Are You Investing in Assets – or in Stuff?

by Kevin Mercadante November 25, 2015

Have you ever seen those commercials on TV that tell you how much money you will “save” if you buy their product or service? It’s been said that only in America can a person save money by spending it. That’s the power of consumerism. You must buy, and the only way to save, is by […]

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4 Threats to Your Early Retirement Plans – And What To Do About Them

by Kevin Mercadante November 16, 2015

A lot of people would like nothing better than to be able to retire early. But early retirement presents special challenges. When preparing for early retirement it’s important to do some contingency planning. There are at least four threats to your early retirement plans – but more important – is knowing what to do about […]

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TradeKing Promotions – Best Promo Ever – $200 Cash Bonus, or Get $1,000 in Commission Free Trades!

by Ryan Guina November 8, 2015

UPDATE: $200 New Account Bonus. Celebrate TradeKing’s 10-Year Anniversary – Receive a $200 cash bonus when you open a new TradeKing account between 11/01/2015, at 1am ET and expiring at 11:59pm ET on 12/31/2015. See below for more details, or click the promotion link to open an account. TradeKing is one of the leading online discount […]

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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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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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Five Reasons Why the Dow Will Probably Blow Past the 20,000 Mark in 2015

by Kevin Mercadante January 22, 2015

As a rule, I’m not big on predictions – mine or anyone else’s. But I’m going to stick my neck out here, and say that the Dow Jones Industrial Average will probably blow past the 20,000 mark in 2015. Feel free to disagree, but here are five reasons why. Inertia – A Rising Stock Market […]

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3 Reasons to Help Your Child Invest

by Miranda Marquit October 1, 2014

We often think of investing as a “grown up” thing to do. Many of us don’t think about letting our kids invest. However, this can be a mistake. Now is the perfect time to help your child start investing. In fact, teaching your child to invest now can yield great results later. Here are 3 […]

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