There is more to life than money - but you already know that. And when you are faced with the option of paying off debt or investing you have to look inside for an answer too. Maybe the numbers do favor holding on to the debt and investing, but how does that leave you feeling?
Many have compared those "moderate Syrian rebels" the U.S. keeps looking for to unicorns. The U.S. now thinks it has a new set of tools to scare the unicorns out of hiding, and to tell the nasty terrorists from the good terrorists: psychological evaluations, biometric checks and stress tests.
If you've been investing for any length of time then you've experienced a market correction much like the one we are in now. But I'm not talking about a mere 10 percent correction. I'm talking about a drop like we saw in 2008 and 2009. Do you have a plan?
All of this information is nice, unless you own a home in a neighborhood with a foreclosure in poor condition sitting there dragging down neighborhood home values. Actually, there is some lemonade to be made here.
The Senate-passed immigration bill would help foreign-born entrepreneurs through a proposed new program called the INVEST non-immigrant visa, which would allow 10,000 qualified entrepreneurs and investors to stay in the U.S. -- but the price tag to do so is high.
For investors worried about the impact of the spill on Exxon's share price, the truth is that there are macro market trends that could impact the price even more than the oil spill. Exxon is trading at an annual high, largely because the Dow has posted an 11 percent gain already in 2013.
Even if you had invested 15 years ago, not long before the start of the greatest secular bear market since the Great Depression, you would have compounded money at 4.72 percent per year. This also would have doubled your money.
It's time to invest in those promising minority students and talented innovators who have failed to receive our focus and investment. At the rate minority populations are growing, they represent the next generation of America's leaders.
Investing in high-growth companies creates jobs while generating more wealth for investors. The formula has worked for the private venture capital investment community. Unfortunately, no such active community exists in black America.
Freedom isn't quite so much fun when you realize that you now get to shoulder the burden of life all on your own, which means your new home may be downsized to smaller than your first college dorm room!