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Three Ways To Save Money For Big Ticket Purchases

Saving money for the purchase of a big ticket item like a home, a car, a boat, or your your kid’s college tuition can be a challenge. With the economy the way it is these days, saving money can be difficult. But there are ways to go about putting away a little extra cash on a regular basis in order to pay for that… Read Full Story


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Three Ways To Save Money For Big Ticket Purchases

Saving money for the purchase of a big ticket item like a home, a car, a boat, or your your kid’s college tuition can be a challenge. With the economy the way it is these days, saving money can be difficult. But there are ways to go about putting away a little extra cash on a regular basis in order to pay for that... Read More

Life Hack: Shortcuts To A Happy Retirement

By Sheyna Steiner for Bankrate.com Hacks are shortcuts that make life easier. They can be clever ways to use existing objects or subvert routines. Tedious chores and complicated decisions are made easier with hacks. There are life hacks for most ventures -- even retirement. Retirement comes with some big... Read More

3 Tax-Sensitive Investment Strategies to Implement Now

By Steve Nicastro Who doesn’t want to pay less money to the taxman? With some careful planning, you can legally reduce taxes owed to the IRS on investment gains — which means more dough in your pocket to invest or spend as you please. While some investors wait until November or December to even think about... Read More

Diversifying Your Way To Added Risk

The concept of diversifying one’s assets is relatively new. Mark Twain said, “Put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket.” Twain’s quip was typical of advice to investors before Harry Markowitz demonstrated the power of diversification in the early 1950’s. Even with Markowitz’s evidence and theories,... Read More

Value Investing Not 'Hot,' But Profitable

In chapter two of his classic book, "The Intelligent Investor," Benjamin Graham spelled out what it takes for investors to succeed: The investor cannot enter the arena of the stock market with any real hope of success unless he is armed with mental weapons that distinguish him in kind, not in a fancied superior... Read More

10 Things Your Financial Planner Should Do Outside of Investing

By Brian Kuhn CFP , a financial advisor on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor . Your financial planner plays a strong supporting role in managing your finances and providing counseling for your plans. You likely expect your financial planner to help you with tasks such as opening accounts or creating a financial... Read More

Investing Basics

  • Getting Started In Stocks

    So you've decided to invest in the stock market. Congratulations! In his 2005 book "The Future for Investors," Jeremy Siegel showed that, in the long run, investing in stocks has handily... Read More

  • The NASDAQ Dozen

    Do you suffer from analysis paralysis? Do you have a stock you are interested in buying but you don't have the foggiest idea of where to even start a proper analysis? We can help... Read More

  • The 10 Commandments Of Investing

    The biblical Ten Commandments were intended to act as a driver's manual for the road of life. "Thou shalt not kill." "Thou shalt not lie." These are life's version of the stop-at-the... Read More

  • The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

    Successful companies aren't born, they're made. They have to work through the ranks like everyone else. Unfortunately, some investors believe that finding the next "big thing" means scouring... Read More

  • Start Investing With Only $1,000

    So you have a $1,000 set aside, and you're ready to enter the world of investing. But before you jump head first into the world of stocks and bonds, there are a few things you need to consider... Read More

  • How to Select an Online Broker

    One of the most important investment decisions you'll make has nothing to do with stocks, bonds or mutual funds. This crucial decision is picking a broker. There are dozens of companies... Read More


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