11 Simple Ways to Save on Utilities

11 Simple Ways to Save on Utilities

The idea of watching the needle on your electric meter turn backward instead of forward is a wondrous concept for any homeowner. Unfortunately, the materials needed to make this dream a reality -- solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal heating, a solar-powered water heater, recaptured rain water -- can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Read more

The Shocking Truth About Donald Trump's Rise To Success

The Shocking Truth About Donald Trump's Rise To Success

You've probably heard his popular catchphrase, "You're fired!" The Donald has long been a bombastic figure on the American financial scene. Read more

The Secret To Drama-Free Discussions About Inheritance

The Secret To Drama-Free Discussions About Inheritance

When aviator, film producer and engineer Howard Hughes died in 1976, no will was found. Suddenly, a gas station attendant named Melvin Dummar arrived on the scene waving a handwritten will. Read more

The Downside of Diversification

The Downside of Diversification

One of the most widely accepted principles of investing is you must diversify to reduce risk. Unfortunately, there's a problem with diversification. Read more

The Top 4 Places CFOs Hide Fudged Numbers

The Top 4 Places CFOs Hide Fudged Numbers

Over my 15 years of meeting with company management teams, one thing became abundantly clear. The chief executive officer (CEO) was the company's head cheerleader, while the company's chief financial officer (CFO) more reliably counted upon to give the unvarnished truth. Read more

5 States Where ID Theft Is Booming (And The Surprising Reasons Why)

5 States Where ID Theft Is Booming (And The Surprising Reasons Why)

As people flock to states like Florida and Texas for a warmer climate, someone they would rather not see is following them. Of the top five states among reported identity thefts, all are in the southernmost regions of the country. Read more

4 Strategies to Profit from This Chaotic Earnings Season

4 Strategies to Profit from This Chaotic Earnings Season

Every three months a fresh earnings season comes around to challenge investors. They worry what will happen to their stocks when earnings are announced. Read more

4 Dos And Don'ts About Companies With Lawsuits Attached

4 Dos And Don'ts About Companies With Lawsuits Attached

When Quant Advisor CEO Richard Dude used to research companies to invest in, the first thing he would do was google the company name and the word "lawsuit." If a lawsuit came up, he'd nix the idea of investment. Read more

10 Things to Know About Every Cash Flow Statement

10 Things to Know About Every Cash Flow Statement

Compared with the income statement or the balance sheet, the cash flow statement gets perhaps the least amount of attention from everyday investors. Ironically, the cash flow statement can be the most telling of the three financial statements; in fact, it's the only financial statement that matters to many investors. Read more

4 Reasons To Love Monthly Dividend Stocks

4 Reasons To Love Monthly Dividend Stocks

Recently, I investigated installing solar panels on my roof to reduce my monthly energy bills. The financial calculations are fairly involved. Read more