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MY 2019 FINANCIAL BENCHMARKS AND RESOLUTIONS personal finance Jan 01, 2019

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Wow!  Sitting down with these numbers is both empowering and depressing.  LOL!  I mean the massive amount of debt that I have taken on between school, cars, and...

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WEDNESDAY WORD OF THE WEEK RECAP wednesday word of the week Dec 31, 2018

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It's the end of the year and if you are subscribed to my newsletter, you know that I send a financial word of the week every Wednesday!  It is a financial term that you should know and will...

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BEAR MARKET investing wednesday word of the week Dec 26, 2018

Definition

A bear market is when stocks see a 20 percent decline or more from a recent high.   

Why It's Important

The S&P 500 officially hit bear market status on Monday, dropping 20...

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PENNY STOCKS investing wednesday word of the week Dec 19, 2018

Definition

Penny stocks are stocks that are trading below $5.00 a share. They are highly volatile. 

Why It's Important

Investor beware!  Penny stocks have the potential to make investors a...

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I AM BACK personal finance Dec 16, 2018

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Has it really been three months since my last post?  Man, time flies!  I had to step away because my final semester got really crazy.  I felt like I was on the verge of failing and...

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MARGIN investing wednesday word of the week Dec 12, 2018

Definition

Margin is when brokers (Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade, etc.) lend money to investors to make trades (think of credit) so they can leverage their assets to make more money.

Why It's...

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DIVIDEND YIELD investing wednesday word of the week Dec 05, 2018

Definition

The dividend yield represents the ratio between the stock price paid and the dividend paid. A stock trading at $100 per share, with a dividend that amounts to $5 per year, you would...

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ARBITRAGE investing wednesday word of the week Nov 07, 2018

Definition

Arbitrage is the simultaneous purchase and sell of an asset to profit from the imbalance in price.  Using this strategy, takes advantage of price inefficiencies in the market.

Why...

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THE POWER OF BUDGETING money management personal finance Sep 30, 2018

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If you have been keeping up with my finance blog, you know I love to budget! It gives you a sense of control when it comes to your money. I believe in doing a zero-based budget. This...

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ANOTHER SETBACK! personal finance Sep 27, 2018

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A couple of weeks ago, I came outside to yet another flat tire.  What the heck?!  It seemed like every week a tire was going flat on my car.  I knew when I bought the car I would...

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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...

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MY FIRST PODCAST : GUEST APPEARANCE podcasts 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...

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