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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.

Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Be Ready to Answer When Raising Money

Diane Smith | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Diane Smith

I often look at business plans and meet with lots of entrepreneurs looking for funding guidance. So, I was pleased when my friend and colleague Liz Marchi recently joined me for a webinar to share insight on the questions every entrepreneur should be prepared to answer when fundraising.

Who Says You Can't Time the Stock Market? Why Market Timing Is Easy

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

Don't waste your time and money trying to fight the impossible to win the market timing battle of predicting when to buy low and when to sell high. If you buy today and sell during your retirement you will do just that and with a lot less effort and stress.

Diminished Capacity and the Fiduciary Standard

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

Sometimes inaction is the right action (the fiduciary standard) when faced with an elderly prospect that presents signs of diminished capacity.

How Investment Adviser Fees Add Up

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

In the pursuit of an investment adviser or investment manager one of the most important (and unfortunately complicated) pieces of information to obtain is their complete fee structure.

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.

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 05.29.2015 | 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.

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 06.09.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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.