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House Flippers Are Back Together With Wall St. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Real estate buyers seeking money to renovate and flip U.S. houses are getting help from some of the world’s biggest investment firms.<p>Colony Capital …

Real Estate

How to Become a Millionaire, With a Roth IRA

It's probably not impossible for you to become a millionaire. Photo:Jericho, Wikimedia Commons.<p>We all would like to be millionaires -- well, except for those of us who happen to be billionaires. It's easy to imagine that it's an impossible goal; but it really isn't for many, if not most, of us.<p>You …

Tips for Being Financially Prepared

Pic source: FinancialFountains.com<p>If you lost your job or suffered a serious injury tomorrow, would you be financially prepared? One of the …

Personal Finance

44 Ways To Make More Money

Usually, people who want to bolster their finances trim their expenses.<p>But cutting costs only goes so far. Unless you already make a lot of money and spend like a bon vivant, most people can’t eke out that much more from their budget by decreasing expenses. Plus, the more you retrench, the more …

Personal Finance

7 Personal Finance Experts Share The Best Advice They Got From Their Moms

When you consider that they must rear a human child and then condition him or her for survival in the crazy world we live in, the fact that some would only estimate their value at $66,000/year is startling.<p>Women are emerging not only as breadwinners in the home but money managers as well. Nearly …

Personal Finance

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

The Big Impact of Your Little Financial Choices

When a person starts looking at their personal finances and seeking to make changes to improve things, most personal finance books and websites …

What It Takes to Go From Dead Broke to 6 Figures in 6 Months

Leading Authority for Young Entrepreneurs<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs we know life is often a roller coaster with lots of uncertainty and chaos. When you’re in the struggle, it’s tough to see a clear path to success, but it’s crucial to let your …

Entrepreneurship

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Big Houses And Sprawling Suburbs Are Back -- And Better Than Ever

<b>For the rest of the Forbes 2015 Investment Guide, click here.</b><p>With their younger son off finishing college and their older one out on his own, Linda and Lee Sussman found their four-bedroom house near downtown Boca Raton, Fla. too quiet. But the couple, now in their mid-50s, didn’t want to downsize …

7 Ways To Match Your First Dream Home To Your Budget

You are ready to buy your first home. Congrats!<p>Although you haven’t found it yet, in your mind, it’s perfect! Open floor plan, granite countertops, a walk-in closet … the works!<p>Not to burst your bubble, but let’s take a step back. You are buying your very first home. It may be great, but chances …

Think Rich: 6 Money Mistakes Millionaires Don't Make

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Income inequality. One percenters. The wealth gap.<p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately—or you avoid network news like the plague—you’re probably pretty familiar with these terms … and the implication that true wealth in America is too exclusive …

Start Now: A Step By Step, Tough Love Guide To Saving For Retirement In Your 20s

As Stuart Ritter instructed new T. Rowe Price hires on the retirement savings options available to them, a woman in the back of the room at a recent orientation started pounding on the table in front of her. The 53 year-old told her mostly 20-something colleagues that after she graduated from …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

How Valuable Are Your Customers?

Not all customers are created equal. If you’ve ever run a business (or even just been a customer yourself), then you know that some customers provide more revenue (and incur fewer costs) than others. Figuring out which to focus on and invest in is critical if you want to maximize your profit.<p>Many …

Budget Challenge: How Can I Trim $500 From My Monthly Spending?

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Think about how much sooner you might be able to accomplish those big financial goals you’ve been dreaming about—buying a new car, saving up enough for a down payment on a house or finally finishing that home improvement project—if you could just find …

Bubble Watch: Home Prices Still Undervalued, But Not For Much Longer

<i>Is there another housing bubble looming? Trulia’s Chief Economist Jed Kolko investigates. Home prices now look 3% undervalued compared with long-term fundamentals. Of the 100 largest metros, 76 are undervalued while just 7 are more than 10% overvalued.</i><p>Trulia’s Bubble Watch reveals whether home …

The Top 7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014

Whether you realize it or not, chances are your business is already using content marketing as part of your overall marketing strategy.<p>With content marketing being arguably the most critical piece of an inbound marketing strategy, and with an estimated 60% of businesses employing some form of …

Can Hedge Fund Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones Save America's Public Education System?

If the folkloric character of Robin Hood actually existed, he’d be hard-pressed to find any place better to ply his trade than Greenwich, Conn., perhaps the wealthiest town in the world. It happens to be the home of the Tudor Investment Corp., a $13 billion hedge fund run by the energetic …

Your Home Is Not A Retirement Piggy Bank

The investment bank J.P. Morgan recently released an interesting, very lengthy report on the state of the markets. Compelling reading, but the really arresting chart was all the way out on slide No. 65.<p>On that page, you learn the long-term performance statistics of a number of different asset …

The Financial Food Pyramid: A Simple Guide To Healthy Finances

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Chances are you’re familiar with the food pyramid.<p>You know, the one you learned about in elementary school, with the pyramid-shaped stack of foodstuffs.<p>Well, we thought that a financial pyramid could be even <i>more</i> helpful to keep tacked to your fridge …