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Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by French economist Thomas Piketty studies and examines the only controversial question in economics: the distribution of income and wealth. It studies distribution between capital and labor, among wage earners, among capital owners, between countries and over several hundred years. Few authors of economics books more than 500 pages with […]

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Review: “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” by Michael Lewis

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Michael Lewis is back with another book on Wall Street just four years after The Big Short, his last book on the abuses of Wall Street. Flash Boys tells the story of new abuses and how and why the old stock market has disappeared. Back in 2002 eighty-five percent of stock trades traded on the […]

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Microloans: What Exactly Are They?

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With the rise in popularity of sites like Kiva, microlending and microloans have become buzzwords in the personal finance, lending and investing industries. But what exactly does it mean to make or accept a microloan? In purely banking terms, a microloan is a loan of up to about $50,000. Usually, the microloan is for a […]

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Should You Pay Debt or Should You Invest?

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This guest post is from Blair Thomas. Finding the right path financially to put yourself on the path out of debt and towards your long-term financial goals can be difficult. When you compare paying off debt against investing towards your future there are attractive merits to both approaches. Being debt free means you no longer […]

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5 Ways to Make Money via the Currency Market

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The foreign exchange market is a very lucrative business. There is a daily turnover close to $4 trillion. That figure is astronomical and there is a large amount of liquidity around meaning it is only a matter of time before you can grab a piece of the pie. However, forex trading is not the only […]

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Want to Retire? Automate Your Investments – Today

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If you’re under the age of 40, then retirement might seem like that far-distant place you hope to maybe get to one day, if you can save enough money or you win the lottery. So it’s certainly easy to put off any decisions about saving for retirement, especially if you’ve got other short-term, pressing financial […]

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Here’s Even More Proof the ‘Experts’ Aren’t Always Right

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I’m not going to spend the time linking back to posts where I argue that you shouldn’t listen to so-called ‘experts’ when it comes to investing or stock picking – I’ve talked about it so much that if you haven’t gotten the message yet, you’re on your own. But yet again, there’s irrefutable proof that […]

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