financial advice

Getting the Best Financial Advice – Who Influences You?

We all have influences and we all want to make sure we get the best financial advice. Other people often shape who we become, what we believe, and how we act. So, who influences me from a financial standpoint? I have had several influences. I’ll share a few of … [Read More...]

Investing

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Is Forex Right For You

The following post was written by guest poster Rick Decardo, who writes for Dailyforex.com.The foreign exchange markets are extremely attractive to a large number of people. Now that they have been opened up to the common public, there are a large number … [Read More...]

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Gordon Gekko

Choosing The Right Kind Of Broker

The brokerage industry has changed greatly over the last decade. It is now possible to buy and sell practically any security online, yet people still insist on paying hundreds of dollars for a broker to do it for them. I'm not saying that managing your own … [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]