Blake Schwartz

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15 Classic Leadership Books That Every Business Owner Should Read

Whether you are starting a Small Business or coaching a basketball team, you need to posess great skills in leadership. Leaders can either make or …

Another Indictment against the Left’s Class Warfare Game

Inequality, growing disparity, and the wealth gap are talking points inescapable by those even remotely involved and informed in politics. To many on …

Income Inequality

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …

10 Major Differences Between The Successful & The Very Successful

There’s no denying that successful people are hard workers. They’re often the ones who put in the long hours, do the jobs that no one else wants to …

3 Simple Techniques To Keep Negativity Out Of Your Life

If you don’t control your mind, you will never control your life.<p>It doesn’t matter if you believe it or not, <b>everything</b> that gets inside your mind has …

8 things for investors to be thankful for

Investors always have things to be thankful for, though that’s hard to recognize in bad times and easy to overlook in good ones.<p>While it would be …

When To Buy A Mutual Fund

The father of value investing, Benjamin Graham once wrote that making money on investing should depend “on the amount of intelligent effort the investor is willing and able to bring to bear on his task” of security analysis. He defined the intelligent investor as an enterprising individual that has …

As Bad As You Think It Is, It's Worse: Wage Theft Comes to America

In Denmark fast food workers make $20 an hour plus benefits, and the corporations who employ them are still profitable. Why there and not here?<p>The answer is simple and painful -- wage theft. In America corporations are systematically stealing our wages. Virtually everyone in the bottom 95 percent …

Senior Citizens’ Incomes Insufficient for Retirement, More Savings is Needed

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Senior citizens in 49 of 50 states aren’t replacing enough of their pre-retirement income, according to a new Interest.com …

Subprime lenders can now disable your car while you’re driving on the freeway

A frightening new report reveals that as many as 2 million cars are now outfitted with GPS-based kill switches<p>Imagine this scenario: You’re on an important trip miles from home and stopped in traffic, but before you can continue on your way, your car shuts down. You’ve got enough gas in the tank …

The Future Of Money

In the early 1970’s, the financial industry was transformed by a strange confluence of events. In 1973, The Chicago Board of Trade opened the first options trading floor and, almost as if on cue, just a month later, the Nobel prizewinning Black Scholes options pricing model was published.<p>Soon …

4 Disastrous Retirement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Don't let advisers touting sunny scenarios in hopes of snagging your IRA rollover imperil your retirement.<p>When Cindy Rogers was offered early …

Don’t Want To Feel Like A Failure Anymore? Stop Doing These 6 Things

It’s pretty annoying isn’t it?<p>All those great and accomplished people telling you that FAILURE is a necessity on your way to success…<p>Yeah, that’s …

37 Life Lessons That Will Get Your Mind Right

Every moment in our life is an experience. We can either choose to learn something from them or let them pass us by.<p>Over the past year I have made a …

If Dropbox's CEO Could Give Advice To His Younger Self, It'd Involve A Tennis Ball And The Number 30,000

At Web Summit in Dublin on Tuesday, CNN's Laurie Segall asked Houston to clarify what two things mean.<p>Houston said the tennis ball reminds him to work on a business he's obsessed with — like a dog who is focused on retrieving a tennis ball. He once started an SAT prep company and lost interest; he …

You’re paying more than you think in 401(k) fees

How much do you pay for your 401(k) plan? If you said nothing, you’re in good company — but, unfortunately, you’re also wrong.<p>According to a new …

So, just how rich is Congress? Richer than you.

We use that headline not because we have some sort of advanced tracking system that tells us who you are and what you're worth. We say that because we are playing the odds. On average, members of the 113th Congress are worth over a million dollars. If you are, too: Congratulations! If you aren't: …

5 Things Most People Don't Realize About Millionaires

Many people think "that millionaires are a lot like Kim Kardashian," says Cathy McBreen, managing director of Spectrem, which has tracked and polled the nation's richest households for years. "But they tend to be conservative with their spending," she says. "They're not out there buying mink coats …

How To Get Good At Making Money: 6 Life Lessons From A Self-Made Entrepreneur

Six Valuable Lessons to Get Good at Making Money<p>There are differences between making money and starting a business. You can learn to start a business …

Think Halloween Is Scary? Try Retirement

<b>What's so scary about retirement?</b><p>According to the clients I've worked with over the years... <i>plenty.</i><p>From losing your working income to rising health care costs, there's a lot to make you jump like a teenager watching a scary movie. So what do current and future retirees have to worry about? Quite a …

The guy behind Google Wallet is back to change payments all over again

Poynt is the coolest credit card reader you've ever seen<p>In November of 2012, Google Wallet chief Osama Bedier admitted defeat. "Nobody today is delivering any solution that will get scale, including me," he said onstage at the Open Mobile Summit. Soon, facing insurmountable odds from iron-fisted …

Millennials Are Actually Investing In Retirement Options Early In Careers

Contrary to popular belief, Millennials are in fact taking advantage of retirement savings options early in their careers and at a higher rate than in the past, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch 401(k) Wellness Scorecard.<p>While Millennials are typically depicted as unprepared for …

The Uncomfortable Truth Of What Is Keeping You From Success

Do you really want to know what is keeping your from success?<p>Really, really?<p>Because it’s not a lack of productivity apps or time management …

8 Ways To Increase Your Mental Strength

Editor’s Note: Wanha from Reddit, shares his advice on what it takes to increase mental toughness.<p>I’ve always been fascinated with mental toughness …

Wealthy regret not investing more in 2014

About half of people with some savings and other investments did not save for retirement in 2014, a new survey shows.<p>If you wish you'd invested more this year, take heart: Even fairly wealthy folks have regrets.<p>A third of people who have savings and other assets say they feel guilty that they …

Union demands send Japanese firm, jobs packing from California town

The California city of Palmdale was ready to roll out the red carpet this summer when a Japanese company agreed to build a $60 million factory on a city-owned, vacant parcel on the southwest side of town -- but now the company is taking its project out of state and critics say union greed is to …

Three Retirement Goals People Never Achieve

New and soon-to-be retirees often set lofty retirement goals based on newfound time and opportunities once they are no longer working. However, some of their most common goals and dreams are never even attempted, let alone achieved.<p>Goals remain elusive because people often attach misguided thoughts …

America stems the flow of funds – just as China stalls and the eurozone risks going backwards

There is growing unease as the US central bank prepares to turn off its printing presses. Over five years the Federal Reserve has pumped almost $4.5 trillion into the US economy, in a desperate effort to counter the effects of recession and the collapse of hundreds of banks following the financial …