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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.

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90 Second Lesson – Fees and Carried Interest: Private Equity Sponsor Compensation

The distribution waterfall for private equity funds is generous to fund sponsors: after fees and carried interest, private equity compensation is over 20%.

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Invest Tax-Advantaged Retirement Funds in Private Equity for Growth

Many people don’t know they can invest tax-advantaged retirement funds into private equity for growth. The strategy isn’t for everyone. Is it for you?

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JOBS Act Title II Drives Private Equity Options for Small Business Owners

The JOBS Act Title II allows entrepreneurs and small businesses to conduct general solicitation and advertising of a private equity offering.

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90 Second Lesson – Private Equity Sponsor v. Private Equity Fund

How is private equity structured? The PE industry includes private equity sponsors and financial sponsors who manage private equity funds. 

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trademarks are a type of intangible assets

The Value of Your Company’s Intangible Assets

In a business sale, tangible assets can be more desirable than physical assets, which may have strings attached (like mortages and union contracts).

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Fundless Sponsors Appeal to Individual Investors with Fewer Fees, More Specificity on Deals

No up-front fees and more details about investments are two differences between fundless sponsors and more traditionally structured private equity funds.

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The Economic Consequences of 1031 Exchanges: 5 Myths Debunked

1031 exchanges are not cop-outs for the wealthy. Like-kind exchanges actually stimulate the economy. Here are 4 myths about 1031 exchanges, debunked.

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America’s Retirement Crisis: Problems and Solutions

America is facing a retirement crisis. Less than half of Americans are confident in their retirement security. What can you do to retire at 67?

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Investment Abbreviations Can Spell out Big Bucks

Investing abbreviations prove shorthand isn’t just for Millennials. Find out how this entrepreneur turned a love for acronyms into an investable website.

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The Potential of Hedge Fund Returns: Evaluating Risk and Reward

Hedge fund returns can be big even in a bad market, but they are often risky, alternative investments. Do the benefits of hedge funds justify the risk?

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