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10 Things I Learned in My 20s About Investing

Lee Wang | Posted 04.16.2014 | Money
Lee Wang

I didn't want to work the next five, 10, or 30 years of my life and have nothing to show for it. I started to venture outside my comfort zone and aggressively learn and invest moderately. That's not to say I have a grand portfolio, but I've definitely put myself in a position to succeed.

The G20 Nations: Tracking the Globalization of Science and Innovation

Christopher King | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Christopher King

With the global landscape shifting and new national and regional powerhouses emerging, countries long established as eminent in science have begun to cede their shares of worldwide research output as well as their dominance in producing the most influential results.

Yoga and Financial Balance

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

It wasn't until I did my first 30-day yoga challenge that I began to realize how interconnected my yoga practice was to my career as a Financial Advisor.

Zach Carter

We Can't Stop Watching These Congressmen Babble About Nothing | Zach Carter | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee held a three-and-a-half-hour hearing on financial fraud and consumer protection. Cong...

How 'Too Big to Fail' Became 'Too Big to Manage'

Bob Swarup | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

The recent spat between the Federal Reserve and Citigroup underscores the complexity of today's banking balance sheets. The episode is a warning shot across the bows of regulators.

Five Surefire Ways to Torpedo Your Investment Portfolio

Jason Gordo | Posted 04.04.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

No investment method is foolproof; if anyone tells you otherwise, hold onto your wallet. Taking the right precautions, however, keeps risk to a minimum.

Primary School Teaching Parents? How ParentJobNet impacts low-income families through adult learning and entrepreneurship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Pat Craddick founded ParentJobNet "PJN" 9 years ago after leaving a career in finance to raise her daughter, Christina. While volunteering at P.S. 87 Elementary School on the Upper West Side, she found frustrated, under- or unemployed parents, disconnected from the workforce.

Choice of Entity

Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

To navigate the shoals of the business side of the film industry, you must have a basic understanding of the different types of legal entities.

Zach Carter

The Worst Response Yet To The New Michael Lewis Book | Zach Carter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Author Michael Lewis and other critics of high-frequency trading are wrong, because computers. That's the upshot of some new talking ...

The 3 Deadly Mistakes of Crowdfunding

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.01.2014 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

As with any form of monetary solicitation, crowdfunding has its perils and setbacks. Let's walk through the three deadly mistakes entrepreneurs make with crowd funding.

America's Pension Black Hole: Dissecting Warren Buffett's Tapeworm

Bob Swarup | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

Warren Buffett described public pension plans as a "gigantic financial tapeworm" and warned of a decade of pain. He was right on the first point, less so on the second.

One-Sentence Financial Rules

The Motley Fool | Posted 03.27.2014 | Money
The Motley Fool

Ninety-nine percent of personal finance can be summarized in nine words: Work a lot, spend a little, invest the difference. Master that, and the other 2.999 billion words are filler.

Asking Tough Questions About Annuities

Jason Gordo | Posted 03.27.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

After all, self-interest drives everybody's behavior to some extent. The problem, however, arises when a financial advisor's self-interest conflicts with yours.

Why Billboards Are Important

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Recently, electronic billboards have been popping up alongside America's roadways, catching the eyes of motorists. The reactions vary wildly. Some op...

How Your Credit Score and Credit Report Are Examined by Lenders

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money

Knowing the difference between a credit score and credit report can help you make the right financial decision when it comes to applying for lines of credit, and can also help you get better interest rates on loans.

Heard About Bitcoin? Nah, Been There, Done That

Bob Swarup | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

Bitcoin enthusiasts today are very much recreating the digital equivalent of the California Gold Rush. The currency is the answer to all our modern day problems, they claim. I hear all that. It is still a rerun, because it is human.

4 Steps to Prepare for an IPO

Lili Balfour | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

If you are building a company today, you may want to consider whether or not an IPO is right for your company. Here is a quick guideline to assist with your planning.

Will Your Free Credit Score Soon Be on Your Bills?

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money

The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants banks, particularly credit card lenders, to provide consumers with their free cr...

Moving Past the Shoebox

Jeroo Billimoria | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Jeroo Billimoria

For too long, the world has turned a blind eye to the very real financial needs of young people, including the need to be able to save money in a secure yet accessible way.

A Reflexive vs a Reflective Response

Jeroo Billimoria | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact
Jeroo Billimoria

Through my varied history of working with children and youth in different organizations, I have realized that you can either respond to a situation reflexively or reflectively.

Financial Independence for Everyone: 6 Steps to Leaving Work Behind

Jason Gordo | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

Reaching financial independence requires some effort, sacrifice, and learning on your part. Many people shy away from planning their finances because they lack an understanding of economics and financial markets. I've found that managing finances wisely depends on some basic principles that anyone can understand.

Why the YOLO Generation Has It All Wrong About Money

Kali Hawlk | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

Yes, you only live once. That is an inescapable truth that applies to us all. What is not true is that you have to "just get by" financially in order to really live. You can really live right this very moment and save for your future.

If You Read One Article About Dropping Credit Cards, Read This One!

Jim Gibson | Posted 03.07.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

Here goes: closing or canceling a credit card starts a snowball effect that will give your credit score a wallop it may not be able to stand.

Be Happy With Your Bank: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

MyBankTracker | Posted 03.06.2014 | Money

If you're in a banking relationship that you're unhappy with -- of if you're looking to open a new account at an institution -- it's wise to figure ou...

How Much Do You Really Need For Retirement?

Jason Gordo | Posted 03.05.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

I've seen clients get into financial trouble in spite of making high salaries. Some are doctors, lawyers, or engineers -- educated professionals who earn six-figure incomes. Strangely enough, though, education doesn't necessarily lead to sound financial decisions.