Why I Reconcile My Accounts Each Month – And You Should Too

by Miranda Marquit November 18, 2015

When I talk to my younger siblings, and to my younger cousins, as well as to fellow personal finance bloggers in their 20s, I notice something interesting: Most of the people I know don’t reconcile their accounts each month. My first checking account was a joint account I opened with my mother when I was […]

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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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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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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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2015 Veterans Day Free Meals

by Ryan Guina November 6, 2015

Veterans Day is a day to remember and thank military members for their service in the armed forces. As a military veteran, it always humbles me to see the thanks given by so many people on Veterans Day. Though none of us served for recognition, it is nice (and humbling) to be thanked for your […]

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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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