April 29, 2017 3:31 am

How to Invest in Smart Home Technology

 

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed the promises and perils of the Smart Home, as well as why this segment is on the cusp of breaking into the mainstream. Naturally, it’s time to ask: “How can I profit from this?” Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer.  Ideally, there would be one or two tickers predicted […]

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How to Leverage Your Small Business Financing

 

Small-business owners have great tools to secure their futures: SEP IRAs, Solo-401(k)s and Simple IRAs. Here’s how to put them to work. Owning your own small business is a popular notion in the United States. With more than 28 million small businesses in the U.S. representing over 50% of the working population in this country, […]

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Tax Benefits for Self-Employed

 

  The best way to be financially independent while keeping your tax liability low is to be self-employed. You don’t necessarily need to own a huge business to enjoy the perks. It can be a smart part-time or full-time business. Having your own business offers you a plenty of advantages. You have the freedom to […]

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Trends in Angel Investing

 

“Tell me about your cap table?” I asked the founder of an early-stage startup. He was clearly passionate about his business, and had assembled a top-notch team to help him achieve his ambitious vision. But the grit and determination that helped him overcome the challenges of his current and former startups seemed to falter a bit […]

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How Does Quora Make Money?

 

How Does Quоrа Mаkе Mоnеу? Quоrа іѕ a bіllіоn dоllаr social media start-up, fundеd wіth оvеr $160 mіllіоn in venture саріtаl. Thе rаріdlу growing crowdsourced Q&A platform іѕ rеlіаnt оn a strong соmmunіtу which рrоvіdеѕ quеѕtіоnѕ, responses, and up аnd dоwn vоtеѕ to create, еdіt and оrgаnіzе the growing рlаtfоrm. Aсtіvе uѕеrѕ іnсludе celebrities, CEOs, […]

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Index Funds Are Improving Corporate Governance

 

What happens when index funds run Corporate America? Hedge fund activist Bill Ackman posed that question recently in his fund’s annual letter to investors. It’s a really good one. No one knows what consequences the boom of passive investment funds will have for the corporations they own. It’s something my coauthors and I explore in […]

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