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Should You Tap Into Your Home’s Equity

If you own your home, then you may have equity in the property. If you do, then should you tap this locked up equity and use it? There is no black and white answer. Some uses of your home’s equity are foolish while others can help you build wealth. I’m going … [Read More...]

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The Intelligent Investor: The Best Book In the World

The Intelligent Investor is by far the most well respected investment philosophy book in modern history. The author Benjamin Graham was a world renowned investor and mentor to Warren Buffett, who is well-known in modern times as the world’s most successful … [Read More...]

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How to Successfully Switch Careers [Infographic]

After Highschool I jumped right into marketing. It wasn't because I wanted to, I just happened to have a friend whose Dad owned a company and he offered me a job in Tokyo. I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life and had numerous interests so taking some … [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]

1 Out Of 9 Credit Scores Increased Overnight

1 Out Of 9 Credit Scores Increased Overnight

How would you like an overnight increase in your credit score, through no action of your own? An estimated 11% of Americans experienced an immediate credit boost as of April 16. It wasn't a visit from the Credit Fairy, but rather the result of regulatory … [Read More]