Investors are bearish on gold: so what? 

In the words of the business magnate Warren Buffet, “Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful.” Gold prices are very low right now compared to its prices in 2011 so why aren’t more investors, investing in the precious yellow … [Read More...]

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Rise Of The Female Trader [Infographic]

This week's financial infographic depicts something I see every day - the ever-growing number of female traders entering the financial arena. It's not just traders; more and more women are attending my financial education seminars, opening accounts and … [Read More...]

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Are We Wasting Our Money On Healthcare? America’s Healthcare Disadvantage [Infographic]

Only a fraction of this week's infographic is about Finance. I think it's one that's imperative to understand, and that is America's healthcare disadvantage when it comes to how much we're spending on medical care when we shouldn't be.When it comes to … [Read More...]

Is Bitcoin Still a Great Investment Today?

Bitcoin had a wild run in 2017 when its price increased from just over $1,000 at the start of the year to a whopping $19,000 by December. This naturally led to an increasing number of people investing in the cryptocurrency. But with its meteoric rise came its … [Read More]

4 Out of 5 with Student Loans Can’t Buy a Home

New Survey Shows the Impact of Student Debt on HomeownershipFinancial aid in college can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. It can lead to an advanced degree that leads to a better job with higher pay and superior benefits. It can also be a … [Read More]

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The Current State of Student Loan Debt

America has reached a new economic milestone – or maybe a millstone – of $1.52 trillion. Which of the following does this number represent? … [Read More]

Why Aren’t 529 Educational Savings Plans More Popular?

How do you plan to fund your children's education? You're probably counting on scholarships and grants, right?Reliance on scholarships and grants is the highest in a decade, while college savings is on the decline, according to a new report from Sallie … [Read More]

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Long-Term Mortgage Rates Hit a Seven-Year High

It Will Cost You More to Buy a Home The housing market topped a new threshold over the past week. Buoyed by a strong economy and a series of interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve, thirty-year fixed mortgage interest rates reached 4.61 percent – the … [Read More]

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Card Balances Drop While Consumer Credit Growth Slows

A new government report provides both good news and bad news about America's massive consumer debt load.The bad news: America's total consumer debt continues to rise.According to May's G.19 Consumer Credit Report from the Federal Reserve, combined … [Read More]