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26 Ways to Make Some Extra Cash

You’ve heard it a million times – you have to live “beneath your means” if you want to establish the positive cash flow that allows you to save. It doesn’t matter if you want to save for retirement, college education, or a vacation to Disney World. If you’re living hand-to-mouth and constantly playing catch up […]

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58 Ways to Save Money – An Actionable List Like No Other

I’ve seen plenty of articles written on ways to save money. I’ve got a few problems with the average “X ways to save money” list, though. First, a lot of the suggestions are just down-right disgusting. I’m sorry, but no matter how badly I want to save a little bit of extra money this month, […]

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Free Prepaid Credit Cards

Perhaps the term ‘prepaid credit card’ is a misnomer, but it is a common one. Many people view prepaid debit cards as credit cards, because they are used so similarly. The real difference between a credit card and a debit card, of course, is that with the former you are borrowing money and with the […]

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How to Make a Deposit in to Your Online Checking Account

Online accounts are a part of everyday life for savings needs of many of us – they offer better rates of interest and are more easily managed. Deposits can be made electronically, and regular deposits can be set up from one account to another. Becoming more common now, and following on from the popularity of […]

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How Do Savings Bonds Work – And Do They Belong in Your Portfolio?

A common question asked by novice investors is “How do savings bonds work?” Most likely, your only existing exposure to savings bonds lies in your childhood. You probably received one as a birthday gift from your least favorite Aunt – when you really wanted that awesome new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figure, or a […]

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Safe Investing: Does It Exist? How Can I Get Started?

I’ll start this article by stating, up front, a simple – yet uncommon – truth: There is no such thing as an investment that is completely safe. Any time you attempt to earn more money with the money you already have, there is a risk. Granted, there are different degrees of risk, and risk is relative – […]

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Silver Mining Stocks: An Attractive Asset?

When considering diversifying an investment portfolio, many investors consider the four main assets classes – equities, bonds, cash, and property – before other less traditional assets. Becoming more common, though, is diversification into precious metals. Most often this is into gold, but, with the gold price so high, increasingly silver is the metal of choice […]

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7 Top IPhone, Android and Tablet Apps For Trading

Markets trade almost twenty four hours a day. But as a busy person, you certainly can’t be tied to your desk. You have a family life, business meetings, and then there’s leisure time to fit in somewhere. But markets move, and won’t stand still while you’re out doing something that just won’t wait. Fortunately, with […]

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Stock and Trade Analysis: Tools and Tips for Smarter Trading

Trading in any stock market is fraught with potential for error, especially for investors who don’t have a cohesive strategy or an eye for analysis. Succeeding in the market means having a strategy, closely following indicators, and knowing how to analyze what goes on during an average trading day to give you every edge possible. […]

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Keeping upto date

It’s been a busy few weeks in the markets. We have had the Facebook IPO, which was disastrous. I have repeatedly mentioned I felt the $104bn valuation is ridiculous and totally unjustifiable on a company making $1bn a year. I would personally value it around $8/share. It appears the market seems to at least somewhat […]

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