The 25 Most Expensive Pens In The World

The golden age of fountain pens started in the roaring 1920’s when pens became works of art and treasured status symbols. Nowadays few people even walk around with a pen. Nevertheless, there is still an active market for fine writing instruments – and buyers willing to pay premium prices for them. Celebrities such as Edward […]

Nutmeg Review: How Investing Should Be

Nutmeg is a new online investment tool based in the UK that is injecting spice into the retail investment market and makes managing your investment portfolio as easy as pie. It was founded in 2011 by a team of former City (London) investment managers. The web-based discretionary investment management company provides similar services to those […]

How much money does it take to be considered "rich" in the US

Are you rich? The smart money says you answered “no” to that question, regardless of how much money you have. According to a report by investment bank UBS, only 28% of people with $1 million to $5 million in assets considered themselves wealthy. Even when you ask people with more than $5 million in assets, […]

Family Trusts

You may have a vague idea of what a trust is, or at least what you think a trust is. You’ve thrown around the term “trust fund baby” more than a few times. You figure that trusts are something for rich people, not for ordinary folks. It’s true that many affluent people establish trusts. But […]

health is wealth

Knowing how to make money is important but, without a healthy lifestyle, key factors enabling the task can be sorely affected.  Energy levels, mental sharpness, and communication skills can all drop to unproductive levels.  Both the National Institutes for Health, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide valuable information regarding behaviors necessary […]

retirement changes

401(k) and IRA changes coming in 2015

With colder temperatures across the nation, and the holidays finally behind us, many financially savvy individuals and households have already began to turn their thoughts to taxes; specifically, the changes made by Congress and the IRS for 2015 that impact Individual Retirement Accounts and 401 (k) retirement plans. Several significant changes in store for this […]

Stock Market

If you are looking to invest in individual stocks in 2015, you are going to want to look at the fundamentals of the company in order to know if it is a potentially good investment. Of course, there is always going to be uncertainty in the markets, but by taking a look at companies which […]

sign up

Shortly after the initial open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) ended, President Barack Obama triumphantly announced that 7.1 million Americans had signed up for private health insurance polices through the federal and state exchanges last year. A last-minute surge pushed enrollment figures past the original goal of 7 million […]


Interestingly enough, gold remains intact; an ever present commodity.  Silver, on the other hand, is being used up and discarded.  We are in a silver crisis at present and a host of people are buying up silver while they can.  Let’s take a look at why this is happening. Increasing Number Of Uses The Silver […]


The Dow Jones closed at an all-time high on Tuesday, pushing past the 18,000 mark for the first time in history and closing at 18,024.17. Many are saying that the market delivered an early Christmas present as it sailed past the 18,000 milestone within moments of the opening bell. This is especially exciting considering that […]