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Ten Reasons Why the Blockchain Won’t Be Stopped (And Shouldn’t)By Robin Bloor • 06/20/2018
Blockchain technology is here to stay. Here are 10 reasons why the blockchain won’t be stopped: 1. The Blockchain Won’t Be Stopped: It’s a Technology Wave We’ve seen technology waves before. The PC wave distributed computer power to everyone. The[...]
The Risks, Rewards and Challenges of Investing in Real EstateBy Tracy Treger • 06/19/2018
Get Started Investing in Real Estate If you want to invest your savings prudently, there are plenty of alternatives available. Investing in real estate, savings accounts, stocks and mutual funds, hedge funds, precious metals, oil and gas and cryptocurrencies all[...]
Increase Sales and Profits by Becoming Customer CentricBy Scott Steer • 06/18/2018
Customer Centric Means It’s Not All About You Customer centric: a fancy phrase for a very basic concept. It means focusing on what your customers want and need. Yet for such a basic concept, it amazes me how many companies[...]
What You Need to Know About ‘Trade Tariff Talk Tantrums’By Reed Murphy • 06/17/2018
What is Given Can be Taken Away Policies from government have driven the markets in the recent past. The domestic equity stock market (i.e., S&P 500) increased 7.3% after Congress passed tax reform. However, steel and aluminum tariff news pulled[...]
How Small Business Owners Can Save on College CostsBy Jim Slowik • 06/12/2018
10 Strategies to Help You Save on College Costs For small business owners, understanding three little words—expected family contribution, or EFC—can save on college costs (we’re talking thousands of dollars). How you structure your business, where you hold assets and[...]
Addressing the Various Needs of Special Needs ParentsBy Michelle Gershfeld • 06/11/2018
The Unique Financial and Personal Needs of Special Needs Parents I remember being in the crowded elementary school gym one time, when people literally just stepped over my daughter while she was having a seizure, as though she were a[...]
How to Anticipate Contract Issues Before You Sign (And Why You’ll Be Glad You Did)By David Teten • 06/07/2018
Anticipate Contract Issues to Save Yourself a Headache When we negotiate a deal, the paperwork is intended to document the deal. If necessary, the paperwork is supposed to ensure that all parties keep their commitments. But I’ll admit it: I’m[...]
Studies Prove Having Both Brains and Money Are ConnectedBy Mercedes Holmen • 06/06/2018
This is Your Brain on...Money. Any Questions? Economists have considered money from every angle for ages, but research in the field of neuroeconomics is relatively new. Neuroeconomics is the study of how humans make decisions using brain activity (neuroscience), economics,[...]
Measuring a Company’s Value: Cash Flow vs. EBITDA for Investment PerformanceBy Gary Frantzen • 06/04/2018
Editor's Note: This is an updated version of a similar article published in March of 2015. To view the original, click here. Using Cash Flow vs. EBITDA to Determine Value How do you monitor your investments’ performance? If the company is[...]
Attorney Immunity? The Allen Stanford Ponzi Case Sparks DebateBy Adam Hirsch • 05/31/2018
The Fraud at Night, It Shines So Bright… In 2012, Allen Stanford was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme and sentenced to 110 years in prison. As the New York Times reported, Stanford, “is now a shadow of the swaggering[...]
Three Ways to Drastically Improve Portfolio Performance with Hedge Funds Based on Your Financial GoalsBy Joe Burns • 05/29/2018
A Primer on Hedge Fund and Portfolio Performance Evaluating hedge fund performance is challenging because it involves many different investment strategies employed by thousands of funds across a global $3.2 trillion industry. While many investors will analyze a previous track[...]
It Works Until it Doesn’t: Why Assessing the Rules of Your Belief System and Values is NecessaryBy Carrie Weiner Rosenbloom • 05/28/2018
Your Belief System and Values are Fluid As much as we like to think that our belief system and values are defined by independent and reliable decision-making, we are only about half right. Everyone carries an embedded list of “shoulds”[...]
Using Cash Instead of Credit to Keep You Accountable for Your Spending (and Out of Debt)By Michelle Gershfeld • 05/24/2018
Get Out of Debt by Using Cash Instead of Credit When Jenny and Kenny (the “Chargers”) came to speak to me the first time, there were raised voices and accusations. The Chargers recognized their spending had become out of control,[...]
The Many Challenges Ahead for Private Equity InvestingBy Cyril Demaria • 05/23/2018
Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a similar article published in January of 2013. To view the original, click here. Private Equity Investing Has Exploded Over Past 10 Years The mindset in private equity investing doesn’t seem to[...]
Fighter Jet Fast: Making Business Decisions to Accelerate GrowthBy David Spitulnik • 05/22/2018
Making Business Decisions Air Force-Style In business, there are undoubtedly days when you feel like you’re constantly moving at speeds faster than Mach 5. With all the chaos that can ensue with endless meetings, calls, emails and more, it can[...]
Investing in Comic Books Can Be a Blast in More Ways than OneBy Vincent Zurzolo • 05/21/2018
Editor's Note: This is an update of a similar article, published in July of 2015. To view that article, click here. Investing in Comic Books is No Joke Fueled by the prevalence of top-grossing movies featuring comic book superheroes, interest in[...]
Legacy of 2012 JOBS Act: Deregulation of Angel InvestingBy David M. Freedman • 05/18/2018
Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of  a similar article, published in January of 2013. To view that article, click here. The JOBS Act Makes Raising Capital Easier Than Ever Signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012,[...]
Create Success by Using Delegation to Develop OthersBy Lee Eisenstaedt • 05/17/2018
Grow Your Business by Using Delegation to Develop Others As a manager, you’re often told of the value of using delegation to develop others. Delegation can help you focus on the tasks where you’re most needed and can help scale[...]
Eat to Live: This Article Might Just Save Your LifeBy Tyler Mayoras • 05/16/2018
The Health Benefits are Endless When You Eat to Live Part of my role as a private equity investor is to devour information on food and agriculture. Why? To make sure I understand the trends and impacts within the industry.[...]
Why Blockchain for Small Business is the Future of CommerceBy Jordan M. Fishfeld • 05/15/2018
Blockchain for Small Business is a Must As a business owner, why should you care about blockchain for small business, cryptocurrency, token offerings and all these new terms and tech that have been buzzing about? For those of you that[...]