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The True Price of Mental Health and the Low Cost Solution

Take one of the most deeply 'unfashionable,' 'no-go' topics of our time, add a quagmire of financial recession, unfathomable geographical areas and a penchant for 'charity starts at home' mentality and ultimately the recipe produces... Show More Summary

Top 5 Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

Starting your own small business can be a very rewarding experience, both financially and emotionally. But one too many times we see small businesses fail to reach the goals for which they were created. The reason why small businesses collapse is not because they lack the human and financial resources of major corporations, but because […]

NCAA Recruiting Rule Change Brings Financial Aid Rule Back to Its True Intention

The 2014 recruiting cycle saw the implementation of a new rule that put more power into the hands of the players. For the first time ever, early enrollees were allowed to sign financial aid agreements (FAA) with schools beginning on Aug. Show More Summary

Is your child college bound? How do you pay for it?

Millions of college-bound high school seniors are receiving acceptance letters and financial aid award packages this month. Now it's decision time—not only for the student, but for Mom and Dad too—forcing families to grapple with how to pay for it all. Show More Summary

Astroturf Everywhere

Intuit, makers of TurboTax, orchestrated a “grassroots” campaign of citizens who were upset at the thought that they could file convenient, pre-filled tax forms instead of spending time and effort entering financial details into tax preparation software. Show More Summary

Is a Too-Perfect ETF Backtest Fraud?

It’s negligence, or worse, when an investment manager’s innovative-looking strategy is the result of too much quantitative trial-and-error. That’s the argument in a notable new study flagged by Stephen Foley of the Financial Times. “Pseudo-Mathematics...Show More Summary

Stock Rally: Will Third Time Be A Charm For Dow?

Mobile Usage Hurts Google The easiest way for investors to become more decisive in the financial markets is for earnings to justify higher stock prices. While after-hours quotes should always be taken with a grain of salt, Google was down 2.48% after releasing some disappointing figures late Wednesday. From Bloomberg: Google Inc.’s costs [...]

Ally Financial: Little Appeal As Treasury Unloads Stock In This Bailed-Out Company

By The Value Investor: Ally Financial (ALLY) recently made its public debut after the US Treasury decided it was time to cut its stake in the automotive finance provider. The offering was anything but a success as shares have drifted downward following the offering. Show More Summary

Operation Choke Point: The battle over financial data between the government and banks

Many, many millions of transactions course through payment systems at any given time. Most are on the up and up, of course. But according to the government, a growing number are the product of identity theft, money laundering or fraudulent schemes. The Justice Department  has been waging a campaign to cut off scammers' access to […]

Ukraine Separatists Seize Six Armored Personnel Carriers, Parade Them in Two Towns

Pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine intensified their defiance against Kiev on Wednesday, seizing half a dozen armored vehicles and parading them through towns of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk.The Financial Times reports Pro-Russia forces...Show More Summary

5 pitfalls to avoid when joining someone else’s startup

George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.  Typically, entrepreneurs start their own business. But, from time to time, they will see a unique opportunity to join somebody else’s startup, either as investing CEO or as a new member of the executive team. Show More Summary

Time for a New Populist Party?

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich today suggested the time may be right for a new populist movement or even political party. Which party wants to (1) limit the size of the biggest Wall Street banks, (2) tax financial transactions, (3) have fair trade, not free trade, (4) end NSA spying on Americans, (5) end corporate […]

22 Ways to Stay Motivated When Changing Your Financial Behavior Becomes Difficult

On some days, paying those bills on time and being serious about making extra money to increase your net worth can be a struggle. I promise you that there will be days you will feel afraid, defeated, and overwhelmed. But there is a saying that goes, “adversity introduces a (wo)man to herself.” When building your Keep Reading ?

Tesco investor calls for CEO to go - report

Tesco chief Philip Clarke is facing calls to step down from a top shareholder, according to the Financial Times. ||| London - Tesco’s chief executive, Philip Clarke, who is struggling to turn around Britain's biggest retailer, is facing calls to step down from a top shareholder, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Rory Reid Says Cliven Bundy Should Be Prosecuted (Video)

In December 2013 it was revealed Senate Majority leader Harry Reid personally pressured DHS on behalf of his son Rory’s casino project. It’s not the first time Harry Reid used his position to help out his son’s financial interests. In … Continue reading ?

The Price Is Wrong

By Antonio Fatas: The euro area inflation came lower than expected in March and this has raised concerns about deflation (or "lowflation" as labelled by the IMF). In today's Financial Times , Jurgen Stark, a former ECB board member argues that deflation or low inflation is not a problem. Show More Summary

UB Super health drink founder cheated death three times

Scott Kanyok is a lucky guy. And he hopes that luck extends into the startup space. It started when, in 2001, the then-Wall Street financial analyst was 20 minutes late. That’s how he avoided being in the World Trade Center when theShow More Summary

Why Facebook is launching its money transfer service in Europe, not the US

  The Financial Times has the news (the, err, sorta confirmed rumor) that Facebook is about to launch a money transfer program over here in Europe. Given that money transfer is a proven money maker if you’ve got a large enough network doing the transferring, the thought that Facebook wants to get into it isn’t all that surprising....

Keeping Up With the Smiths

Keeping up with the Joneses is bad.  We know that.  From a financial perspective, we spend a great deal of our time overcoming the green monster called envy in order to keep our lives in some semblance of financial order.  We know the Joneses down the street with their big, fancy new SUV. Show More Summary

World Health Organisation Calls For Tough E-Cigarette Regulation

Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) have suggested the e-cigarettes should be regulated in the same manner as normal tobacco. According to minutes seen by the Financial Times, Dr Haik Nikogosian, head of the convention's secretariat,...Show More Summary

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