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Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.<p>Business Insider is running the full letter below (emphasis ours):<p>Each year, I write to the CEOs of leading companies in which …

Jack Bogle Q&A: ‘We’re in the Middle of a Revolution’

Q&A With Jack Bogle: ‘We’re in the Middle of a Revolution’<p>By Michael Regan | November 23, 2016<p>Photographs by Larry Fink<p>From<p><b>John “Jack” Bogle</b> wrote …

10 Success lessons from Robert Herjavec – “Shark Tank Star” for entrepreneurs

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share41<p>+11<p>Shares 54<p>Robert Herjavec is a leading businessman in North America and stars on “Shark Tank”. He is also the CEO of Herjavec …

Business Strategy

Why Snapchat's IPO Could Snap the Stock Market

You could be forgiven for thinking that the U.S. IPO market is officially back in business.<p>American initial public offerings have recently rebounded. …

Floor And Ceiling Retirement Spending, With A Twist

In a 2013 article, a Vanguard research team headed by Colleen Jaconetti developed an alternative form of the floor-and-ceiling spending rule that relies on percentages rather than hard dollar amounts.<p>With their framework, the ceiling refers to a maximum <i>percentage</i> increase in spending each year, …

Retirement

Your retirement won't be a dream if you don't get real

At nearly every speaking engagement I’ve had over the last five years, I’ve given the audience three choices for their desired retirement lifestyle. They can either have a better lifestyle in retirement than they are living right now, a lesser lifestyle than they are living right now, or the exact …

Retirement

How reverse mortgages work as a source of retirement income

If, after your clients have considered other housing options, they decide to remain in an eligible home or to move into a new eligible home, you may …

Julian Robertson Believes Central Bankers Have Created A Stock Bubble - And The Bond Bubble Is Worse

Add the legendary Julian Robertson to the mix of great investors who see a lot more risk than reward in the S&P 500 at current prices.<p>You can call …

Investing

Help! I Have No Idea Where My 401(k) Is, or What to Do With It.

<i>Zoe, 30, lives in Queens and is a graphic designer at a marketing firm in Manhattan. She’s almost finished paying off her student loans, and doesn’t</i> …

Retirement

5 things to do now to get ready for retirement

You are five to 10 years away from retirement and worry that you are behind in planning. You probably are.<p>You are certainly not alone. A third of Americans between 55 and 65 have saved nothing for retirement, according to the National Institute on Retirement Security.<p>The good news is that if you …

Retirement

Eric Trump questions Clintons’ enormous wealth: ‘What product were they selling?’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump questioned Friday how Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and former President Bill …

It’s Outcome, Not Income, That Should Be Stressed In Retirement Planning

The following is a guest post from Dan Carter, an Investment Advisor Representative for Safeguard Investment Advisory Group. Dan has 18 years …

Where Are The Biggest Returns In Tech Stocks?

Tech stocks were not one of the leading sectors year to date.<p>Five tech sub-sectors have outperformed the 8% return of the overall sector during the …

The retirement crisis will hit one half of America harder than the other

We're all living longer, many companies are facing huge pension deficits, and with interest rates so low returns have been lousy.<p>And there is one group that is going to have an even tougher time of it: women.<p>That's according to Sallie Krawcheck, a former Wall Street executive who founded Ellevest, …

Six Key Charts That Tell The Market Story

It continues to be a quiet week with stocks holding highs and yields continuing to hold near the lows. Today I want to take a look at seven charts that would typically tell you all you need to know about the market environment and the outlook.<p>If you were to give a seasoned investor the opportunity …

Stock Markets

Survey Says: This is Workers' Number One Source of Financial Stress

In today's economy, plenty of people are worried about their finances. Juggling day-to-day expenses, long-term savings - and everything in between - is no small feat. Even with so many competing priorities on our plates, a recent survey found there's one financial stressor that ranks above all …

Retirement

Financial Mistakes You Must Avoid in Your 20s? Why You Need to Be Careful with Online Financial Advice

In the last few days, several readers have shared a video with me that’s been floating around on Facebook. The video is titled Financial Mistakes You …

Retirement shocker: $260,000 in health care expenses per couple

Here's a figure that may make you sick if you are planning to retire soon and haven't looked at what your health care costs are going to be.<p>If you are 65 and retiring this year, you will need about $130,000 during retirement to cover your health care expenses. For a couple, the total is about …

How Ford Plans To Crush Tesla

Ford wants to win the self-driving future.<p>United Bankshares wants Cardinal.<p>Westlake-Axiall closing after 29% gain.<p><b>Welcome to the</b> <i>Driverless</i> <b>issue of</b> <b>M&A</b> …

Biotechnology

A financial planner says most people don't need to pay someone to manage their investments

As we were sitting together late night at the blackjack table, happily giving our money away to the dealer, the subject of making responsible financial decisions came up and he mentioned that he has a guy who manages his investments for him.<p>Now, I usually try not to be a know-it-all when this stuff …

Think and Grow Rich Summary

This book was written a very long time ago. First published in 1937, it has been recommended by many leaders all around the world. The author shares …

Motivation

5 habits that will guarantee your failure in life

In the words of Winston Churchill: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts." If you have ever failed in the past but never gave up, you are stronger than you think.<p>If you have failed recently and are considering giving up, don't. The obstacle is …

The 60/40 Portfolio is DEAD!

Long Live Life Insurance and Annuities!Financial advisors need to adapt and stay ahead of the trends! There are so many traditional views of the …

Retirement

34-year-old Facebook employee sees better investing opportunities than stocks

Christy Liu found herself in an enviable predicament in October 2012 when her travel discovery startup Wanderfly got acquired by TripAdvisor …

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Contribute to Your 401(k)

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Nearly all American workers share a common goal: being able to comfortably retire one day. Yet for many the goal of retiring is nothing more than a pipedream. According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve, personal savings rates in the U.S. in April were just 5.4%. This is …

12 Key Principles of Goal-Oriented Personal Finance

Different people approach personal finance in different ways.<p>Some people simply like to follow “rules,” like “put 10% of your money toward …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Learn a key negotiating skill from FBI negotiator Chris Voss

<b>Chris Voss:</b> You know, successful negotiation is not about getting to yes, it's about mastering no and understanding what the path to an agreement is. …

Self-improvement