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The only way to save money has always been the same — and you can't do it without making a key distinction

May 15, 2017

dinnerWhile a bad economy or an especially low-paying job can make saving money infinitely harder, the formula for saving has always been the same. To save money, you need to spend less than you earn.

Obviously, this task becomes a lot easier when you earn more than average – or if you live in a low-co…

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10 Habits to Develop for Financial Stability and Success

May 7, 2017

10 Habits to Develop for Financial Stability and Success

Just like any goal, getting your finances stable and becoming financially successful requires the development of good financial habits.

I’ve been researching this topic extensively in the last few years in my quest to eliminate debt, increase my savings and increase financial security for…

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How to save for retirement on a tight budget

April 30, 2017

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To the average American, saving money is a mythical topic. In a recent CareerBuilder report, 78% percent of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck, up from 75% in 2016.

Retirement savings can seem unnecessary when you're barely getting by. That said, you and your spouse will ne…

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There are 3 things to understand about investing if you want to make money in the stock market

April 18, 2017

laughing friends drinking wineInvesting is anyone's game. And putting money in the stock market while you're young is one of the best — and easiest — ways you can set yourself up for a comfortable retirement.

But the reality is many people don't invest — especially younger Americans, who keep as much as 70% of their portf…

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Should I invest my emergency savings in the stock market?

April 7, 2017

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How much of your emergency savings should be held in a savings account instead of the stock market or other account that has higher returns with various risks?—Mary

There's no question you should always have some money tucked away for emergencies.

Most financial advisers recommend keepin…

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Knowing When To Invest -- It's Not When You Think

March 29, 2017

Startup investing is a funny thing. Sometimes it feels like you are on fire. You see exciting companies and founders coming one right after another. Other times, nothing coming through the pipeline feels quite right, no matter how many you are seeing. After experiencing several of these hot and cold…

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7 absolutely important questions to ask before investing

March 17, 2017

7 absolutely important questions to ask before investing

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Investing in the right instrument is what an investor vies for. After all, it is his hard earned money that he wants to multiply along with ensuring a financial stability for his golden years and difficult times. Saving is a key to any kind of investment, but merely saving wou…

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How to Come Back from Bankruptcy

March 3, 2017

After spending several years fighting with creditors, you decided to file for bankruptcy. You never thought to find out how long bankruptcy can affect your credit score. And now that your credit score and confidence have taken a hit, you feel hopeless. But don’t fret because there’s a light at the e…

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9 smart things to buy as an investment in your future

February 20, 2017

9 smart things to buy as an investment in your future

Making sure you have enough wealth through old age used to be simpler. The idea behind pensions was that your employer would guarantee you a set payout once you retired and handle the investing decisions required to grow the money you would eventually receive.

But the pension safety net is fu…

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3 ways to invest like Warren Buffett

February 12, 2017

A cottage industry of asset managers, financial advisors and investment can give you their takes on how to be just like Warren Buffett.

You can skip the circus of wannabes and hear from the Oracle of Omaha directly in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway a shareholder, which was published Sa…

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3 Risks of Investing in the Stock Market

February 5, 2017

buy or sell volatile stocksRisk and reward are inextricably intertwined, and therefore, risk is inherent in all financial instruments. As a consequence, wise investors seek to minimize risk as much as possible without diluting the potential rewards. Warren Buffett, a recognized stock market investor, reportedly explained his …

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How to Secure Your Savings (Part 2)

January 27, 2017

What does 'financial institution' exactly refer to?

There is no cut-and-dry answer. For many years, banks have been absorbed by others or merged with other banks, making the definition hard to delineate. It all depends on the technical nature of the company's personality as it is registered at th…

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How to Secure Your Savings (Part 1)

January 20, 2017

How to Secure Your Savings (Part 1)

The collapse of Northern Rock, Bradford & Bingley, and Icelandic banks caused a lot of panic several years back, leading people to wonder whether their savings are safe at all. What steps can we take to secure our savings from such a terrifying and real threat?

We will provide a detailed safe…

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Evaluating Your Investment Returns

January 15, 2017

According to David Fabian, “A vital part of Investment success depends upon one’s ability to compare historical returns with an index or benchmark.

Doing so will let you measure if your approach meets the performance expectations or evaluate the efficiency of somebody else’s recommendation pr…

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Why value investing could be the riskiest investment strategy

January 7, 2017

Why value investing could be the riskiest investment strategyFor many years, value investing has grown to become a very popular and profitable investment strategy. Among those who consider value investing as a viable choice are Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett – two of the most successful value investors with spectacular gains over a long period of time.

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Tips for Avoiding Financial Mistakes for Millennials

December 31, 2016

Tips for Avoiding Financial Mistakes for MillennialsIf you are in your early and feel you should prepare yourself for financial success while avoiding serious mistakes, what do you need to do? Here are some valuable tips.

Firstly, relax! You are in the best time to be enjoying life; and getting started on the road to a secure financial future is o…

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How and When to be Average Joe or Average Jane

December 25, 2016

Most people fall in the so-called “average” or “median” range. After all things are counted and considered, the statistical middle-ground is where all things tend to gravitate – the world of the, sorry for the term: mediocre.

To be honest, no one wants to be mediocre, run-of-the-mil…

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Effective growth investing lessons from master investors

December 20, 2016

How do you achieve sustainable growth in investing? One needs to choose those leading companies that are prepared to provide strong, consistent and long-term increases in profits and revenue. These are the firms that reward their shareholders with above-average market returns.

Apply these tips co…

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Making Thousands through IRA Investing Tips

December 15, 2016

For beginners as well as veterans in IRA investing, here are a few important things to consider. Newbie investors obviously need education in fundamental matters while long-time investors can always benefit from new ways to enhance their investment strategy.

So, how do you maximize returns from y…

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Investment TIPS to Care About

December 10, 2016

Back in 1997, the U.S. government issued Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), which are backed by the credit and full faith of the government and guarantees that their value will not be eroded by inflation; thus, providing risk-free asset for investors in the U.S.

Both TIPS face valu…

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