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Early Preparation Is The Key to Financial Success | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents

As a practicing Certified Financial Planner® for 10 years, I can say my best clients have a great relationship with money. And the earlier you save t...

Where There's A Will There's a Way

Michael Farr | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

If the full extent of the budgetary problems are not well understood, how can we be in a position to address the problems?

One Critical Expense Most Financial Plans Don't Address | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty

With people living so long these days, why haven't financial planners been more focused on how to help clients who are planning for retirement specifically plan for longevity? The more sobering side of longevity, that is.

Investing Is Not "The Market" | Posted 11.13.2015 | Fifty

There are times I encounter a familiar face and will get asked - "what did the market do today?"or "the market went up (or down), why?" Now, this may...

Get Financially Fit to Buy Your First Home

Bob Stammers | Posted 11.13.2015 | Money
Bob Stammers

While spring is often the time that most people look for houses with the intent to buy, fall and winter are the best time to plan a purchase and determine if you are financially fit to be a homeowner.

What Harvard Business School Doesn't Teach You About Fundraising

Abhi Shah | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Abhi Shah

My experience demonstrates that funding is about the people who invest in your business. If they've had successful careers, their achievement can fuel yours. At Clutch, I went after names that some people wouldn't even dream of chasing.

Design Valuation Dashboard Captures the Potential of Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

With the emergence of equity crowdfunding and the recent liberalization of startups, novice investors and entrepreneurs alike are drawn to risky endeavors.

#WomenStartupChallenge Winner SoftSpot Is Changing the Wearable Tech World

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

(left, Kat Alexander of SIREN, and right, Sabine Seymour of SoftSpot) The Women Startup Challenge took place at Microsoft in Times Square. You may ...

Misleading "Debates" on Active vs. Passive Harm Investors

Dan Solin | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Dan Solin

Photo courtesy of Flickr. While it's a low bar, Bloomberg TV always seemed to me to be the best of the financial media. Its anchors are professional...

Trans Hacking Startup Land: Gender Performance and Deception

Alyx Baldwin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Alyx Baldwin

After I moved away from being gender ambiguous, I unbound myself and started presenting as a queer woman. I reached out to many LGBTQ* startup allegiances for help with fundraising. That was where I met more hostility than ever before.

Investors Urge World Leaders to Join Them - Now! - on Path to Low-Carbon Economy

We Mean Business | Posted 10.19.2015 | Green
We Mean Business

From all corners of the world, we can hear sounds of applause at news that world leaders have agreed on a climate finance package. To be clear, it wasn't a congratulatory standing ovation at the finish line; it was the encouraging and excited applause that comes at the beginning of a long race.

Why to Invest in Alternative Investments | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business

Over the last 2 to 3 years the percentage of our client portfolios invested in alternative investments has increased from 10 percent to around 30 perc...

Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition: 10 Finalists, 4 Judges, 1 Prize of $25K at Microsoft in NYC

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, many of you know that I support women in tech as an initiative, but more specifically, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge NYC. I've partn...

Why Do I Keep Hearing No From Investors?

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Sramana Mitra

If you want funding, you need to start with a business that is fundable. Ask any serious advisor or investor and you will get an absolute truth: 99 percent of the ideas as they come are not fundable.

6 Startup Exit Strategies for Investors

David Drake | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
David Drake

Exit strategies take on different forms, but it is important that your startup should put one in place for your investors. While they are rooting and supporting your business, they are also looking for a return on their investment.

Putting Money Where My Mouth Is and Funding Women-led Startups

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

At Microsoft in Times Square this November 9, ten women-led startups will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors for t...

Should Long-Term Investors Care About an Interest Rate Hike?

Lule Demmissie | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Lule Demmissie

Investors, traders, savers and homebuyers - young and old - were fixated on last week's Federal Reserve interest rate announcement, especially in the wake of recent market volatility.

Commodity Prices Predicted to Decline

MoneyTips | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

World currency factors have a huge impact on commodity prices, since a relatively strong dollar makes commodities more expensive for overseas purchasers. The recent currency adjustment by China has had a huge effect on prices because of the size of their market and the abruptness of the devaluation change.

Closing the Funding Gap, Promoting the Innovation Chain

Joseph Klafter | Posted 09.22.2015 | College
Joseph Klafter

Leading universities are responding to an increasingly competitive environment for both public and private sector funding by doing what they do best: utilizing their entrepreneurial know-how and implementing novel strategies to reinvent themselves as centers of innovation.

Follow The Money: Sniffing Out Hidden Wealth Management Fees

April Rudin | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Financial advisors can be very creative about the fees they charge to clients in the distribution of investment instruments. Do you know what you are paying for? Are your advisor's interests aligned with yours?

Fiduciary or Suitability? SecureFamily or Not So Secure? | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business

I have recently seen a spate of advertisements from "" that attempts to discredit the work being done on pending fiduciary rules and ...

10 Ways to Find Investors For Your Startup

Murray Newlands | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Murray Newlands

It's hard to believe, but locating investors is not the hard part of getting funded - in fact, through the process of trying to raise money, an entrepreneur might have opportunities to talk to upwards of 40 to 50 investors, depending on their idea and location.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Investors

Murray Newlands | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Murray Newlands

Whether you have an angel investor swooping in early to give you your first shot, or a VC who has recognized your years of work and has decided to help you continue your journey into the big leagues, it's always exciting to finally see some funding for your hard work.

Girls in Tech Adds Key Players to Judges' Panel for Lady Pitch Night

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 09.05.2015 | Technology
Beth Cone Kramer

Girls in Tech Founder & CEO Adriana Gascoigne has announced additional tech and investment leaders to the panel of judges at Lady Pitch Night US. ...

Who's Protecting Investors?

Terry Savage | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Terry Savage

The financial services industry is choosing up sides in an epic battle over what new regulations should be created to protect individual investors. The SEC, which has the overall responsibility of protecting investors, has been dithering about offering new rules.