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Has the Bull Market Lulled You to Sleep?

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 12.18.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

If you are like most investors, you prefer to talk about good performance years and avoid discussions about bad years. Well, you have had a lot to talk about the past few years, but there are some serious storm clouds on the horizon.

Back to School? 10 Books for Successful Investors

Betterment.com | Posted 11.05.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

We believe investors are made, not born. And for even the most advanced financial whizzes, ongoing education remains a key part of managing money well. Whether you're just getting started with investing, or you're getting close to retiring, maybe it's time to go back to school -- or at least re-fill your Kindle.

What You Should Know About Variable Annuities

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

A variable annuity is a mutual fund-type investment contract between the investor and an insurance company, under which the insurer agrees to make periodic payments to the investor, beginning either immediately or at some future date. So how do they work?

Statistics Do Not Buy Houses -- People Do

Dean Graziosi | Posted 10.05.2014 | 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.

Online Investment Advice and Robo-Advisers

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 09.23.2014 | 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.

Need to Sell but Can't? Turn Your Home Into an Investment Property

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.20.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

If you're in a need-to-move situation and can't sell your home, you may be in better shape than you think. Throw off the negative thoughts and the "sell when I can" attitude and think like an investor.

Rental Property Investors Aren't All the Same

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.14.2014 | 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.

Retail Home Buyers Need to Think Wholesale for Appreciation

Dean Graziosi | Posted 09.07.2014 | 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.

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.

Tony Elumelu Pitches Job Creation and Access to Electricity to the United Nations As the Next Set of MDG Priorities

Tony Elumelu | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Tony Elumelu

Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, addressed Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, the UN General Assembly ...

When Real Estate Investing Really Sucks

Dean Graziosi | Posted 05.21.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Knowing what a rental property investor will pay for the house in rent-ready condition, you have to work backward through the cost to rehab, and then you have to get the price you need to make it work.

Funding Your Small Business: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capitalists

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

If you want to keep near-complete control of your business and can make the decisions necessary to keep a business afloat when it's tight, then it may be best to simply make do with what you have.

5 Rules of Thumb for Startup Financial Projections

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.28.2013 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

Financial projections that make sense in your business domain, and cross-foot with available data from independent market analysts are no guarantee that you can deliver. They do show you already stand out from the crowd of talk-only entrepreneurs, understand financial realities, and are willing to commit.

6 Influencer Engagement Tips From the TV Show Shark Tank

Blake Landau | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

Whether it's an investor or an influencer, there will come a time when you have only five minutes to make the most important pitch of your life. That brings me to one of the best shows on television, Shark Tank.

Predictions Are Killing Your Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Relying on this advice has very negative consequences. It distracts you from determining your capacity for risk, diversifying your portfolio, low fees and taxes.

10 Mental Toughness Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.29.2012 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

If anyone in business ever needed mental toughness, it's an entrepreneur. Investors tell me that startup success is all about execution, all while facing determined competitors and overcoming customers' resistance to change.

Ten Common Arrogance Traps for Startups to Avoid

Marty Zwilling | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Lack of confidence in yourself, your product, and your startup is a surefire recipe for disaster. At the other extreme, too much confidence or arrogance can kill you just as fast.

Commercial Mortgage Bankers Are Doing Deals As the Real Estate Market Breathes New Signs of Life

Jerry Chautin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Rental apartments are back in demand, financing for hotels and motels is loosening up a bit and investors are stepping off the sidelines with wads of cash to do deals.

Daymond John: Investing in America

Mike Green | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Mike Green

"My No. 1 agenda over the next five years is to change Silicon Valley -- the face of it -- by bringing the same mentality I had with FUBU, which is bringing popular culture -- all my artists, myself, my capital and my friends -- to Silicon Valley."

Speed Can Kill

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 11.27.2011 | Small Business
Roger Ehrenberg

Startup funding events are processes instead of panics and fire drills. In my experience, such frenzy is seldom necessary, but for some reason there appears to be an epidemic of "This deal is moving fast; if you want in you've got to hurry." Invariably, my response to such entreaties is: No.

Why The Rest Of America Can't Invest Like Buffett

Slate | Bethany McLean | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

It's not even a week old, and Warren Buffett's deal to invest $5 billion of Berkshire Hathaway's money in Bank of America has already been dissected, ...

George Soros: Europe 'Making A Mistake' By Waiting On Debt Crisis

Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

OSLO - The chances of positively resolving Europe's serious debt problems are decreasing from day to day as authorities focus on "buying more time...

Would You Pay For It?

Bob Beaty | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business
Bob Beaty

Begin with the premise that your corporate story or vision is worth telling, which doesn't include you 40-something game developers eating hot pockets in mom's basement.

10 Business Plan Follies That Make Investors Cringe

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur likes to think that their document is inspirational. Every serious investor has a stack of these in their in-basket. Here is what investors say the former shouldn't do.

Mortgage Banker's Forecast: More Regulation Will Cost Consumers and Taxpayers

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Washington, D. C. is hot, but the rest of the nation is not when comparing our unemployment rates to the nation's capitol. "The largest over-the-month...