Tagged: Investing

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Don’t Jump Off the Investing Roller Coaster!

Investing in the Stock Market is a Course in Staying Patient. There’s an old saying that goes something . . . . Well, maybe it’s not that old. But it goes something like this. “You only get hurt on a roller coaster if you jump off.” And while you can’t actually jump off of a roller coaster, because you’re strapped...

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Money Mistakes We’ve All Made.

Some Mistakes are in the Past . . . And Some Are Yet to Come We’ve all made money mistakes. Some of us have made more than others. Hopefully you’ve learned from the mistakes that you’ve made. I certainly have learned from mine. You can read more about them here. In most cases, experience is the best teacher. In other...

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Financial Leverage: Is it the Missing Piece of Your Financial Plan?

Could leveraging your assets to earn even more money be the key to wealth? “In order to get what you want, one has only to apply the proper amount of leverage.” Have you ever heard that before? Usually someone is referring to squeezing information out of someone else. But there are many different kinds of leverage. Financial leverage can be...

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Are You Ready For Retirement?

Prioritizing Retirement Savings and the Basics of Retirement savings Plans. Are you ready for retirement? Have you even thought about it? Financially, I mean. Do you have a plan that you’re contributing to regularly that will be able to sustain you and your family when you reach the end of your working life? It’s a serious question. Are you ready?...

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Make the Most of Your 401k With Free Money.

Are You Leaving Free Money on the Table? When I started my first real job out of college, some of the best advice I received about money was simple. A colleague advised, “Contribute to your retirement 401k plan enough to get the company match.” So without knowing a wit about what I was doing, I started contributing each and every...

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Your Finances Called. They Said, “Keep It Simple Stupid”!!

Why We Should K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Stupid. Remember the KISS principle: keep it simple, stupid? Let’s apply it finances. Why do we think finances have to be complicated anyway? Is it because that’s what we’ve been told? Or maybe we don’t understand how to calculate ROIs and run a risk evaluation on a retirement portfolio. I’m not sure...

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In a World of Bad Investments, Houses are King!!

As Far as a Bad Investment Goes, Your House is Right Up There!! Before we get into this, just know that real estate is not necessarily a bad investment. And I’m not against buying real estate. But I’ve heard over and over again, “Buy a house! It’s not a bad investment!”? Or, “Stop renting, You’re just throwing money away!” Listen...

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You! Even You! Can Become a Millionaire!

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Have you ever seen that show, “Who wants to be a millionaire”? Of course you have, and it’s interesting. Contestants answer questions of increasing difficulty with increasing levels of money attached to them, until the final question has a million dollar value. If they get it right, they win a million dollars. Along the...