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The Seven Financially Fatal Sins We All Made This Year (And How To Atone)

Posted 12.19.2014 | Money

The end of every year spawns a good amount of reflection on our actions, for better or for worse, that impacted our personal lives and finances over t...

Smart Shopping: How to Spend Money and Feel Great Long-Term

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.16.2014 | Money
Miriam Ava

By now most of us have realized and put into practice that saving and investing money is vital to achieving financial fitness; so then, what's the smartest way to spend the money you choose to spend?

Colombia's twin deficits

Felipe Ángel | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Felipe Ángel

Geared towards what seems to be an uncertain landscape for the country, Colombia continues to prove to be a fragile economy, with serious structural complications in its core and what some may classify as an irresponsible fiscal policy.

The Case for a Financial Transaction Tax

Sean McElwee | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Wall Street is one of the most reviled institutions in the United States, with a recent study finding the lowest trust in finance recorded over 40 years.

Considering Cloud Accounting? 5 Reasons Why You Should Make the Switch in 2015

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 12.12.2014 | Small Business
Jamie Sutherland

There is no doubt that cloud computing is the future. If you haven't made the switch, your competitor probably has. So make it your 2015 resolution to take the first step by moving your accounting to the cloud or at the very least give it a test run by using a free trial.

Does China Really Have the Most Powerful Economy in the World?

John A. Tures | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
John A. Tures

Market Watch columnist Brett Arends wrote that China has surpassed America as the number one economy, a move he claims may lead to a collapse of U.S. political and military hegemony. But does China truly have the strongest economy in the world?

Macro Impact Coming From Microloans in LA

John E. Kobara | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
John E. Kobara

I can't think of a better place to unleash this concept than in Los Angeles, where our future is being driven by small business entrepreneurs, especially immigrants. Los Angeles is a city of dreams. We have among the highest entrepreneurial activity in the country.

GE and Apple Do It, So Is Offshore Planning Really All That Taboo?

Andre Bourque | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Andre Bourque

Offshore accounts have made headlines recently, with 51 global jurisdictions agreeing to automatically share and exchange details of tax data. Included in this agreement is information on offshore accounts and their operational procedures.

Stigmatize Me, Fool

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

Depression isn't weakness. It's an illness. I think this message will make itself clearer as more people feel free to talk about it. So here I am, talking about it.

Let's Make Bitcoin the Biggest Humanitarian Tool the World Has Ever Seen

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Lorelei Kelly

As the information revolution continues to redistribute power from centralized hierarchies to individuals and communities, the impact of this redistribution is often unpredictable.

Women in Business Q&A: Eileen C. McDonnell, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Penn Mutual

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Eileen C. McDonnell has been chairman, president and chief executive officer of Penn Mutual since July 2013. She was appointed chief executive officer...

Almost Thanksgiving and Extenders Are Still on the Table. What Does That Mean to Your Taxes?

Mark Steber | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

The mid-term elections are over, but -- as of this minute -- Congress has not tackled extending some tax breaks, i.e. that collective group known as the "Tax Extenders", which we address seemingly every couple of years.

Does the Art World Need Another Jeff Koons? Well, Meet Artist William Witenberg

Malcolm Harris | Posted 11.20.2014 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

William Witenberg has found a way to seamlessly re-enter the art world by marrying technology and art with a little financial know-how to assure he can continue creating his joyous and sublime techno-masterpieces.

Interview With Tony Robbins On His New Book, 'Money: Master the Game'

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.21.2014 | Money
Marianne Schnall

Robbins has now directed his enormous force of energy on a vital topic that affects everyone's lives: money.

Women in Business: Sue Heilbronner, CEO and Co-Founder of MergeLane

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sue has been a CEO, President, or Chief Marketing Officer for digital marketing and ecommerce companies since the earliest days of the internet. She began her career as an attorney -- last as a federal prosecutor with the US Department of Justice.

If Other Industries Were Like Wall Street

The Motley Fool | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
The Motley Fool

Finance is a strange industry. The way we think about fees, the way it's discussed in the media, how laypeople use it and the way it's taught in school is like no other field. Maybe the best way to get this across is to imagine -- hypothetically and absurdly -- if other industries got away with stuff Wall Street does.

Women in Business: Josie Natori, Founder and CEO of the Natori Company

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Josie Cruz Natori is founder and CEO of the Natori Company. Exemplifying her own mantra, she crossed continents, navigated varying careers, and surmounted countless obstacles to create a global brand, Natori.

Women in Business: Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer, JPMorgan Chase

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

"Be a really good person and be really good at your job. I have a sign that hangs in my home office: 'if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen.' Corny maybe, but true."

Dubious Digits: Is This Data Really That Accurate?

David H. Bailey | Posted 11.10.2014 | Science
David H. Bailey

Falsely precise predictions and/or projections undermine the whole rationale of scientific estimation. It is thus incumbent on the authors and producers of such data to only present data to levels of accuracy that can truly be rigorously justified.

7 Things You Absolutely, Positively Need To Know About Your Partner's Finances

Posted 10.31.2014 | Weddings

You know about their big-haired homecoming photo, the tattoo they “accidentally” got in Cancun, and the collection of figurines they claim is an i...

Ben Walsh

Financial 'Experts' No Better At Finance Than Normal Humans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business

Knowing more about finance does not lead to better financial decisions. In fact, some of the most supposedly knowledgeable people in finance -- mutual-fund managers -- don't make better financial decisions than other people.

Here's More Proof The Financial Markets Are Rigged

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business

Oct 29 (Reuters) - Hedge funds and other rapid-fire investors get access to market-moving documents before other users of the Securities and Exchang...

Beware of 'Alarmist' Journalism During Times of National Crisis

Laura Wellington | Posted 10.28.2014 | Media
Laura Wellington

The fact is -- given a bit of clear thinking unencumbered by all of the noise -- none of the issues perpetuating our current national crisis are going to be solved by the screaming children in the room so why join them as it will only serve to hamper much needed solution.

25 Of Europe's Banks Fail Stress Test

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business

* 25 of 130 banks fail ECB test as of Dec. 2013 * Most have plugged capital hole, just 10 bln euros still needed * Ital...

29 Essential Twitter Feeds for Money and Investing

Betterment.com | Posted 10.23.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

This article, written by Catherine New, originally appeared on Betterment. Behavioral economics and decision making academics @katy_milkman @do...