[Exclusive] The 2nd Acceleration – You Won’t See It Coming

The 1st Acceleration began in the mid 1990’s when the personal computer and Internet fused to dramatically accelerate information and events. Since then, professionals and organizations have become more...

Wal-Mart’s Earnings Report Reassures Stocks

Remember last week when the Commerce Department released figures showing that U.S. retail sales fell 1.2% in December from the previous month, the most since 2009. The drop was so...

The Top Earning Celebrities, Dead and Alive

Wealth does not always follow fame, but when properly monetized, stardom can be a powerful tool for building a fortune. The act of turning one’s self into a marketing machine...

Meet Generation Z: The Newest Member to the Workforce

Every generation approaches the workplace differently. While talk over the last decade has largely focused on understanding the work habits and attitudes of Millennials, it’s already time for a new...

The 7 Major Flaws of the Global Financial System

Since the invention of banking, the global financial system has become increasingly centralized. In the modern system, central banks now control everything from interest rates to the issuance of currency,...

The Wealthiest and Poorest County in Every State

View the high resolution version of today’s graphic by clicking here. The average U.S. state is made up of 62 counties. With so many counties spread throughout each state in the...

The Data Behind Surging NBA Team Valuations

At the beginning of this decade, the NBA was not on firm footing. More than half of the league’s teams were losing money, and negotiations on a new collective...

Overdraft Protection: What Your Bank Doesn’t Want You to Know

Nobody wants the embarrassment of seeing their debit card declined. To help, bankers came up with a seemingly beneficial solution. Overdraft protection is a service that allows card users to...

Being the Money Man for Friends

  My worst investment decision was an investment in a start-up company. I did not invest because I thought the company had a good idea but because I liked the...

The Difference Between Mutual Funds and ETFs

For the vast majority of investors, it makes sense to hold a diverse portfolio of investments. But, unless you are willing to go out and individually pick 20 different securities...

Keeping Your Eye on the Prize: Tips for Beginner Investors

We’ve now taught you the basics of investing, as well as shown you how to actually get started in the market. If you’ve jumped into the investing world, you’ve likely...

The Risk-Return Trade-off

Everything in life comes with trade-offs. Want to be a professional athlete? Or a famous musician? Then you have to forgo building valuable skill sets in other areas in...