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Scott Bernard Nelson

30 Recent Stories

3 Financial Building Blocks

These financial planning basics will keep you on track for the future.
November 17, 2008 in Financing

Doing Well By Doing Good

Giving money away can make financial sense, even for relatively young earners.
October 15, 2008 in Money

Number Crunchers

Online calculators help you play "what if" games with your finances.
September 1, 2008 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Green Tech Grows Up

Is the grass getting greener for alternative energy investing?
August 1, 2008 in Entrepreneur Magazine

One for All

When it comes to managing your money, you don't have to go it alone--social networking can help.
June 1, 2008 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Between Peers

Could a new wave of social lending sites be a good place for your investment dollars?
May 1, 2008 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Taking Stock

How will the economy affect your investments this year?
April 1, 2008 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Escape the AMT Trap

The AMT is in limbo, but you don't have to be. Start planning now to avoid tax season surprises.
February 7, 2008 in Entrepreneur Magazine

The Golden Rule

Recession worries? Look past the pot of gold and set your sights on commodities.
February 1, 2008 in Entrepreneur Magazine

World View

As the dollar declines, set your sights on diversification.
January 1, 2008 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Take Control

Your business's finances are in good shape--but what about your own?
January 1, 2008 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Death Trap Ahead

Death bonds may sound like a good investment--but are they?
December 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Is China a Stock Goldmine?

Olympics fever hits China--should your investments follow?
November 1, 2007 in Investment Options

Written in the Polls

A crystal ball won't help you predict where the stock market is going, but the 2008 election may.
October 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Wrap It Up

With a new rule that holds brokers to the same standards as financial planners, the wrap-account romance may be coming to an end.
September 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Finish Line

For VC-backed companies, M&A is usually how the story ends.
August 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Exchange-Traded vs. Index Funds

Tried-and-true index funds still rank highest on our list, but exchange-traded funds can add spice to a well-rounded portfolio.
August 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Play It Safe

There's plenty of room in your portfolio for stocks--but to ride the wave of market volatility, diversify with bonds, too.
July 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Too Revealing?

The scoop on funds of funds.
June 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Join the Club

Want help putting together your portfolio? Investment clubs are a great way to network and learn about stocks--while having fun, too.
June 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

It Adds Up

New research reveals that most investors are leaving money on the table. Here's how to cash in on that sizable chunk of change.
May 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Flipping More Than a Fad?

There's still money to be made in short-term real estate investing, but with markets cooling, be prepared to put in some hard work.
April 4, 2007 in Business Ideas

Shed Light

Are hedge funds leaving you in the dark? Morningstar's extensive database might be a good place to start your research.
April 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

A New Twist on Index Funds

A new twist on an old concept shakes up the index fund universe. With some research and observation, it could work for you.
March 1, 2007 in Personal Finance

Should You Invest in Distressed Properties?

Buying distressed properties can be a fruitful investment, but profiting is no simple matter. Make sure you've done your research.
February 1, 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Free Stock Trades for All

Brokerages offering free stock trades are nothing new, but thanks to one online upstart, the concept just might take flight.
January 1, 2007 in Personal Finance

Checking Out Online Investment Advice

Finding credible investment advice in the endless supply online can be a daunting task. Here's how to get started.
December 1, 2006 in Personal Finance

Dish It Out

Pension offerings continue to dissolve, but new laws reward employers whose workers pump up their 401(k)s.
November 1, 2006 in Lifestyle

Risky Realty

Real estate professionals and institutional investors see benefits in housing futures. But Dick and Jane homeowner, use caution.
October 1, 2006 in Lifestyle

Choosing a Bank to Get a Loan From

Big banks are competing for your business. How can you decide which one is best for you and your company?
September 1, 2006 in Bank Loans and Microloans