Kevin Mercadante

7 Best Careers If You Want to Be a Millionaire

by Kevin Mercadante October 26, 2015

In theory at least, it’s possible for anyone to become a millionaire regardless of occupation. All you have to do is save your money diligently, and invest it consistently and intelligently. But there’s no doubt that certain careers lend themselves better to becoming a millionaire than others. Here’s a list of the seven best careers if […]

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Why So Many New Businesses Fail – and How Not to Be One of Them

by Kevin Mercadante October 23, 2015

There’s a reason why so many people prefer to be on someone else’s payroll, rather than running their own business. It’s called failure. Many new businesses fail, and that’s what keeps more people from trying their hand at self-employment. But there are ways that you can avoid becoming one of the new business casualties that […]

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6 Business Ideas for Teenagers

by Kevin Mercadante October 19, 2015

Juggling a part-time job with a full-time school schedule isn’t always the most comfortable arrangement. Sometimes your work schedule clashes with your homework and study time, and sometimes it can leave little time for extracurricular activities and a meaningful social life. And when the economy is bad, jobs for teenagers are especially hard to find. […]

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Social Security Benefits for Children

by Kevin Mercadante October 14, 2015

One of the biggest concerns that all parents have is the care of their children in the event of their death. Your death will certainly cause deep emotional issues for your children, but the good news is that you can get financial help from the Social Security Administration in the care of your children as […]

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Standard Homeowner’s Insurance Doesn’t Cover Earthquakes and Flooding

by Kevin Mercadante October 12, 2015

Many homeowners are completely unaware that their homeowners insurance policy does not cover earthquakes or flooding. Worse, they may assume that they’re covered and take no action as a result. That assumption could be the most costly financial mistake you ever make. Both flooding and earthquakes come without warning and can do enough damage to […]

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Are Commodities Really an Inflation Hedge?

by Kevin Mercadante October 5, 2015

It’s generally thought that commodities are the best hedge against inflation, but is that really true? It actually depends on the kind of inflation we’re dealing with. Sometimes commodities can fill that role, other times they can’t. Two types of inflation to be concerned with One of the most basic problems in trying to deal […]

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Six Lifestyle Choices You’ll Need to Make to Retire Early

by Kevin Mercadante August 13, 2015

It sometimes seems as if everyone wants to retire early. In fact, if you spend enough time on personal finance blogs, you may even come to think that retiring early in the rule, rather than the exception. The reality however is that relatively few people will retire much before age 62 or 65. They may want […]

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