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Gyrations in Stock Markets: Worrisome for the Heart

Brian B. Hoffman, MD | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Brian B. Hoffman, MD

We can only speculate about the extent of cardiovascular adversity precipitated by the current financial crisis in Greece, and potentially also in Puerto Rico going forward. Along with a healthy diet and life-style, keeping emotions out of investment decisions might be a wise move.

How to Start Investing for Less Than $100

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

It's possible to invest for less than $100 and keep your fees at a minimum. Keep these tips in mind and you should be able to turn a small amount of money into an investment that lasts a lifetime.

Public Access to Startup Investments

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Riding a Growth Wave

Michael Farr | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

It is still early days for the American newfound interest in health and wellness, but as organics only make up 5 percent of total food sales I think the industry has a long runway of growth ahead.

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.

7 Best Stock Brokers for Online Trading

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Technological advances in financial and investment tools give investors a myriad of options, including online trading. Online trading accounts can benefit many types of investors, from the beginner who needs assistance getting an investment plan started to the knowledgeable investor who can use the online trading tools to pursue an investment strategy.

Why Traders Fail

Timothy Sykes | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

What gives? How can Wall Street be thriving when it seems virtually impossible for individual traders to get a foothold in the market? The answer lies in the misconceptions that too many amateur traders have about what trading is and what it entails.

Vermont Encourages Citizens to Invest Locally

Rich Nadworny | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Rich Nadworny

Startup companies, at one point or another, need money to grow. That's always been a challenge and will continue to be one. In a small, rural state like Vermont, a state with few venture capital companies and angel investors, entrepreneurs face serious challenges in raising money.

The Best Investment Advice From Buffett and 11 Other Investors

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

It's time to hop back in and investing there. We've rounded up the best investment advice from the people you should trust most -- renowned expert investors from Warren Buffett to Carl Icahn who have made millions (some, billions) by investing.

Invest Local

Kevin Harmon | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Kevin Harmon

Against an otherwise difficult investing backdrop, the rewards of investing "local" outweigh the risks. Small business investments offer a unique opportunity to generate attractive returns that are less correlated to public stock and bond markets.

3 Do-It-Yourself Investing Pitfalls

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

While the dangers of trying to do your own electrical work are more evident, do-it-yourself (DIY) investing also carries risks for those who aren't careful.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Lessons Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai Learned From A Successful Exit

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

We caught up with Akshay on what he learned from his Tip'd Off journey, from the day he started it to the day it got acquired. While admittedly, it was a very hard decision for Akshay and his cofounders to sell Tip'd Off. They just couldn't let go of this opportunity of a successful exit, with their investors and employees in mind as well.

Little-Known Investment Opportunities You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Small-scale investors are not limited to a handful of familiar options. These days, online platforms offer private individuals the chance to step into the same financial arenas as the biggest global financiers. Here are five attractive investing opportunities for you to explore.

The First-Time 401(k) Saver's Guide

Catherine Golladay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Catherine Golladay

The Class of 2015 is trading in its caps and gowns for suits and ties, and a wave of college grads are hitting the workforce. This also means a new crop of workers will begin saving in a 401(k) for the very first time. Even though retirement might seem like a lifetime away for most 20-somethings, the earlier you start saving, the easier the path to retirement can be.

Be Focused on Fees!

Bob Stammers | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Bob Stammers

Over the past few years, many investors have been quite happy with the returns received on their investments - especially those who decided to stay the course and not sell off their equities. However, we all know that past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Investing in the #1 Economy, China

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

Part of investing in a new world is discovering exactly what those individuals love. Those countries and industries that are part of the migration of money from West to East will be blessed under the new dominion of China as the world's economic leader.

Weighing In -- 401(k) Fees, Wall Street and the Supreme Court

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

There are layers and layers of fees for consulting, money management, transactions, marketing (12b-1), education and administration. Most of the fees are associated with investing plan assets and the administration of the plans by Third Party Administrators (TPAs).

Why Women Beat Out Men in Investing

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women
PaladinRegistry.com

One reason for the difference in returns between women and men is that male investors tend to be more confident than female investors. Being overconfident leads men to be more active investors than women. In fact, men have a portfolio turnover rate of 45 percent more than women.

An Afternoon With Peter Lynch

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Patrick Daniel

As part of the Catholic Speakers Series at the Harvard Business School, Peter Lynch, legendary American businessman and investor, shared his insights, in a conversation moderated by Clarisse Siu, President of the HBS Catholic Student Association, on faith, life and markets.

Five Reasons Why Saving for Retirement Should Get Priority Over Paying Off Your Mortgage

Bob Lotich | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money
Bob Lotich

There's an almost perpetual debate as to which should get priority, saving for retirement or paying off your mortgage early. In a perfect world, the best solution would be to do both at the same time.

Irrational Exuberance?

Michael Farr | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

I've stated repeatedly that a massive amount of stimulus has been required to generate GDP growth of just 2.0%-2.5% annually since the end of the Great Recession (June 2009). We have further said that the removal or reversal of some of these stimulants will be a tough hurdle for the economy to overcome.

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

Leisa Peterson | Posted 05.29.2015 | 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 05.29.2015 | 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).