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8 Tips to Avoid Investing in a Ponzi Scheme

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 10.28.2012 | Money
Ike Ikokwu

Whether it's one million or ten million, people will still fall prey to these schemes until they pay attention to some basic rules of thumb to help you avoid them.

Facebook: Great Social Platform... Bad Investment

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 10.21.2012 | Money
Ike Ikokwu

So while Facebook was once a great social media platform, both individual and corporate users are calling to question its relevance and the return on investment from using this platform.

Win Without Losing... Money

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 10.14.2012 | Money
Ike Ikokwu

Managing my wealth this way allowed me to achieve financial independence at the age of 34 as well as avoid the market crashes of 2008 and 2009.

6 Things Dating Teaches Us About Investing

Alan Haft | Posted 08.15.2012 | Money
Alan Haft

Bad date last night? Don't despair. It's not as bad as you may think. Here's some good news: you may not know it, but when it comes to your money, that bad date can teach you an awful lot about successful investing.

Why Not To Invest In Gold

SmartMoney | Jack Hough | Posted 06.04.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: After sliding 6% in May, the price of gold jumped 3.7% on Friday. Skeptics say it is a temporary rise in a longer downturn. Fans of the...

Facebook Flubs? You Can Still Make Money!

Ebong Eka | Posted 07.30.2012 | Money
Ebong Eka

I can't help you with past mistakes nor am I quick to say that buying Facebook is a mistake. However, here are some important tips the average investor has to know BEFORE investing in the market.

How to Engage a Venture Capitalist: Lessons From Our Dealflow

Andrew Tweed | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Andrew Tweed

The ways in which an entrepreneur might best connect with venture capitalists has been covered by a number of other VCs across the web, but we thought it might be helpful for entrepreneurs to put this question into context by providing actual operating data regarding deal flow for our firm.

Invest Like a Billionaire: The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom

Camilla Webster | Posted 07.06.2012 | Money
Camilla Webster

One of the best things you can do to build your own wealth is to copy the rich and develop an investment philosophy for yourself.

Lesson No. 5: "I Think Philanthropists That Are Public and Visible Are Just Showing Off With Their Money"

Paul Shoemaker | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Paul Shoemaker

More often than not, someone being more public or visible about their philanthropy is done for a reason, i.e., to show leadership and commitment to a particular cause.

When to Buy Linkedin Stock

Andrew Weinreich | Posted 06.09.2012 | Technology
Andrew Weinreich

So was there some functional or scalability benefit to Linkedin in designing the 500 threshold or was Linkedin trying to encourage exactly the competitive behavior that motivated me to add contacts at a rapid clip?

Surprise! You're Rich.

USA Today | Sandra Block | Posted 06.09.2012 | Money

Chelsea Logan was a month and a half away from her 21st birthday when her father died suddenly from a heart attack. As her family struggled to cope wi...

Undercover Sting Exposes Advisors' Greedy Tactics

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Money

* Advisers often reinforced bad investment ideas * Recommended pricier options to clients in low-fee funds * Study sees ...

To Invest Like Warren Buffett, Learn How to Sell

Michael Martin | Posted 06.03.2012 | Money
Michael Martin

If you want to learn how to invest like Warren Buffett, you've got to learn how to sell investments effectively. Selling in this case can mean selling to take a profit or selling to take a loss to free up the cash and to emotionally move on.

Should You Invest In The Brands You Love?

The Huffington Post | Loren Berlin | Posted 03.16.2012 | Money

Organic food lovers, take note: Beloved brand Annie's Inc., maker of instant mac and cheese, various bunny crackers and other packaged fare, is about ...

Even in a Bear Market, You Can Still Get Rich

Endeavour Press | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business
Endeavour Press

It's likely to get pretty rough over the next few years but if you keep these few simple ideas in mind at least you won't be as surprised as you would have been.

Einstein's Theory... of Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Welcome to the world of investing where brokers and financial pundits start each year hoping you are as uninformed as you were last year.

Don't Be Fooled by "Best Fund Manager" Lists

Dan Solin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

This is the time of year when the financial media goes into overdrive. You can expect no end of predictions for 2012. Some will be right. Others will be wrong. Those who are right will anoint themselves "gurus." Actually, they were just lucky.

Risk Less and Prosper

Kent Smetters | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Kent Smetters

The new investor book Risk Less and Prosper is a good read for those of you who are skeptical of investing in today's stock market. But it is a must-read for those of you who actually think that you know what you are doing.

Finding an Honest Financial Adviser

Kent Smetters | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business
Kent Smetters

It's that time of the year when people start thinking about their financial outlook. If you are like many people, you might want to get the help of a financial adviser.

Their Confidence Is Killing Your Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

I often wonder why so many investors ignore the overwhelming data indicating that capturing market returns in a globally diversified portfolio of low management fee index funds in a suitable asset allocation is likely to outperform stock picking, manager picking and market timing.

Jeff Macke Is Wrong: You Can't Time the Market

Dan Solin | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Jeff Macke believes investors would have been well served by "stepping aside" and that "buying and holding forever have been tantamount to financial self-abuse." Each of these assumptions is incorrect. The potential damage to investors who follow this wrong-headed advice is substantial.

What Apple and Indonesia Can Teach You About Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

You wouldn't think Apple and Indonesia have much in common. On the surface, they don't, but they can still teach you a lot about investing.

The Time Not to Act

Mellody Hobson | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Mellody Hobson

The big umbrella statement, however, is that as scary as this period may seem, this is not the time to radically alter your own personal financial journey.

Peter Lynch's Fatherly Advice On Investing

Daily Finance | Dawn Kawamoto | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

When you're the daughter of investment guru Peter Lynch, it's kind of hard not to pick up great financial advice from dear old dad, even when he's not...

Don't Believe the Mea Culpa of Your Broker

Dan Solin | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

There is an intelligent way to invest. It begins by recognizing there are no gurus with magic wands or psychic abilities.