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Put Your Money Where the Women Are

Equities, bonds, cash, and...women? Right now gender doesn’t loom large in most asset allocation strategies, but some people are saying it should. That’s because several studies suggest that having women at the helm of a company may aid its...

Hot Buys on Second Homes

Thinking about buying a second home? The time is right. Sales of investment homessurged "an extraordinary 64.5 percent" in 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re wondering which markets offer the best deals, head for...

Joy Marcus Has a Winning Strategy

Clink! MoreWorth’s casual correspondent, Alison Brower, discovers dollar-cost averaging, Over Drinks with Joy Marcus, Venture Partner, DFJ Gotham Ventures. When I first started investing on my own—in addition to my 401K—I was young, single, and...

Sow the Seeds of a Start-up

Ever wonder why you didn’t invest in Google (or some other start-up) way back when and cash out? Put simply, you couldn’t. But you can now, thanks to a key feature of the JOBS Act. Investing in start-ups has historically been reserved for “the...

Get a Return on Responsibility

Your money reflects who you are. You buy organic, recycle, and generally try to live a good life. You want your portfolio to reflect those ethics. But investors who want to add “doing good” to their returns have to be savvy, even when considering...

Turn Down the Volatility on Your Investments

Looking for an antidote to the queasy feeling you have about the markets? Low-volatility exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could be the tonic you’re looking for. In general, ETFs offer investors a cheaper and (in some ways) easier means of getting...

Build Your Best Cellar, for Less

Envy your pals who always seem to serve the perfect bottle of wine? Envy ends here—once you start your own wine cellar, stocked (yes) with bottles for $30 or less.   Pick It The trick is picking bottles that are “age-worthy,” says Mark Censits,...

Before You Bet on High-Yield Bonds, Read This

Greece. Portugal. Spain. Italy. Like their art, food, wine (and men), these sultry, volatile countries’ high-yield bonds may seem enticing right now. A 10-year Italian government bond is currently yielding 6.25%. A Portugese bond? You’re looking...

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