How Do Shark Tank Deals Compare To VC Investing In Real life?

Every Friday night on ABC’s hit business reality show Shark Tank, entrepreneurs pitch a panel of celebrity investors, known as sharks, to start, grow or save their businesses. “The entrepreneurs must convince the sharks to invest the full amount or they walk away with nothing,” the voiceover says as we […]

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The Most Important Estate Planning Issue Boomers Need To Address

If you’re like me, with parents who are retired but still very self-sufficient, concerns about elder financial abuse or my Boomer parents’ inability to handle their own affairs is seemingly something that THEIR generation needs to worry about, not me. But as I reflect this Mother’s Day on how fortunate […]

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Donald Trump’s Federal Budget Psychosis Gets Visibly Worse

  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks onto a stage for a rally Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Lynden, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Before I say anything about Donald Trump’s latest federal budget craziness, let’s remember that he previously has willingly and apparently very proudly displayed his psychotic fiscal […]

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Meet The 7 Music Startups That Were Featured At Canadian Music Week

This past Thursday, Canadian Music Week held its first annual Startup Launch Pad, a pitch competition for startups in the music industry. Seven had been chosen to compete, and one was deemed the best in the end. Notetracks, a new collaborative program that helps musicians based in different places make the […]

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A Prius For The 2020s: Tesla’s ‘Hell Bent’ Push To Make The Model 3 Affordable

Tesla Model 3: 400,000 orders. Model 3 in, Prius out. That’s my prediction. The most-prominent symbol to date of the green car could be replaced by the Model 3 — if Tesla can make lots of them. Elon Musk wasted no time this past week, during the company’s earnings conference call, in […]

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Qatar and Unions “Hopping Mad.” Volkswagen Board: “No English, We Are German.”

Hussain Ali Al-Abdulla (L), vice chairman of the Qatar Holding LLC and supervisory board member of Volkswagen AG , and Chief Operating Officer of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Qatar Holding LLC Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari (R) (Photo: OLIVER HARDT/AFP/Getty Images) Losing sympathies around the world through dieselgate cheating probably isn’t […]

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