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Interview: Bennett Stewart on the New, Free Corporate Performance Index

Nell Minow | Posted 12.10.2016 | Business
Nell Minow

I've been a big fan of Bennett Stewart's approach to evaluating the financial performance and health of companies for a long time, so I was delighted ...

5 Investing Fees Beginners Forget About

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business

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.

How to Raise Investment-Savvy Children

LearnVest | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents

We play a game at restaurants where we never turn over the bill until all three of us independently guess the total. Trent loves it because he tries to win every time. That's just another thing we do to show him what things really cost.

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.

Investment Lessons From Forrest Gump

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. Investing is the same way.

Plan for Your Wealth and Wellness

Stacia Pierce | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women
Stacia Pierce

I teach my clients there's no sense in building your wealth if you're not going to take care of your health. If you want to perform at optimum level, then you have to preserve your body.

Five Start-up Lessons From the Front Lines

MaryAnn Bekkedahl | Posted 08.02.2013 | Small Business
MaryAnn Bekkedahl

No amount of investment can buy customers if your product itself can't earn them. And with customers, funding follows easily. Customers, then funding, always.

How to Get Your Value Investment Groove Back

Mary Buffett | Posted 09.30.2013 | Women
Mary Buffett

As women who are providing the nest egg for our children and ourselves, we don't want to fall into the trap where prudence becomes paralysis.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #6 - Telling You That Bonds Are Safer Than Equities

John R. Talbott | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

As I said in my last post, when investing clients tell their stockbrokers that they want to minimize their risk to world events, brokers typically suggest that they increase their holdings of bonds and decrease their common stock holdings. In today's world, this is terribly misguided advice.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #2 - Encouraging Too Much Diversification

John R. Talbott | Posted 11.07.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

Investors have been sold a very big lie over the years, that greater diversification always leads to higher risk adjusted returns.

It's Time to Abolish 401(k) Plans

Dan Solin | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

They are not working for those they are intended to benefit: employees saving for retirement. They are working great for brokers, advisors, recordkeepers and others who "serve" these plans.

In Investing, There Is No Free Lunch

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money
Irene Aldridge

Many articles on the subject of money talk about different ways to invest the money. Few of the pieces, however, address the key issue underlying any allocation which may be keeping investors up at night.

Surprising Investing Myths

Dan Solin | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Dan Solin

To help guide you through the mine field of investing traps, I have compiled some little-known investing myths. If you pay attention to them, you will be well on your way to improving your expected returns.

Your Fund Manager Probably Has No Investment Skill

Dan Solin | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Brokers and the financial media are quick to anoint new fund gurus. The biggest problem with this ritual is that a short track record is not indicative of skill.

Financial Planners not Just for the Wealthy

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

More and more people -- wealthy and middle-class alike -- turn to professional financial advisers to help them navigate an increasingly complex economic world.

The Investment Cost Of Being Human

Jon Stein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business
Jon Stein

While the stock market swings like a trapeze artist, many investors are busy locking in losses, selling low after having bought high. This kind of self-defeating behavior is what behavioral economist Dan Ariely would call "predictable irrationality."

What Apple and Indonesia Can Teach You About Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

You wouldn't think Apple and Indonesia have much in common. On the surface, they don't, but they can still teach you a lot about investing.

Questions to Ask Money Managers: A Guide for the Non-Profit Executive

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business
Steve Mariotti

If you oversee investments for a non-profit, you must ensure that your organization's invested money is safe. Here are some questions you should discuss with your current or prospective money manager.

5 Things You Can Learn From Warren Buffett

AOL Small Business | CLINT GREENLEAF | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

The "Oracle of Omaha" has plenty of advice to impart to entrepreneurs and investors alike. Clint Greenleaf, the founder and CEO of Greenleaf Book Grou...

Clint Greenleaf: 5 Things You Can Learn from Warren Buffett

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Clint Greenleaf | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

This was my second year in Omaha for the most famous annual corporate meeting in the world. Berkshire Hathaway has been an American icon for years, an...

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 28: Should I Pursue An Advanced Degree? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz advises students at the University of Pennsylvania about graduate school, angel investors and venture capital. Go Quakers! ...

Real Investing Vs. The "Pinky Ring"

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ryan Mack

There's a reason you never see the millionaires in this country riding around flossin' on 20-inch rims. They are so busy making money that they don't have time to worry about their self image.

CNN's Ali Velshi on Getting Your Money Back

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Kuhn

In his new book, Velshi writes about how to begin earning back the money you lost over the past year. I spoke to him about the book and what it has been like to be a reporter during this financial downturn.

Best Investment Ideas For 2008

Forbes | Joshua Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Back in January 2007, Jim Stack, editor of Whitefish Montana's InvesTech Research and Portfolio Strategy, surveyed the U.S. economic landscape and did...