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Don't Wait Until You're Dying: Plan and Save for Your Funeral Now

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.29.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Death does not discriminate and comes to all of us in one form or another. Make sure you are prepared by planning and saving for your funeral. This way you'll get the funeral you want and won't have to come back and haunt your kids or family. You'd rather rest in peace, right?

Your Network is Your Net Worth: Designing Social Capital for Breakthrough Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

One's network of family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances largely dictates attitude, values, beliefs and how one behaves. Yet, few will challen...

You Only Live Once, So Do It Warren Buffett's Way

John G. Taft | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
John G. Taft

Buffett used his punch-card analogy in an investment context. It's consistent with his belief that really profitable investment decisions are few and far between. But I think the punch-card analogy applies equally well to life, and to the decisions that define and shape our lives.

What Is Your Family Mission?

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Pioneers for Change

The starting point for this is often posing the question "what is your family mission?" And I would challenge all families to think in this way and ask themselves the same question.

The Truth About Going to College and Getting Into Debt

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could make your own decisions by meditating and listening to that small still voice that whispers, 'Don't go to college; you're not ready yet. Save your money instead.'

This Is How The Super Rich Can Effectively Give Back

Forbes | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact

Once accomplished individuals, including CEOs, business owners, high-profile athletes and entertainers, achieve a certain level of success there inevi...

Astoria Characters: The Lovebirds

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.19.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

They're making the best of things. Violeta has learned to go to mass by herself. Immaculate Conception is only five blocks away, but for Vincent it might as well be a million miles.

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

5 Benefits of Raising Capital Online Through Equity Crowdfunding

Sang Lee | Posted 08.12.2014 | Small Business
Sang Lee

Equity crowdfunding has become something of a legend in the startup industry. It is being hailed (and criticized) for being a brand new conduit for st...

3 Reasons Why Wall Street Wants You to Fail

Timothy Sykes | Posted 07.27.2014 | Money
Timothy Sykes

It's time you get mad and take control of your destiny instead of feeding fees to others.

Setting Up Auto-Withdrawal Can Be Setting Yourself Up For a Fall

David Fagin | Posted 07.25.2014 | Money
David Fagin

There needs to be simple way to "turn-off" auto-pay to a company the same way you turned it on, without having to feel like you're playing Whack-A-Mole.

Pellucid Analytics: A Different Take on Solving the Investment-Banking Culture Problem

Dustin Farivar | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Dustin Farivar

I was well into my college career when I actually learned what investment banking was. A friend of mine told me he wanted to essentially sacrifice t...

Beware the So-Called Financial Whiz

Jim Gibson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

One would think by now that people would have figured this whole thing out. One would at least suppose people are smarter than before, that they don'...

The First 50 Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms

Jorge Newbery | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Jorge Newbery

From less than 10 a year ago to over 50 today, real estate crowdfunding platforms are sprouting up like World Cup fans in the United States.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. IV: Long-Tail Liberation)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Global warming poses an existential threat to life on Earth. This existential threat challenges our capabilities and calls into question the viability and effectiveness of mechanically conceived grid maintenance options.

Climate Change And Global Development in the 21st Century, Pt. III

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

The emergence of an acceleration ecology for distributed solar power and storage technologies indicates the approach of a tipping point that begins to spawn an independent global power "hive" that operates largely beyond the purview of the regulated electric power grid.

What The Top 30 Personal Finance/Wealth Influencers Know That You Don't

April Rudin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
April Rudin

Perhaps the quietest, yet most pernicious, danger we face is the lack of financial knowledge. Every year, this ignorance leaves millions of Americans woefully unprepared to fund their children's education or enter retirement.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. II)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Going forward, the challenge facing established "financial grid" players -- commercial lending banks, investment banks, private equity firms, venture funds, and angel networks -- may not be whether they can match the growth arc of crowdfunding platforms. The financial grid itself may be at risk.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. I)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Crowdfunding, depicted graphically, resemble nothing so much as the trajectory of space vehicles obtaining escape velocity from the earth's atmosphere. But for those with boots on the ground, the impact of these trends more likely resembles displacement associated with the cracking of tectonic plates.

The One Dumb Mistake That Is Destroying Your Retirement

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 07.10.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Start saving for retirement today! While your kids may not like the fact that you won't co-sign for a student loan or even give them money toward college, it may be the right decision for you.

Jack and the Bean Stocks

Robert L. Wolke | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
Robert L. Wolke

On the way to the market with the cow, Jack met a livestock broker. "Nice little cow you have there," he said. "I can invest it for you and make you rich."

Women in Business: Kirsten Wolberg, VP of Technology Business Operations at PayPal

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kirsten Wolberg, Vice President of Technology Business Operations, joined PayPal in June 2012 to lead the Technology Business Operations organization....

How to Increase Your Income by 60 Percent

Lauren Bowling | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Lauren Bowling

Let's face it -- opportunities to significantly increase your income are few and far between. Diversifying your income streams, either through multiple jobs, a side hustle, or a rental property is always a good idea.

The Great American Pension Rip-Off

Dan Solin | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

Pension plans should fire their expensive consultants, who are engaged in the zero-sum game of trying to pick "winning" fund managers, and switch to low-cost passive investing. There are a number of reasons, however, why that is not likely to occur.

How Young Adults Can Up Their Financial Vocabulary

Posted 06.26.2014 | Money

The first of the month means bills, bill, bills. But for the majority of young adults those words don't resonate beyond catchy lyrics to a Destiny's C...