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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).

Let's Care for the Future by Investing in Global Education

Benedict Joson | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Benedict Joson

These curated figures, modest approximations relative to national projections, illustrate some of the costs associated with public higher education in the United States.

The Case for Gold -- Just in Case!

Terry Savage | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

No one is talking much about gold these days, since gold is typically viewed as a hedge against inflation, and there's very little inflation around. Even worse, if the Fed raises rates, gold becomes less attractive as an investment.

The Greatest Ever Retail Stock Trader

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

Today I want to write about who I believe is beyond a shadow of a doubt, the greatest (ordinary) retail trader who ever lived. Now by ordinary, what I am talking about is an individual who did not go on to create an Investment Fund as a result of his initial institutional trading.

Poking Holes in the Strong-Dollar Thesis

Michael Farr | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

The dollar began its ascent against other major world currencies in mid-2014. The move higher was fast and furious, but the greenback ran into some resistance beginning in the middle of March.

Smart Money Is Investing in America

Terry Savage | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
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Terry Savage

What's the smart money doing with their money these days? Investing in America. That's not a pep talk; it's reality, according to a man who should know: Charlie Buckley, a managing director of UBS who runs their American Global Family Office practice.

Investment Management: The Great Debate

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

The passive style of investing advocates present their case by stating that the markets are efficient. In other words, the vast majority of information that can be known is already in the market place and therefore there is no advantage to spending effort in researching stocks because there is little that is unknown about their prospects. I

6 Retirement Planning Myths

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.07.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Retirement is often thought of as a far off and hard to achieve nirvana, here are a few endearing myths that may throw off your financial planning.

The Hard and Necessary Work of Investing in the World's Most Vulnerable Places

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

When I first visited Afghanistan in 2002, the country was boldly opening a new chapter in its history. Ashraf Ghani was Minister of Finance, the Taliban had been toppled and the initial pillars of a democratic government were being put in place.