Financial Poise

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Subscribing to the adage, “give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime,” Financial Poise offers its audience objective and plain English education about investing. If you are looking for recommendations on particular stocks or looking to make a quick buck trading, you came to the wrong place. Financial Poise teaches investors about the fundamentals of investing for the long term.

a neon green chart represents volatility in the market in this series on 'what is a stock?'

Investing Basics Installment #1: What is Stock? And Should You Buy Some?

What is a stock? For anyone still considering buying we cover stock basics and investment principles in this series on all things equity.

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Investing in real estate like this multi-family dwelling, Bankrate found, is more popular than betting on the stock market

Survey Says: Investing in Real Estate Market Still the Popular Choice Among Americans

Americans favor investing in real estate over stocks and other asset classes. What makes the current real estate market so popular? 

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House keys inside an open door, symbolizing real estate exit strategies

Pressing the “Eject” Button: Secure a Viable Real Estate Exit Strategy First

Some investors have a commercial real estate exit strategy of holding property indefinitely, to pass it on to heirs with a stepped-up tax basis.

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A path diverging in a wood, representing an opportunity for divestment and ESG investors

Appetite for Divestment at Record High

Divest to Grow The percentage of companies utilizing divestments doubled from 2017 to 2019. Executives and investors are learning that in order to increase value and grow their core business, they must keep up with changing consumer habits, new technologies, new capabilities and pressure from activists and ESG (environment, social and governance) investors. A divestment […]

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A woman sits at her computer, pondering venture capital investments and returns

Beginner’s Guide to Venture Capital Investment and Returns

Non-investors often confuse venture capital investment with private equity, but there is a difference. Learn about VC, from access to returns.

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Cranes fly over a sunset, representing the desire for Limited Partners to find an exit strategy before General Partners are ready to sell up

The Delayed PE Exit Strategy – What’s a Limited Partner to Do?

Private equity firms are focusing less on exit strategy and more on creating value to satisfy their LPs. Today’s investment horizon is longer than ever.

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A financial advisor’s offers retirement advice to a client with fiduciary responsibilities in mind.

The Government’s Clash on Fiduciary Responsibilities and Your Advisor’s Retirement Advice

What Will Happen to the DOL Fiduciary Rule? In March of 2018, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans vacated a fiduciary rule that would require brokers and advisors to offer retirement advice that fits in the best interests of their clients. Since then, the states of Massachusetts and New Jersey have […]

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Baseball card investing, as shown by this baseball stamp, is a great example of tangible assets.

Home Run Hobby? Baseball Card Investing Still Brings Cash for Collectors

Baseball Card Investing by Livestream? Analog Investments Show Virtual Appeal Can you imagine making a small $20 investment in a case of baseball cards, watching a livestream of someone else unwrapping each packet, and hoping your number comes up? “Breaking,” the term for collectively witnessing the opening of baseball card packs, is the post-modern method […]

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Real estate crowdfunding, for developments like this, can be an investment opportunity for baby boomers

Keeping It Real: A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding

Baby Boomers are looking for alternative sources of income as they retire, and real estate crowdfunding provides an opportunity to passively invest.

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An accredited investors' brown loafers - recently, the accredited investor threshold has changed

Revising the Accredited Investor Standard

The accredited investor threshold has not been updated since the Reagan presidency, but the SEC’s recently proposed updates still miss a step.

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