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The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Apps

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies, says this one is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the …

If I Could Buy Only 1 Marijuana Stock, This Would Be It

Marijuana stocks are hot. And this one could generate heat for a long time to come.<p>According to the Chinese, 2018 will be the year of the dog. When …

A beginner's guide to investing in the stock market like a non-beginner

Most people who abstain from investing in the stock market do so because they believe it’s too confusing and risky to ever pay off for them. But …

Stock Markets

Why Bitcoin ‘crashes’ twice a week

Maybe it’s the halo effect, but bitcoin is making otherwise rational business journalists go bonkers.<p>Let’s review a few headlines from this past week:<p>CNBC: Bitcoin’s price tanks after report China may shut down exchanges<br>• TheStreet: Bitcoin Prices Are Crashing After China’s Bitkan Suspends OTC …

Cryptocurrency

The cofounder of $1.3 billion startup Robinhood explains a 'logical fallacy' in investing

When Baiju Bhatt and Vladimir Tenev founded their online brokerage, Robinhood, in 2013, they did so with the intention to give ordinary people a platform with which they could tap into the wealth of Wall Street.<p>Hence the company's name, an homage to the English folk hero who stole from the rich to …

Investing

This THC Powder Literally Turns Any Dish Into an Edible — Seriously

If you're someone who wants a dish that will give you a good high without having to make the classic brownies or deal with marijuana directly, there's a new option for you. Stillwater Ripple is a dissolvable THC that's completely colorless and odorless, so you can literally add it into any food and …

Understanding Market and Full Risk Cycles | Investopedia

When dealing with investments, one will often hear about the market cycle—what it means, ideas on how to time investing entry points, the impact it …

6 tips from top entrepreneurs on turning real estate into real wealth — even if you start with nothing

At least 30 U.S. billionaires made their money from real estate; some say that it's the greatest way to create real wealth and financial freedom.<p>These six tycoons and members of The Oracles suggest how you can invest $100,000 or start with nothing.

Real Estate

Somebody Needs to Tell Jeff Sessions That Legalized Marijuana Does Not Cause More Crime

The Attorney General claims legal cannabis increases crime but cops and academics both disagree.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since early 2017, one of the issues revolving around legalized marijuana was generated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.<p>An adamant …

Why Personal Branding Must Be Your First Focus

Consumers won't buy from your company until they trust you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s competitive business environment, it may seem nearly impossible to stand out. But many people have managed to step out of the shadows by opting for a strategy primarily …

Personal Branding

According To One Metric, This Could Be The Best Time For Stock-Picking In A Decade

The last three years have been dismal for fundamental long/short managers, and stock picking at large. However, at Sentieo, our analysis shows that we are currently in the best environment since before the 2008 crash for picking stocks. Now, that isn’t to say that this is the best time to buy …

Investing

You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand

Here’s a cool trick for art fans. You can text San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at 572-51 and it will respond with a piece of art from its collection.<p>Send Me SFMOMA lets you send a keyword and get back a piece of art that matches that word. You can send colors, subjects, moods and even …

GOLDMAN SACHS: These 14 underappreciated stocks are set to take off

The bank says the key is to find companies that not only offer compelling cases for future gains, but are also under-owned by fund managers and generally underappreciated by the investment population.<p>In order to single out the stocks with the most upside potential, the equity strategy team at …

Investing

There's No Guaranteed Path To Financial Freedom But This Is Pretty Close

Money can't buy happiness. But it can buy freedom, and freedom is the prerequisite to happiness.<p>Here's a recent conversation with a friend. Let's pretend you're that friend.<p><b>Me:</b> Are you where you want to be right now?<p><b>You:</b> What do you mean? Geographically? Professionally? Personally?<p><b>Me:</b> Yes.<p><b>You:</b> …

Do You Have a $4,000 Travel Photo Sitting on Your Hard Drive?

Have you ever wondered what your travel photos are worth? Most people take travel photos for themselves to remember the experience or share on social …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Winston Churchill's Lazy Strategy to Getting More Work Done

Winston Churchill uses this method to become more productive.<p>Many people assume that getting a lot of work done means spending more time in the office, which also means cutting time out for the more relaxing aspects of life. The common train of thought is that success requires more work, more …

Is the White House Serious About Cracking Down on Weed?

<i>This article first appeared on Reason.com.</i><p>On February 23, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Justice Department (DOJ) under …

Shhh! 5 Real Estate Tax Secrets the Rich Don't Want You to Know

Do you ever feel like the rich just keep getting richer? Well, allow us to let you in on a little secret: Part of the reason they keep on raking in …

The Simple Mind-Altering Habits That Will Beat Procrastination—for Good

Procrastination can be particularly pesky when we are just trying to get something done. Why is it so hard to focus and just, well, meet our own …

Chattanooga-based Skuid raises $25 million for its “codeless” app development toolkit

Pitching a “codeless” user interface that allows anyone in a business to develop applications for business intelligence, Skuid has raised $25 million in new financing.<p>Based in Chattanooga, Tenn., Skuid is indicative of the type of startup that is cropping up outside of the traditional innovation …

San Francisco

Best Types of Funds to Invest When in Your 30s and 40s

Are there certain mutual funds you should own in your 30s and 40s? While the mid-life crisis might be a reality for many people, there is no reason …

Investing

The 14 best US stocks you can buy right now, according to Credit Suisse

The Swiss bank asked every analyst to pick up to three stock picks based on a six- to 12-month time horizon, and ended up with 140 names. Of that 140, 14 were listed on the US focus list.<p>The US focus list is a compilation of 15-20 of the bank's analysts' "highest conviction catalyst driven …

Credit Suisse

How to Add Front Bokeh to a Portrait Using Christmas Lights

We’re all familiar with the fuzzy circles that bokeh creates usually behind our main subject, but this lesson is about creating bokeh in <i>front</i> of the …

Algoriz lets you build trading algorithms with no coding required

Traders who have an idea for a money-making algorithm have two choices: learn to code themselves, or hire a great engineer. But neither of these two options are realistic, especially for part-time traders who don’t have a large bankroll behind them.<p>Meet Algoriz, a startup participating in Y …

How long does marijuana stay in your system? How THC blood tests work, and what you should know

Even after a marijuana high wears off, traces of the drug remain in your blood. The tell-tale molecule is THC, weed's main psychoactive chemical.<p>But …

Financial analysts say purchasing shares of WEED right now is like "buying Amazon in 1997"

Marijuana is transforming into the darling of daring investors, and the nascent legal weed industry is excited about the prospects for profits. But there are many risks to investing in this tricky business. Canopy Growth, a Canadian cannabis holding company, is representative of the hope and …

Cannabis

4 Simple Steps for Creating a Social Editorial Calendar

There’s no possible way that you can spend every waking moment managing your brand’s social media presence—at least not without suffering from some …