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10 Of The Best Retirement Investments

Like most people, I am saving in a number of ways toward retirement, with one eye on what might be the best investments for retirement, when I get there. On the way, of course, there are 401 (k)’s, Roths, and various non-traditional routes available to most of us. For example, target date mutual funds take […]

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How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?

This is a question that I hear regularly from the baby boomer generation now they are edging toward retirement. Of course, what we all actually mean when we ask the question is ‘how much do I need so that I can live the rest of my life in comfort?’ It is, in reality, an almost […]

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Do You Know How to Read Stocks?

It’s hard to be a success at the stock market and not know how to read stocks. It doesn’t matter if you are a fundamental investor or a technical investor; if you have anything to do with stocks, it is highly recommended that you learn how to take in various forms of data and intelligence […]

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How To Get Rich With The Stock Market Over Time

Savers who place money on deposit in a savings account will do well, over the long term, to merely keep pace with inflation. Investing in government bonds is hardly likely to make a fortune: governments may not be very adept at controlling spending, but they can’t be seen to give money away, either. Investing in […]

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Invest In Stocks And Bonds With Safe Mutual Funds

When it comes to the market, there is one cold, stark reality: any investment is a risky one. Granted, you could choose to invest solely in U.S. Treasurys, which are the world’s safest investment, but that certainly won’t make you rich or provide fully for your retirement. The truth is, if you want a decent […]

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What Are Money Market Accounts and How Do They Work?

Money market accounts aren’t new, nor are they particularly complicated or restricted (in fact, virtually every sizable financial institution offers one), but for some reason most people still do not know a lot about them. Instead, other asset classes steal their thunder, classes like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exotic instruments like exchange-traded funds, and even […]

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What About Monthly Dividend Stocks?

Most companies that pay dividends do so on a quarterly basis. Others pay semi-annually or annually. For those investors that require a monthly income for budgeting purpose, this would seem to rule dividend stocks out of the list of options for creating income, leaving the poorer rates of cash savings accounts, certain fixed income products, […]

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9 Investing Mistakes You Don’t Want To Be Making

You don’t make investing mistakes because you’re smart, right? Um, ok. Whether you’re a veteran with handling savings and investment decisions or new to the investing world, it pays (literally) to learn, and avoid, investing mistakes that so many others have made before you. So, before you buy your first shares of the next Amazon […]

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How Do Mutual Funds Work?

If you’re into investing and want to know more about making money in the markets, you probably have asked yourself at one point this question: “What are mutual funds?” You’re not alone, either; mutual funds easily constitute one of the most popular asset classes for investment in the world. Here, I will tell you what […]

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Dividends vs Stock Repurchases/Share Buybacks

Both dividends and stock repurchase schemes are ways that a company can boost the returns of its shareholders. However, whilst it is reasonably easy for an investor to understand how the payment of a dividend rewards him, many find the mechanism of stock repurchases more complex, especially when it comes to their benefits to shareholders. […]

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