Category Archives: Investing

GM Recalls Over 20 Million Vehicles This Year Including Popular Models

It hasn’t been the best of years for General Motors when it comes to the reliability of their vehicles. The company announced three new recalls on Friday, bringing the total number of recalls for the year to 48. Those 48 … Continue reading

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Stocks Close Week with Small Gains, But off All-Time Highs

It was a fairly listless week on Wall Street with individual stocks moving on news specifically related to those companies, but not much movement in the market as a whole. Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 … Continue reading

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Asian Shares Creep Higher, While Home Sales Fail to Spark US Stock Market

Better news from China, Japan and the US from performance of manufacturing surveys (PMI) data helped Asian stocks find slender gains on Tuesday. This included a US PMI which reached a four-year high of 57.5. The improvement in manufacturing indicated … Continue reading

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Dow and S&P 500 End Week at Record Highs. Will We See More Next Week?

The stock market ended last week in positive territory with the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index both reaching new record highs. The Dow is up 2.2% for the year and ended the week at 16,947.08, … Continue reading

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DOW and S&P 500 End Week at Record Highs, NASDAQ Closes at 14-Year High

It was another good week for the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index both ended Friday at record highs. It was the third consecutive day the S&P 500 index reached a new record, … 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 Topics They Don’t Teach in High School, but Should

One of the biggest disgraces of the school system is that it often fails to teach basics that we all need for everyday life once we graduate. A prime example of this is basic personal finance. If we could get … Continue reading

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Learnvest Features Review

LearnVest is a personal finance company that helps with financial planning, management, and investments. It has several different features that allow you to budget and manage your money and has become a very well-known and widely used website. Below is … 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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Virtual Reality Can Help You Save Money

It’s funny how the human mind can conceive of just about everything except our older selves. We can easily imagine a pink dragon that farts rainbow bubbles, but if you ask us to imagine ourselves as old, we can’t do … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett and His Boring Investing Advice That Could Make You Rich

For those who are looking for investing advice, it pays to find someone who can be a financial mentor. That is, someone whose advice you trust, and who has a track record of doing well. When it comes to investing … Continue reading

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Close to 10 Million Millionaires in the US

If you ever wondered how many millionaires there are in the US, the answer is a record number as of 2013. There are just under 10 million (9.63 million) households in the US, not including their primary residence, who have … Continue reading

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Saving Money is Not a Sacrifice. It’s an Investment in Your Future

One of the issues many people have trouble overcoming when trying to get their finances in order is that it requires a commitment to a lifestyle change. If your finances aren’t in order, it’s because you have been doing things … 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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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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The Top 10 Stocks Investments of the US Senate

If you want to make a lot of money in the stock market, the people to take advice from aren’t the finance gurus on TV or the people on Wall Street. The people that you should follow are the elected … Continue reading

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Alternative Investments to the Stock Market

If you’re thinking of investing your money, you’ve probably had a lot of people tell you to invest it in the stock market. However, the stock market isn’t the only option when it comes to investing. There are plenty of … Continue reading

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10 Little Known Facts about Warren Buffett and How They Can Help Your Finances

Warren Buffett is well-known for his financial advice. As one of the wealthiest and most financially savvy people in the world, it’s no wonder that many people look up to him for advice and guidance. However, many of his tips … 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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Money Management from A to Z

By Jamie Englert Managing your finances may seem like a dizzying mass of numbers. But you can also think of personal finance in terms of letters, as in the initials of some important personal finance terms to know. From bonds … Continue reading

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