Cash Is King Again

Over the last decade investors and savers have grown accustom to low yields on cash and cash equivalent investments. Miniscule returns on cash has forced many investors to reach for yield and step into riskier asset classes to maintain the value of their money (keep pace with and/or exceed inflation)…

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Skip The Toy Pile And Go With Stockpile

Most of my friends have kids and every year I find myself going to numerous kids birthday parties. I always have a good time at them catching up with my friends, playing with the kids, and eating good food. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a good bouncy house!? I’m always amazed…

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How I Became A Real Estate Investor

I was fortunate to grow up around the real estate business with my dad being a real estate broker/salesperson. As a kid I remember helping my dad with his business by stuffing envelopes, passing out marketing materials (notepads, flyers, and calendars) in the neighborhoods that he specialized in, and setting…

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5 Best Personal Finance Books of All Time

A lot of good personal finance advice is timeless in nature and the 5 books listed below are filled with great advice that will always ring true. If you have yet to read these 5 best personal finance books of all time, I highly recommend that you do. Rich Dad…

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The Race to Zero in Trading Fees

Just in this past week Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, Schwab, and E*Trade have all slashed their online stock trading fees in what appeared to be a well-coordinated effort. Fidelity reduced its fees from $7.95 to $4.95, TD Ameritrade reduced its fees from $9.99 to $6.95, Schwab reduced its fees from $6.95…

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Does Your Portfolio Need A Check-up?

Many people including myself have their investment accounts spread out among multiple financial institutions. That can make it very difficult to get a holistic view of an entire portfolio’s asset allocation. The problem with this is that an investor could unknowingly be taking on more risk than they are aware of…

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