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Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits

by January 14, 2014

One of the best ways to save for retirement is with an Individual Retirement Arrangement, or IRA. Because of the great tax advantages, the IRS places maximum contribution limits on IRAs. These caps are set by Congress, and can change from time to time. The IRS recently announced the 2014 Traditional and Roth IRA contribution [...]

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How to Invest in Dividend Stocks for as Little as $10

by John Schroeder January 13, 2014

Believe it or not, investing in dividend stocks does not take a huge initial investment to start. I use to think that it took thousands and thousands of dollars to get started in the stock market. While most methods for accumulating stock (i.e. online broker) require larger sums of money to get started, there are [...]

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5 Reasons Why Dividend Stocks May Be Better Than Bonds

by Kevin Mercadante January 8, 2014

Are you interested in increasing the fixed income portion of your investment portfolio, but completely unhappy at the fact that even very long-term bonds are paying interest rates in the low single digits? If you are, there are at least five reasons why dividend stocks may be better than bonds, if income is what you are [...]

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TradeKing Promotions – $50 Cash Bonus and Free ACAT Transfers

by January 1, 2014

Note: The $50 sign up bonus for new accounts ended on Feb. 12, 2014. The $150 Asset Transfer Bonus remains in effect, making it easy to transfer your current assets from your old brokerage to a new TradeKing account. TradeKing is one of the leading online discount brokers, and they are well known for a [...]

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Best Discount Brokerage Reviews – Online Stock Trading Made Easy

by December 31, 2013

The online brokerage community has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years, which is great for investors who like to participate in online stock trading. The competition has forced innovation, cheap online stock trades, and additional features such as educational and training centers, articles, videos, free webinars, chat rooms and forums, social [...]

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Want to Be a More Confident Investor? Educate Yourself

by Miranda Marquit December 23, 2013

One of the biggest misconceptions associated with investing is that it is complicated and hard. This misconception is probably one of the reasons that so many people feel inadequate when it comes to making investing decisions. Indeed, according to the 2013 Jackson Investor Education Survey, most people feel as though they don’t have the education [...]

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Why an IRA Makes Sense Even If It Isn’t Tax Deductible

by Kevin Mercadante December 4, 2013

When it comes to making contributions for retirement, many people won’t fund an IRA if the contribution isn’t tax-deductible. That raises an interesting question: is the primary purpose of an IRA to build savings for retirement – or is it primarily seen as a tax deduction in the current year? Tax deductibility is certainly a [...]

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