Tonight, you'll ring in the new year, and the clock will start ticking to get going on all the resolutions you've made for 2011. As tough as it can be to follow through on promises to improve yourself and your finances, breaking it down into manageable steps can mean the difference between wishing for change and actually getting it done.
Investors like to think that the financial advisors they work with are 100% focused on making sure they pick the best investments. But now more than ever, advisors have their own jobs to worry about -- and as Wall Street deals with increasing regulation and pressures on profits, you may find yourself on the short end of the customer-service stick.
Great investors don't succeed all by themselves. Even if you're the most independent, self-motivated investor you can be, you still need to have the best information and research resources, as well as access to the investments you want and flawless executions when you pull the trigger and invest.
In a convincing sign that the real estate market is rebounding, apartment sales in Manhattan have almost doubled in the first quarter this year, according to a sales reports released by the city’s major brokers Friday.