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Learn how to get the most out of your money so you can invest in your future, your way.

What Does Money Mean to You?

Everyone knows that money is important, but have you ever considered why it's important to you? Here's how you can leave meaningless spending in 2018 and find out what makes your money worth it.

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Steps For a Brighter Financial Future in 2019

You shouldn't check your investments that often, but you should re-evaluate your financial plan every now and then. Here are a few steps to help you improve your finances in 2019!

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Mergers and Stock Value ft. Professor Fred Bereskin

In this episode, Francis and Ogi talk to Professor Fred Bereskin to discuss what makes a successful merger, how it affects the value of a company, and how a stock price is generally determined.

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How Are Stock Prices Determined?

Stock prices can seem to rise and fall at random, but there’s a method to the madness. Sort of. While nobody can predict when prices will rise and fall, we do know a few reasons why the market is so volatile.

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Passive Income Deep Dive

In this episode, Francis teaches you more about rental income, P2P lending, dividend investing, and other passive income strategies to get a better idea of which one is right for you.

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3 Passive Income Strategies

Having a passive income stream is a great way to achieve financial independence and afford yourself some more freedom. Three ways to do this are dividend investing, real estate, and peer to peer lending.

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Behavior and Investing ft. Joe Saul-Sehy

In this episode, Francis and Ogi are joined by Joe Saul-Sehy of the Stacking Benjamins show. Joe shares his tips for how to improve your financial health by changing your behavior.

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Emperor Updates: October 2018

This month was all about changes for Emperor Investments. We rebranded our podcast to Fireside Finance, started working on partnerships with financial advisors, and updated our Instagram account.

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How to Become a Better Investor by Changing Your Behavior

Robo-advisors and other wealth management options are just tools to improve your personal finances. But how you use those tools, your behavior, is what really determines your financial success.

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An Interview with our Co-Founders

In this episode, find out why we decided to rebrand our podcast and the type of content you can expect from the show. Additionally, learn more about our founders and get a sneak peek of our new products.

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Does Bitcoin Make Cents?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are incredible innovations in finance. But the real star of the show is Blockchain technology in the development of a decentralized banking system.

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Should You Trust Financial Analysts?

In this episode of the Emperor Teaches podcast, Dr. Tapon explains the difference between buy-side and sell-side financial analysts and why one of them writes reports that you shouldn't trust.

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Emperor Updates: September 2018

This month we had incredible client growth and are eager to help more people grow their wealth! We also attended our first conference since launch and can't wait to share the outcomes.

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Are Stocks Riskier Than Bonds?

In this episode of the Emperor Teaches podcast, Dr. Tapon compares different investments to equity investing. He also shares a tip for successful investing that helped him survive the financial crisis.

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Credit Scores 101

Your credit score likely got a boost recently. Learn why that happened, why you should care about your credit score, and get tips on how you can build your credit score even higher.

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Growth vs. Value Investing

In this episode of the Emperor Teaches podcast, Dr. Tapon explores the differences and similarities between growth and value investing and what dividends mean for you as a shareholder.

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Emperor Updates: August 2018

This month, we had a big focus on content and continued to build up our blog and podcast with the goal of getting people to a better place with their money. Read on to see exactly what we were up to this month.

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The State of Robo-Advisors ft. Chris Burdick

In this episode, Dr. Tapon is joined by Emperor Investments CEO, Brenna Casserly, and the founder of BestRoboAdvisors.org, Chris Burdick. They discuss the current state of robo-advisors, how AI could shape the investing space, and the future of robo-advising as an investment option.

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The 411 on 529s

How can parents, grandparents and others can be financially prepared for what could be some pretty daunting costs, particularly if your college-bound kid someday picks an out-of-state school option? One option: the 529 savings plan.

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Who is Harry Markowitz? Part 2

In the second and final part of this series, Dr. Tapon continues his story about Harry Markowitz and explains how portfolio optimization came to be. Learn about the part Bill Sharpe had to play, the ‘Nobel Prize’ winning research that almost all robo-advisors use, and how Emperor uses this research when constructing pure equity portfolios.

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How to Bear-Proof Your Portfolio

The terms “Bull” and “Bear” markets have been thrown around quite often recently. But what exactly do these words mean and why should you care? In this blog, we break down the market conditions and put them under the microscope to bring you up to date with the terms and what they could mean for your portfolio.

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Emperor Updates: July 2018

This blog post is a little different than usual. Your support means a lot to the whole team, and since transparency is one of our key pillars, we want you to know as much as possible about us. Here are the highlights from our first month of operation.

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Six ‘Impossible’ Things Before Breakfast

For many, summer is vacation time. Your portfolio, however, gets no break; it has to keep working for you for as long as you’re invested in the market. To keep you on top of your investing game, we've outlined six financial tips and best practices for the summer months.

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Who is Harry Markowitz?

In part one of this two-part episode, Dr. Tapon gives you some background on Harry Markowitz, the father of modern portfolio theory.

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Up and Down and Up Again

No matter where you fall on the experience spectrum, there’s nothing like rampant market volatility to strike terror into the hearts of investors. But take comfort, to better acquaint you with the whys and wherefores of market volatility, we've created a short primer to help you navigate what seems to be this year’s new normal.

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Welcome to Emperor Investments

We recognize that investing is complicated and selecting equities can be a daunting task. That’s why we pioneered a tech-driven platform that takes the guesswork out of stock-picking. The result: a straightforward approach to investing to help meet your financial goals.

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