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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.

Here Comes the Boom: 15 Things You Should Know About the Next Wave of Seniors

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If you're like many baby boomers, you possess an unfailing optimism about the future, while also waxing nostalgic about the past.

What to do After Tax Season is Over

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Taxpayers need to understand their specific situation and seek advice from there advisors to craft the right plan. There is work involved, but it may ultimately reduce your liability which increases the amount of money you retain and utilize.

Divest From the Carbon Bubble

William S. Becker | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

The leaders of the divest/invest movement believe the right thing as well as the smart thing is to pull our money out of industries that are as indifferent as sociopaths to the irreparable harm their products are inflicting on everyone else on the planet, present and future.

Go East, Young Man -- Why Hong Kong is the Silicon Valley of the East

April Rudin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Foreign cultures can often seem impenetrable, particularly in Asia. As an American who has frequently traveled to the East, I find that not to be be true. Particularly, in Hong Kong.

To All News Agencies: Obscene Auction Results Are Not Art News

John Seed | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
John Seed

This morning's news is full of reports about the sale of a Picasso painting for $179 million dollars. These reports are dominating the "Arts" pages of the world's newspapers and the "Arts" verticals of many websites. However, this is not an "Arts" story: it is a Business story.

5 Money Lessons From Monopoly

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

1. Monopoly teaches us budgeting. It's a really simple, visual lesson. When you look down and you start to run low on that pretty pastel play money, you know you're in trouble.

Peacebuilding, Our Next Frontier

Heart Phoenix | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Heart Phoenix

Sadly, the investments we make to deal with the consequences of conflict, violence and crime are far more than what we invest in prevention and intervention despite evidence showing they are much less effective than peacebuilding approaches.

Why You Need to Know Your Net Worth

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

To me, net worth is equivalent to taking your blood pressure. It gives a reading that will tell us how healthy you are financially.

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

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 06.26.2015 | 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 06.21.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.12.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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.