Banks Making Profits -- For Taxpayers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Money wasn't just "given" to Wall Street firms. It bought something of value. And now that the firms (and the market in general) are recovering, they're starting to pay it back. With interest.