3 Money New Year’s Resolutions Anyone Can Keep

A year ends, another begins, and everyone tries to set off on the right foot with resolutions to get fit, save more, and spend more time with loved ones. We … Read more

Posted on January 16, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Are Municipal Bonds?

When cities and counties need to raise money to build schools or fix roads, they issue debt. That’s a municipal bond. A municipal bond is not that different from a … Read more

Posted on January 11, 2019 by

Is Financial Planning Even Worth Your Time? Absolutely

A lot of folks confuse financial planning with financial worrying. They believe that watching the stock market rise and fall, or obsessing about a stock that someone else has bought … Read more

Posted on January 8, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Is APR?

If you take out a loan for a new home or car or decide to open a new credit card, you likely have run into APR, which stands for annual … Read more

Posted on December 26, 2018 by
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Sell Stocks Now? Hold On, There’s Better Way

After years of steady climbing the stock market is rocking investors with daily swings in the hundreds of points. You might feel like it’s time to sell stocks now. It’s … Read more

Posted on December 18, 2018 by
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Investor Facts: What Is A Moving Average?

A moving average is a statistical tool that smooths out the ups and downs of a given indicator over time. Investment analysts and economists often look at the changing value … Read more

Posted on December 5, 2018 by
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Automate Investing to Harness the Power of Compounding

Saving money is a discipline, much like dieting to lose weight or keeping up with an exercise plan. Investing can be too, unless you automate it. In fact, automation is … Read more

Posted on November 29, 2018 by
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Investor Facts: What Is Mark to Market?

Mark to market is an accounting standard that requires a company to state the value of its assets in immediate, daily terms. Most investors are used to thinking about their … Read more

Posted on November 26, 2018 by
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What Happens If We Enter a Bear Market in Stocks?

After years of steady climbing, the U.S. stock market seems to have hit a temporary peak. Stocks on the major indices have fallen by hundreds of points and recently erased … Read more

Posted on November 19, 2018 by
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Investor Facts: What Is Interest Rate Risk?

Interest rate risk is an idea that many investors find mystifying. Bonds pay an interest rate, or yield. It’s often fairly low but the money is typically considered safer than … Read more

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