Stephen Wilson

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The world's riskiest bank is in trouble

What is going on with Deutsche Bank?<p>Germany's biggest lender was dubbed the world's riskiest bank by the International Monetary Fund last month, just as one of its U.S. businesses failed a Federal Reserve stress test.<p>Its shares are down 45% this year, and on Wednesday it said second quarter profits …

Deutsche Bank

I pay more than half my income in rent

Katie Mayo often pays $100 late fees to her landlord because she has to wait until payday to make rent.<p>And many months she has to decide which bills get paid on time.<p>"All my money goes to rent and utilities. I am living pay day to pay day," she said.<p>Mayo, 36, who lives in a one-bedroom apartment …

Housing

Debt, defaults, and devaluations: why this market crash is like nothing we've seen before

A pernicious cycle of collapsing commodities, corporate defaults, and currency wars loom over the global economy. Can anything stop it from unravelling?<p>A global recession is on the way. This truism of economics holds at any point in which the world is not in the grips of a contraction.<p>The real …

Stock Markets

5 Stocks Under $10 Set to Soar

Every day on Wall Street, certain stocks trading for under $10 a share experience massive spikes higher. Traders savvy enough to follow the …

Don't Retire Overseas -- 'Unretire' Instead

Many are understandably concerned about retirement. How will they manage it?<p>Here's how: Don't retire. Retirement was last generation's goal. Ours needs to see through it.<p>The dictionary defines "retirement" as a state of "being withdrawn from the rest of the world or from a former busy life..." Even …

Retirement

Study Reveals A Conversation Trick That Motivates People To Change Their Behavior

Whether you want your New Year’s resolution to actually stick this year, or you want your team to do something different, behavior change can be hard. Although there are lots of theories about what really motivates people to create long-lasting change, new research shows the secret might be simpler …

Psychology

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 …

Small Business

5 reasons why Venezuela's economy is in a 'meltdown'

Venezuela's economy is in a deep crisis.<p>Its president, Nicolas Maduro, declared a state of "economic emergency" for 60 days on Friday. Maduro's government stopped publishing any economic data about the country in 2014, other than updates on its shrinking gold and cash reserves.<p>But that changed …

Venezuela
Investing
Investing

10 Life Hacks That Will Make You Richer

These clever shortcuts will help you earn more on the job and cut down on needless costs.<p>Picking up new skills as an adult can be tricky, especially …

Wharton School

Best Dividend Stocks For Retirement Income In 2016

This year my theme for dividend stocks in 2016 is big, strong and steady. In other words, I’m looking for stocks with a great personality and that are not only defensive in nature, but also carry useful competitive advantages to weather price / consumer storms as well as the ability to maintain …

Investing

These Stocks Just Raised Their Dividends

Now <i>this</i> is the way to head into the holidays. In the week before Christmas, several big-name companies decided to play Santa by raising their payouts. As has been the case through most of these final weeks of 2015, the list of dividend lifters was large and busy.<p>Several of those increases were …

I became a millionaire in 10 years without picking stocks — here are the questions people ask

Hi, it's Justin from Root of Good. I wanted to respond to a few of the frequent questions and comments that appeared in response to my article on how I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks.

Retirement

If you own 1 dividend stock for the next decade, you might want it to be this

<b>The yieldco you need to know about</b> <b><br>8point3 Energy Partners</b> (NASDAQ:CAFD) is the yieldco launched by <b>First Solar</b>(NASDAQ:FSLR) and <b>SunPower</b> (NASDAQ:SPWR) earlier this year. The company owns solar projects with predictable cash flows and long-term contracts to sell energy primarily to utilities around …

Investing

Why Nicaragua Is A Better Retirement Choice Than Costa Rica

Nicaragua, long hidden behind the image of her picaresque president, is finally emerging as a top retirement and vacation hotspot.<p>We've been making the case for Nicaragua for years. Why do I think things could finally be turning around for this beautiful but misunderstood country with so much to …

Central America

How we turned $500,000 into $1.3 million in a month

Zac Rankin is very thankful he suffered from insomnia earlier this year.<p>On nights he couldn't sleep, he started reading about the stock market.<p>"I was Googling stuff all day long. I would spend hours just reading about how stocks behave," the 21-year old told CNNMoney.<p>Rankin is a senior at Southeast …

Stock Markets

Quantum computers a step closer to reality after silicon coding breakthrough

In the race to build the first functional quantum computer, Australian researchers at the University of NSW find coding possible in silicon<p>Australian researchers have demonstrated that a quantum version of computer code can be written on a silicon microchip with the highest level of accuracy ever …

Quantum Computing

A financial planner outlines the top 10 money goals everyone should have

Some people do New Year's resolutions.<p>That's great, but I think you need to revisit your goals on a more consistent basis.<p>For me, that's every 90 days.<p>Other people don't bother to set goals.<p>They choose - unconsciously at least - to rely on luck.<p>Let's establish upfront that goals are something more …

Personal Finance

5 High-Dividend Stocks That Could Make Your Kids Rich

Image source: Skitterphoto via Pixabay.<p>Helping your kids learn about investing will put them on firmer financial footing later in life. But it can be a challenge to get them interested in the first place. One way to do so is to invest in companies with big dividends, as your kids are more likely to …

New Rules on Startups: A Boon for Small-Time Investors

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GOLDMAN: Here are 15 great stocks with fat dividends and huge buyback plans

According to David Kostin at Goldman Sachs, S&P 500 companies will spend $2.2 trillion in excess cash in 2016, and 46% of that will be returned to shareholders in the form of dividends ($432 billion) or buybacks ($608 billion).<p>Additionally, the stocks of companies returning large amounts of cash to …

Investing

The Greatest Retirement Destination You Almost Certainly Never Heard Of

Popayán could be the nicest city you've never heard of ... unless you're Colombian, of course. Since its founding in 1537, this has been one of Colombia's most important cities, serving as a major trading center for goods moving to and from Lima, Peru in the south and the port at Cartagena in the …

South America

How much money you need to save each day to become a millionaire by age 65

"Becoming rich is nothing more than a matter of committing and sticking to a systematic savings and investment plan," financial adviser David Bach writes in his book "Smart Couples Finish Rich."<p>"You just need to make the right decisions — and act on them."<p>To illustrate the simplicity of building …

Personal Finance

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

British Columbia

I recently invested in over 150 startups

Here’s what I’ve learned so far creating a Startup Index Fund using AngelList<p>Over the last 18 months, I’ve invested in over 150 startup companies. …

Morgan Stanley Picks 13 Stocks to Grow EPS 15% a Year for Three Years

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- <b>Morgan Stanley</b> (MS) updated its "Secular Growth Stocks" list, deleting 24 companies and adding 18 companies to the 36-stock …

Investing

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Self-improvement

The Brilliant Retirement Idea That Nobody Likes

Can the nation's largest retirement player make longevity annuities popular?<p>For years, Washington and Wall Street have been co-operating to create a …

Retirement

How to profit from the next stock market plunge - the Warren Buffett way

Warren Buffett keeps an investment "war chest". We suggest what to sell to create your own. And highlight the bargain investments to buy<p>Investors may soon be able to go bargain hunting. Undervalued assets have been thin on the ground in recent years, as shares, bonds and property have all risen …