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Should You Start Planning For Retirement in Your Twenties?

In all honesty, this is a very weak question. There are very few reasons why you shouldn't be planning and investing for retirement in your twenties. And all the reasons why you shouldn't be yet, you .
(January 14, 2009)
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Will Rewards Credit Cards Help You Pay Off Your Debt?

In theory, if you are earning a percentage back on everything you spend, you will be helping yourself pay off credit card debt. For example, let's say you have $1,000 in credit card debt, your ..
(January 15, 2009)
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Can I Retire Early?

Retirement for the average person is usually somewhere in the age 65 range. Many people work even longer into their 70s and sometimes 80s either because they love to work or they can't afford to ..
(December 23, 2008)
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Should You Venture Into Foreign Markets?

When you think of companies to buy shares of stock in you probably think of Apple, Starbucks, GE, and other common brands. You might even find uncommon brands by doing some online browsing and ..
(December 15, 2008)
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How Can You Double Your Money in the Stock Market?

When you invest in the stock market, you can make money two different ways, or both. One way is through dividends. Companies may choose to pay dividends to their stockholders. A dividend is part of ..
(December 19, 2008)
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Should I Place a Market Order?

When you buy stocks, there are several different ways to place an order. If you sign up with Sharebuilder, you will be charged $4 per order if you place an automatic trade that takes place on the ..
(December 19, 2008)
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Technical Analysis

There are two basic forms of stock analysis that are commonly known and widely used. Fundamental analysis is the most common. It includes reading financial statements, reading what the managers have ..
(December 19, 2008)
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When Should You Sell a Stock?

If you know anything about stock investing and the stock market, you've probably heard the phrase, ‘buy low and sell high’. This basically means if you want to make money in the stock ..
(December 19, 2008)
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What is a Stock?

Reading financial papers or watching a finance channel can be much more confusing than it needs to be if you don't know what a stock is. Stock is bought for the pursuit to make money, but what ..
(December 09, 2008)
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Single and Buying a House

Buying a house is a huge step in your life. It is a big commitment and probably one of the most, if not the most, expensive object you will ever buy in your life. It is also a very exciting feat for ..
(December 13, 2008)
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When Should You Start Planning For Retirement?

Most people don't look forward to getting old. Most people, unless they are lucky, won't retire until they get old, making the word ‘retirement’ sound less than desirable. Still, we all ..
(December 10, 2008)
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What is the Difference Between a Bear and a Bull Market?

No matter what the economy is, you will often hear the terms ‘bear’ and ‘bull’ market being thrown around. You might watch CNBC and hear a financial professional talking about .
(December 10, 2008)
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Are Online Brokerage Firms Safe?

If you remember the days of having to call up your broker on the phone or you remember movies from the 80s where they did so, you can probably appreciate a much easier system. Today, we can invest ..
(December 11, 2008)
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Can You Actually Learn Spanish in High School?

In high school, you are required to take a second language. Most students take Spanish either because it is the only one offered, it looks easy, it's what everyone else takes, or whatever other ..
(November 17, 2008)
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Do You Have to Buy Car Insurance?

In an ideal world, nobody would get into car accidents because everyone would follow the traffic laws and nobody would make mistakes. Unfortunately, we don't live in an ideal world. We do get into ..
(November 07, 2008)
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How Can Financial Planning Help You?

It is important to know how to manage your money. Getting a paycheck and spending it all within a weekend is not responsible or effective money management. Whether you make excess of $100,000 a year ..
(November 03, 2008)
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What Does it Mean to Be Rich?

Have you ever driven past a mansion, or at least a house much bigger than yours and thought, “oh, they're rich!" What makes them rich? Is it the huge house? Or maybe it's the Porsche in the ..
(November 03, 2008)
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Getting Car Insurance

It is mandated by law that you get car insurance, and this is for good reason. If you get into a car accident and you have no insurance, you could end up in a lot of trouble. You could end up paying ..
(October 13, 2008)
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Finding the Best Car Insurance

So you got a car, now what? Well, you need to get some nice floor mats and some dice for your rear view mirror. Then, just gas up and go, right? Not exactly. There is one major thing you missed. You ..
(October 13, 2008)
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Insuring a Teen Driver

Turning 16 is a huge milestone for teenagers because it means they are old enough to get their learner's permit which eventually turns into a license. Getting a license can be exciting for them, but ..
(October 14, 2008)
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Car Insurance

What is car insurance? First of all, you need to know what insurance is. Insurance is a way to provide security in case of a problem. You set up a policy and pay them a monthly or annual fee. When ..
(October 14, 2008)
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Buying Stocks From Sharebuilder

Investing in stocks has become as easy as ever. You can now invest in any stock you want over the internet. There are several online investment brokerage firms available that allow you to ..
(September 26, 2008)
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Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds Explained

Do you ever feel financially illiterate? Do you turn on CNBC only find yourself completely dumbfounded by what they are saying? Do you wish you at least new something about investing so that you ..
(September 22, 2008)
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Benefits of Mutual Funds

You should be investing your money. It's as simple as that. Instead of wasting your cash on coffee and itunes you should be buying stocks, bonds, and other securities. You might think it's easier ..
(September 15, 2008)
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Why Should I Invest in Mutual Funds Instead of Stocks?

Investing in the stock market can be both very lucrative and risky. If you know what you're doing, or you are very lucky, you can make a lot of money. The historical average return is about 13% which .
(September 15, 2008)
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