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Recognizing Tipping Points to Keep Family Wealth in the Family

Preserve Wealth by Recognizing Tipping Points Families that have worked extremely hard to build wealth find it even more difficult to preserve that wealth over time. Often, the concern is that a wealthy family could go from shirtsleeves to shirtless in three generations. The first generation creates the wealth. The second generation consumes the wealth and the third […]


blockchain technology

How Blockchain Technology Will Change Finance Forever

The Financial Market is Reaping the Benefits of New Blockchain Technology Technological advancement is accelerating at an extraordinary rate. Yet, finance and capital markets, which operate within a restrictive regulatory environment, have been resistant to adapt to this phenomenon. The solution? New blockchain technology. The limited adoption that has occurred must co-exist with antiquated systems […]


investing in real estate

The Risks, Rewards and Challenges of Investing in Real Estate

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 each have distinct advantages, drawbacks, risks and rewards. Real estate is an easy way to […]


Trade Tariff Talks

What You Need to Know About ‘Trade Tariff Talk Tantrums’

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 down the market 3.7%, then tit-for-tat trade tariff talk tantrums with China took the S&P […]


cash flow vs. EBITDA

Measuring a Company’s Value: Cash Flow vs. EBITDA for Investment Performance

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 doing well, does that mean your investment is doing well? When it comes to cash […]


investing in comic books

Investing in Comic Books Can Be a Blast in More Ways than One

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 comic books is on the rise. In 2017, five of the 10 highest-grossing movies were […]


JOBS Act

Legacy of 2012 JOBS Act: Deregulation of Angel Investing

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, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (or JOBS Act) made it somewhat easier, and often […]


Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Trump Tax Reform

Another Look at Tax Advantages of Employee Stock Ownership Plans Following Trump Tax Reform

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a previous article. To view the original, click here. Employee Stock Ownership Plans Offer Many Economic Perks Employee stock ownership plans, commonly referred to as an ESOP, offer a range of benefits for sponsor companies in addition to its owners and employees. As a qualified employee benefit […]


mutual fund investment

How Mutual Fund Investment Grew at the Expense of Investors

Editor’s Note: This article is an updated version of an article originally published on May 14, 2014. Mutual Fund Investment Left Investors Behind The Wall Street machine is interested in creating products for profit and not creating profit for the end user. Once you understand the rules of mutual fund investment, the better equipped you’ll […]


international venture capital

Why International Startups are Attracting U.S. Venture Capitalists

International Venture Capital Races Ahead Take a look at The Fortune Unicorn List: Of the top 100 most valuable unicorns in 2016, 39 are currently based outside of the United States. Fundraising of U.S. VCs has dropped slowly as a percentage of global limited partner allocations over the last decade. However, non-US startups are receiving […]


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