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Why Your Second Car Should Be a Beater Car

by Kevin Mercadante April 18, 2014

It’s become a fact of life for many families that there should be at least one car for each adult member of every household. Often, that arrangement includes late-model cars. And with late-model cars, that more often than not includes a car loan. While we might think about it as the new normal in our [...]

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Could You Make Money in the “Sharing Economy”?

by Miranda Marquit April 17, 2014

If you’ve been paying attention to trends in the world of business and finance, you probably know that there has been increased interest recently in what is known as the “sharing economy.” In this setup, you make money by sharing your own resources, usually your car or your home. According to an estimate from FlightCar, [...]

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What Happens if You Miss the Tax Deadline?

by April 14, 2014

Tax Day is right around the corner, and if you have already filed your taxes, that means you can relax – tax season is over until next year! But if you didn’t file your taxes or didn’t file a tax extension, then this article is for you! Let’s take a look at what happens if [...]

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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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