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"F" Words, Financial Services and You

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

It represents everything that is bad about the financial services industry. The other side is the RIAs (Registered Investment Advisers). They represent everything that is good about the financial services industry.

I'm Planning To Retire In My 30s. Here's How

LearnVest | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Later this year, at the age of 32, I plan to quit my full-time job as a software developer and don't intend to look for another one. By then, I expect my portfolio will be large enough to fund my essential expenses for at least the next 30 years, if not indefinitely, so that getting another 9-to-5 job becomes an option rather than a necessity.

Money Mumbo-Jumbo: What's The Difference Between Large and Small Cap Stocks?

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you're scratching your head wondering exactly what it means, you're not alone.

Is Your Banker Like Gordon Gekko ... or Darth Vader?

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.15.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

People don't tend to feel warm and fuzzy about their bankers, in part because bankers have a nasty habit of doing things to alienate their customers. At their worst, bankers can almost live up to the evil embodied in the most twisted characters in movie history.

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...

How to Time the Market Like Warren Buffett

Jesse Felder | Posted 08.08.2014 | Money
Jesse Felder

Warren Buffett likes to counsel individual investors to buy-and-hold (specifically, buy an equity index fund and hold it forever). This is a perfect example of "do as I say, not as I do," as Buffett has successfully timed the market for decades.

Bored Investors Beware

John G. Taft | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
John G. Taft

You may want to try to knock one out of the park. But your best chance of doing that is to remain patient, stay disciplined, hit singles and doubles and wait for what Warren Buffett famously calls "the fat pitch" before swinging for the fences.

As America Turns Its Gaze Toward Africa, It Has The Chance To Promote A New Model Of Investment

Kadri Lomo | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Kadri Lomo

As the U.S. Fortune 500 and U.S. private equity are set to turn its corporate gaze toward Africa, it has the chance to learn from previous investment attempts and promote this new model of interaction on the African continent.

Statistics Do Not Buy Houses -- People Do

Dean Graziosi | Posted 08.05.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

BMO Harris Bank has released the results of a survey indicating that 59 percent of homeowners expect their home value to rise over the next year.

Target Date Funds - Statistics That Matter

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 08.07.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Target date funds are on a growth trajectory that will take them to $4 trillion by 2020, from their current level of $800 billion. That's 30% per year growth over the next 6 years. On a percentage basis, TDFs will increase from 25% of all 401(k) assets to about half.

Proof That Sticking With the Plan Works

Terry Savage | Posted 08.04.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

Making an investment plan and sticking to it does work in the long run. And that's good to know as the market regains some of its volatility and makes headlines with daily price moves. You can ignore the most extreme pundits and sleep better if you have the self-discipline to keep investing for the long run.

5 Tips for Avoiding Investment Bubbles

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.04.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Investment bubbles have become a regular part of the landscape in recent years. For investors, that means that avoiding boom-and-bust cycles has become an essential survival skill.

You Need Less Than You Think to Retire

Neal Frankle | Posted 08.03.2014 | Money
Neal Frankle

Financial experts near and far suggest that you'll need millions in order to even dream of retiring one day. Phooey. With proper planning, some flexibility, and a little of out-of-the-box thinking you can easily retire with far less than you think.

How Financially Literate Is the Investing Public?

David H. Bailey | Posted 08.02.2014 | Money
David H. Bailey

Many workers are now directly responsible for their financial well-being. Most individual investors are not sufficiently well-informed on financial matters, and thus often make less-than-optimal choices in managing their retirement.

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.

First-Time Investing Tips from Brian Walsh of Saguenay Strathmore Capital

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Andrew Benkovic

Should I invest? This is the question for many in today's still somewhat unstable economic world.

Enough Fed! Give Free Markets a Chance!

Michael Farr | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The widespread expansion of credit to car-buyers, especially to sub-prime borrowers, is beginning to cause some industry observers to cry "bubble." Is this economic progress?

Online Investment Advice and Robo-Advisers

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 07.24.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

The potential for human advisers to recommend unsuitable investment advice due to conflicts of interest is at the heart of the current debate over a uniform fiduciary standard, a measure that would require anyone providing investment advice to the public to always put a customer's interests first.

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...

A Word or Two About Investing in Russia

Mary Buffett | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

While the standard of living has increased based on its strengths as an energy exporter, Russia's climate for creating a transparent investment environment still seems to be at least a generation away.

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.

Stop Lying to Yourself About Early Retirement, It's Not About Saving Millions

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.16.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Ever indulged in that dream of basking in the sun by your cabin on the lake while you're still young enough to enjoy it? Early retirement -- the id...

Rental Property Investors Aren't All the Same

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Small Business
Dean Graziosi

People may put up with a lot when it comes to incidental purchases or non-essential investments. However, when it comes to their homes, people are far less tolerant of sub-standard conditions and service.

3 Reasons Investors Fail and the Solutions

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

We have all made investments that we'd like to forget about. You know the one. The one that had such great promise only to plummet like a runaway elevator in a horror flick!