Kevin Mercadante

Four Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early That You’ll Hardly Notice

by Kevin Mercadante November 13, 2015

If you’re a homeowner, and you have a long-term financial plan, you should include a strategy to pay your mortgage off early. If you can, you’ll have more money each month to pay off non-housing debt, or to build up long-term savings to fund your children’s college education, or to prepare for your retirement. And speaking […]

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8 Inexpensive Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

by Kevin Mercadante November 6, 2015

If you are planning to sell your house in the near future you’ll naturally want to get the best price for it. You don’t have to break the bank to make this happen – here are eight inexpensive ways to increase the value of your home. A Fresh Paint Job A fresh paint job can […]

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7 Reasons Why Most of Your Money Should be in Index Funds

by Kevin Mercadante October 30, 2015

It sometimes seems that nearly everyone is looking for some foolproof method to beat the market and earn a lot more return on their investments. This can include investing in actively managed funds, buying individual stocks, taking a shot on penny stocks, or loading up in select investment sectors. But while any of those strategies […]

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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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