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BULL MARKET Aug 22, 2018

Definition

A bull market or a bull run is a financial market in which prices are rising or expected to rise.  Bull markets generally take place when the economy is strengthening.

Why It's Important

We are in the 2nd longest running bull market!  It started after the dip in March 2009...

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TOP 6 FINANCIAL PODCASTS 2018 Aug 17, 2018

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I wanted to share my Top 6 favorite financial podcasts so far this year! There were so many to choose from so making this list was hard. I am one of those people that listens to podcasts whenever I get the chance whether it's in the car, sitting at my desk, or just cleaning the house, I'm always...

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DIVERSIFICATION investing wednesday word of the week Aug 14, 2018

Definition

A risk-reduction method by which you spread your assets among many different investments.

Why It's Important

In the event of a downturn in the market, having sufficient diversification can help you not take too much of a hit.  It is pretty much the adage, "Don't put all your eggs in...

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MY WEEK OF NETWORKINGS Aug 09, 2018

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I have been on a networking frenzy this week. With three events down and one to go, I realize a common theme: everyone is struggling with money! As soon as I tell people what I do their eyes light up and they start divulging into how they need financial help. But how did we get here as...

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FEDERAL RESERVE investing wednesday word of the week Aug 08, 2018

Definition
The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the U.S.  It conducts monetary policy (print more money, raise interest rates, etc.), regulates banks, makes sure the financial system remains stable, and provides financial services to U.S. banks, foreign governments and the public.

Why...

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BUDGETS, BUDGETS, BUDGETS Aug 04, 2018

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Tired of reading about budgets?  I made a quick video to give you the basics!

 

https://youtu.be/IAz5qzJAYx4

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MIAMI ON A BUDGET Jul 29, 2018

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So, I just came back from Miami. It was so fun spending time with some close girlfriends.  It was something we had never done before and by the end of it, we were already planning the next one.  We are all single moms and it was great being able to get away to let loose a little...

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LET'S TALK STUDENT LOANS Jul 20, 2018

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Oh, the dreaded student loan!  I made a video about some information you should know...

https://www.youtube.com/a-dT6I7Ad3s

 

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TIMESHARES AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Jul 16, 2018

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I just came back from a vacation this past weekend.  We had soo much fun!  My boyfriend "won" a 3 day, 2 night vacation in Virginia that we decided to take advantage of.  Who wouldn't want a free vacation?!  Well, of course it came with a couple of strings attached....

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JULY 4th SHENANIGANS Jul 08, 2018

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We had a ball (literally) for July 4th!  In my efforts to save money, I decided against the usual cookout for friends and family and spent the day relaxing.  My dad was in town so the boys spent time with their grandpa while I received some much needed down time.  Of course, I...

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6 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL YARD SALE Jun 29, 2018

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It's heating up outside!  That means you will start seeing more and more yard sales popping up.  I decided to try my hand at yard sales for 3 weekends in the month of June.  I opened it up to family and friends to see what would happen.  I will preface this by saying that...

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LET'S TALK INVESTING Jun 26, 2018

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I think I have been bitten by the Vlogging bug.  I am going to try to record a video a week!  I have fun talking about money and this allows you to see me in my element!  I get so many questions about investing.  To most people, it is uncharted territory so it may be hard to...

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