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How to Invest $50,000

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

It's a great problem to have, most would agree. Through an inheritance, life insurance proceeds, the sale of a property or other sources of income, suddenly you have $50,000 you want to invest -- and you want to do it wisely.

4 Investments Millennials Like -- But Baby Boomers Don't

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

For now and the near future, baby boomers and millennials alike will command marketers' attention because of their size and buying power. It'll be interesting to see where the world goes as these demographic shifts play out and markets respond, yielding new investment opportunities.

5 Investing Fees Beginners Forget About

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

As a new investor, you are probably keen on making money when allocating your funds in an investment account, like a mutual fund, 401(k) or directly in the stock market. However, what is often forgotten is that, like any other financial service, there are likely fees to contend with at every corner.

5 Investing Secrets Only The Pros Know

Posted 07.08.2015 | OWN

Take charge of your financial future with these five strategies. By Suze Orman Let's face it: A financial planner can offer sound guidance w...

Teach Your Child to Invest -- At Seven Years Old

Miranda Marquit | Posted 06.09.2015 | Money
Miranda Marquit

I thought 11 was young enough to give my son an investing edge, but I've discovered that some professional money managers suggest starting earlier with investing lessons. Gerry Frigon, the President of Taylor Frigon Capital Management, taught his son to start investing at seven years old.

How to Start Investing With Less Than $500

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.23.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

There is a common belief that the best investment options require a lot of money to get started, but the reality is there are investments that allow you to start with as little as a $10 per month contribution, or a one-time deposit of $25.

Why the S&P 500 Is a Bad Benchmark

Betterment.com | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money
Betterment.com

let's examine the importance so many investors attach to the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones Industrial Average. U.S investors tend to heavily measure their portfolio performance against American indices, even though they have been proven not to be the best benchmarks.

Don't Look Now But Something's Eating Your Money

Jason Gordo | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

If you choose not to invest, then you need to have some other plan in place to protect your savings. Otherwise, you might as well lock your money in a dank safe and let it decompose.

10 Things I Learned in My 20s About Investing

Lee Wang | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
Lee Wang

I didn't want to work the next five, 10, or 30 years of my life and have nothing to show for it. I started to venture outside my comfort zone and aggressively learn and invest moderately. That's not to say I have a grand portfolio, but I've definitely put myself in a position to succeed.

10 Great Financial Tips Sure To Save You Loads Of Money

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

April 15 -- a day that's become a nagging reminder of the money we make and how much we spend -- is around the corner and boomers in particular might wonder how they can save more money in 2014.

It's Not What You Make, It's What You Keep That Matters

Jordan Waxman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Money
Jordan Waxman

With income and capital gains taxes on the rise, and interest rates as low as they are, it is more important than ever to achieve sufficient after-tax cash flow and keep the tax man at bay.

How to Make a Bigger Impact With Your Investments in 2014

Jorge Newbery | Posted 04.19.2014 | Money
Jorge Newbery

If you're looking to make a bigger social impact with your investments this year, you have many options. Here are five ideas to help you get started.

Investing for Beginners: Basic Investment Terminology

SaveUp | Posted 02.04.2014 | Money
SaveUp

You own part of the company (aka a share in the company). The price of that share can fluctuate given what people think the company is worth (or will be worth) and what they are willing to pay for a share.

Escape From Government Engineered Financial Repression

Brendan Ross | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Brendan Ross

If you're like a majority of average American investors, you earn 1 percent or less in your savings account, mutual funds or bonds, and lose 2-3 percent to inflation. Ever wonder where that 2 percent difference goes?

Two Words That Could Impact Your Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Here are two words I want every investor to say to their broker or advisor: "No alpha." "Alpha" is the excess return of a fund over its benchmark index. Nothing has caused investors more harm than the often futile pursuit of alpha. Want proof?

Why You're Using the Wrong Online Broker -- And How to Stop

Tim Chen | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Tim Chen

Over 17 million investors are paying too much for perks and services they don't need, or they could oftentimes be receiving them more cheaply elsewhere.

A Thought on the Heinz Acquisition

Mary Buffett | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

In the case of Heinz, like Coke and the other product investments Warren Buffet has made, it does not appear that there will be any fresh challenge to Heinz's margins in the long-term based on the brand supremacy of their flagship product.

With Investments, Diversifying Is Key

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Ever wonder why Mom and Pop stores sell wildly unrelated products side by side, like umbrellas and sunglasses, or Halloween candy and screwdrivers? Customers probably would never buy these items on the same shopping trip, right? That's exactly the point.

Here's What Every Business Can Learn From JPMorgan's $6.2 billion Mistake

Michael Kerman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Michael Kerman

If there is a single, important lesson we can take away from the JPMorgan fiasco, it's this: Old approaches are out, and automation is in. The old approach of controlling and analyzing a business via spreadsheet-driven tools and processes is over.

A Terrible Year... Except for Investors

Dan Solin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

The prospect of going over the fiscal cliff cast an additional pall on the markets, with many investors "fleeing to safety" until "things settle down." I am unaware of any stock market gurus who predicted all of these events, but what if they had?

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #11 - Cheating You on Bid/Ask Spreads

John R. Talbott | Posted 01.16.2013 | Money
John R. Talbott

People think stockbrokers are their friends or their golf buddies, but the stockbroker's job is to maximize the amount of assets under management and to always know on every order whether you are a buyer or a seller so they can pass this critical information on to their market makers.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #10 - Recommending Products With Enormous Sales Commissions

John R. Talbott | Posted 01.09.2013 | Money
John R. Talbott

If a financial product is too complicated and too complex for you to understand, this is not an accident. It is intentional. And it will cost you.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #9 - Convincing You That Their Bank Is Stable and Safe

John R. Talbott | Posted 12.26.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

There is no reason to assume the big banks will be around in the long run. Therefore, do not take comfort that your money is safe with them. If you have less than $250,000 in an FDIC insured deposit account, then at least you have the US standing behind the claim. But, otherwise, beware.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #8 - Lying About Their Products

John R. Talbott | Posted 12.19.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

I believe the entire field of financial advice is badly broken and encourages lying. You would like your broker to have your best interests at heart, but in a system where they are rewarded for selling you things you may not need, lying is, if not encouraged, certainly overlooked.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #7 - In the Long Run, Equities Outperform Bonds

John R. Talbott | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

Investors have been lulled to sleep by the lullaby song of stockbrokers and bankers who croon that bonds are safe and that equities always outperform bonds in the long run. Wake up before another nightmare market crash shakes you violently from your peaceful slumber.