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Barbara Friedberg

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Barbara Friedberg, MBA, MS is editor-in-chief of Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.com where she writes to educate, inspire, and motivate for wealth in money and life. Learn about personal finance from a real life Portfolio Manager & MBA professor! Stop by the website and download a valuable free eBook, 20 Minute Guide to Investing.
July 27, 2012 1:45 PM
Retirement is inevitable. At some point, you will not be able to work. Robert Teitelman wrote about the scary prospects for retirees in The Looming R ...
June 12, 2012 3:05 PM
Corporate SEC documents required by law must include a risk section. Every public company must outline potential risks. Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) init ...
May 24, 2012 9:05 AM
A recent Bloomberg Businessweek article, “Mr. Normal Meets Mrs. Merkel” got me thinking. Why are Americans screaming about their tax levels? We ha ...
April 20, 2012 3:03 PM
The recent news of Best Buy’s (NYSE: BBY) store closings is just a continuation of the travails of bricks and mortar retail. Walk the streets of ...
April 03, 2012 11:50 AM
Know any recent college grads with great full time jobs outside of the technology field? What about those 20 something's scrapping by with a part time ...
January 15, 2012 7:56 PM
In Louis Bedigian’s Are Facebook Ads Selling Deception? the question was asked and answered whether the consumer is being abused by finding advertis ...
December 27, 2011 10:00 AM
Everywhere you turn, there is Europe fear. The banks are in trouble, and are having difficulty meeting the new capital requirements. The Bloomberg Eur ...
December 02, 2011 4:39 PM
“To the extent that the IPO price is a forecast of the secondary market price for the stock, these forecasts are not only biased downward (underpric ...
November 14, 2011 2:34 PM
For those of you who've been under a rock the past few days, former Penn State Defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky has single handedly brought down ...
October 04, 2011 11:46 AM
“Supervision, oversight and monitoring of our own banking systems. Standing ready to provide backstop liquidity if necessary,” -Ben Bernanke's de ...
September 20, 2011 10:14 AM
There are many ideas about market timing, stock valuation, and financial ratios. Text books, popular finance books, blogs, and television offer a buff ...
September 08, 2011 8:23 PM
Problem; High unemployment, stagnant economic growth, government infighting. Goal; Make businesses feel confident that there is a bright economic fu ...
August 31, 2011 12:03 PM
Consider these questions: How long will foreigners be funding our debt? Will the massive debt stifle future growth? How much is too much debt? Acco ...
August 23, 2011 4:34 PM
HISTORY As a multi decade real estate investor and portfolio manager I have never seen a lending and real estate environment such as this one. During ...
July 26, 2011 10:16 PM
There is impending fear and panic by the talking heads in the business media. We are days away from the debt ceiling deadline with dire predictions fo ...
July 11, 2011 3:43 PM
One would think that in a weak economy there would be little innovation and a healthy dose of fear in creating new products. Not so, according to Inno ...
June 16, 2011 1:09 PM
Have you heard of Unwind (OTC: FBEC.OB), Dream Water or Drank? These newest “sleep aid” beverages are the flip side of Red Bull and its wake up cr ...
June 09, 2011 2:32 PM
While listening to CNBC this morning on my Sirius XM radio I heard the CEO of Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) discussing the IPO. After using the word transform ...
June 06, 2011 4:41 PM
I couldn't believe it, and from the U.S. government at that. I BONDS I bonds offer current annualized yields of 4.6%. Who would have thought that yi ...
June 02, 2011 11:35 AM
I am sick and tired of the formulaic and short sited investment advice in the mainstream media. Stan Choe and Elizabeth Gramling wrote “What to do n ...