Author Archives: Guest Writer

How A Strong US Dollar Impacts Your Investments

Since 2008, the stock market has been on a tear, more than doubling in just 6 short years. The worst year, 2011, still saw the S&P 500 Index return a positive 2%. During this time, the US Dollar has also … Continue reading

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When Insuring Valuables, A Homeowners’ Insurance Policy Is Often Not Enough

By Melissa Neis Valuables and collectibles – whether coins, fine china, musical instruments, jewelry or art – have special meaning for many and can evoke warm memories of travel and adventures, or reflect great passions and interests. But are these … Continue reading

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15 Eco-Friendly Remodeling Ideas Every Homeowner Should Consider

By Paul Kazlov If you’re looking to make some improvements to your home, it’s very important to consider how these upgrades can help your space be more eco-friendly and more energy-efficient. Not only does using sustainable or recycled materials, or … Continue reading

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Stay on Top of Your Home Improvements to Save Money and Time

Tracking home improvement projects can be a risky adventure if you are not managing the details of the project process and the budgets throughout the improvement process. These details include the items necessary for the project, the labor if any … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage Millionaire Excerpt: The Game of Life

By Bill Edgar Editor’s Note: The The Minimum Wage Millionaire is a book aimed at teenagers and parents of teenagers who want to better understand how money works. The book puts forth practical approaches on ways for teens with part-time … Continue reading

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Money Phrases That Hold Us Back from Wealth

By Steve Siebold There the money phrases we’ve all heard before, but are they working for us or could they actually be holding us back from acquiring a substantial amount of wealth? I say to be very careful, as some … Continue reading

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The Best Credit Cards for Amazon Purchases

By Will Charles is one of the most well known and popular online retailers, because of this in 2013 they did $74.45 billion in revenue. If you’re anything like me you do a lot of your shopping on amazon, … Continue reading

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Fake Credit Union Ponzi Scheme Costs Consumers Millions

By William Charles On the 11th of April, 2014 the SEC charged Timothy J. Coughlin, 63 for conducting internet fraud under the business names “Oxford International Credit Union” or “Oxford International Cooperative Union”. It’s alleged that defrauded investors of over 12.8 million … Continue reading

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Your Child Could Be Heading Toward Financial Failure If…

By Gregg Murset If you haven’t heard the famous stand-up comedy routine of Jeff Foxworthy I would suggest taking a few minutes to pull some one-liners up on the Internet before reading the rest of this piece. Foxworthy has worked … Continue reading

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From Bitcoin to Bullion: The Tangibility of Currency

By David Parkman As economic systems advance and evolve, so too does their system of currency. From the earliest days of our ancestors, the exchange of physical goods used for survival has been a staple of human communication and the … Continue reading

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Lessons Olympian Shaun White Can Teach You About Money and Life

By M. Butler Looking for words of wisdom from a professional snowboarder isn’t the place that people think t look when it comes to ways of bettering their finances. Then again, there are a number of things about saving money … Continue reading

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Sochi Olympic Gold Medals Aren’t Gold

When gold medals are handed out at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, athletes will receive silver medals plated with gold. The last time the Olympic Games awarded solid gold medals was more than a century ago … Continue reading

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Risk, Like Beauty, Is In the Eye of the Beholder: How to assess your own risk level

By Tim McCarthy, Author of The Safe Investor: How to Make Your Money Grow in a Volatile Global Economy It always has amazed me how differently people think about what is risky vs. what is safe. Some international investors find … Continue reading

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Ways a $10 Minimum Wage Would Help Employees

The current Federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but president Obama is hoping to change that. Obama announced that he will make an executive order to raise the minimum wage for contract workers to $10.10 an hour. While this … Continue reading

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Retirement: Fantasy versus Reality

By Pamela Yellen: Excerpt from The Bank On Yourself Revolution “Errors of human judgment can infect even the smartest people, thanks to overconfidence, lack of attention to details, and excessive trust in the judgments of others, stemming from a failure … Continue reading

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Lean Body Fat Wallet: How to be Physically and Fiscally Healthier

By Ellie Kay If you are like most people, those two goals are on the top of your list each New Year and the source of your frustration at year’s end as you fail to permanently realize your objectives. Why … Continue reading

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Should I Balance Transfer My Credit Card? 7 Terrible Mistakes People Make

By Beverly Harzog, author of Confessions of a Credit Junkie If you’re in credit card debt and you’re paying a lot of interest expense, you probably feel like you’ll never be free of the debt. Hey, I know that feeling. … Continue reading

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10 Amish Money Myths

By Lorraine Butler Many people have misconceptions about the Amish and their way of life. While many people know that Amish are frugal, one of the biggest misconceptions due to this is that they maintain a way of life that’s … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Discover and Reach Your Financial Goals

By Kimberly Foss, CFP, FCWA, and author of Wealthy by Design: A Five Step Plan for Financial Security. A friend of mine recently shared the story of an unsettling trip to the supermarket. Her husband was out of town and … Continue reading

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