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3 Savings Habits Can Change Your Life

Why do some people seem so capable of saving for the long-term, while others struggle? Is it in your DNA, your upbringing, or something else? Your demeanor is a big … Read more

Posted on October 21, 2016 by

Investor Fact: What Is A Bond?

A bond is an interest-paying loan made to a company, government or nonprofit organization by an investor or investors. Most large concerns, public or private, occasionally need capital. They can … Read more

Posted on October 19, 2016 by
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Save More By Killing One Big Debt

Everyone knows the feeling: Rushing toward the end of the month and hoping the bills get paid. Unless you’re financially independent, it’s a normal pattern even at high income levels. … Read more

Posted on October 14, 2016 by

Investor Facts: What Is Yield?

Yield is what you earn from an investment in the form of regular, periodic income. Investments produce cash for the investor two ways: growth and income. Growth is a rise in … Read more

Posted on October 12, 2016 by
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You Won’t Retire On A Hot Stock Tip

Got a hot stock tip? First, spend some time on the financial news sites and try to get a sense of what’s going on in the stock market. Things are a disaster. … Read more

Posted on October 7, 2016 by
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Investor Facts: What Is A Roth IRA?

A Roth IRA is a type of individual retirement arrangement (IRA) that allows tax-free withdrawals on income and growth. Most people are familiar with employer-based 401(k) retirement plans and their … Read more

Posted on October 4, 2016 by
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How Much Money Stocks Can Make You

Everyone wants to make a killing in stocks, but nobody wants to take any risk. That’s the basic conflict at the heart of any investment process. How much money stocks … Read more

Posted on September 30, 2016 by

Investor Facts: What Is Diversification?

Diversification is the practice of owning a wide variety of investment types in order to reduce risk. Investors sometimes find the idea of diversification daunting, but it’s nothing more than … Read more

Posted on September 27, 2016 by
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The Upside To Investing When News Is Bad

It’s fairly easy to look around the world and recognize places where uncertainty reigns. Not wars or disasters, but political uncertainty, the kind that depresses investors. Run away? Not really. … Read more

Posted on September 23, 2016 by

Investor Facts: What Is Being Underwater?

An asset or investment is underwater if the market value falls below what the owner paid for it. The purpose of owning an investment is to earn income from it, sell … Read more

Posted on September 20, 2016 by