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What Makes Energy-Efficient Buildings Pa…

28-03-2017

What Makes Energy-Efficient Buildings Pay Off for Investors

What are the pros and cons of investing in energy-efficient buildings? With the popularity of going green, green investing is a serious option. Both residential- and commercial-building investors seek out energy-efficient properties to save money and reduce their carbon footprint. Many people think of cars when they think about global warming because of the carbon dioxide emissions, but the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that 40% of total U.S. energy consumption is swallowed up by... Read more

Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters

28-03-2017

Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters

Despite the benefits of putting some money away, most people take a passing interest in actually doing it. If you'd like to make regular saving a part of your life, read on to find out how to conquer the first step: finding that extra money. You can begin by paying attention to these top money wasting activities. Convenience Stores Many people don't think about the markup they pay for convenience store items. Here's a hint:... Read more

7 Stock Buying Mistakes And How To Avoid…

28-03-2017

7 Stock Buying Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Making mistakes is part of the learning process. However, it's all too often that plain old common sense separates a successful investor from a poor one. At the same time, nearly all investors, new or experienced, have fallen astray from common sense and made a mistake or two. Being perfect may be impossible, but knowing some of common investing errors can help deter you from going down the well-traveled, yet rocky, path of losses. Here... Read more

Today's Top-Paying Freelance Jobs

28-03-2017

Today's Top-Paying Freelance Jobs

Which are the top-paying freelance jobs of choice today? And do they allow a person to make a living solely as a freelancer ? According to a recent report by CareerCast, such a thing is possible in the “ gig economy .” (For more, see The Rise of the Gig Economy .) Today’s Top-Paying Freelance Jobs The website looked at wages and projected growth from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and found that some... Read more

Top 3 Crowdfunding Platforms of 2017

27-03-2017

Top 3 Crowdfunding Platforms of 2017

Crowdfunding isn't exactly a new idea. The first successful example of crowdfunding happened in 1997, when a British rock band took online donations to pay for a tour. By 2009, crowdfunding had gone more mainstream, generating revenue of $530 million, and it has grown at an impressive rate ever since. According to a Massolution report, crowdfunding revenue has hit $34 billion, although that figure includes around $25 billion in P2P lending , which is usually... Read more

Frontier Communications Could See a Dead…

27-03-2017

Frontier Communications Could See a Dead-cat Bounce

Frontier Communications Corp. (... Read more

Using Volatility To Your Advantage with …

27-03-2017

Using Volatility To Your Advantage with ETFs

Many investors are conditioned to believe that market volatility is a bad thing and generally leads to negative returns for stocks. While the belief that increased market volatility is bad for stocks is pervasive and widely held, exchange traded funds (ETFs) make it easier for investors not only survive episodes of market volatility but thrive as well. One way ETFs can help investors endure volatility is through diversification . No ETF can fully protect investors... Read more

Shocking Spike in Federal Student Loan D…

27-03-2017

Shocking Spike in Federal Student Loan Defaults

The student loan crisis in America got a whole lot bigger in 2016, according to a recent study. The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) analyzed the latest U.S. Department of Education data related to the 42.4 million Americans who owe a combined $1.3 trillion in student loans and found a 14% increase in defaults from 2015. This is particularly troubling given the falling unemployment rate, the stock market continuing to reach record highs and the... Read more

Here's How Bill Gross Became a Millionai…

27-03-2017

Here's How Bill Gross Became a Millionaire

William Hunt Gross, better known as Bill Gross, is co-founder and previous co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO), one of the largest investment firms in the world. The famous money manager left PIMCO in 2014 with a net worth of $1.95 billion, and has since grown his assets even more. He became rich by legendary hard work and shrewd investing in bonds. The 1970s Bill Gross got his psychology degree from... Read more

The 10 Worst Mistakes Beginner Traders M…

27-03-2017

The 10 Worst Mistakes Beginner Traders Make

Traders generally buy and sell securities more frequently and hold positions for much shorter periods than investors. Such frequent trading and shorter holding periods can result in mistakes that can wipe out a new trader's investing capital quickly. Here are the ten worst mistakes made by beginner traders: 1. Letting Losses Mount One of the defining characteristics of successful traders is their ability to take a small loss quickly if a trade is not working... Read more

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