Jessica Giffey

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Free college? It doesn't fix everything

Here is one solution to the rising cost of college: Make it free. That's what a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo, Mich., accomplished a decade ago for local students. Almost every high school graduate in the town is eligible for a scholarship covering from two-thirds up to the entire cost of …

The Neurology Of An Entrepreneur - Ventures Africa

<i>“Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from indomitable will”</i> – Mahatma Gandhi<p>It’s not about the money, it’s about the climb. And …

The Ideal Age To Launch A Start-Up Is Older Than You Think

When asked to describe the profile of a typical tech start-up founder, many people picture a hoodie-clad twenty-something, the ink still drying on their computer-science degree. But earlier this year, Bloomberg’s venture capital arm, Bloomberg Beta, commissioned a study to identify the key …

Here's the Average 401k at Retirement. Are You on Track?

Don't shoot for the average -- unfortunately, many Americans are far behind.<p><i>This article was originally published on November 29, 2014, and was</i> …

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …

My personal finance ah-ha moments

I spend a lot of time using <i>My Own Advisor</i> to share what’s working with our financial plan and how incremental money management changes are moving us …

10 Smart Money Moves to Make Before 2015

Don't put off making these financial moves until next year, or it may be too late.<p>The end of the year is hectic for most of us; we are juggling …

3 Investing Lessons I Wish I'd Learned 15 Years Ago

We were all investing novices prone to mistakes at one point. Here are three investing lessons I wish someone had taught me 15 years ago, when I …