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Inquiring Minds Want to Know "Why?"

Eve Ellis | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Eve Ellis

Why do companies with gender diverse boards perform better? As the portfolio manager of a strategy which seeks to benefit from this fact,* I am ofte...

Losing $180,000 in a Day & Other Millionaire Lessons

Timothy Sykes | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

It still stings a little bit, but my biggest all-time, one-day loss was a whopping $180,000. I thought I was in the right position shorting a stock, but after it kept getting higher and higher, I had to get out and take a loss on it.

What Would Grandma Say? Retirees Give Financial Advice To The Younger Generations

Buck Wargo | Posted 09.28.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Grandma and Grandpa have some stern advice for the younger generation: learn from their mistakes. Now that they've reached retirement, they're finding that a lack of funds is their biggest dissatisfaction, and they strongly urge younger Americans to open a 401(k) or IRA as soon as possible and fund it as much as possible.

10 Steps to Becoming a Stock Market Millionaire

Timothy Sykes | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

Investing in the stock market is a way to make more than just a little extra cash. In fact, with the right approach and the right skills, investing even a little in the stock market can put you on the road to earning millions.

What Pope Francis Can Teach the Presidents of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

This is not an either/or proposition according to the Holy Father; this is not a question of uprooting the system and starting over. It is about creativity and innovation and opportunity.

Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

Smart Beta: Sometimes Smart, But Not Exactly Beta

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

So-called "smart beta" is having a day in the sun. Pioneered by the very smart Rob Arnott, the basic idea is: don't invest in an index weighted by market cap -- invest in one that weights according to a non-market fundamental value measure, or even equally.

Women in Tech: Inaugural TechTable Summit to Connect Innovators with Hospitality Industry

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 09.08.2015 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

Four key female players from the hospitality, business, and tech arenas are launching the first TechTable, a one-day conference sponsored by Ameri...

Wall Street Chaos! A Wakeup Call for Those With 401(k)s

Buck Wargo | Posted 09.04.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

The recent Wall Street roller coaster should be a wakeup call for those counting on their 401(k) for retirement funds.

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 | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business

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

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 09.19.2015 | 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.