Buffett Grabs His Slice of Goldman Sachs, Should Investors Follow?

Warren Buffett is finally cashing in on the upside to his famous 2008 rescue of the investment bank Goldman Sachs (GS) in which he bought $5 billion in preferred stock and negotiated a generous bonus in the form of stock warrants. Those 5 year stock warrants have come due, and Buffett’s taking his stake in […]

7 Ways to NOT Blow Your Trading Account

This post is for people who are already trading the market or are interested in trading.  Remember, trading is much different than investing, so if you’re interested in investment strategies, these tips aren’t for you.  If you are already trading, let me know in the comments below whether you are able to relate to some […]

5 Reasons To Save Half Your Income

Earn, Save, Invest. Repeat as necessary. I think all three are important, though I’m more comfortable with saving and earning than I am investing. The day will come when I’m better at investing, and that day is just around the corner. I’ve mentioned before that one of my goals for this year is to save […]

Better Know a Young Millionaire Investor – Elle Kaplan

Welcome to the next edition of Better Know a Millionaire Investor.  This week we introduce our first woman investor to the series – Elle Kaplan.  Also, this is the first millionaire investor who working in financial services, or rather owns her own financial services firm. If you’re not familiar with the Better Know a Millionaire […]

The Fundamentals of Mining Stocks: Separating Winners and Losers

With gold down and mining stocks failing to find funding, your inbox is probably as littered as mine with new and great gold opportunities (if you need a reminder about why you shouldn’t buy gold, just look here: Do Not Buy Gold!). Just the other day I received four emails about mining stocks worth a […]

The Value of the Little Things: 7 Ways To Make Yourself Happy

I love Mondays. No, no, don’t throw things at me. It’s not the work day that I love. It’s a little more embarrassing than that. It’s The Bachelor. You know, the one on ABC. It’s a guilty pleasure, for sure. But there is serious pleasure there. Every Monday, my close friend teaches a class, then […]

The Differences Between American and Canadian Credit Cards

With one of the largest retail stores in the United States starting to open it’s first stores in Canada this week, I thought it would be interesting to look at the difference between American and Canadian credit cards. You may think that all credits cards – both in the United States and Canada – are […]