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List of Helpful Financial Resources

I thought it might be helpful to share my financial resource list. This is not a list of ideals but a list of actual financial websites, services, and publications that I use and have found value in. Hopefully you too can take advantage of some of these in … [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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The State of Social Security – Midweek Infographic

In the last couple of years, several Ponzi schemes have graced the front pages of newspapers and magazines. Bernie Madoff managed to make billions disappear, a few months ago a Chicago commodities trader was convicted of the same and just two weeks ago, $200 … [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]

Great Non-Stock Investment Options for the Risk Averse

All investments incur some form of risk, but none quite as much as stocks. Given the volatility of stocks, some potential investors might be inherently averse to holding most of their assets in this format.On the plus side, the stock market is not the only … [Read More]

Get on Top of Debt: Pay Your Bills

One of the biggest problems facing everyday folks in the US is medical insurance. This is especially true in the absence of the personal mandate for Obamacare. Now that there are no longer any tax penalties in place, the IRS cannot punish folks for not having … [Read More]

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Worst Mistakes Novice Investors Should Avoid at All Costs

For some people, investing is a talent, like being an artist. For most others, investing is something that should be learned. When you start out as an investor, not everything will be rosy. While you are allowed to make some minor mistakes, it’s very important … [Read More]