Gerard Guerra

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Big Banks Are Once Again Taking Risks With Complex Financial Trades, Report Says

Big banks are skirting the rules on the sale of the complex financial instruments that helped bring about the 2008 financial crisis, by exploiting a loophole in federal banking regulations, a new report says.<p>The loophole could leave Wall Street exposed to big losses, potentially requiring taxpayers …

Wall Street

How to Read a Cash Flow Statement

You've developed a solid overview of a company's financial statements,how to read an income statement, and how to separate a strong balance sheet …

Warren Buffett: If you invest this way, 'you can't miss'

When Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett makes investing decisions, he focuses on one thing only: the facts.<p>"You have to be able to play out your …

How One Man Turned $2,000 Into $500 Million

If you’re a newer entrepreneur finding your way toward success, this man’s story will inspire you and give you four strategies that helped him turn $2,000 into over $500 million.<p><b>Who is Tim Gill?</b><p>In the early 1980s, Tim Gill found himself newly unemployed. He was let go from a small business due to …

Entrepreneurship

35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest …

Buy one rental property a year to help build your wealth

By Justin Pierce<p>To make a rental property purchase successful, owners must find a bargain — paying no more than 80 percent of the home’s value when factoring in purchase price, closing costs and renovations. But what happens when an owner wants to own multiple rental properties? How does someone go …

Real Estate

66 Things You Can Grow At Home In Containers

Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t …

Top 10 Wyoming Attractions

The state of Wyoming is rich in natural wonders and Old West history. With mountain peaks, wild rivers, and wide open plains, Wyoming draws visitors …

1 Out of Every 6 Retirees in America Is a Millionaire--Here Are 8 Things You Can Do Today to Become One of Them

The median wealth for retirees is just over $200,000.<p><b>One out of every six retirees in America is a millionaire, according to a report from United Income.</b><p><b>Handling finances for retirement can be difficult -- the median level of wealth for retired Americans is about $200,000 -- but people are living</b> …

The 10 Best Dividend Stocks of All Time

Dividends play an unsurprisingly prominent role when it comes to long-term wealth creation. Indeed, take a look at the best stocks of all time, and …

Investing

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Refining The 4% Withdrawal Rule

Retirees who manage their own equity portfolios have three choices: live off dividend income, spend down a portion of principal, or do some …

Basic Guide To Successful Investing - Part I

<b>Introduction</b><p>A few years ago I wrote a very popular series of articles about how I created my own portfolio over a lifetime. As time passes I …

12 Incredible And Affordable Places To Travel Outside The US

See if your dream destination is on the list. H/T Quora<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Warren Buffett Just Came Out With 4 Great Pieces of Investment Advice (and a Rudyard Kipling Quote)

His annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders (but read by everyone) published on Saturday.<p>At the beginning of every year, the legendary Warren Buffett publishes his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. By now, it's become more of an annual letter to the world, and in it, …

BUFFETT: There's one 'terrible mistake' long-term investors are making

Warren Buffett wants to dispel a common investing myth.<p>In his most recent annual letter, the billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway chief says investors who measure the risk of their portfolios using a ratio of stocks to bonds are doing it all wrong.<p>It's a practice that's more common than you …

Investing

Should I follow Warren Buffett's 90/10 investing strategy?

<i>I'm in my early 50s, have more than $1 million in retirement savings and plan to retire around age 60. I've heard about Warren Buffett's strategy of keeping 90% of one's assets in stocks and 10% in bonds and like the idea of investing my savings that way to earn higher returns. I know my accounts</i> …

How to generate the income you need in retirement

You’ve spent your whole life saving for retirement . Now you’re finished working, and it’s time to start spending what you’ve saved. For many …

Retirement

12 Ways to Elevate Your Personal Brand in 2018

Tips you can use next year to build your brand.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you aren't fully committed to building your personal brand yet, it's time to go all-in. I'm a huge advocate when it comes to personal branding -- it's how I built my first marketing …

Marketing

3 Top Index Funds for Your Portfolio

Want to invest without having to pick your own stocks? These three funds have you covered.<p>While we Fools love to hand-pick stocks, we realize that …

Investing

The 48 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

These shows will help you hack your brain, invest wisely and find inspiration and motivation in unexpected places.<p>Running a business is daunting, and many entrepreneurs find themselves seeking mentors -- or better yet, wishing they had an experienced friend to dish all of their secrets. For those …

Entrepreneurship

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Jeff Bezos

50 Stocks That Have Raised Dividends for 25 Straight Years

The Dividend Aristocrats are companies in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index that have hiked their dividends every year for at least 25 …

Investing

How to Make Your First Million the Warren Buffett Way

Use this Warren Buffett advice to achieve the millionaire dream.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Whether you're looking for investment advice or you're striving for financial greatness, Warren Buffett might be the perfect role model. Known for his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, …

Investing

4 Ways Retirement Savers Can Help Reduce Their RMDs

You're proud of the nest egg you've built in your IRA and 401(k), but are you prepared for the tax bill that will come with it when the time for …

Retirement

Melt In Your Mouth Chicken

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>4 boneless chicken breast halves.<br>1 cup of mayonnaise.<br>½ cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese.<br>1 ½ tsps of seasoning salt.<br>½ tsp of ground …

Retiring a millionaire at 43 hasn't made me 'happier' — but it was definitely worth it

The other night, I had a bizarre nightmare. I was with my co-workers at my old work site, begging to get my job back. I felt terrible for quitting.<p>The nightmare disturbed me so much that I woke up. I eventually went back to sleep, but couldn't stop thinking about the bad dream the next morning. Did …

Happiness

Monthly High-Dividend Stock Yields 7% On Qualified Dividends, Pays In U.S. Dollars

Looking for non-K1 issuing high-dividend stocks that pay monthly? We schlepped down to the bus stop this week to revisit Student Transportation Inc. …

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

10 podcasts that will make you better with money

Podcasts are all the rage right now. We even have podcasts that review and recommend other podcasts! I'm proud to say that I'm a podcast junkie, as is most everyone I know.But did you know that your podcast addiction could actually help you manage your personal finances?<p>Here are 10 that will …