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Size Should Not Matter: Exchange Traded Funds Selections

Given the wealth of options, investing decisions can be overwhelming. Narrow the field with your exchange traded funds (ETF) selections and keep it simple.

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private equity investment

Seven Things to Consider Before Making a Private Equity Investment

When it comes to stocks and bonds in the public equity market, prices can reflect new data quickly, and almost everyone is privy to the same information. However, there is a second, much larger market—the private company market—that has the potential for outsized returns and portfolio diversification through private equity investment. But how do you select a fund (and a fund manager)?

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Will You Retire Broke? Reasons Why Your Retirement May be in Jeopardy

More than 42% of Americans will retire broke, according to a survey taken by GOBanking Rates. For the third year in a row, thousands of individuals were polled to ascertain how much the average American has set aside for retirement, and the results may, and should, shock you.

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Equity Crowdfunding

What Investors Need to Know about Equity Crowdfunding: Part 2

There is considerable potential in equity crowdfunding, but all investors should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages to such investing.

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Equity Crowdfunding

What Investors Need to Know about Equity Crowdfunding: Part 1

Equity crowdfunding has changed in notable ways since its introduction in 2012, and is now primed to revolutionize how we finance companies and investments.

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3 Tangible Asset Investments to Delight Your Inner Child

Get high returns by diversifying your portfolio with tangible assets like sports memorabilia, fine art and precious metals. Invest in an existing hobby and diversify with your diversion.

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The 4 Stages of the Divorce Process

Divorce is more than a legal process. It’s an emotional one, too. Read about the four divorce process steps, including the announcement and the aftermath.

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Investment Lessons from Poker

Going All-In: Investment Lessons from the Poker Table

Take a lesson from poker, where an increasing number of sharks are chasing fewer fish. Today’s investors must raise their skill level over other investors or (cue Jaws theme music) bad things can happen.

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The Top 5 Best States to Retire To (and How to Retire There Soon)

What to Consider Before Making Your Retirement Move The best advice for retirement is simple: plan early. You may have enrolled in a 401k and saved money, but knowing how to retire is more than that. Whether you want to retire to the mountains or the beach, there are many factors to consider that will […]

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Catching up with Jim Dowd, Founder of the North Capital Companies

The North Capital companies consist of a registered investment advisor (RIA), a registered broker-dealer, and a financial technology company that has developed innovative, proprietary platforms focused on transforming the accessibility, transparency, and cost structure of advisory services and private markets through the use of technology. Jim Dowd, Founder and Managing Director of the North Capital companies, has 30 years of industry experience in global financial services. Jim is leading the charge in pioneering the democratization of venture capital through offerings such as what it describes as the first online crowdfunding marketplace syndicating broker-vetted private offerings.

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