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Why a Potential Conflict of Interest With Your Financial Adviser May Exist

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 04.27.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

I have been managing investments for over twenty years and, during this period, I have met with many prospective clients. It is during these initial meetings that I review investment statements and other financial documents to determine if I can be of assistance.

'Shark Tank's' 'Mr. Wonderful' Says He Makes More Money With Female CEOs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business

"I'm making money with women, so I'm going to put more money into more women,"

Solid Investment Strategies -- Financial Plan vs. Gene Therapy Plan

Jess Ly | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jess Ly

In our Western culture, the concept of having a financial advisor to educate and create a financial plan -- both to realize short-term goals and best ...

The Business of Movies: The Investment

Clara Macri | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Clara Macri

There are hundreds of questions you'll want to ask before investing in a film project. And they should all be answered. But here are some of the most important.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 04.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

Teach Your Child to Invest -- At Seven Years Old

Miranda Marquit | Posted 04.10.2015 | Money
Miranda Marquit

I thought 11 was young enough to give my son an investing edge, but I've discovered that some professional money managers suggest starting earlier with investing lessons. Gerry Frigon, the President of Taylor Frigon Capital Management, taught his son to start investing at seven years old.

Legislation Increasing Support to SBA Investment Program a Step Forward for Entrepreneurs Looking for Capital

John Arensmeyer | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

House legislation seeks to provide greater access to capital for entrepreneurs by expanding the amount available to small business investments through the SBA's Small Business Investment Company program

How to Start Investing With Less Than $500

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.24.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

There is a common belief that the best investment options require a lot of money to get started, but the reality is there are investments that allow you to start with as little as a $10 per month contribution, or a one-time deposit of $25.

Market Microstructure, the New Frontier for Long-term Portfolio Optimization

Irene Aldridge | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Why has market microstructure been left orphaned by portfolio managers until now? First, the data required for market microstructure analysis used to be scarce.

5 Reasons Not to Invest With Financial Advisers at a Brand Name Firm

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.12.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Too many investors select financial advisers from brand firms because they believe it is a safer decision. But, are they really safer based on misleading TV commercials? The number of investors who believe they are safer is dropping.

5 Things You Need To Know Now About Private Investments

Blaine McLaughlin | Posted 03.12.2015 | Money
Blaine McLaughlin

Investing in private companies and funds is becoming more accessible, with smaller investment amounts, helpful regulatory changes and the availability of streamlined processing. Of course, private investments are not for everyone. But before you decide they're not for you, you need to understand the watershed changes taking place in the private securities sector.

'Chicken Money' Safety vs. Interest

Terry Savage | Posted 04.19.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

Low rates are a great way to help the government finance its growing deficits. But they sure make it tough for savers and retirees who wanted to live on the interest from their savings. Here are five things you should know about "chicken money."

Reduce Your Spending and Save More. Now.

Ken Weber | Posted 04.15.2015 | Money
Ken Weber

Once you decide on an amount for saving, stick to it. If possible, use the old technique of paying yourself first. When you sit down to pay your bills, write the first check to your nest egg.

Good Looks, Bad Advice

Dan Solin | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Dan Solin

Why would 78 percent of individual investors continue to ignore the overwhelming evidence that investing in a portfolio of all index funds is the best way to meet your retirement goals?

Push for Progress: Children Cannot Wait

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

So many children have lost ground as the trumped-up fear of excessive debt children did not cause has been used by some in Congress to cut safety net programs we know work.

The Landlord Philanthropist

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Steven Crandell

The idea of a philanthropic landlord is a mind-bending oxymoron. But the man who turned commercial real estate into a tool for philanthropy says the basic concept is simple.

5 Ways to Leverage Your Way to Next-Level Growth in Your Business

Garrett B. Gunderson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Garrett B. Gunderson

In the beginning, time is the most abundant resource that you have and you will give it freely. But as your business and income grows, so do your responsibilities. Time now becomes precious because you have very little of it.

Time to Stress Test Your Investments

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.05.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

When I think of a stress test, I imagine a patient in a doctor's office, running on a treadmill, with tons of sensor patches connected all over the ch...

10 Best Apps for Timid First-Time Investors

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

As a first-time investor, even if you understand how the stock market works, you might not know how to play the market wisely. Luckily, there are apps designed specifically for novice investors, and the technology is simple to understand.

It Takes a Crowd: Transforming Venture Investing

April Rudin | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
April Rudin

I believe crowdfunding can transform (and improve!) venture and other "private market" investing in a number of ways.

How to Retire in 5 Years or Less, At Any Age

Garrett B. Gunderson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Money
Garrett B. Gunderson

What if maxing out your retirement accounts and waiting 30 years for the market to do its magic was actually a myth? And that the "mountain of cash" you plan to retire on won't be nearly as large as their charts showed?

Why Do You Care What the Market Did Today?

Ken Weber | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Ken Weber

Unless you're in the investment business, you don't need to know how the market is doing every business day. It's better to take a long-term view of all of your investments -- or enlist the services of a respected registered investment advisor to manage your money.

Dow 18,000 Spooking You?

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

A market high does not indicate a looming correction, nor a market that will continue up like a rocket going into orbit. So there's the confusion as to what investors should do when we hit these new levels.

Smart People: Bad Financial Decisions

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 02.10.2015 | Money
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

Why do smart people make poor decisions? More importantly, why do they keep making poor decisions? Perhaps they study stocks, market fluctuations, or market indicators. But only a fractional percentage of investors manage to "beat" the market.

CRISPR Opportunities ... For What? And for Whom?

Pete Shanks | Posted 02.09.2015 | Science
Pete Shanks

Money and deals are flowing into companies that promise to edit genes. Human, animal, plant, all kinds of DNA may be on the cutting board. And once the replacements are pasted in, the results could dramatically change our lives -- for better or for worse.