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The 10 best tips about money Warren Buffett has ever shared

Warren Buffett is one of the greatest investing and business minds today. But aside from his exponential investing success, Buffett is probably most famous for his humorous insights, colorful commentary and wise advice. It's part of what makes him a perfect fit to be a finalist for the 2015 "Best …

Investing

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Ups Stake in IBM and GM, Cuts Walmart

Warren Buffett isn’t backing away from his big bet on IBM. In fact, he took advantage of the market’s autumn swoon to increase his stake in the tech …

The exact pitch deck strategy I’ve used to raise $125M since 2011

The right way to create a killer pitch deck and get funded — from someone who has raised $125M since 2011.<p>Creating a pitch deck is hard, especially …

The startup framework to validate your idea before you spend $1

“If your startup failed, it’s because it didn’t solve a tier 1 problem for a large enough audience — here’s how to never make that mistake …

7 lessons from entrepreneurs who kept their day jobs while starting their businesses

Even better, working for someone else gives you a front-row view of the best (and worst) ways to run a company, from managing time and money to handling customers and employees.<p>We asked some successful entrepreneurs who founded companies while holding down a 9-to-5 to share the lessons they learned.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement

How To Be A VC Without Any Capital

One of the most frequent questions I get as a VC is how to become a VC. Newly minted MBAs and startup veterans alike want to get into the investing game in increasingly large numbers. Unfortunately, there are so few VC jobs available in any given year it makes the prospect unlikely for most.<p>If you …

7 (Surprising) Actions to Take For Guaranteed Fat Loss

When I started on my path to building a body I could be proud of, I tried any and every strategy I could find. I took shots of olive oil; I …

Fitness

How I built a seven-figure business without employees

There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, which is why they end up taking up space on the front page of a …

GOLDMAN: Here are 19 great stocks shoveling tons of cash to their investors

Dividends and share buybacks help increase value for people holding a stock, and there's a lot of money to be had as companies shovel record amounts of cash back to shareholders.<p>In a note to clients Thursday, Goldman Sachs' Amanda Sneider gave insights into a lot of the firms's investment …

Investing

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

Self-improvement

Stocks crashed the last 2 times this happened

Cheap debt is sloshing through the system while yield-hungry investors offer their first-born to earn 5%.<p>And this cheap debt, along with vertigo-inducing stock valuations, has created the largest M&A boom the US has ever seen, with May setting a record.<p>There may be a sense of desperation among CEOs …

Markets

Build a Billionaire Portfolio With These 20 Stocks

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There are stocks billionaires like, and then there are those they love. And they demonstrate their affections by investing …

The 8 Words That Propelled Warren Buffett to His $71 Billion Net Worth

At last count, Warren Buffett's net worth exceeded $71 billion. Accumulating that kind of wealth doesn't happen by accident.<p>Fortunately for those of us still dreaming of having a six-, seven-, or <i>11</i>-digit net worth, Buffett hasn't been shy about discussing his investing approach publicly. Better …

Investing
Investing

Stock market index fund Buffett picked in a 10-year bet remains well ahead of hedge funds

Warren Buffett's bet that you're better off investing in a simple fund that tracks a stock index than in sophisticated and costly hedge funds appears to be a safe one.<p>Seven years into the 10-year wager, the index fund Buffett picked is trouncing the performance of a collection of hedge funds.<p>The …

Investing

Pass or Fail? Analyzing and Grading a $818,000 Investment Account

What’s a telltale sign of a poorly designed investment portfolio? Answer: A portfolio that underperforms indexed yardsticks. Is it reasonable to expect this type of portfolio which is unable to deliver satisfactory results during a favorable stock market climate to miraculously thrive during an …

Investing

Blackstone's Byron Wien shares 10 surprising predictions for 2015

<i>Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners (BX), today issued his list of Surprises for 2015.</i><p><i>This is the 30th year Wien has given his</i> …

Ten warning signs of a market crash in 2015

Stock markets opened lower on the first day of trading of 2015, and the credit markets that forewarned the 2007 crash are showing signs of strain<p>The FTSE 100 slid on the first day of trading in 2015. Here are 10 warning signs that the markets may drop further.<p>Vix fear gauge<p>For five years, investor …

Here are Wall Street’s six worst trades of 2014

A lot of money went the wrong way on Wall Street this year, and none of it was managed by the Quartz staff. Still, we used our 20/20 hindsight to gather up six of the worst investing ideas of the year. We hope none of them have punished your portfolio too much.<p><b>1. Oil</b><p>Analysts had expected oil prices …

Markets

My Expected Investment Changes In 2015

I make investment changes at a glacial speed. The last change was about five years ago when I combined micro-cap stocks with small-cap value stocks to reduce the number of funds in the portfolio. Before that, I eliminated a preferred stock allocation, which was fortunately done right before the …

Investing

This Stock Has A 9.05% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book

Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust (Toronto: D-UN) has been named as a Top 25 dividend stock, according the most recent Canada Stock Channel <i>”DividendRank”</i> report. The report noted that among the coverage universe, D.UN shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong …

The Stock Market Bull Who Got 2014 Right Just Published This Fantastic Presentation

For 2015, strategists are expecting stocks to move even higher, and again, no one is more bullish than Stoltzfus.<p>"We have initiated a target for the S&P 500 at the end of 2015 at 2,311," he wrote.<p>Courtesy of Oppenheimer, we've included the key slides from Stoltzfus' brand-new monthly presentation. …

Markets