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4 Common Loan Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

If it's time to seek a business loan for your company, you're probably worried about whether or not you can actually make it happen. After all, funds have dried up significantly since 2008 and it's very challenging to secure investment from banks and many other types of lending organizations.

A Conversation With Bryan Johnson

Patrick Daniel | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Patrick Daniel

At a small café in Nolita in the heart of New York, following this year's Effective Altruism Global, entrepreneur and investor Bryan Johnson talks about his entrepreneurial journey and his goal of rewriting the operating systems of life.

World Markets Are In Freefall - So What Does This Mean For You?

Buck Wargo | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Investors didn't like what they saw come Monday morning: The market had dropped more than 1,000 points to start the day after a news-worthy decline last week. China was to blame: A decline in the Chinese stock market and fears of the Chinese economy sparked the sell-off that we watched in horror on our home court of Wall Street.

4 Don'ts for Investors During a Correction

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

I see so many investors that start to watch the financial news every waking moment when we start to have a correction. The more you check your investments and listen to the media, the more volatile it will appear -- further fueling your internal panic buttons.

End-Users Trump Phantom Buyers in Miami Real Estate

David Martin | Posted 08.21.2015 | Miami
David Martin

The international media loves characterizing Miami's residential market as being dominated by foreign owners, many of whom will never set foot in their investment properties - let alone reside there.

Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons

Mike Green | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Mike Green

There is no city in the nation that's growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.

Social Security for Two: What Every LGBT Couple Needs to Know Now

David Rae | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes figuring out what the hell to do about Social Security. Retirement planning can be quite complicated for anyone, but the newness of Social Security options for LGBT couples find some of us unprepared.

Top 5 Invisible Location Issues For Purchasing Property

Andrew Lieb | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Andrew Lieb

Location, Location, Location. Have you ever driven by a property and questioned why THEY don't just put XYZ (i.e., Coffee Shop, Apartments, Offices, Gym) in over there? Then, you thought to yourself: "I can do it, I'm going to be rich!!!"

Why Your 401K Is a Scam!

James Altucher | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
James Altucher

Listen: they are scams. This is another trillion dollar industry that has a lot of money at stake if people stop believing in the mythology bolted to the scam.

4 Things You Need to Know About Property Investment in Your Twenties

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.19.2015 | Money
Erin McKelle

Now is the time to start thinking about property investment and homeownership, since starting young will give you an advantage in the financial game of life. If you're wondering what you need to know before buying, here are my four tips on investing smartly.

There Is No Trade-Off Between Profit and Purpose

Alex Edmans | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Alex Edmans

Social responsibility is not immediately appreciated by the stock market and -- like any long-run investment -- takes many years to pay off. Thus, investors should not evaluate companies according to whether they meet quarterly earnings targets, but instead take a long-term view.

4 Penny Stock Trading Lessons from Billionaire Warren Buffett

Timothy Sykes | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

If "living simply" to you means not having to go to a job you hate every morning and enjoying a millionaire lifestyle instead, that's fine - go after it. But if all you want is to live simply with your expenses covered and your family comfortable? That's fine too.

Uncertainty Intensifies

Michael Farr | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

China's move to devalue its currency caught the markets somewhat by surprise. As a result, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding both the reasons behind the move as well as the implications of the move.

Surprising Findings in China

Judah Freed | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Judah Freed

Steve Hoffman at Founders Space recently returned from a "marathon business trip" to China. He returned with some unexpected findings that defy many of our staid stereotypes in the West. With Steve's permission, I am quoting his findings below.

Investing to Combat Modern Slavery: What's the Impact?

Nick Grono | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Nick Grono

The mission of the organisation I lead, the Freedom Fund, is to mobilize the capital and knowledge needed to end modern slavery. Measuring our impact is critical to our success, because one of the key ways we attract new investors is by showing evidence of our past performance.

Is Angel Investing Poised to Be Disrupted?

Ellevate | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Natalia Oberti Noguera, founder and CEO of Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women, often gets asked why she started her company. She had grown a network of women social entrepreneurs in New York City in 2008 from a six-woman network to 1,200 within two years. And throughout, she kept hearing from them how hard it was to secure funding for their ventures.

Aggressive HFT in U.S. Treasuries

Irene Aldridge | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

U.S. regulators have recently questioned the role that high-frequency trading (HFT) plays in the bond market. The latest research from AbleMarkets studies a subclass of HFTs known as aggressive HFT. The research shows that:

Why You Should Invest at Least $5,000 Before 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.07.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

By Ashley Redmond, Contributor The U.S. stock market is having a solid year. It is a far cry from 2013, when the Standard & Poor's 500 index su...

Confusion Reigns

Michael Farr | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

Economic data and financial-asset prices don't always paint the same picture about the health of the economy.

Is Apple Overvalued?

S. Kumar | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
S. Kumar

Shares of Apple Inc. declined this week to their lowest level since January on investor worries about the company's ability to keep outperforming as it has in the past.

Five Steps to Raising Institutional Capital

Jorge Newbery | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

This past January, we set out to take the next step in our growth and raise institutional capital. We kept hearing that institutional investors were chasing yields. But how could we get them to chase us, or even listen to us?

How to Raise a Future Millionaire

Bob Stammers | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Bob Stammers

It is never too early to teach your children about the value of money and how to manage it. Kids are constantly learning - both inside and outside the classroom - and parents can play a key role in developing their kids' financial habits.

How to Choose a Robo-Advisor if You're New to Investing

Graham Ober | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Graham Ober

If you're a young, aspiring investor, choosing a robo-advisor to manage your money could be the easiest way to get started without breaking the bank.

The Best Investment You Can Make

Darren Hardy | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Darren Hardy

I’m about to give you the best investment tip of your life. This is a tip I received originally from Brian Tracy more than 20 years ago, and i...

Does Anyone Ever Get to Ring the Bell at the New York Stock Exchange Twice? Maybe!

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

If you are a pro in the National Football League, your dream is to wear a Super Bowl ring. If you are a pianist, you haven't made it until you've played Carnegie Hall. If you are an entrepreneur, in business you want to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.