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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Retirement As Life 2.0

Buck Wargo | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

As a child, we all dreamed about what we wanted to be when we grow up. And now as we near retirement, it's time to dream about our future once again.

What Your Financial Adviser Should be Doing for You

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

Average investors who buy mutual funds, insurance policies, annuities and other types of investments work under the assumption that their financial adviser is working in their best interests. This is a false assumption.

Want to Lessen Volatility of Financial Markets? Express Your Thoughts Online!

Irene Aldridge | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Social media continuously updates our collective knowledge of financial markets. Investors posting their thoughts online and experiences with a particular publicly-traded firm may encourage others to consider investing into the stock of that company.

Emerging Markets: Still Not Cheap, and Still Not Pretty

Sara Zervos | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Sara Zervos

Most emerging markets need to borrow from the rest of the world. They are known for being the fastest growing countries, with rich resources and young populations. However, by definition they are poorer than other developed countires, and as such have little savings to finance their growth

10 Ways to Become Financially Independent

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

People can choose to define financial independence in their own way -- after all, not everyone wants a private jet and a mansion. However reaching real financial independence -- the ability to live comfortably off one's savings and investments with no debt whatsoever -- could be easier than you think.

Exclusive: 401(k) Pitfalls and Practical Investing Advice For Americans Around That Crucial Age of 50

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.30.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Americans are woeful at saving for retirement -- and there's only so much the government can do about that. And that's why the newest changes in tax policy (plus newer ideas currently being tossed) can't make that big of a difference.

How to Invest $50,000

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

It's a great problem to have, most would agree. Through an inheritance, life insurance proceeds, the sale of a property or other sources of income, suddenly you have $50,000 you want to invest -- and you want to do it wisely.

Celebrities Lead Real Estate Investment Market

Toni Haber | Posted 07.20.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

Some of New York's most unique and luxurious real estate has been scooped up by celebrities, and with the spotlight always on, their real estate investments have become examples of market conditions.

Retirement Planning: Women Are Better At Saving And Investment Than Men

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.20.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

When it comes to investing and retirement savings, women have an edge over men. The problem is that when it comes to how much they have saved for retirement planning, men still have the advantage because they earn more than women.

Charleston, South Carolina Outpaces the Nation in Tech Growth

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Lisa Chau

In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.

Startup Insider: Featuring 500 Startups Partner Edith Yeung and Her Journey Into Venture Capital

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

500 Startups Mobile Collective Fund Managing Partner Edith Yeung is one of the up and coming female venture capitalists in the region. Startup Insider caught up with Edith at the Echelon Asia Summit.

Ladies, Are You Prepared For Retirement?

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.15.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Cary Carbonaro says many women are too conservative with their investments compared to men and are making mistakes that are hampering their retirement planning.

My Love for Dividend Paying Stocks Made Me Create My Own ETF

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

When I was a young boy my mother would always tell me "never spend the principal only the dividends." I had no idea what she was talking about. She had a habit of taking a portion of her weekly paycheck and investing it in large cap dividend paying stocks.

Beware Target Date Funds

Terry Savage | Posted 07.07.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

Target date mutual funds have become the most popular choice of retirement plan investors. But before you think that target date plans will solve all your retirement investment issues, you should understand these five factors.

How to Join the Ranks of the New 401(k) Millionaire

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

In February, Fidelity Investments told Now It Counts that the number of 401(k) millionaires stood at 70,000, double of what it was in 2012. And that trend isn't expected to slow down with the new limits for your IRA or 401(k) plan.

IRA Balances Increase With The Rise In Contribution Limits

Buck Wargo | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

First came the emergence of the 401(k) millionaires... So it's only natural that balances in IRA accounts are now making a steep jump.

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.

How Well Do Individuals Understand Social Security (And Its Overseas Counterparts)?

David H. Bailey | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
David H. Bailey

Given the disappointing performance of most 401(k) accounts, the Pension Research Council estimates that more than half of U.S. retirees will rely on Social Security for more than 50 percent of their total income.

How Can You "Play It Safe" But Still Beat Inflation?

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
WiserAdvisor.com

You want to play it safe in the investment world. The agony of the recession is fresh in your mind. Your stomach churns at the thought of suffering 2008-style losses.

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.

THIS Is Why So Many Boomers Are Delaying Retirement

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If you're a boomer who feels as if you're stuck at the threshold of retirement but can't quite cross it, welcome to the Threshold Generation. Why are so many boomers delaying their retirement? Here are clues to the answer.

The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Investments

Buck Wargo | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Baby Boomers are making mistakes every day when it comes to their money investments, and it's costing them big-time in their retirement.

The Phony Fiduciary 'Debate'

Dan Solin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Dan Solin

The battle over the legal standard to which advisors should be held when giving investment advice has two fronts: Advice given by advisors to retirement plans and advice given by advisors to everyone else, including individual investors.

Looking For A Good Buy In Outsider Art? Canada's John Swinton Might Just Fit The Bill

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

I've been buying Swinton's art for years. I recognized it immediately as something worthy of investment. But before I get into all that, I do want t...

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.