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Video: Fundamentals of Wealth Creation

by Michelle P.

The right techniques may make the difference between building wealth or losing your money in the market. This week’s episode discusses four key investment principles that every wealthy investor understands.

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Video: Three Ways Business Owners Benefit from the Financial Markets

by Michelle P.

Are you a business owner who is concerned about the financial stability of your business? This
week’s episode of The Wall Street Geek explains how to use the global system of financial markets
to raise operating capital, manage risk and enable buying and selling overseas.

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Video: Charitable Giving and Tax Deductions

by Michelle P.

Feeling charitable, but also fearing the pinch of making a donation this year? Watch this week’s episode of the Wall Street Geek for tips on how to make your charitable deeds improve your bottom line.

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Video: At the Kitchen Table

by Michelle P.

Do you like many other households discuss finances over the kitchen table? Then don’t miss this week’s episode of the Wall Street Geek about three important money topics to discuss at your next meeting around the kitchen table.

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Back to the Future on Wall Street

by Michelle P.

The New Yorker published a fascinating article recently that dared to ask the question of whether Wall Street positions are socially worthless in terms of their impact to society. Dude…I work on Wall Street.  So that “fascinating article” part I say with a sneer. But put me in a room where I don’t think any […]

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Beyond BRIC: The Next Big Investing Growth Story

by Michelle P.

Ever since the term “BRIC” was coined in the early 2000’s as a shorthand for describing the four countries that were anticipated to be the fuel that would power the world’s economic growth, advisors and investors have sought out ways to take a ride on this perceived gravy train. But how have the BRICs held […]

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Marriage and the Art of the Deal

by Michelle P.

So…who wants to get married? In my latest video, I referred to Time Magazine’s recent cover story pondering the future of American marriages.  I’ll save you some time:  the future is dubious. It used to be back in the old frontier days–actually, even before then–that a boy would leave his parents’ nest, take a wife, and […]

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Video: Fundamental and Technical Stock Analysis

by Michelle P.
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Quantitative Easing’s Flawed Logic

by Michelle P.

One of my favorite activities as a kid (and I’ll admit, as an adult too) is a logic puzzle.

Not just any logic puzzle, but those Dell Logic Puzzles with puzzles like “Determine which person bought which fruit”, and clues like “Noone bought apples and zucchinis” and “Harry bought what Sally didn’t”.

While these can give you a massive migraine, they’re excellent in developing deductive reasoning.

For example, let’s look at the following puzzle: “Determine the impact of Quantitative Easing on consumers”.

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Truth or Dare: Expire the Tax Cuts…Halt Job Creation?

by Michelle P.

A popular rallying cry of the conservative party is that raising taxes on the rich implies that business owners will compensate for their increased taxes by not hiring additional employees. On the surface, it’s believable. Even a few feet below the surface, there’s truth to this argument. Regulations and taxes are two areas that send […]

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