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SELLING SHORT investing wednesday word of the week Sep 26, 2018

Definition

Selling short aka short selling is when an investor thinks a stock will go down so they "short it". Essentially, the investor borrows shares of stock or another asset he or she doesn't own, sells it, pockets the money with the promise to replace the property someday, and hopes the...

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MY FIRST PODCAST : GUEST APPEARANCE Sep 20, 2018

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I am so excited! I was able to get my feet wet with podcasting by being featured on a fellow bloggers podcast.  It was so fun to get interviewed and we had a really great conversation about timeshares and home-ownership.  Take a listen:

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ASSET ALLOCATION investing wednesday word of the week Sep 19, 2018

Definition

Asset Allocation is an approach to managing your investments that involves setting parameters for different asset classes (bonds, real estate, cash, stocks, etc.)  It involves setting a percentage of each kind to hold in order to reach your investment goals.

Why It's Important

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REITS investing wednesday word of the week Sep 11, 2018

Definition

REITs are Real Estate Investment Trusts.  They allow you to invest in different types of real estate.  REITs are available on the market for any real estate niche whether you want to invest in hotels, apartments, commercial buildings, etc.

Why It's Important

Most people think...

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BUYER BEWARE : FAST FOOD REVIEWS Sep 09, 2018

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An odd thing happened Friday, I went to the ATM to withdraw money, and I received the message that said, "Unauthorized Use." I thought maybe I put in the wrong pin, so I swiped and tried again. I received the same prompt! What could be going on?! 

 

I took the next logical step and...

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COMPOUND INTEREST investing wednesday word of the week Sep 04, 2018

Definition

Compound interest is interest added on to the principal on a deposit or loan so that the added interest also earns interest and so on and so forth.  

Why It's Important

I think Albert Einstein said it best, "Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.  He who...

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INDEX FUNDS Aug 29, 2018

Definition

Index funds are passively managed, meaning they track an established market index.  One example is the S&P 500 which invests in 500 of the largest companies in a range of industries.  Another example is the Dow Jones Industrial Average, "The Dow", which shows how...

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HOME-BUYING INFORMATION GOLD Aug 28, 2018

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I am always reading about finance (which is hardly news to anyone that knows me).  I have found the ULTIMATE HOME-BUYING GUIDE.  I am in love!

When I say this article breaks down the entire process, I am not over exaggerating.  I admittedly wanted to write an article on my...

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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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