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Blast from the past: A timeline of the Tim Hortons-Wendy's merger

Tim Hortons’ co-founder Ron Joyce and Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas at the time of the merger (Tim Hortons)<p>It all started so promisingly. Two folksy …

Tim Hortons

How to Negotiate a Deal to Save Money

Whether you are buying a car, appliance or TV, if you know how to negotiate you can likely pay less. In fact, negotiation is an important part of …

Opinion: Buffett followed this one rule in Burger King deal

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — To the legions of Warren Buffett fans out there, the billionaire investor’s supporting role in a deal to finance Burger …

The UK Has A Plan To Cut Off Russian Businesses From The Rest Of The World

According to Bloomberg, the U.K. plans to propose blocking Russia from the SWIFT banking transaction system, a move analysts say would effectively cut off Russian businesses from the rest of the world's financial system. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will put forward the proposal during a …

How To Get $50 Million in Five Easy Steps

Lest you think this headline is the story line of a 3 a.m. infomercial, read on because it is neither a Ponzi scheme nor a pipe dream requiring a series of books and DVDs for $29.99 in five easy payments. This plan is both shockingly easy and proven successful, so if you’ve got five to seven …

Perspectives from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Gen Y: A Lost Generation of Investors

By Hal M. Bundrick<p>NEW YORK (MainStreet) Investors under the age of 34 have time on their side, with decades of potential market appreciation to …

Think 2013 Was a Big IPO year? Watch Out For 2014...

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As the bulge bracket banks dominate the start of earnings season this week, many metrics are being combed through to get a …

3 Steps Third-Age Entrepreneurs Should Take To Stay Innovative

As the workforce ages in developed economies, the number of older entrepreneurs is set to increase significantly. In many European countries over a third of the workforce are expected to be over fifty by the year 2020, with increasing numbers starting their own businesses or working for themselves. …

A Wine Lover's Guide To Investing

I’m a wine nerd.<p>Ask me about malolactic fermentation or the amount of new oak used in aging and I’ll wax poetic (probably for longer than you’ll care to listen). I love the research, the <i>process</i> of selecting, storing and serving my wines.<p>But there is always that moment of truth when the wine hits …

How To Make Money In Any Market And 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now

<b>Thomas H. Forester, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Forester Capital Management</b><p><b>Tom Forester:</b> We are a large cap value fund using a low price/earnings ratio and a bottom-up stock picking approach. One thing that’s a bit unique about what we do though is that we can also hedge downside risk if we feel …

Attention Startups: Here's How To Get Acqui-Hired By Google, Yahoo Or Twitter

Acqui-hiring, the practice of acquiring a company mainly for its talent rather than its product, is all the rage in Silicon Valley thanks to intense competition for top engineers. Several of the most voracious acqui-hirers drew an overflow crowd of about 200 entrepreneurs and a few investors to a …

The secret to unlocking creativity at the office

Creativity happens when boundaries are crossed.<p>Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams were just small town teachers in Woodland Park, Colorado, when they came up with an idea they believed could change the way many students are taught.<p>They wanted a way to avoid boring lectures and tedious homework. So they …

Creativity

Investing in Stocks? Why the Ex-Dividend Date Matters

One way to improve your investment returns is to invest in dividend paying stocks. Stocks that pay dividends provide you with capital appreciation, …

How To Retire On Time With No Worries

Frankly speaking, the biggest advantage of any single investor is time. How big an advantage? Big enough to allow an ordinary saver to retire well with no worries.<p>That’s not what happens, of course. Most people do it completely backwards, waiting until their 40s to start thinking about retirement. …

Rising Interest Rates Could Give Stocks An Extra Oomph In 2014

This week,<p>In forecasting the performance of the S&P 500, Kurtz argues that we could see further expansion in the price-earnings ratio (PER), which means prices will grow faster than earnings. And this PER expansion could come as interest rates begin to rise.<p>Here's Kurtz:<p>Figure 46 shows a strongly …

Should You Lease or Buy Your Next Car?

One of the oldest ongoing conversations in the world of cars is the lease vs. buy debate. There are passionate arguments on both sides of the debate, …

Let Me Tell You Something About The Internet Bubble ...

Matt Yglesias makes an important point here: Almost everyone talking about how there's a tech bubble these days has no recollection of what the late '90s was like. It was orders of magnitude more crazy.<p>Let me just share some observations, memories, and personal experiences from that time.<p>- The …

Five Things to Be Thankful For As An Investor

I’ve got quite a few things to be thankful for — a great family, loving wife and superb daughters.<p>But on the investment side, there are a number of things I’m especially grateful for — items that can be passed around and shared every day of the year. Here are my favorites:<p><b>* Index Funds.</b> If you’re a …

Turning $1,000 Into $42 Million

I have been writing for this magazine for 29-plus years, and with this issue I pass Lucien O. Hooper to become the third-longest-running “expert” columnist in FORBES’ 96-year history. Lucien may have been the most popular ever for what Steve Forbes recalls as his “conversational way,” and even …

How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?

We’re all looking for a way to secure a future. It’s common to have dreams of a good retirement, with plenty of money to enjoy life. However, you …

Retirement

Best Money Tips: Ways to Score Free Stocking Stuffers

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on scoring free stocking stuffers, what your sleeping position …

Thirsty For Info About Water Investments? Yes, Now There's An App for That

Five years ago, mutual fund manager Calvert Investments launched the Global Water Fund to invest in projects, companies and technologies that address the burgeoning global water crisis.<p>Now, the Bethesda, Md.-based fund manager is expecting the flow of interest to rise, so it has developed a mobile …

5 Powerful Ways To Change Your Wealth Programming And Create A New Vibration About Money

Working with thousands of professional women in the past ten years around building more success, wealth, and reward, I’ve seen firsthand that it is our subconscious beliefs that often work against us – setting up hidden obstacles in the way of achieving what we consciously “think” we want, and …

3 Investors Confess: What I've Learned From The Ups And Downs Of The Stock Market

When the stock market collapsed in 2008, many investors panicked and wondered: Should I ride this out or should I make changes?<p>The market’s spikes and dips can certainly throw people for a loop—especially if you’re new to investing. But if you ask a financial planner about the top strategy that a …

Little Companies With Big Catalysts

When buying a small-cap stock, numbers tell only part of the story. Of course, it’s important to understand a company’s earnings report, its valuation and its growth potential. But perhaps most critically, it’s also important to know the story behind the numbers. Is an event shaping or changing the …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Why All Leaders Should Read Lord of the Flies

William Golding's novel deftly illustrates the one true test of a leader.<p>All entrepreneurs have moments when they feel like young Ralph in William Golding’s classic novel <i>Lord of the Flies</i>.<p>Ralph is left deserted on a tropical island with a group of his peers. He is appointed leader, yet he finds it …

Entrepreneurship

Elon Musk: The Future Is Fully Electric

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors says the era of gasoline engines will soon look "quaint." He also divulges his idea for his next company.<p>If you subscribe to computer scientist Alan Kay's line of thinking that the best way to predict the future is to invent it, it's probably best to listen up …

Essential conversation skills for leaders

A leader's day is filled with conversations. Success comes from how effective leaders are during those talks. "You can define leadership as a series of conversations every day," said Richard Wellins, Pittsburgh-based senior vice-president of Development Dimensions International Inc., a human …