April 29, 2017 3:30 am

7 Outstanding Female Investors

Female Investors

  Finance is a male-dominated profession, especially at the top. While women in the United States make up 55.4% of the total labor force in finance, they comprise only 16.6% of executive officers, 18% of board directors and 2.9% of CEOs, according to a December 2011 survey by Catalyst Research. As outsiders, women are alternately […]

Tax Benefits for Self-Employed

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  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 […]

Cost of Owning a Dog: The Truth

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You are ready. The time has come for you to invest in your very own four legged companion, your picture perfect version of “man’s best friend.” However, before we get all caught up in the cuteness and the never ending energy that comes hand in hand with purchasing a dog, let’s talk price. Furry friends make lifetime […]

How to Manage Cash Flow in Business

How to Manage Cash Flow in Business

The term cash is king is often touted in the business world, but making sure you have a steady flow of cash coming into the accounts is vital to a company’s longevity and prospects. With this in mind, Instant Offices has offered some handy advice on how to manage cash flow in your business, from […]

What Brexit Means for Your Investment Portfolio

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Today is not the day to look at your personal pension balance. You probably have less money than you did yesterday, and odds are the market will recover from the shock of the referendum. But the Brexit vote may still have long-term impacts for your wealth. If nothing else it should serve as a reminder […]

Index Funds Are Improving Corporate Governance

Index Funds

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 […]

16 Money Tricks for College Grads

Money Tricks for College Grads

After you graduate from college, it may feel like you’re pretending to be a “real adult.” You’ve spent years following a clearly paved path, and now it’s unclear how to navigate uncharted territory: a new full-time job, moving into your own place, and dealing with your student loans. But you don’t have to pretend — […]

6 Safer Funds to Buy, Low-Risk Investments

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According to Lipper, stock funds that are based in the U.S. saw the biggest weekly outflow since early January in the week ending May 4. Dismal corporate earnings were blamed. However, funds that are deemed safer than their stock counterparts attracted significant investor attention during the same timeframe. Investment-grade bond and Treasury funds saw healthy […]

Getting Out of Jury Duty: What Works and What Doesn’t

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New Yorkers are some of the hardest working and stubborn people. Some can’t leave work for even a minute, and others just can’t be bothered. For that reason, getting out of jury duty is a huge relief for the citizens of the five boroughs. As soon as people are summoned, they try to think of […]

Commission vs. fee: How to pick a financial adviser right for you

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Should you switch from a commission to a fee-based retirement account? If you work with a brokerage account, your adviser may soon ask you that very question. That’s because  under the Labor Department’s new conflict-of-interest rule, which goes into effect next April, brokers are required to discuss with their clients what meets their best interests: keeping […]

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