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5 Questions You Should Be Able to Answer When Meeting With These 2 Investors

Nancy Laws | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

John Rampton and Murray Newlands are not only interested in investing, but in providing start-ups with the right kind of support and insight they need to find success.

Where Does Your Money Spend the Night? Rethinking Capitalism

Tyler Jackson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Tyler Jackson

If we want to effect social change at scale, investors need to enlist the capital markets by injecting intention and purpose into every financial decision.

Why Index Fund Investing Is the Last Thing You Should Do

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.25.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

If you are an individual investor that wants to preserve what you have and grow a little over time, the last thing you should do is invest in index funds or in portfolios built with a one-size-fits-all mentality.

50 Self-Directed IRA Custodians for Investment Crowdfunding

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.24.2015 | Money
Jorge Newbery

Self-directed Individual Retirement Account custodians and investment crowdfunding platforms are both proliferating rapidly. There is good reason: these custodians and platforms empower investors with direct control over where their money is invested.

How to Start Investing With Less Than $500

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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.

It's Time to Tackle the Series A Funding Gap

Ray Leach | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Ray Leach

For entrepreneurs, there are few tasks more important than raising the capital they need to keep the doors open as they continue their long march toward a profitable venture.

5 Tools That Can Help You Build Wealth for the Future

Miranda Marquit | Posted 03.19.2015 | Money
Miranda Marquit

One of the difficulties associated with getting ahead when it comes to your personal finances is the fact that it can be hard to know where to start. Building wealth for the future is a daunting task.

Is the Tiny House Market Worth Investing In?

Marko Rubel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Money
Marko Rubel

A lot of the times my students ask me, "Marko Rubel, how do you spot a real estate investment opportunity? What's the latest out there on the market?" A lot of it is all about research and, lately, there's been one popular housing trend I believe has investment potential that hasn't yet been captured.

The Dangers of a Glass Half-Full: Don't Let a Sunny Outlook Threaten Your Finances

Scott Burns | Posted 03.17.2015 | Money
Scott Burns

Looking on the bright side may help improve your social life, health and career. Unfortunately, your optimism may also hide risks to your finances.

I'm Retired So Now What Do I Do With My 401(k)?

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.13.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Financial Planning is not a one-time set it and forget it event, it's a process that must be reviewed for changes over time and adjusted.

How to Read More: The Simple System I'm Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year

James Clear | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Before you move on to the normal bustle of the day, invest in yourself. Before your life turns into a whirlwind of activity, read a book that will make you better. As with most habits that can greatly impact your life, this will never feel urgent, but it is important. Twenty pages per day. That's all.

5 Reasons Not to Invest With Financial Advisers at a Brand Name Firm

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.12.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Too many investors select financial advisers from brand firms because they believe it is a safer decision. But, are they really safer based on misleading TV commercials? The number of investors who believe they are safer is dropping.

Hoarding Cash Like Apple?

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Are you sitting on a pile of cash? Does cash make you feel better or safer? Whatever your reason, I'd like to take you through the discussion of why you shouldn't hoard cash.

Contesting the Myths Around Renewable Energy Investment

David W. Richardson, CFA | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
David W. Richardson, CFA

Professional investors generally base their investment decisions on rigorous analysis rather than gut feelings and unchallenged preconceptions. However, when it comes to renewable energy, many investors are unwittingly deterred by three myths.

OPIC is No Model Investor

Kindra Mohr | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Kindra Mohr

Liberian communities were excited when they first learned about the Buchanan Renewables project. However, big gains imply big risks, which can lead to catastrophic results, particularly in fragile and post-conflict regions where institutions are weak and communities are vulnerable.

The Best Investing Sites For Beginners

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

With the Dow at a record high -- more than double since 2009 -- some first-time investors are concerned that it might be too late to jump into stock trading. The truth is that no investment comes with a guarantee, and experts disagree about where the market will go next.

5 Things You Need To Know Now About Private Investments

Blaine McLaughlin | Posted 03.12.2015 | Money
Blaine McLaughlin

Investing in private companies and funds is becoming more accessible, with smaller investment amounts, helpful regulatory changes and the availability of streamlined processing. Of course, private investments are not for everyone. But before you decide they're not for you, you need to understand the watershed changes taking place in the private securities sector.

Equity Crowdfunding Is Dead -- Long Live Equity Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

In life, whatever it is we are seeking will not arrive in the form we are expecting. Such is the case with raising equity in a post JOBS Act market -- something that fascinated but at the same time confused many business owners.

Money Isn't the Root of All Evil. It's Procrastination.

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.05.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Procrastination can kill you when it comes to saving. Putting off saving, investing or planning for the future can be detrimental to your financial health.

Why the S&P 500 Is a Bad Benchmark

Betterment.com | Posted 03.04.2015 | 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.

My Universal Life Insurance Might Be a Rip Off

Jeff Rose | Posted 03.04.2015 | Money
Jeff Rose

Most of these policies come with fairly high fees. The commissions are often front-loaded. The costs can eat up your returns, so it can take years before your cash fund sees significant growth.

The Active Fund Industry Is Desperate

Dan Solin | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Dan Solin

Much of the massive securities industry is based on this false premise: There are "gurus" or "experts" who can identify mispriced equities, tell you when to get in or out of the market, pick mutual fund managers likely to outperform and are otherwise endowed with predictive powers.

Inequality and Fairness: Why Investors Should Care

Peter Schwartz | Posted 03.03.2015 | Money
Peter Schwartz

The effect of unequal educational funding is to reinforce existing wealth inequalities across social class, race, gender, and region. But the most significant effect is the reproduction of these inequalities across generations.

Why Investors Aren't Getting What They Pay for (Infographic)

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.03.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

In his popular book, What Investors Really Want, Professor Meir Statman explains that investors want to play the investment game, and they want to win. They believe their investment advisers can help them win by picking skillful active managers.

President Obama Warns Americans About Bad Retirement Advice

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.02.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

To help us all better understand how to reduce the exposure to conflicts of interest, high fees and lockup periods, I called upon Marie Chandoha, the president and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.