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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!

Why Buy-and-Hold Is Dangerous in Retirement

Brian Schreiner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Money
Brian Schreiner

In today's market conditions, investors should be looking at shorter time frames. They should be shifting their portfolio in and out of markets based on which assets classes offer the best short- and intermediate-term opportunities.

Retail Home Buyers Need to Think Wholesale for Appreciation

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

There's been a lot of publicity about improving markets, higher home prices, and even bid wars in some areas. However, for the most part those bid wars are in a very tight price range band and the competition there isn't being felt in most of the rest of the market.

Why Dividends Matter So Much

Terry Savage | Posted 07.08.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

Dividends are not a get-rich-quick investment scheme. They are a long-term strategy for building wealth.

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."

Rich People Don't Put Money in Jars

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.30.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

Athletes and other instant millionaires, who haven't adopted the strategies of the wealthy, often find themselves broke within a few years of their windfall. Meanwhile, many American aristocrats preserve their estates through the centuries. What do the wealthy know that you don't?

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...

4 Reasons to Dump Your 401(k)'s Stable Value Investment

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Are you afraid of losing money in the stock market? Lots of 401(k) participants are terrified of losing money after the 2008 credit crisis. The ve...

International House Hunters Shifting from Vacation Areas to Urban Neighborhoods

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany remain the top three countries outside the U.S. for home searches. But Brazil has pushed up to 4th place, jumping ahead of India, Mexico, and Australia.

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

A Jersey Boy's Guide to Cash and Culture

Todd Buchholz | Posted 06.19.2014 | Entertainment
Todd Buchholz

Did any sentimental considerations sway my decision to invest in Jersey Boys? Well, every summer as a kid, I played at the Jersey Shore. When I first met Frankie Valli, I told him that whenever I hear him sing "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" I still recall the summery coconut scent of Coppertone wafting across the boardwalk.

Why No One Should Use Brokerage Accounts (UPDATE)

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.26.2014 | Money
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Financial fraud, in its multiple forms, is a plague that can be temporarily suppressed, but not eradicated. Some of the worst financial actors were exposed in the Great Recession. But every day brings fresh reports of gross misconduct on Wall Streets at home and abroad.

More of the Same

Michael Farr | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

As expected, the Federal Reserve stuck to its pattern of reducing asset purchases by another $10 billion. The monthly pace is now down to just $35 bi...

The Fleecing of Investors Continues

Dan Solin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

It's not as though you have to be a rocket scientist to invest intelligently and responsibly.

Fox News Is the Gold Standard of Television Journalism

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.16.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Why are we on the brink of disaster? If you don't know the answer to that, you're not watching Fox News. It's President Obama's fault! Or, as Greta Van Susteren innocently asks her guests each night, "Is this President Obama's fault?"

Hitting Your Portfolio Eject Button?

Jim Gibson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

You know what you want from your investments. You know or think you know what you should do with your investments. Yet, are you aware of how the typic...

Day Trading Your 401(k)? 6 Reasons To Stop Now

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Are you day trading your 401(k) at work? Shame on you! We all know that day trading is a recipe for disaster. Or do we?

Understanding Bitcoin

David Bergstein | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business
David Bergstein

Through recent conversations with various friends and colleagues, it has become apparent that Bitcoin is somewhat of a mystery to the majority of the population. The common query, even among seasoned investors, is inevitably, "What is Bitcoin?"

Overcome Your Financial Fears

Erin Cox | Posted 05.30.2014 | Money
Erin Cox

It's entirely possible to become financially savvy even if you never have before. This is something I can personally attest to despite the challenges I even face.

What's Going on With Interest Rates?

Michael Farr | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

An aggressive rally in the Treasury market this morning has resulted in the lowest 10-year Treasury yield since June of last year.  Nearly everyone is looking for an explanation as to why longer-term interest rates continue to fall in the face of reduced Fed support and better economic data.  So what is going on?

Is There More of a Role for Investors in a Real Estate Recovery?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.30.2014 | Small Business
Dean Graziosi

It's weak, even if we can call it a recovery at all. There is still a large hole which the first time buyers used to fill. Just tracking prices isn't working like it has in past markets. This is a new situation, and old statistical models may be misleading.