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UN Agency: Sustainable Development Requires Altering The World’s Financial System

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

There's a long, long, long way to go, but there are reasons to be optimistic that the world may one day have a financial system that t...

Rethink Loaning Money to Family and Friends

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

Don't do it. That's the first thought that flashes through your mind. A cautionary thought that is faster than a bug hitting a windshield!

6 Startup Exit Strategies for Investors

David Drake | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
David Drake

Exit strategies take on different forms, but it is important that your startup should put one in place for your investors. While they are rooting and supporting your business, they are also looking for a return on their investment.

Financial Savvy: Investment Risk vs. Market Volatility

David Rae | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
David Rae

When the stock market goes crazy, people go nuts. The ensuing insecurity has them thinking that stashing their money in a mattress at home is safer than investing it anywhere with anyone. But one should know the differences between risk and volatility to avoid silly and irrational investing mistakes. Let's clear the confusion once and for all.

Starting Behind the Curve: Millennials and Money

Lule Demmissie | Posted 10.06.2015 | Money
Lule Demmissie

My call to action for millennials is this: Life is a series of choices no matter how good or bad your starting point. You can learn key personal finance and investment strategies now, perhaps alleviate some of the financial pressure, and start to create the life you want.

Managing Your Investments Like an NFL Team

Bob Stammers | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Bob Stammers

If you're more excited about the beginning of the football season than sitting down to make a financial plan, you're not alone. Football is a spectacle, but planning your investments is work.

How to Invest Like a Burner

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Just as you embrace the diverse group of people around you at Burning Man, apply the same thought process to your investment portfolio.

Tontines: Strange Name, Great Idea for Retirement (So Good They're Illegal)

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

The great thing about this tontine is, for a small investment you fund a big part of your needs in the event you are one of the lucky ones to live a really long time.

The Value of Vanity

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 09.29.2015 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

The initial cost of a vanity plate in Hawaii is $25, plus $25 added to your registration fee every year. The Honolulu Department of Motor Vehicles doesn't keep a record of how many drivers have these chattels, but they are a huge source of revenue for state licensing agencies.

Putting Money Where My Mouth Is and Funding Women-led Startups

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

At Microsoft in Times Square this November 9, ten women-led startups will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors for t...

Everything You Need to Know About Finances in Your 20s

Avelist | Posted 09.29.2015 | College

Everyone's different. Different personalities. Different goals. As with everything else, having a healthy financial life can look different for everyone. To find the budget style that's best for you, start by writing down all the elements of your finances:

Why Wall Street Cannot Beat Buffett

Bill George | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Bill George

As a proven investor who has created hundreds of billions in value for his shareholders since 1965, Warren Buffett has delivered the most spectacular performance of any investor in modern history. Yet remarkably, Buffett has no qualms about sharing the "secrets" to his success.

The Sustainable Way to Pave Paradise (and the Tropical Destination That Nailed It)

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

Photo Courtesy of Josh Linnes According to WWF, cattle ranching is the main cause of deforestation in every Amazon country and, as a consequence of ...

A 25,000 Node Human Data Platform Just Raised $50 Million

Alex Salkever | Posted 09.28.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Premise has essentially built the world's largest channel check machine by building a technology stack to connect 25,000 people around the world to requests from large institutions. These people, largely outside of the U.S. earn small bits of money for doing quick field research.

Should Long-Term Investors Care About an Interest Rate Hike?

Lule Demmissie | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Lule Demmissie

Investors, traders, savers and homebuyers - young and old - were fixated on last week's Federal Reserve interest rate announcement, especially in the wake of recent market volatility.

This Is The Prescription For A Comfortable Retirement

Catherine Golladay | Posted 09.24.2015 | Money
Catherine Golladay

While it is encouraging that participants understand the importance of professional 401(k) advice, just 12 percent of those with access to it are actually using it - meaning the vast majority are missing out on critical guidance.

Commodity Prices Predicted to Decline

MoneyTips | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

World currency factors have a huge impact on commodity prices, since a relatively strong dollar makes commodities more expensive for overseas purchasers. The recent currency adjustment by China has had a huge effect on prices because of the size of their market and the abruptness of the devaluation change.

Brazil's Hard Landing

Sara Zervos | Posted 09.24.2015 | World
Sara Zervos

Investors have lost faith in Brazil, and rightfully so. The currency has lost 36% of its value against the U.S. dollar this year, plunging nearly 7% in the last week alone. Yields on its bond issues are spiking, as investors demand higher and higher rates to loan Brazil or Brazilian companies money.

When to Invest and When to Gamble

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tyler Tervooren

The general consensus is that if you want to get anywhere in life, you should focus on investing and stay away from gambling. It's not the worst advice I've ever heard, but it's a bit of a false dichotomy. That is, you don't really have to pick one or the other.

This Black Woman Is Turning The White Investing World On Its Head

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business

Try to picture a prototypical tech investor. If you’re in the tech world already or if you watch “Silicon Valley” or read the busine...

The Mini Startup Investing Guide for Mom and Pop Investors

A.J. Steigman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
A.J. Steigman

Let's say that one of your friends or family members decides to start or get involved with a new business and comes to you asking for an investment. What should you do and how should you evaluate the opportunity?

Big Investing Mistakes: Learn How to Avoid These Three Now

David Rae | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
David Rae

Many novice investors often think being a successful investor is just about picking the "best" investments and maybe even timing the market perfectly. Realistically investing is about making smart decisions and avoiding making the big mistakes that can drag down you long term returns.

How Does Warren Buffett Invest?

Quora | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business

My rule of thumb is to always invest behind people who are smarter than me. Warren Buffett is smarter than me. One anecdote from the meeting: Someone asked Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett what was going to happen to the US dollar.

The Fed's Decision And The Developing Countries

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Marcelo Giugale

Will those edgy portfolio investors stampede indiscriminately out of--and wreak havoc among--middle- and low-income countries if the Fed lifts interest rates this September, for the first time in almost a decade?

Women Are Educated. But, They Are in the Dark About Money.

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

Ladies, do you know that financial institutions are coming for your money? It's true. I've been in financial services for the past 12 years. I was a Financial Advisor for the past 7. Now, I'm a Business Consultant who specializes in helping female entrepreneurs build businesses that thrive.