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The $1,000 Investment Throwdown

Happy 2014!  While everyone is busy looking backwards I’m looking forward and I’m looking forward to doing things differently.  This year I have joined the Grow Your Dough Throwdown by Jeff Rose at Good Financial Cents. What Jeff and a bunch of other personal finance bloggers are doing is investing $1,000 various ways.  The goal is […]


Want a Potential 36% Return? Read On

We all like investing, right? Sandy is investing her face off, buying rental properties faster than most of you buy underwear. Other people are buying the usual – stocks and bonds – usually within their 401k or Roth IRAs. And still others are investing in more non-conventional assets, like peer to peer lending or commodities […]

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Finance 101: How To Choose A Financial Advisor

Things like spending less and earning more are extremely important, which is why those of us who write about this stuff spend so much time focusing on the topics. We want you to create an excess every month that you can then invest for the benefit of your future self. Because I have that ability, […]

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Balancing Investments And Savings

You want your money to make more money for you. The best way to make that happen is to save or invest the money that you earn. But how do you choose which one is best for you and your future goals? Why do you have to choose? According to Pete Briger, Board of Directors […]


Survey of the Best CD Rates on 1 Year CDs

There are many people who seek the best CD rates when buying a 1 year CD. After all, it is only normal to want the best possible interest rate when buying any investment products. 1 year certificates of deposit are very popular financial instruments among those who want their savings to grow for a few […]


Finance 101: Introduction to Bonds Lesson 1

All of my life I’ve heard about diversifying your assets by having stocks and bonds. I kind of know what a stock is but the other day I wondered, just what’s a bond, and why would I want one? If you have the same questions then stay tuned for the latest installment of my basic […]