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Economists Are Wrong

Michael Farr | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

To boil things down, there are really only two roads we can follow in an environment of such as this. The economy will either muddle along at a sub-par rate of about 2 percent until balance is restored, or we go down the path of running up debt in an effort to produce higher growth rates in the near term.

When Can You Get Your Kids Off Your Dime?

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Here are my decisions about financially weaning my son off my dime, right or wrong. It is a work in progress and I'm learning as I go.

A Risk-free Investment With High Expected Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

For much of the past decade, I have been on a mission to persuade you to fundamentally change the way you invest. It's my firmly held view that the ro...

Beating the Millennial Doldrums: How to Start Your Financial Life on the Right Note

Jason Gordo | Posted 07.06.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

Right now, you've got decades of life ahead of you. Ask yourself, what do you want those decades to look like?

Learn Healthy Fiscal Habits for a Fun, Fabulous and Debt-Free Life!

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.05.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

Whether we are talking about the perfect body or the perfect bottom line, a sustainable, new you is created through a healthy regimen that includes diet and exercise. So... here are 11 ways to get fiscally fit once and for all.

My Bonds Will Do What When Interest Rates Go Up?

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Most investors own bonds in their portfolios. We buy them for safety and to diversify our portfolios. More and more we are starting to hear about rising interest rates.

5 Things You Need to Know to Profit in Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As an investor, misunderstandings and overreaction can offer some of the best opportunities to profit. Here, five widely held beliefs are challenged and attractive investment strategies revealed.

Do Your Finances Resemble a 'Game of Thrones' Plot?

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.25.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

The stock market stumbled into April with four losses of more than 100 points on the Dow in the first two weeks. There's been enough bloodshed lately ...

Retirement Ahead: Do You Have Enough Exposure To Stocks?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.25.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Worry about market volatility keeps a lot of retirees out of the stock market, but I believe it's important not to let that concern override everything else. While it's recommended that people gradually move away from stocks and toward fixed-income investments in retirement, as you can see, it's also important to retain some stock exposure.

5 Investment Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Porfolio

Todd Tresidder | Posted 06.25.2014 | Money
Todd Tresidder

There's no reason for you to learn about investment mistakes the hard way. Instead, learn from others so you can avoid the obvious potholes. Here are my top five investment mistakes that can destroy your portfolio's long-term performance.

9 Reasons to Quit Buy-and-Hold Now!

Brian Schreiner | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
Brian Schreiner

Even a simple trend following strategy, such as buying stocks when they are above their 200-day moving average and going to cash when they are below it may be able to help you preserve your assets during the next bear market.

What Happens If Your Financial Advisor Gets Hit By a Bus?

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Prospective clients often ask me, "What happens to my investment accounts if you die?" It's a valid question.

Are Your Financial Goals SMART?

Jason Gordo | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

How do you overcome the "ostrich approach" to retirement planning, and finance in general? By adopting goals that are SMART. "SMART" is an old business school acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.

Psychic Income

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

"That little girl changed me, though to this day she doesn't see how. Now what's important to me is 'psychic income' -- the feeling I get when I know I can make a difference in someone's life."

Is The Stock Market Rigged?

Brian Schreiner | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Brian Schreiner

In this post, I address the assertion by Michael Lewis during his 60 Minutes interview and in his new book, "Flash Boys," that the market is "rigged" by high-frequency traders.

Market Noise and Fed Messaging

Michael Farr | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

So far this year, the mid-cap banks are outperforming their behemoth cousins, and we now may know why. The big question, though, is how detrimental have these new regulations been to the economic recovery?

3 Things Wealthy People Do Differently

The Motley Fool | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
The Motley Fool

Napoleon's definition of a military genius was "The man who can do the average thing when all those around him are going crazy." Rich people are similar. They remain normal when everyone else can't.

10 Things I Learned in My 20s About Investing

Lee Wang | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
Lee Wang

I didn't want to work the next five, 10, or 30 years of my life and have nothing to show for it. I started to venture outside my comfort zone and aggressively learn and invest moderately. That's not to say I have a grand portfolio, but I've definitely put myself in a position to succeed.

The Secret To Higher Expected Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Is there something these passive investors know that you don't? Why have they thrown in the towel and abandoned the quest for alpha?

What Is the Best Way to Invest for Retirement?

Quora | Posted 06.15.2014 | Money
Quora

Decide how you are going to spend your time. What are you going to do during the first six to twelve months in retirement, and what do you plan to do for the rest of your retired life?

5 Myths About High-Frequency Trading

Bob Swarup | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

For better or for worse, high-frequency trading is a part of our financial landscape today. This is an economic arms race, and there are risks involved.

The World is Flat - Again!

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Our global economy is still in flux, and much of the world is "hooked" on cheap money. The abrupt change or repricing of those conditions could lead to severe volatility in financial markets.

The Most Dangerous Time in the Stock Market

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

We are in a dangerous time in the stock market. It's not a dangerous time because of a crisis or volatility. It's dangerous time because investors start to become overconfident.

Knowing the Ropes in the Foreclosure Purchase Ring

Dean Graziosi | Posted 06.07.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

I've bought a great many foreclosure properties over the years and can tell you that you can end up pulling your hair out if you're not prepared for the hurdles the lender places in your path to a closing.

The Idiot's Guide to High Frequency Trading

Mark Cuban | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Mark Cuban

If you know that by getting to the front of the line you are able to see or anticipate some material number of the trades that are about to happen, you are GUARANTEED to make a profit. What is the definition of a rigged market? When you are guaranteed to make a profit.