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Why Do You Care What the Market Did Today?

Ken Weber | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Ken Weber

Unless you're in the investment business, you don't need to know how the market is doing every business day. It's better to take a long-term view of all of your investments -- or enlist the services of a respected registered investment advisor to manage your money.

Dow 18,000 Spooking You?

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

A market high does not indicate a looming correction, nor a market that will continue up like a rocket going into orbit. So there's the confusion as to what investors should do when we hit these new levels.

Smart People: Bad Financial Decisions

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 12.14.2014 | Money
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

Why do smart people make poor decisions? More importantly, why do they keep making poor decisions? Perhaps they study stocks, market fluctuations, or market indicators. But only a fractional percentage of investors manage to "beat" the market.

CRISPR Opportunities ... For What? And for Whom?

Pete Shanks | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Pete Shanks

Money and deals are flowing into companies that promise to edit genes. Human, animal, plant, all kinds of DNA may be on the cutting board. And once the replacements are pasted in, the results could dramatically change our lives -- for better or for worse.

Here's One Holiday Sale You Don't Want to Miss

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

There's a different kind of sale you might want to check out before year end. It's one of the best kind of holiday sales. One where you can trim your tax bill before April 15!

5 Things High Net Worth Individuals Need To Know About Medical Marijuana

April Rudin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
April Rudin

This is a development to watch - and one with many upside opportunities. But right now it feels like a green rush, so be careful you don't get caught up in the weeds.

Changed Jobs? Rollover Questions Answered

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you recently switched jobs, there may be a waiting period of up to a year before you can participate in your new employers 401(k) plan. That bites.

5 Reasons to Meet With a Financial Planner

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 11.16.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Financial planners help their clients build a financial portfolio and determine the best way to allocate your investments. However, there are plenty of other major life events that would merit a trip to the financial planner.

5 Investments Strategies to Avoid Like the Plague

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Keep a balance in all things, especially your investments. Diversification will save the day.

These 5 FinTech Companies Are Changing the Way We Invest

Kevin Yu | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Kevin Yu

These five companies are positioned to really change the way consumers think about investing. By empowering individuals to have easy and affordable access, it simplifies the complex world of investing.

Hot New Real Estate Trend

Mary Buffett | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

In good times and bad, home ownership remained a safe bet even when the contours of life changed. Then everything went to hell.

Honing in on Innovation in Princeton: Tiger Labs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Steve Mariotti

Bert Navarrette skydives (regularly), rides mountain bikes, runs companies, and has four children. you might think that keeps him busy enough. But you'd be wrong.

Time to Put Your Money in Motion?

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 11.30.2014 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

Many indicators suggest that our economy is nearing record levels, and now's an excellent time to assess a possible move.

Spending Like There Is a Tomorrow

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Leaders need to finance the next stage of their countries' development. If Africa spends smartly and designs the right development package, it can continue the continent's path of success.

Columbo Had His Questions, But He Never Hired a New Financial Adviser

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Now you are your own Columbo. You have a few questions at the ready to slip into the conversation after they get to talking. Maybe after the pleasantries? Remember, you are looking for straightforward answers to the questions. No evasive stuff.

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

LearnVest | Posted 10.19.2014 | 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.

You Need Less Than You Think to Retire

Neal Frankle | Posted 10.01.2014 | 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.

3 Reasons Investors Fail and the Solutions

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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!

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | 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.

Hitting Your Portfolio Eject Button?

Jim Gibson | Posted 08.09.2014 | 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...

The Faithful Shopper: Graduation Gifts

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.29.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year again, when we congratulate our favorite college and post-degree graduates and cheerfully send them off into the working world!...

When Can You Get Your Kids Off Your Dime?

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Here are my decisions about financially weaning my son off my dime, right or wrong. It is a work in progress and I'm learning as I go.

5 Things You Need to Know to Profit in Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As an investor, misunderstandings and overreaction can offer some of the best opportunities to profit. Here, five widely held beliefs are challenged and attractive investment strategies revealed.

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.

A Final Nail in the USSR Coffin? Thank You From NATO, Vladimir Vladimirovich!

John Brown | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
John Brown

Even from the most cynical Cold-War, money-is-money, dog-eat-dog capitalism-is-capitalism perspective, a redrawn Ukraine would be far more in the West's, rather than strictly "Russian," "ethnic" interest.