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Do You Have a Skill Others Will Pay For?

by Miranda Marquit March 3, 2014

One of the debates raging right now, as student loan debt sky-rockets, is whether or not a college degree is worth it. Once you get that college degree, the next debate is over whether or not graduate school is worth it. Honestly, though, it’s not really about whether a higher education is worth it, and [...]

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5 Advantages to Using Automatic Investment Plans

by John Schroeder February 28, 2014

Automatic investments may not be for every investor but they sure have helped me build my portfolio over the past couple of years. While I still make lump sum investments from time to time, automatic investments play a large role in building my portfolio of dividend stocks. There are several advantages to using these types [...]

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Loyal3 – Is Fee-Free Investing For Real?

by Kevin Mercadante February 26, 2014

There are all kinds of investment brokerages hitting the market these days. But along comes one that advertises Fee-free investing. That sounds too good to be true, but it looks to be legitimate. Loyal3 is the platform, and while it won’t work for all investors, there are a select few who could seriously benefit from [...]

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Why Do You Want More Money?

by Miranda Marquit February 24, 2014

One of the things I hear a lot, from a lot of people, is this: I wish I had more money. The wish for money is almost universal — no matter how much you have right now. Even many of the wealthy wish that they had more money. Many think that having more money is [...]

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FutureAdvisor – A New Way to Get a Free Investment Checkup

by February 21, 2014

Investing can be fairly complicated, even when you try to keep things simple. Follow the standard advice, and you’ll probably do all right – stick with low cost index funds and ETFs, and you’ll not only own a slice of the market, you will control your expenses, which leaves more money in your pocket and [...]

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Will You Leave an Inheritance for Your Children?

by Miranda Marquit February 19, 2014

A recent article on CNN Money says that American retirees expect to leave an average of $177,000 in inheritance for their heirs. Other than wondering how much millionaires and billionaires are skewing this average (seriously, I don’t know anyone who’s going to wind up with $177,000 from their parents or grandparents), I’m wondering whether or [...]

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Millennials – How Not to Be Part of the “Lost Generation”

by Kevin Mercadante February 17, 2014

The Millennial Generation – the roughly 80 million people born between 1980 and 2000 – is looking to be something of a lost generation. They came too late to benefit from the Post World War II boom that lifted so many of the Baby Boom Generation, but just in time for the financial meltdown of [...]

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