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Worried about the next bear market? Real estate may be your best investment. Really.

Real estate may be one of your best investments during the next bear market for stocks.<p>And by real estate, I mean your home or other residential properties.<p>That’s important to remember, not just because we often overlook our house when focusing on our holdings, but also because the recent …

Real Estate

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

These stable dividend stocks will keep your retirement income humming along.<p>When looking for great long term dividend investment plays investors …

I'm a financial adviser managing $2.5 billion — here are the 7 most important things I can tell you about how tax reform will affect you

<i>Jordan Waxman is a financial adviser at HSW Advisors at HighTower in New York City. He manages over $2.5 billion in assets.</i><p>Tax reform is on the minds of individuals and businesses as we enter a new year. The final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law December 22.<p>Below is …

There's Now a Cryptocurrency Fund-of-Funds

Just a year ago there were hardly any dedicated cryptocurrency funds, now investment in the sector has mushroomed enough that the first …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

7 Power Habits of Great Leaders and Business Icons

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

The Election Was About Racism Against Barack Obama

The popularity of radical anti-immigrant nationalism in Europe, from Britain to Russia, and in the United States—the recent defeat of a right-wing …

It's All in the Hip: 5 Steps to Fixing Movement Dysfunction

<b>We need stability in much the same way that we need air.</b> We need to supply oxygen in the right amounts, at the right times, and according to the …

Understanding The Trump Bump: Forget About Jobs

Ever since Trump’s electoral victory, the stock market has been on a tear, The Dow, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have all risen around 4% to 5% since the election. The industrials and banks are lifting the indices to new highs. This week, the rally in U.S. shares continued as investors see Trump’s …

How much you need to save every day to 'never have to worry about money' again

If you're hoping to reach millionaire status some day, there's one small move you can make now that will virtually guarantee it: Automatically save …

Multitasking Is No Longer Something to Boast About

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>What are you doing while you read this? Are you dipping into your email while texting, reading …

Instead of Getting an MBA, Read These 5 Free Marketing Tips

You don't need a degree to be a successful marketer.<p>As both consumers and businesses make the shift to digital communications, the traditional marketing courses at universities are becoming almost irrelevant to the day-to-day operations of the modern marketing team. In today's online world, …

Why it’s easy to make an innocent person confess

The show begins with footage from a real criminal case, where a man named Steven Avery is released after spending 18 years in prison for a sex crime which he did not commit.<p>Shortly after his release, Steven Avery finds himself in a new turmoil of accusations that implicate him in the murder of …

8 Smart Ways to Boost Your Home Value

A modern kitchen and open floor plan can turn your family home into a hot property.<p>When Alec and Jennifer Harmes spent $264,900 for their first home …

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Commercial Real Estate

The 6 Biggest Tax Law Changes of 2016

From a higher earned income tax credit to new HSA limits.<p>As you enter 2016, tax law changes are going to become an increasingly big issue when filing …

ALBERT EDWARDS: If I'm right, the US stock market will fall 75%

Edwards' most recent call is that if the US economy plunges into a recession led by weak manufacturing output, stocks will be worth about a quarter of what they're priced at now.<p>It's a heavy-duty prediction.<p>On Tuesday the S&P 500 was at 1,938.68. Edwards sees it possibly passing the low of 666 it …

Stock Markets

I help multimillionaires manage their money, and here are the 10 best pieces of financial advice I can give you

I have spent the last 16 years advising some of the most amazing, successful, and yes, wealthy families in the US.<p>These enterprising families have worked most of their lives to be the best at what they do and bring the same talent to managing their wealth. Wealth does not build itself, but it can …

25 Pieces Of Spot-On Marriage Advice From People Who've Been There

Remember that marriage isn't 50/50 -- divorce is 50/50. Marriage has to be 100/100.<p><i>By Dave Willis</i><p>When Ashley and I got married thirteen years ago, we were young and in love, but we were also pretty clueless (me especially)! Along the way, we've had so many people share wise advice and life …

Marriage

Warren Buffett’s 15-Minute Retirement Plan

It's boring, but solid.<p>If Warren Buffett weren’t the world’s best stock picker, how would he plan for retirement?<p>Luckily for the rest of us, he’s …

A word you probably use all the time can be dangerous to your happiness and your wealth

<i>I deserve to go out and have a nice dinner.</i><p>Deserve.<p>It's a word that implies a pretty high opinion of oneself. It means that you inherently believe that you have done something or have the qualities worthy of a particular reward.<p><i>I deserve a shiny, fancy car.</i><p>It's a word that says that you believe …

The Best-Kept Home Mortgage Loan Secret

There are a number of government and quasi-government agencies guaranteeing home loans to make borrowing easier with lower down payments. We all know about Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA, Federal Housing Administration. The vast majority of home loans are guaranteed through these three …

The surging dollar is a signal that a colossal financial event is just around the corner

When markets expect that US interest rates will be hiked, it typically strengthens the dollar. That's because people rush to change other currencies into dollars — they can make more money in dollar-denominated investments. The higher demand for the US currency drives its value up.<p>In the past, …

Presenting To Venture Capitalists: 15 Rules For The Perfect Pitch

Funds raised from investors for venture capital investments hit $32.97 billion in 2014, a 62 percent increase over 2013 and the highest total since 2007. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> fundraising was up across the board, with venture firms focused on early-stage investing showing an increase …

Customers

Extreme Weight Loss Diets That Work - Is Preparation Necessary?

First of all, who is in charge? You or your food? Decide now how committed you are going to be in trying and extreme diet. The more committed and …

The 'Big 3' Mistakes (And Their Fixes) For First-Time Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs who missed the MBA steamboat, I’ve talked in the past about the advantages of MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses).<p>But here’s another option for online coursework to train new and existing entrepreneurs. This week I met Matt Clark, the CEO and co-founder of Amazing Academy, an …

Think Twice Before You Open A New IRA

It’s tax season and that also means it’s IRA season. The deadline to put away savings in a 2014 Individual Retirement Account is the same day your 2014 tax return is due, April 15th, 2015. Have you funded a 2014 IRA? A 2015 IRA? (That’s getting ahead of things–the deadline is April 15, 2016, but …

Retirement

Millionaires Are Also Worried About Rising Income Inequality

Economy<p>The growing income gap is one of the top economic concerns for American millionaires, topping terrorism and the budget deficit, according to a new study.<p>Fully 77 percent of Americans with investible assets of $1 million or more cited the "increasing income gap between poor and wealthy …

Income Inequality

13 Ways You Waste Your Money

About once a year I go through a phase—a deliberate phase—in which I evaluate our family finances to see where we’re doing well and where we aren’t …

Personal Finance