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Do You See Your Retirement Contribution as a Loss? Getting Past Roadblocks to Investing

by Miranda Marquit April 11, 2014

Not to long ago, I was listening to a discussion on NPR about why people have a hard time saving for retirement. One of the reasons that many people have a hard time getting excited about saving for retirement, according to this discussion, is that they view retirement account contributions as a loss. And that [...]

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7 Tips for Investing in Dividend Stocks in Any Market

by John Schroeder April 9, 2014

Are you holding off investing because you think the stock market is too high? Have you overpaid for stocks in the past and are worried about paying too much again? These are questions I ask myself almost every day. Like many other investors, I have been really burned in the past from overpaying for stocks. [...]

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Investing in Bull Markets is Easy – But What About Bear Markets?

by Kevin Mercadante April 7, 2014

The past five years have been easy ones for investors – bull markets usually are. But what about bear markets? It’s one thing to invest in the stock market when general price levels are rising, but quite another when the momentum reverses. This is not an attempt to predict a bear market, just to say that [...]

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Boost Your Resume This Spring with These 5 Tips

by Miranda Marquit April 3, 2014

Spring is a time of fresh starts. I know. Now that spring is here, my husband is applying for jobs. He’s a great university instructor, and he has helped numerous students over the years, but it’s time to move on. So he’s updating his CV and getting ready to see what’s out there. Even if [...]

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ZenPayroll Lives Up To Their Name

by March 31, 2014

At the end of last year, I was contacted by my state tax office. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like receiving letters from any tax office, unless it has to do with a refund! Unfortunately, this letter wasn’t about a refund. It seems the state wanted to be paid more frequently. For [...]

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Five Situations Where Renting Makes More Sense Than Owning a Home

by Kevin Mercadante March 19, 2014

I think we can generally agree that for most people, owning a home is better than renting, especially from a financial standpoint. But are there times when renting makes more sense that owning a home? I think there are – and here are at least five of them. When You Move a Frequently If you [...]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Investing in Dividend Stocks

by John Schroeder March 17, 2014

A common misconception of investing in the stock market is that it takes a lot of money to get started. We already know that you can start buying stock for as little as $10 a month. You don’t need thousands or even hundreds of dollars to invest. Even if you don’t have a lot of [...]

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