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By Neil Patel Unicorns might be mythical creatures, but in Silicon Valley, they’re alive and well. In fact, more than 120 of them are thriving in the not-so-natural habitat of overfunding, overgrowing, overpopulated area of the world — Silicon Valley. A “unicorn” is a startup whose valuation is $1 billion or higher. The unicorn’s bigger […]

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By Helaine Olen Permit me a plea: Can the media please, please, please stop treating the field of “wealth therapy” with the seriousness its practitioners believe it deserves? The most recent example came this weekend, when the Guardian decided to take a look at the burgeoning practice of tending to the money woes of the […]

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By Cameron Huddleston Sticking to a budget is the biggest money challenge Americans said they face, according to GOBankingRates’ 2015 Life + Money Survey. Perhaps the reason so many people find budgeting so difficult is because they’re approaching it the wrong way. “People usually cringe when you talk about budgets” because they’re considered to be […]

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By Jeanne Dorin When you lay your head on the pillow at night, are you flooded with money worriesinstead of drifting off into sweet dreams? Join the club. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), money continues to be the top cause of stress among Americans. In its 2015 survey, Stress in America: Paying With […]

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By Anna Kates Smith Preserving the family money beyond a few generations isn’t an easy task. From shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations, goes the early 20th-century American proverb. Then there’s the 19th-century British version: Clogs to clogs in three generations. And from Italy, date uncertain: From the stable to the stars and back again. […]

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By Gretchen Rubin Do you practice money avoidance, or money worship? We are all emotionally complex. Sometimes, we are intentionally dishonest with  ourselves so we will feel better. Other times our emotional complexities are subconscious. Those complexities can impact different parts of our lives. An area of particular concern, that can be overlooked, is our […]

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CNBC: Can the ‘great wealth transfer’ save retirement?

Published on 11 September 2015 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Kelly B. Grant Don’t count on the so-called great wealth transfer to save your retirement. It turns out inheritances barely move the needle when it comes to retirement readiness, according to new research from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Even factoring in inheritances, 51.6 percent of households are at risk of […]

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By Cameron Huddleston Marriage is a union between two people, but does that mean they have to unite everything — including their bank accounts? After all, isn’t a little separation good? Nearly 40 percent of individuals in relationships who maintain separate accounts said they do so for independence, making it the top reason couples hold individual […]

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By Casey Bond Ask most personal finance experts and they’ll tell you the secret to becoming rich is no secret at all: Work hard, live below your means and save every dime. The nation’s One Percenters, however, might disagree. There’s no shame in a modest lifestyle — even Warren Buffett lives frugally. But if your goal […]

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By Michael Wursthorn Wealth-management firms are recruiting younger advisers to replenish the ranks of retiring advisers while also having employees who can understand the needs of the millennial generation. But some of those firms are mistakenly expecting new hires to yield big results right away, Illinois-based adviser Michelle Smalenberger tells Wealth Adviser at WSJ.com. “It […]

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