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Features Of Series EE Savings Bonds You May Not Know
The annual interest rate for Series EE savings bonds is currently a paltry 0.1 percent, which is in effect for the life of the bond.
Six Investing Faults That The Uber-Wealthy Avoid
The following six items are investment mistakes that you'll never catch high-net worth individuals committing.
Macro Mondays: Credit Basics
Credit is a contractual agreement in which a borrower receives something of value now and agrees to repay the lender at some date in the future, generally with interest.
What Are The Best Housing Market Indicators
The health of the US economy can be easily gauged by how much and how frequently individuals and families are spending to fulfill the most basic of needs: housing.
How To Make Your Portfolio Tax Efficient
Tax mitigation is simply the idea of developing investment strategies that reduce your taxes as well as potentially grow your wealth.
Credit Cards Going The Way Of The Dodo?
If you're a Millennial, you may have noticed yourself using your credit cards less and less... and you aren't opting for cash either. So many businesses now allow you to pay via your smartphone... and the trend is only growing.
Macro Mondays: Jensen's 'Alpha'
It's no coincidence that many investment publications refer to alpha as the end all be all for investors. The reason? It's an easy way to determine if the investment is earning the kinds of returns you would expect given a certain level of risk.
Wall Street Terms: 'Mr. Market'
Since introducing 'Mr. Market' it has been cited many times in order to help explain major stock market fluctuations - the only reason for changes in stock prices are 'Mr. Market's' emotions.
Macro Mondays: Wealth Management
Everyone has wealth. And while you may laugh at that, I'll say instead and some have more wealth than others. But everyone has something to work with, no matter how small.
8 Ways To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
You may think that it's impossible, by paying off your mortgage in a fraction of the time that it would normally take for a 30-year mortgage will save you thousands (potentially tens of thousands) of dollars.
Macro Mondays: Dollar-Cost Averaging (DCA)
Dollar-cost averaging (DCA) is an investment technique of buying a fixed dollar amount of a particular investment on a regular schedule, regardless of the share price.
Wild Stock Market: No Longer Scary To Investors
Five-standard-deviation moves in the stock market are quite crazy and are quite rare, especially considering that volatility in the S&P 500 had been relatively small as of late.
4 Ways To Indirectly Play The "Weed Rush"
Like it or not, the times are changing and with those times comes a new wave of openness and appreciation of the usefulness of marijuana as both a medicine and an activity. I found a few stocks that you can use to play the "weed rush".
When Dollar Signs Blind Wall Street
It seems that Wall Street and many of their analysts never seem to learn from blatantly obvious mistakes of the past.
How Millennials Are Countering The White House Budget
The White House budget ultimately hopes to get the US economy back to 3.0% growth, all the while cutting funding to growth industries and limiting immigration and work visas.
'The Latte Index': A New Minimum Wage Measure
This new 'Latte Index' is used to measure how many cups of coffee minimum-wage earners in different cities can afford to buy with their hourly pay.
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