Lower Your Taxes and Start Investing by Opening a Traditional IRA Account For Retirement

Reduce Your Taxes and Start Investing by Opening a Traditional IRA Account

Throughout the year, but most often during tax season, the subject of contributing to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) comes up. IRAs are in the news, advertised on T.V., in print and of course on the Internet. Banks, credit unions and brokerage firms promoting the tax benefits of opening a Traditional IRA account with them. […]

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Learn How to Invest – 3 Steps to Start Investing Email Course

Learn How to Invest

If you’ve never considered managing your own investments, or pondered the thought of trying to comprehend the world of investing, it’s probably because of two main reasons. First, all the jargon, cryptic terminology, opinions and investment solutions make the subject confusing. So confusing you may not be sure where to even begin. Or maybe it’s […]

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Simple Investing – The Effect of Compounding Interest or Rate of Return

Effect of Compounding Interest

It’s probably the single most important mathematical concept to understand about investing. The effect compounding interest or a rate of return has on your money over time. It’s important because it can significantly change your perspective on how much money you invest, where you invest and how soon you should start. When I was in […]

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The Time Value of Opportunity – Filling The Pig Personal Finance Books

Time Value of Opportunity

The time value of opportunity is the ability to recognize money saving or money making opportunities (events) that will benefit you over the course of a lifetime. The key word being recognize.  For example, in relationship to vehicle insurance.  Most think of vehicle insurance as a single annual occurrence. You pay your premium every year […]

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3 Reasons You Should Contribute to Your Employer’s 401(k) Plan so You Can Retire Early

Retire Early

Many years ago (many, many) when I started my first “real” job out of college I had the opportunity to contribute to my company’s 401(k) plan. I was young and at the time was more focused on my new paycheck, rent, entertainment systems and of course having a cool car – you know the really important […]

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Pros and Cons of Using Automated Investing as a Main Investment Strategy

Automated Investing

Guest Post Provided by: Andrew Altman w/ Slick Bucks Automated investing solutions can invest small amounts of money for you at a time. From very small investments that trickle out of your account to investments that round up all of your transactions (thereby investing your spare change), these apps make it easier for you to […]

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Who is Morningstar and Why Should I Care?

Who is Morningstar

Morningstar is a highly respected independent research firm based out of Chicago, Illinois. The company was founded in 1984. Morningstar provides a host of investment products and services available for both novice and experienced investors.     Here are the key points you need to know about Morningstar. They provide research and analysis on everything […]

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