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Top 7 Common Investing Mistakes to Avoid

by Kevin Mercadante June 28, 2013

People often think that there is some sort of magic formula when it comes to investing. If that were true we’d all be millionaires! Some genius entrepreneur somewhere would publish the formula and make billions (not millions) from selling it. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no magic formula and [...]

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5 Real Estate Investing Mistakes to Avoid

by Miranda Marquit June 25, 2013

Real estate investing is fraught with pitfalls. While many landlords swear by their real estate investing business, there are others who struggle, finding it difficult to turn a profit. If you want to invest in real estate, it’s important to plan ahead, and to avoid the following 5 real estate investing mistakes: 1. Believing that [...]

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Personal Capital Review – Free Online Financial & Portfolio Management

by June 21, 2013

Investing can be tricky. I’m not referring to advanced investment strategies, binary trading, and things like derivatives, which virtually no one understands. Investing can be tricky even if your investment portfolio holds nothing more than a sampling of index funds, bonds, and handful of individual stocks. Taken by themselves, each of these investments is easy [...]

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How to Safely Invest Your Money

by Miranda Marquit April 29, 2013

In increasingly uncertain market conditions, many investors look for safety. Safer investments provide peace of mind, since there is a greater likelihood that your principal will be preserved through tumultuous economic conditions, and you might even earn a little compound interest. However, the flip side is that you often have to deal with lower returns. [...]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Roth 401(k)

by April 22, 2013

The Roth 401(k) is a relatively new option for retirement investing and an interesting mix of two different types of accounts: the regular tax-deferred 401(k) and the Roth IRA. Is it the right option for your retirement investing? As with any investing choice there are pros and cons to each account and investment. Let’s look at [...]

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How to Write an Investment Policy Statement

by Miranda Marquit April 15, 2013

One of the cardinal rules of investing is to leave emotion out of it as much as you can. Once you start letting emotion rule your investing decisions, you end up with clouded judgement – and a greater likelihood of losses. In order to reduce the role that emotion plays in your investment decisions, it’s a [...]

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Are Bonds a Good Investment for 2013?

by Kevin Mercadante April 11, 2013

With stocks now in record territory it’s a good time for investors to look to diversify into other asset classes. Bonds are a natural diversification away from stocks, but are bonds one of the good investment choices for 2013? And after decades of strong bond performance, could we even be on the edge of a [...]

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