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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...

When Investing, Be Mindful Of 'Knowledge' Limitations

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 10.14.2014 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

We have no information advantage. The research tells us that no one can successfully select securities and time the market consistently. By trying, we increase our costs and decrease our diversification.

Don't Look Now But Something's Eating Your Money

Jason Gordo | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

If you choose not to invest, then you need to have some other plan in place to protect your savings. Otherwise, you might as well lock your money in a dank safe and let it decompose.

10 Things I Learned in My 20s About Investing

Lee Wang | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
Lee Wang

I didn't want to work the next five, 10, or 30 years of my life and have nothing to show for it. I started to venture outside my comfort zone and aggressively learn and invest moderately. That's not to say I have a grand portfolio, but I've definitely put myself in a position to succeed.

It's Not What You Make, It's What You Keep That Matters

Jordan Waxman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Money
Jordan Waxman

With income and capital gains taxes on the rise, and interest rates as low as they are, it is more important than ever to achieve sufficient after-tax cash flow and keep the tax man at bay.

77 Reasons You're Awful At Managing Money

The Motley Fool | Posted 04.22.2014 | Money
The Motley Fool

People usually get better at things over time. We're better farmers, faster runners, safer pilots, and more accurate weather forecasters than we were 50 years ago. But there's something about money that gets the better of us.

How to Make a Bigger Impact With Your Investments in 2014

Jorge Newbery | Posted 04.19.2014 | Money
Jorge Newbery

If you're looking to make a bigger social impact with your investments this year, you have many options. Here are five ideas to help you get started.

Investing for Beginners: Basic Investment Terminology

SaveUp | Posted 02.04.2014 | Money
SaveUp

You own part of the company (aka a share in the company). The price of that share can fluctuate given what people think the company is worth (or will be worth) and what they are willing to pay for a share.

Test Your Investing IQ

Dan Solin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

I am not suggesting you put all your assets in funds that track this index. Instead, you should invest in a globally diversified portfolio of low-management-fee index funds in an asset allocation suitable for you.

Two Words That Could Impact Your Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Here are two words I want every investor to say to their broker or advisor: "No alpha." "Alpha" is the excess return of a fund over its benchmark index. Nothing has caused investors more harm than the often futile pursuit of alpha. Want proof?

Financial Sales Pitch or Useful Information?

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

With rare exception almost all financial information from the media is subjective. How can the consumer unravel jargon meant to obfuscate financial decision making?

A Primer on Index Funds

Brian Koralewski | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Brian Koralewski

uestions that inevitably always arise in my Introduction to Investments (ECO/FIN 112) classes are: "What do I need to do in order to beat the stock market? How can I select the 'winners?' What is the most important variable when researching a particular company?"

Women and Investing

Tyrone Jackson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Tyrone Jackson

I encourage women to create a financial plan even if they are now in a committed relationship. Your financial plan should include your ability to own a home, take a five-star vacation and, of course, retire without the fear of outliving your money.

Why You're Using the Wrong Online Broker -- And How to Stop

Tim Chen | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Tim Chen

Over 17 million investors are paying too much for perks and services they don't need, or they could oftentimes be receiving them more cheaply elsewhere.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #10 - Recommending Products With Enormous Sales Commissions

John R. Talbott | Posted 01.09.2013 | Money
John R. Talbott

If a financial product is too complicated and too complex for you to understand, this is not an accident. It is intentional. And it will cost you.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #5 - Convincing You That Money Markets Are the Same As Cash

John R. Talbott | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

If you want to hold cash, make sure it is held as cash in either currency or a very liquid guaranteed instrument like an FDIC guaranteed bank CD. Don't take your broker's word for it, make him show you the documents.

Shoes, Priorities And Economics

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 11.12.2012 | Black Voices
Ike Ikokwu

While some may look at the booming sales of such an extravagant item as a sign of a recovering economy, I caution that optimism. How many customers are on food stamps, welfare, or unemployment?

The True Meaning of Diversification, From Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

What exactly does diversification mean for investing? When Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO of LearnVest.com, joined me on Mondays with Marlo she told m...

Social Insecurity -- Your Investment Is No Retirement Plan

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 11.05.2012 | Money
Ike Ikokwu

My advice, at least for those of us still in the workforce, is this: If you're planning on Social Security to be your main retirement income, don't.

The Ethical Investor: Wall Street Ripoff #1 - Providing Nominal Returns, Not Real Returns

John R. Talbott | Posted 10.30.2012 | Money
John R. Talbott

In speaking with my financial advisory clients, I find the most misunderstood concept is the difference between nominal returns and real returns. And Wall Street brokers and bankers are very quick to take advantage of this situation.

8 Tips to Avoid Investing in a Ponzi Scheme

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 10.28.2012 | Money
Ike Ikokwu

Whether it's one million or ten million, people will still fall prey to these schemes until they pay attention to some basic rules of thumb to help you avoid them.

Facebook: Great Social Platform... Bad Investment

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 10.21.2012 | Money
Ike Ikokwu

So while Facebook was once a great social media platform, both individual and corporate users are calling to question its relevance and the return on investment from using this platform.

Win Without Losing... Money

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 10.14.2012 | Money
Ike Ikokwu

Managing my wealth this way allowed me to achieve financial independence at the age of 34 as well as avoid the market crashes of 2008 and 2009.

6 Things Dating Teaches Us About Investing

Alan Haft | Posted 08.15.2012 | Money
Alan Haft

Bad date last night? Don't despair. It's not as bad as you may think. Here's some good news: you may not know it, but when it comes to your money, that bad date can teach you an awful lot about successful investing.

Why Not To Invest In Gold

SmartMoney | Jack Hough | Posted 06.04.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: After sliding 6% in May, the price of gold jumped 3.7% on Friday. Skeptics say it is a temporary rise in a longer downturn. Fans of the...