The Secret to Predictable Profits

Whether you’re talking about investing in the stock market... Investing in start-ups... Or even founding your own start-up… A simple rule can help you identify opportunities with the most profit potential... In The Beginning... A few years ago, right when Matt and I decided to launch Crowdability, we spent some…

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Three Retirement Killers

Unless you’re independently wealthy or you’re more than 25 years from retirement, you should be worried—very worried. You see, the average retiree has next to nothing saved for retirement... And nearly half of all Americans have nothing saved at all. But what’s even worse is this: Almost no one is…

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How Much You REALLY Need to Retire

Most workers in the U.S. retire between the ages of 60 and 65. So what you’ll read next might come as a surprise: The average 50-year-old has less than $50,000 saved for retirement… And 45% of Americans have nothing saved at all. Zero! What’s your situation? Do you have enough?…

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Peter Lynch's #1 Rule for Start-up Investing

A few years ago, a middle-aged guy named Jeremy heard about a new start-up. He didn’t fully understand what the company did, but he thought it had potential—so he made a small investment in it. Long story short: every $5,000 he invested turned into $1.25 million. Today, I’ll tell you…

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95% Cash!?

I couldn’t believe my ears... I’d been enjoying a pre-flight cocktail at the George Bush Airport in Houston, casually chatting with some folks at the bar. Most of them were well-dressed professionals in their late 50s. Soon, the topic of the stock market came up—and as they told me, they…

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IPO Conspiracy Revealed...

Fortune just dropped a bombshell: The pending IPO of SnapChat—one of the most anticipated tech IPOs since Facebook—might be a hoax. You can’t make this stuff up. As Fortune reported on Monday, it’s become aware of a “conspiracy theory” that Snap’s massive IPO is just a ploy. But a ploy…

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The Worst Wealthy Investor I Know

Let me tell you about a guy I know. Based on his investment track record, you’d think he’d be broke by now. For example, on one investment he made, he lost more than $25 million. More recently, he made 21 different investments—and almost half of them went belly-up. But here’s…

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Debunking Three Angel Investing Myths

Nearly three years ago, Matt and I set out on a mission: We aimed to teach everyday investors how to make money in early-stage investing. From the very beginning, naysayers said it couldn’t be done. Thankfully we ignored them. More than 100,000 investors have now subscribed to our free and…

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Your biggest regrets...

The other night, Matt and I were having drinks with one of our investors at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis. Somehow, we got onto the topic of regrets. As we sipped our cocktails, each of us spun a tale or two about a lost love, or a…

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