Category Archives: the economy

How To Make Those Financial New Year’s Resolutions A Reality

Erik Carter Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? Unfortunately, there’s a pretty good chance that any resolution we make won’t be kept. This can be particularly true of financial goals, which can often feel confusing and overwhelming. Here are some steps to help make those financial resolutions into a reality. 1) Set SMART goals. When we set a vague goal like “save more money” or a seemingly insurmountable one like “pay off all… Read More »

Who Makes The Real Money in Innovation?

Everyone talks about innovation. Many governments, universities, and corporations spend fortunes to innovate – to develop new businesses that can create wealth and jobs. But the real money in new products and emerging industries has been made by billion-dollar entrepreneurs, such as Gates, Jobs, Dell, Page-Brin, and Zuckerberg. They have become among the world’s richest individuals by using innovations. How exactly have they used innovation? Billion-dollar entrepreneurs have mainly focused on innovative business strategies that… Read More »

This is the Worst Investing Mistake You Can Make Right Now

There’s one very simple mistake millions of folks are making right now—and it’s costing them billions every year. Of course, there are many boneheaded errors people make every day, like betting a lot of cash on a single stock. Or not having an investment plan. While both of those will also drain your portfolio—and could even put your retirement on the rocks—neither is the most common pitfall you’ll find. So what is? Simple. Being scared. That may sound strange, but… Read More »