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So You Think You Can Go Public? (Re)Meet the OTC

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I believe, if you run a modern company, your stock options should be worth money and you should be able to turn around and sell or exercise them. In other words, your company stocks should be able to become your own currency.

What to do After Tax Season is Over

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.21.2015 | 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.

Moving Up? Should You Keep Your Old House or Sell It?

Cindy Tansin | Posted 05.19.2015 | HuffPost Home
Cindy Tansin

More people today are buying up and keeping - or at least contemplating keeping - their old homes. In fact, 65% of investors are renting their properties instead of flipping? Does this make sense for you? Here are some things to consider:

Investment Management: The Great Debate

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

The passive style of investing advocates present their case by stating that the markets are efficient. In other words, the vast majority of information that can be known is already in the market place and therefore there is no advantage to spending effort in researching stocks because there is little that is unknown about their prospects. I

Respectful Reply - Why Index Fund Investing Is The Last Thing You Should Do

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 04.10.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

I recently posted an article detailing my concerns about index fund investing. That article elicited an interesting bunch of comments to which I would like to respond.

Top 10 Types of Investment Scams (Infographic)

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

It is important that you are aware of the 10 most frequent investment scams that are perpetrated on the public by licensed and unlicensed individuals.

Why Index Fund Investing Is the Last Thing You Should Do

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.25.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

If you are an individual investor that wants to preserve what you have and grow a little over time, the last thing you should do is invest in index funds or in portfolios built with a one-size-fits-all mentality.

What Wall Street Does Not Want You to Know About Financial Fiduciaries

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.21.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

I bet you did not know the financial services industry has two ethical standards. One benefits Wall Street and one benefits you.

Has the Bull Market Lulled You to Sleep?

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 02.17.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

If you are like most investors, you prefer to talk about good performance years and avoid discussions about bad years. Well, you have had a lot to talk about the past few years, but there are some serious storm clouds on the horizon.

Back to School? 10 Books for Successful Investors

Betterment.com | Posted 11.05.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

We believe investors are made, not born. And for even the most advanced financial whizzes, ongoing education remains a key part of managing money well. Whether you're just getting started with investing, or you're getting close to retiring, maybe it's time to go back to school -- or at least re-fill your Kindle.

What You Should Know About Variable Annuities

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

A variable annuity is a mutual fund-type investment contract between the investor and an insurance company, under which the insurer agrees to make periodic payments to the investor, beginning either immediately or at some future date. So how do they work?

Statistics Do Not Buy Houses -- People Do

Dean Graziosi | Posted 10.05.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

BMO Harris Bank has released the results of a survey indicating that 59 percent of homeowners expect their home value to rise over the next year.

Online Investment Advice and Robo-Advisers

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 09.23.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

The potential for human advisers to recommend unsuitable investment advice due to conflicts of interest is at the heart of the current debate over a uniform fiduciary standard, a measure that would require anyone providing investment advice to the public to always put a customer's interests first.

Need to Sell but Can't? Turn Your Home Into an Investment Property

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.20.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

If you're in a need-to-move situation and can't sell your home, you may be in better shape than you think. Throw off the negative thoughts and the "sell when I can" attitude and think like an investor.

Rental Property Investors Aren't All the Same

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.14.2014 | Small Business
Dean Graziosi

People may put up with a lot when it comes to incidental purchases or non-essential investments. However, when it comes to their homes, people are far less tolerant of sub-standard conditions and service.

Retail Home Buyers Need to Think Wholesale for Appreciation

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

There's been a lot of publicity about improving markets, higher home prices, and even bid wars in some areas. However, for the most part those bid wars are in a very tight price range band and the competition there isn't being felt in most of the rest of the market.

5 Things You Need to Know to Profit in Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As an investor, misunderstandings and overreaction can offer some of the best opportunities to profit. Here, five widely held beliefs are challenged and attractive investment strategies revealed.

Tony Elumelu Pitches Job Creation and Access to Electricity to the United Nations As the Next Set of MDG Priorities

Tony Elumelu | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Tony Elumelu

Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, addressed Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, the UN General Assembly ...

When Real Estate Investing Really Sucks

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.21.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Knowing what a rental property investor will pay for the house in rent-ready condition, you have to work backward through the cost to rehab, and then you have to get the price you need to make it work.

Funding Your Small Business: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capitalists

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

If you want to keep near-complete control of your business and can make the decisions necessary to keep a business afloat when it's tight, then it may be best to simply make do with what you have.

5 Rules of Thumb for Startup Financial Projections

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.28.2013 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

Financial projections that make sense in your business domain, and cross-foot with available data from independent market analysts are no guarantee that you can deliver. They do show you already stand out from the crowd of talk-only entrepreneurs, understand financial realities, and are willing to commit.

6 Influencer Engagement Tips From the TV Show Shark Tank

Blake Landau | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

Whether it's an investor or an influencer, there will come a time when you have only five minutes to make the most important pitch of your life. That brings me to one of the best shows on television, Shark Tank.

Predictions Are Killing Your Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Relying on this advice has very negative consequences. It distracts you from determining your capacity for risk, diversifying your portfolio, low fees and taxes.

10 Mental Toughness Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.29.2012 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

If anyone in business ever needed mental toughness, it's an entrepreneur. Investors tell me that startup success is all about execution, all while facing determined competitors and overcoming customers' resistance to change.

Ten Common Arrogance Traps for Startups to Avoid

Marty Zwilling | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Lack of confidence in yourself, your product, and your startup is a surefire recipe for disaster. At the other extreme, too much confidence or arrogance can kill you just as fast.