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Cheap 4th of July Fun-7 Great Ideas

Cheap 4th of July Fun-7 Great Ideas

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Fourth of July + Maybe Build Wealth By contributing columnist,  Alexandra Deluise The Fourth of July is one of the highlights of summer for me. The holiday almost always includes a cookout, fireworks, and time spent with family around a campfire with marshmallows. This year, July 4th is on a Monday. This means three full days of potential festivities and cheap 4th of July fun! However, getting crazy on this patriotic holiday can cost a lot if you are not careful. Save some money with these frugal tips for a fun-filled holiday weekend. 7...

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How to Become a Millionaire-Investment Advice for 30 Year Olds

How to Become a Millionaire-Investment Advice for 30 Year Olds

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5 Tips to Become a Millionaire “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” ~Warren Buffett (source; BrainyQuote.com) Get the specific, actionable steps to become a millionaire if you are in your 30s. Use this financial advice for 30 somethings as a step-by-step guide for wealth building. If you haven’t started investing for your future, don’t stress, now is the time to start understanding and implementing how to plan for retirement at 30. Investment Strategies for 30-year-olds – Backstory My husband and I started...

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Avoid Being a Victim of Investment Fraud – Inspired by the Wizard of Wall Street

Avoid Being a Victim of Investment Fraud – Inspired by the Wizard of Wall Street

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Don’t be Like Steven Spielberg – Evade Investment Fraud I was both intrigued and sickened while glued to HBO’s Wizard of Lies. This riveting biopic chronicles Bernie Madoff, played by Robert DeNiro, as he crafts the greatest investment fraud of our time. It’s challenging to understand how sophisticated investors along with ordinary folks fell for Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Find out how to avoid becoming a victim of securities fraud. You’ll discover that only your own knowledge and due diligence can save you from financial advisor malfeasance. Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme Fooled the Pros As long ago as 1999, an independent...

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6 Money Tips for Navy Seals – A Gift For Our Warriors

6 Money Tips for Navy Seals – A Gift For Our Warriors

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It’s official, I’m addicted to the History Channel’s eight part drama about the lives of Navy Seals, “SIX“. After watching two episodes of this edge-of-your-seat action drama, I experienced feelings of worthlessness and self-deprecation. After all, these guys risk their lives in dangerous circumstances to protect our freedom and what am I doing of value – writing investing and financial management articles? Then, the Seals come home to family drama and difficulties. And to add to their stresses, pay for an entry level Navy Seal is a paltry  $22,992 per year for entry level Special Warfare Operator Third Class. Despite...

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The 15 Best Father’s Day Ideas That Rock!

The 15 Best Father’s Day Ideas That Rock!

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The 15 Best Father’s Day Ideas, Gifts and Activities So much is made of Mom and Mother’s Day, and it seems like Dads get the short shrift. But, don’t forget about Dad, and make his day super with these best Father’s Day ideas, gifts and activities. Dad deserves the Best Father’s Day!  We have our family roles clearly honed after decades of marriage and our daughter benefits from the uniqueness of Dad’s contribution to the family as much as she does mine. As Dad is in the “helping field”, contrary to convention, he’s the emotional compass of the family,...

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