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Major Investors Show the Way on Climate Change

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 03.13.2012 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Anyone who thinks the business world doesn't believe in acting on climate change should check out what's happening at the United Nations today.

How to Fend Off Financial Trolls

J.D. Roth | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

Note: It's a rare thing, but it happens once or twice a year: Life has reared its ugly head, and there's no fresh story for you this morning. Instead...

The Behavior Gap

Manisha Thakor | Posted 03.07.2012 | Books
Manisha Thakor

The Behavior Gap is the best combination of practical advice and emotional encouragement that I've seen in a personal finance book in quite some time.

The 2012 Investor "UnList"

Esther Loewy | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business
Esther Loewy

The UnList is a suggested guide for investors on what not to focus on in 2012 when searching for the next groundbreaking technology to invest in.

The Glacial Response of the S.E.C. to the Rise of High-Speed Trading and Market Volatility

Jeff Connaughton | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Jeff Connaughton

For those who want the Securities and Exchange Commission to fulfill its mission of protecting investors, the New Year brings more bleak reality.

Occupy Wall Street Needs a Wall Street Education

Carol Roth | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Carol Roth

Occupy sympathizers believe that Wall Street is made up of individuals born with a silver spoon in their mouth. Well, my experience is a bit different. In fact, I occupied Wall Street more than 16 years ago -- by joining it.

Catherine New

Why Gen Y Still Invests In Stocks

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

People born in the 1980s are more into the stock market than one might think, according to one new study. While analysts have worried that the volatil...

2011 A Year Of Recovery For Venture Capital, But Still A Ways To Go

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 02.29.2012 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

For venture capital, 2011 was a year of recovery. But even as the asset class climbs from its depths and ten-year average returns move into the black, investors continue to shun VCs.

Risk Less and Prosper

Kent Smetters | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business
Kent Smetters

The new investor book Risk Less and Prosper is a good read for those of you who are skeptical of investing in today's stock market. But it is a must-read for those of you who actually think that you know what you are doing.

Mets' Fans Want R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 02.24.2012 | Sports
Lita Smith-Mines

What I'm looking for in exchange for my $20 million investment will cost the cash-strapped Mets nothing: the acknowledgement that fans of the team actually matter.

Finance Expert Suze Orman On Smart Investing

Posted 02.22.2012 | Women

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Learn More About Money From an Investment Group

J.D. Roth | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

For me, one of the best ways to learn about money is by listening to others who have been successful. I've found it profitable to seek out mentors, for instance. Plus, I like to gather with groups of like-minded folks to share ideas.

Inside Capitol, Investor Access Yields Rich Tips

online.wsj.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

When Senate Democrats finally brokered a compromise over the proposed health-care law, a group of hedge funds were let in on the deal, learning detail...

Immigrants Started Half Of Top U.S. Startups

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2011 | Small Business

(By Sarah McBride - Reuters) - Immigrants founded or cofounded almost half of 50 top venture-backed companies in the United States, a new study shows,...

Finding an Honest Financial Adviser

Kent Smetters | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business
Kent Smetters

It's that time of the year when people start thinking about their financial outlook. If you are like many people, you might want to get the help of a financial adviser.

Mark Pincus, Zynga Chief, 'Beat IPO To The Punch'

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 12.18.2011 | Small Business

Zynga chief Mark Pincus beat today's IPO to the punch, reported The Wall Street Journal. As Zynga, the four year-old social gaming company, saw its...

Impact Investing: New Kid on the Block?

Robert Zevin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Robert Zevin

The primary question about an impact investment should not be "how profitable is it?" but "how well designed is it to achieve necessary changes in the social-economic context?"

Two Million Reasons To Start (Or Invest In) A Company Today

Jason Finger | Posted 02.12.2012 | Small Business
Jason Finger

Get off of the fence and start (or invest in) a business, because if someone invests in a qualified small business between now and the end of this year and holds that stock for 5 years and sells it, any gain is TAX FREE.

Give Money, Get Impact, Save Taxes: The Power of Social Entrepreneurs for Your Portfolio

R. Paul Herman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Impact
R. Paul Herman

Can charitable dollars be recycled? In the words of famed venture capitalist John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins, can you "write one $10 million check and h...

The Best Way To Save Money

Manisha Thakor | Posted 02.07.2012 | Women
Manisha Thakor

How much should you strive to save?

Black America's 21st Century Economic Movement

Mike Green | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

A decade from now historians will discuss the economic impact of a two-day event that recently took place at Rutgers University, which brought together more than 120 minority business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs for the first-ever " Gathering of Angels" summit.

6 Financial Must-Dos Before Year-End

Flourish Over 50 | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty

Can you believe November is gone? It seems like just yesterday summer was approaching, and now here we are about to face the end of another year. Befo...

Their Confidence Is Killing Your Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

I often wonder why so many investors ignore the overwhelming data indicating that capturing market returns in a globally diversified portfolio of low management fee index funds in a suitable asset allocation is likely to outperform stock picking, manager picking and market timing.

What They're Saying About Real Estate Today, And HARP for Those Underwater

Eric Wohlschlegel | Posted 01.29.2012 | DC
Eric Wohlschlegel

Don't get too caught up in whether the market is up or down today or tomorrow, but rather ask yourself, "Can I afford this mortgage payment today and likely tomorrow?"

Crowdfunding's Fraud Bogeyman

Kevin Lawton | Posted 01.29.2012 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

The resistance to crowdfunding comes in the form of the "fraud bogeyman." Apparently, this phantom stalks only unregistered investments, waiting to emerge from the shadows and steal all of our money. Of course, fear is a potent tool, but wherever it's sold, one can usually find a lack of real arguments.