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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.

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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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 in private equity

The Delayed Private Equity 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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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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Real estate due diligence is important for investment properties, like the cityscape pictured here

Real Estate Due Diligence: A Simple Guide for Investment Properties

When it comes to investing in real estate, do your homework before you pull the trigger. Learn the best ways to accomplish real estate due diligence.

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Cannabis like this, on a desk blotter, represents the marijuana taxes that cannabis companies must pay

Cannabis Companies and the Marijuana Tax: It’s Not Easy Being Green

Cannabis companies are overwhelmed by taxation and restrictions on their expense deductions via Section 208E, but new legislature may ease the pressure.

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