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MARKET CAPITALIZATION investing wednesday word of the week Oct 16, 2019

Definition
Market Capitalization or "Market Cap" is the value the market puts on a publicly-traded company. You can find market cap by multiplying the total shares outstanding by the purchase price.

Why It's Important
Market Cap is used to value and gauge the public opinion of a company. Amazon's...

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CAR WARRANTIES : ARE THEY WORTH IT? Oct 14, 2019

Car Warranties: Are They Worth It?

When I bought my 2016 Honda CRV fresh off the lot (learn about her demise here), I didn't really understand car warranties. The salesperson was pushing it down my throat, and that should have been red flag number one! My grandfather advised me against purchasing it, so that should have been red...

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EPISODE 13 - LISTENER REQUEST: MY SCHOOL LOST ACCREDITATION, NOW WHAT? debt podcast saving money Oct 10, 2019

Tiffany answers a listener's question about student loan payback if the school that they attended closes.  While on the topic, she also covers other ways your student loans can be discharged or forgiven.  
This is a listener request episode.  If you want to have your question...

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MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES investing wednesday word of the week Oct 09, 2019

Definition

A mortgage-backed security is a security backed by a collection of mortgages held by an organization.

Why It's Important
Mortgage-backed securities are a pretty complex topic to understand, so let me give an analogy.  Let's pretend one of the organizations (Ginnie Mae) goes grocery...

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EPISODE 12 - PERSONAL FINANCE IS A TEAM SPORT WITH RAHKIM SABREE podcast psychology Oct 03, 2019

Join Tiffany as she dives into homelessness and thinking of personal finance as a team sport with Rahkim Sabree!  Rahkim talks about financial empowerment, discipline, FOMO, and how to utilize your circle to get better results.

About Our Guest
Rahkim Sabree is a millennial author,...

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TARGET DATE FUNDS Oct 02, 2019

Definition

Target date funds are mutual funds that change allocation automatically based on your target (goal) date

Why It’s Important

Target date funds are a great option for those that do not want to be involved with picking different mutual funds, stocks, and bonds to get the allocation...

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HEALTH = WEALTH Sep 27, 2019

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This week has been difficult for many reasons but the one that stands out is death.  My boyfriend lost his sister to cancer this week and it made me realize that life is too...

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IS A BALANCE TRANSFER RIGHT FOR YOU? Sep 25, 2019

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This topic was requested in my Facebook group (you can join here).  People wanted to know if a balance transfer was worth it.  If you read my blog, you know I am not a huge fan of credit cards, but they could be a useful tool on your financial journey.  I will attempt to breakdown...

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EPISODE 11 - MONEY AND ANCESTRY WITH EUGENIE GEORGE (LIVE AT FINCON 19) podcast psychology Sep 25, 2019

Recorded live at FinCon 2019, Tiffany and Eugenie talk ancestry and how that plays a pivotal role in your finances.  Trauma from previous generations can carry through to the current and future generations.  Being aware of the trauma is your first defense against carrying it on....

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10 TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF FINCON (FROM A FIRST TIMER) Sep 19, 2019

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FinCon 2019 was one word, AMAZING! Okay, that's the end of this article. I will see you next time. Just kidding! A FinCon Experience would not be complete without an accompanying blog post. It is like a wright of passage! There were so many things going on that I couldn't get to them all. But, I...

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EPISODE 10 - MAKING TRAVEL A FINANCIAL PRIORITY WITH DANIELLE DESIR budgeting debt podcast saving money travel Sep 19, 2019

Join me as I have a money talk with Danielle Desir, affordable travel extraordinaire.  We discuss everything from paying off debt while traveling around the world to treating your goals like a bill (non-negotiable) in your budget!  

About Our Guest
Danielle Desir is an author, speaker,...

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BENCHMARK PORTFOLIO Sep 18, 2019

Definition

A benchmark portfolio is a portfolio in which the asset mix attempts to duplicate the investment performance of a broadly diversified index (i.e. S&P 500). They are only meant to match the performance of the corresponding index, not beat it.

Why It's Important

When you were in school,...

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