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U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

Is College Education Still Worth the Investment

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In today’s environment with rising education expenses, some are asking the question of if a college education is still worth the investment. Every parent wants to do the most that they can to set their child up for success, but many are beginning to ask the questions. Below I have outlined some benefits and why people are asking the question to give you a better perspective of deciding if a college education is worth it. BenefitsAccording to...
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This does open the door to thinking about the future. Some options is to find a two year school (local to reduce costs) for the Ge... Read More
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 03:48
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How to Properly Track your Investment Portfolio

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Many investors have their investments spread across multiple accounts and it can be difficult to properly track the value of your overall portfolio. Your investment portfolio includes 401(k)s, IRAs, and investment accounts with multiple brokerage accounts. You could try to go to multiple websites and gather all of the performance yourself. However, sometimes that is not efficient, so I wanted to walk through a few ways to efficiently track your investment portfolio. Please comment if you...
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Did not know there were simple tools to use in keeping an eye on a our investment portfolios. Do it on an Excel Spreadsheet and it... Read More
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 16:42
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How to Give Kids an Allowance

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I am now honored to be a parent, and the subject of allowances has entered into the discussion. The subject of children’s allowances can get surprisingly contentious. Some parents have very strong opinions about the topic. I did some research and found some helpful tips that I thought I would share.The purpose of an allowance: An allowance enables a child to experience money and how to manage money. You can teach your kids the concept of...
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Great information! In truth I did not know how to look at the subject. You explained it and ways to utilize it as a learning tool ... Read More
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 16:40
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Budget Friendly Gift Ideas for Friends

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Every year, I make it a goal to have my holiday shopping completed before the holidays actually hit. Planning ahead for holiday gifts can not only help you to save on stress, but save on cash as well. Here are a few budget-friendly holiday gift ideas.An Amazon gift card: Warehouse stores, such as Costco and Sam's Club, sell gift cards for less than their face value. You can also often find bulk packs of gift cards...
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Daily Habits of Frugal People

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Some people can be very frugal. In certain economic environments frugliaty is very important and can help you save money or survive in an economic downturn. Frugality is more than just clipping coupons. Being frugal is about aiming to get the most value from life's resources, including stretching your budget to its fullest potential. In working toward achieving that value, frugal people tend to adopt a wide range of daily habits. Below are the habits I...
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What are Your Key Principles to Investing?

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Every person should have a solid foundation or set of key principles to investing. Even if you are not a financial savvy person, you should still sit down and outline what your key principles are. I thought it would be helpful to share mine. Please feel free to let me know what your principles are in the comments section.Ignore daily market moves: I do not pay much attention to the daily ups and downs of the...
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How to Prepare Yourself for a Recession

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I am not going to tell you when the next economic recession is. However, I am confident to tell you there will be another recession at some point in the future. When this recession occurs, you need to be prepared. Below are several helpful ways to prepare yourself for an economic recession. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions in the comments section.Take some time to review your finances. Talk to a professional. This...
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How to Handle Money with your Significant Other

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Money can cause serious stress to any couple. As I have gone through this before, I wanted to share a few tips and recommendations on how to manage money as a couple or with your significant other. Please feel free to share any additional recommendations in the comments section.Be open and communicate: The most important thing you can do to effectively manage money as a couple is to be as open and honest as possible about...
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How to Save Money in the Fall

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Fall is upon on us, and is it such a beautiful time of the year. With the change of a new season, I wanted to share a few new tips on how to save money during the fall season. Please let me know if you have any additional tips, and share them in the comments section.Stock up on school supplies for the entire year: Don’t skimp when it comes to school supply sales. Now is the...
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Ways to Save Money in College

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Unless you are an outlier, most people do not have a lot of money in college. It is imperative to find ways to save money in college. Also, for most college students, this is the first time really having to budget and manage money on your own. You might not know all the tips and tricks to make your money last. Below are a few helpful tips to help save money while in college.Use the library:...
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