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 – Get $1,000 in Commission Free Trades!

by Ryan Guina November 8, 2015

TradeKing is one of the leading online discount brokers, and they are well known for a mix of great prices, a robust trading platform, and excellent trading tools. Here is a top level overview, and a rundown of their current promotions, including their biggest promotion ever, $1,000 in commission-free trades! TradeKing: Top Rated Discount Broker. […]

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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. There is also […]

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How to Invest in IT Stocks that Pay Dividends

by John Schroeder April 28, 2014

If you look at the portfolio of most successful dividend investors, chances are you will see plenty of stocks from companies that you may already know. For example, long time dividend paying stocks like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Procter & Gamble (PG), and Coca-Cola (KO) are likely to be found in most dividend growth investor’s […]

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