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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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INDEX FUNDS wednesday word of the week Aug 28, 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...

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HOME-BUYING INFORMATION GOLD investing 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...

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BULL MARKET investing wednesday word of the week Aug 21, 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...

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TOP 6 FINANCIAL PODCASTS 2018 podcasts 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...

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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...

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MY WEEK OF NETWORKINGS financial coaching 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...

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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...

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BUDGETS, BUDGETS, BUDGETS money management Aug 04, 2018

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

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