Rebecca joined TheStreet after working as a copy editor at the Washington City Paper and as managing editor of Latina Style Magazine. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Amherst College and an MFA in fiction writing from NYU.
Continuing with our recent theme of learning from each other, this week's question hopes to dig a little deeper into lessons learned over the years, particularly when it comes to investing for retirement. If you could start investing for your retirement all over again, what would you do differently knowing what you know now? Here's what several of you had to say in response. The rest of you, please chime in below in the comments!
Last week, I highlighted some of the newest authors to the Dividends & Income space on Seeking Alpha. In the comments, many of you chimed in to share your own favorite authors - including some of D&I's anchors and legends. Which got me thinking. This community is remarkably supportive and appreciative of one another. I love that about you guys.
The Dividends & Income area of Seeking Alpha is home to some of the website's most prolific and esteemed contributors, who have amassed great followings and regularly oversee robust comment streams for their articles. The camaraderie among some of the regular writers and commenters is admirable for a site that features a wide variety of opinions on a sensitive subject: what we should do with our hard-earned dollars. The community might strike an observer as tight-knit, or even difficult to enter.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".