• What Richard Branson Taught Me About Business

    … Richard Branson is one of the greatest business minds ever and has changed the way we fly and do business. For those of you not familiar with him, he is the founder of Virgin Atlantic with an estimated worth of 4.9 billion as of October 2014. I know your asking yourself: How can he be related to blogging? His fundamental principles can be applied…

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  • Investment Liquidity Applied To Online Advertising

    … I’m completely obsessed with investing, and I also happen to be a marketer. It is no consequence that this investment enthusiast built his career in digital marketing, as these two paradigms live in parallel universes. Best practices and frameworks from investing often apply to online marketing, and vice versa. Today, I’m excited to discuss…

    Ian Lopuch/ PPC Ianin Paid Search- 8 readers -
  • Why You Might Want To Buy Silver Right Now

    … About eight years ago the global financial system went into complete meltdown. Sub-prime mortgage holders in the US started to default on their loan repayments. When they did, the whole financial derivatives edifice began to collapse. Soon the biggest banks in the world were on the verge of going out of business. (You can view a time line…

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  • DC Startup Fundrise Is Redefining How We Invest in Real Estate

    … Photo courtesy of DCInno Building Manhattan’s 3 World Trade Center is projected to cost more than $2 billion, and difficulties paying the bill have delayed construction several times. Fundrise, an online platform for investing in real estate, is helping fix that problem and others like it. The company’s technology opens doors for individuals…

    Street Fightin How To's- 16 readers -
  • Do You Have a Debt Problem or an Income Problem?

    … Have you ever listen to a financial radio show like The Dave Ramsey Show or The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman? Ever noticed how often they talk about the debt problems of the people who call in? It seems like everyone calling into the shows have debt problems. In this Driving with John Chow episode, I make the case that most people don’t…

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  • Business Lessons Learned From The Oil Market

    … Before I even get started on today’s post, I want to add the disclaimer that this post is meant to be unbiased, and free of politics. As many of you know, I am an investor and follow many different markets and sectors. It just so happens that the oil market has been incredibly volatile this year, making it a superb business case study. As someone…

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  • Approaching Business As An Investor

    I’m an investor with a lifelong obsession for cash flow. If you’ve been reading PPC Ian for a while, you probably already know that (from my posts about topics such as Lending Club). I recently started a new role, one where I’m able to combine my passions for investing, marketing, leadership, technology, and general management. My passion for investing seems to enter all aspects of my role.

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  • Why Market Timing Doesn’t Matter And When Does It Costs A Fortune

    … Image Credit: Flickr When I started Minterest back in 2006 it was a personal finance blog — and my goal was to aggregate all things personal finance. Later in 2007 I transformed the website into an internet marketing and technology blog and coined the tagline “Money, Internet, Investing”. But I never published any investing related blog posts…

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  • The Guns and Butter Theory

    … The guns and butter theory goes way back to the founding of America. The Indians had butter, the settlers had guns. We know who took over. Today the gun and butter theory is used as an investment analogy. Basically, we can buy two things with our money; guns or butter. What’s the difference between the two? Guns appreciate while butter…

    John Chow/ John Chow dot Com- 4 readers -
  • Looking Rich Vs. Being Rich

    … of genuinely rich people, and the lifestyles they enjoy. There are two groups of people with serious money: the glittering rich (think Donald Trump or Larry Ellison) and the millionaires next door. The glittering rich are people with so much money that spending really doesn’t matter. They own multiple cars, multiple homes, and they tend to throw…

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  • Driving with John Chow – The Number 1 Rule of Investing

    … the number one rule when it comes to investing and investments: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What The Government Takes When it comes to investments, you must always think after tax return. Taxes can have a huge impact on the return on your money. While you’re thinking after tax, you should also consult with your financial planner before buying into any…

    John Chow/ John Chow dot Com- 8 readers -
  • Why You Should Never Live On Cash

    … “Learn To Live On Cash” At first, this seems like good financial advice: pay cash for everything you buy, and you’ll never get into financial trouble. A slew of TV shows, like Till Debt Do Us Part, Suze Orman, and Maxed Out, features people who got themselves into a financial mess because they let their credit card debt get out of control…

    John Chow/ John Chow dot Com- 8 readers -
  • Don’t Own Stocks? You Should (With Loyal3)

    … marketing professional). I’m truly excited to introduce Loyal3 today, a disruptive game-changer. What is Loyal3? Loyal3 is an SIPC member stock broker that makes investing accessible to everyone (including you). Ever want to buy an individual stock but don’t want to pay commissions? Loyal3 charges no commissions by batching your order with others…

    Ian Lopuch/ PPC Ianin Paid Search- 5 readers -
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