Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, July 06, 2015 7:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Judging by the list of wealthiest self-made individuals, America is still the land of opportunity.

Monday, May 26, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Hong Kong has the highest proportion of self-made, billionaire entrepreneurs.

Monday, May 19, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Helping create a new generation of entrepreneurs is a niche investment for the wealthy.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:35 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Researchers run experiments to tease out gender and attractiveness bias in investing.

Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:31 pm
By Judy Martel ·

A survey of young students reveals a majority of aspiring entrepreneurs who want to follow in Steve Jobs’ footsteps by inventing something that changes the world. However, the results of the survey also show that their career development and business acumen will have to be stepped up if they are going to reach these goals.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

If you can’t find a job, consider creating your own. People ages 55 to 64 accounted for about one-quarter of new entrepreneurs in 2010, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. It’s a trend on the upswing. In 1996 — the first year the Kaufman Foundation did this survey —  the over-55 crowd represented

Monday, April 11, 2011 3:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Starting a business in retirement has lots of advantages from an income as well as a tax standpoint. One of the options worth considering is buying a franchise because you don’t have to start from scratch. The business basics are already in place. A franchise broker like David Goldbaum of makes his living selling

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:20 pm
By Judy Martel ·

Think you could never become a millionaire? Take inspiration from some college students who are already there. Fifteen college students, profiled over three years by Forbes, all made their wealth through entrepreneurship. Many saw a market need and filled it, while others turned a hobby into a business. Nearly all of them are already “serial