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The Very First Stock Warren Buffett Ever Bought

The world's greatest investors all started somewhere. Here is the first stock Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, and a few other top investors ever bought.

How Global Trends Will Affect Your Portfolio in 2014

Global trends are sure to affect your investing strategy in 2014. The world is getting smaller and smaller, and you must take notice of these rising trends.


10 Value Investing Blogs You'd Be Crazy Not to Follow

Value investing blogs are an invaluable resource for the beginning investor. Bookmark a few of these, and your investing IQ will skyrocket in no time.

Why Did Steve Jobs Only Make $1 a Year? (and What Can You Learn From It)

From now on, you can boast that you make a higher salary than Steve Jobs ever made in his time as Apple CEO.


5 Pieces of Personal Finance Advice From Successful People

You can find a bunch of money management lessons when looking at advice from successful people.


Does it Pay to Host the Olympics?

With the Winter 2014 Sochi Games quickly approaching, we take a look at the economics of the Olympics and how host cities have fared in the past.

The Top 5 Reasons Athletes Go Broke and What You Can Learn From Them

Unfortunately, athletes go broke all too frequently. We can, however, learn from their mistakes.


Is Your "Lazy" Portfolio a Little Too Lazy? Probably, Yes

It’s good to take the long-term view and keep things simple, but is it best to set your future on cruise control with a lazy portfolio?

10 Famous Investment Quotes and What We Can Learn From Them

You can learn a great deal from a brief yet brilliant quote. Here are 10 quotes by your favorite investors and their lessons.


Why Do the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Keep Breaking Records?

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones are flying high this year, breaking records left, right, and center. So why is this happening? And is it sustainable?


4 Investing Principles to Help You Save on Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping is an exciting, but stressful, part of the year. Sometimes we let our emotions get the best of us. We can turn to behavioral finance for lessons on how we can become "rational shoppers."


How the "Saved by the Bell" Cast Would Invest in the Stock Market

Zack Morris, AC Slater, Kelly Kapowski...and the rest of the gang. Check out how your favourite Saved By The Bell characters would fare in the stock market.


Is "Too Big to Fail" Gone Forever?

Have we gotten past and learned from the 2008 financial crisis? Or is "too big to fail twice" the new motto?