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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 07.03.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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...

A Sushi Burrito: The Real Estate, Natural Resources, Family Office and Crowd Investing Conference

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Mix real estate, natural resources, family office, and crowd investing into one conference? This sounds akin to a restaurant with too many chefs, like...

The Misrule of Law in Croatia

John Feffer | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
John Feffer

Natasha Srdoc, who has done stints in international banking, the think tank world, and politics, is a firm believer in free market capitalism. She doesn't think what took place in former Yugoslavia comes anywhere close to her understanding of how capitalism works.

Kate Sheppard

Hardcore Capitalists Warn That Climate Change Is A Really Big Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Another day, another climate change report predicting serious consequences for the United States. Tuesday's report, however, focuses on the devastatio...

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Hungary's Economic Leap

John Feffer | Posted 06.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

Given its position at the head of the pack of countries in the region, Hungary was expected to be the first to make the successful transition to capitalism. But today, Hungary has fallen behind many of the other countries in the region in terms of growth, employment, debt, and other economic indicators.

Leaders Eat Last and Other Rules for Innovators

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

I admire great leaders, those who know their job isn't to bask in the spotlight, but to relentlessly drive growth and move their organizations forward.

Cancer: Everyone Pays

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Bill Couzens

With reports of increased incidences of cancer, news of accompanying financial challenges is no surprise -- which makes me wonder why some lawmakers and individuals do not understand the economic fallout of cancer, not just for patients and their families, but for all of us.

Who Wants to Be a Trillionaire?

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

Imagine what the world would look like if impact investing had the same mainstream acceptance as value investing? There would be fewer people imprison...

Hillary's Right On This One

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Suzan Johnson Cook

Why don't they just stop? Hillary's absolutely right on this one. As a former senior-level appointee in the White House, under two presidents and three cabinet secretaries, I came out last October, 2013.

A Sad Cautionary Tale of Fraud

Dan Solin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

It's your money. Don't let anyone -- including family members -- scam you out of it.

America's New Wealthy Have so Little to Offer Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Today, instead, we have a wealthy class with the culture of new money and innovativeness of old money (i.e., rather little of either). This new rentier class, with little to offer society, subsists largely on legalized grift or, in economic terms, rent.

A Vertical World

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 06.06.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Should the US once again decide to "turn within," it would likely not be as straightforward as before. Today's economic system is dependent on global trade and capital flows, outsourcing needs, and the exploitation of inexpensive labor and resources.