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How to Stay Afloat When You’re Swimming in Financial Debt

Vanessa and David were swimming in financial debt. They bought real estate at the height of the market and were in over their heads. They owed credit card debt to numerous banks, had significant student loan debt, monthly daycare costs for their 2-year-old twins and owed a $20,000 personal loan to David’s parents (currently paying […]


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Investing in Cryptocurrency with Bitcoin: Fad, Fraud or Fortune-Maker?

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of an article first published in March, 2014. Investing in Cryptocurrency If you haven’t heard about investing in cryptocurrency, chances are high you have heard about Bitcoin. Are you one of the many who have pondered allocating some investment dollars to this mysterious but revolutionary new currency? If so, […]


Leonardo DiCaprio Investments Stay Afloat In Spite of Choppy Waters

Leonardo DiCaprio Investments Stay Afloat in Spite of Choppy Waters

Success Doesn’t Mean Smooth Sailing Besides finally picking up an Oscar for his performance in “The Revenant”and being an avid environmental philanthropist, Leonardo DiCaprio’s investments, as well as his acting, have made some waves in the world of investing. While he arguably doesn’t need the extra income, DiCaprio is active in the tech investment world, […]


Bankruptcy Litigation

Common Bankruptcy Litigation Scenarios — Venue Fights

In bankruptcy litigation, the venue can have a major influence on an outcome. Expert members of the Financial Poise Faculty—each a partner or managing director in the restructuring industry—discuss why venue fights occur and how practitioners should approach selecting venue or challenging venue in a bankruptcy case.


Financial liability is never just about the money

The Real Cost of Liability

On a bright August Sunday in 2015, Brian and Denise Neighbor, and their three children, were invited for swimming and a barbecue. It was held at the home of Matthew and Tyra Friend, who have three children of their own. The Friends recently added an in-ground pool, and most weekends the two families would spend one or both weekend days at the Friend home. But on this August Sunday, something went wrong. Everyone knew it when Matthew Friend bolted into his house, screaming for someone to call 911.


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Episode 91 – Jeff Pomerantz – President of the American Bankruptcy Institute

In Episode 91, Chris Cahill and Jeff Pomerantz, President of the American Bankruptcy Institute and member of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, discuss retail and Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


Can’t Pay Your Bills? That Does Not Make You Immoral

If you can’t pay your bills because of circumstances out of your control, it does not make you immoral. Money transactions are business – not moral – decisions.


May I Please Have a Financial Do-Over?

“May I please have a financial do-over?” Sometimes we get into situations and we feel we are trapped, smothered in distress, and we often cannot see a way out. Wouldn’t it be great if we could do it all over again? We would be so much smarter the second time around.


Equity Crowdfinancing Risks & Returns

The potential rewards of angel investing are not just financial, though. There are also strategic benefits, which may include:


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Episode 74 with David S Abraham – Author, Entrepreneur & Advisor

In Episode 74 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, Chris Cahill discusses “The Elements of Power” — the first major book (and a very fine one) on the rare earth metals trade — with its author, David S Abraham. Niobium in steel, much of the Periodic Table in each smartphone, and in smart weaponry: what are the geopolitical risks and supply chain vagaries associated with market dominance by a few nations and players? What should investors know about time frames, extraction risks, pricing volatility risks, and the Molycorp bankruptcy? Note: approximately 4 seconds of the broadcast was conducted in the Lithuanian language.


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