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How To Take Control Of Your Money (And Stop Feeling Clueless)

Leisa Peterson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Unless your parents were very focused on teaching you the mechanics of money mastery -- and you chose to listen to them -- chances are there's a lot you don't understand about your cash flow.

A First-Year Money-Management Guide for the New College Grad

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

As the nation's full retirement age edges closer to 70, it means a 22-year-old college graduate has nearly 50 years to save and invest. That's why solid money habits built early can make an enormous difference, even for young people who can't afford to put away more than a few dollars a week at the start.

Break Free of High 401(k) Investment Fees

Catherine Golladay | Posted 05.18.2015 | Money
Catherine Golladay

If you're like most workers in a recent survey, your 401(k) plan is your largest or only source of retirement savings.1 Also, like most workers, you may be paying higher fees than you realized for some of the investments in that 401(k).

Let's Care for the Future by Investing in Global Education

Benedict Joson | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Benedict Joson

These curated figures, modest approximations relative to national projections, illustrate some of the costs associated with public higher education in the United States.

The Case for Gold -- Just in Case!

Terry Savage | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

No one is talking much about gold these days, since gold is typically viewed as a hedge against inflation, and there's very little inflation around. Even worse, if the Fed raises rates, gold becomes less attractive as an investment.

The Greatest Ever Retail Stock Trader

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

Today I want to write about who I believe is beyond a shadow of a doubt, the greatest (ordinary) retail trader who ever lived. Now by ordinary, what I am talking about is an individual who did not go on to create an Investment Fund as a result of his initial institutional trading.

Poking Holes in the Strong-Dollar Thesis

Michael Farr | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

The dollar began its ascent against other major world currencies in mid-2014. The move higher was fast and furious, but the greenback ran into some resistance beginning in the middle of March.

Smart Money Is Investing in America

Terry Savage | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
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Terry Savage

What's the smart money doing with their money these days? Investing in America. That's not a pep talk; it's reality, according to a man who should know: Charlie Buckley, a managing director of UBS who runs their American Global Family Office practice.

Investment Management: The Great Debate

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

The passive style of investing advocates present their case by stating that the markets are efficient. In other words, the vast majority of information that can be known is already in the market place and therefore there is no advantage to spending effort in researching stocks because there is little that is unknown about their prospects. I

6 Retirement Planning Myths

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.07.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Retirement is often thought of as a far off and hard to achieve nirvana, here are a few endearing myths that may throw off your financial planning.

The Hard and Necessary Work of Investing in the World's Most Vulnerable Places

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

When I first visited Afghanistan in 2002, the country was boldly opening a new chapter in its history. Ashraf Ghani was Minister of Finance, the Taliban had been toppled and the initial pillars of a democratic government were being put in place.

5 Money Lessons From Monopoly

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

1. Monopoly teaches us budgeting. It's a really simple, visual lesson. When you look down and you start to run low on that pretty pastel play money, you know you're in trouble.

Aggressive HFT and Volatility

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Co-authored with Steve Krawciw Aggressive HFT has long been associated with volatility. Several academic studies hypothesized that higher aggressiv...

Things You Want To Know About Investing But Are Afraid To Ask -- Part 3

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 04.29.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

So let's say you've got the basics down. You've decided you're a moderately aggressive investor looking for growth, and you've researched and chosen a couple of initial investments. Are you ready to buy? Not quite.

Social Investing Equals More Opportunity

Shazir Mucklai | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Shazir Mucklai

Many of the industry's top bloggers use social media to inform their followers about a stock and its movement. Social media functions as a way for investors to become aware of a company's news before it becomes stale.

Late Stage Investing: Why it Works - for Now

Jeremy Abelson | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Jeremy Abelson

Mutual funds are showing up predominantly in what are termed "pre-IPO" rounds, implying an IPO is imminent and an exit and public company status is almost guaranteed. This is very different than most traditional VC investments.

Things You Want To Know About Investing But Are Afraid To Ask -- Part 2

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 04.27.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Last week I talked about investing concepts that people want to understand but are too often afraid to ask about -- things like asset allocation, diversification and risk. But if you're unclear on a concept, I say ask. And ask again if you don't completely understand.

An Investing Anti-Prediction

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 04.27.2015 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

The key is to understand that it is all part of a natural process of unfolding futures mixed with emotional investors, and then to NOT get overly emotional about it. You cannot predict or control either of them. And, if you have a long time-horizon, it doesn't matter.

The SEC, CFTC and the Real-Time Risks in Today's Markets

Irene Aldridge | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

The new revelations surrounding the Flash Crash of May 6, 2010, once again brought to light an undeniable fact: U.S. regulators desperately need to boost their real-time surveillance capabilities.

Investing vs. Student Loans: Which One Should Millennials Choose?

PolicyGenius | Posted 04.27.2015 | Money
PolicyGenius

Millennials are facing more student loans than ever before. Interest rates are high. Loan principals are even higher. Even those with good jobs are struggling to pay their monthly minimums.This is bad for a lot of reasons, one of which is that people in their 20s are not investing nearly as much as they should.

Make EB-5 REALLY Work

Jan H. Brown | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Jan H. Brown

Is PII "selling citizenship"? Is the current "at risk" EB-5 program really that different? I believe that the removal of "at risk" from PII would not be a great philosophic change from the existing EB-5 Investment Program.

Things You Want To Know About Investing But Are Afraid to Ask -- Part 1

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 04.15.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

n this first column of a three-part series, I want to help you crack the code -- starting with the most important foundational concepts. And then in the next two columns I'll define and describe the investments, accounts, and steps that will allow you to put these concepts to use over time.

Investment Crowdfunding Welcomes the New Crowd

Jorge Newbery | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Investment crowdfunding leaders will convene in Chicago next week to welcome the 96% of Americans who until now haven't been able to participate in this innovative new form of investing.

My Journey

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I guess my own journey from the dark side began when I left the City. I loved being a research analyst but once I drifted up into senior management (eventually as Head of Equities in Europe for Lehman Brothers), I became part of the world that I didn't find especially comfortable.

Eight Percent Tax Free With a Government Guarantee

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Robert Rosenkranz

Puerto Rico, though it is not a state, has the privilege of issuing municipal bonds. Interest on those bonds is free from U.S. taxes. Typical municipal bonds pay 3 percent returns these days. But Puerto Rico's municipal bonds pay 8 percent or more.