How Often Should You Check Your Investment Portfolio?

How often should you check your investment portfolio? If you are a day trader, then you may never stop checking your holdings. But what if you are a long-term investor who is putting money away at regular intervals with a timeline of several decades before … [Read More...]

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The Positives and Negatives of Credit

Some people have short memories or perhaps they are just born optimists. The level of debt in the USA is growing at the fastest rate since the recession hit. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has reported that the current level of consumer debt is $11.52 … [Read More...]

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The Rising Cost Of Health Care – Midweek Infographic

The Supreme Court came down with a landmark decision today by upholding President Obama's health care law. It was ruled by a 5-4 majority that the penalty for not having insurance is considered a tax and therefore constitutional. How this will affect … [Read More...]

How Often Should You Check Your Investment Portfolio?

How often should you check your investment portfolio? If you are a day trader, then you may never stop checking your holdings. But what if you are a long-term investor who is putting money away at regular intervals with a timeline of several decades before … [Read More]

June 2021 Personal Financial Update

June is here and with it another update. I’ve gotten more work done at home and at camp since my last update. My portfolio keeps pushing higher and my mortgage balance continues to fall. Here is a brief update of what’s been going on with me. Wealth … [Read More]

What to Do When Your Bank Refuses to Refund Fraud Charges

What do you do when your bank refuses to refund fraud charges? Credit cards normally offer protection from fraud, and you can simply dispute the charges with your creditor. Debit cards however can work differently. If someone gains access to your PIN, then … [Read More]

Is Your Mortgage Covered by the CARES Act?

Is your mortgage covered by the CARES Act? If you have been impacted by Covid-19, then you can find out if your mortgage is covered by the CARES Act.  This provision allows borrows to take a forbearance on their mortgage. Keep reading to find out if you … [Read More]

Train Your Financial Health

  I have been going to the gym regularly for years. It has been a lot of hard work, a lot of effort, and several setbacks. It reminds me of keeping in financial shape. Much like training your body physically you must also train your financial … [Read More]

Is There a Money Order Expiration Date?

How long are money orders good for? If you have ever bought a money order and didn’t need to cash it for a while, or if you have ever found an old money order in a drawer, then you may be wondering how long it is good for. Let’s have a look to see if there is … [Read More]