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9 Ways to Make Extra Cash on the Weekends

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Make Extra Cash on the Weekends By staff columnist,  Alexandra Deluise 9 Ways to Make Extra Money While Working a Full-Time Job It’s a much-repeated idea throughout the personal finance community: if you want to make positive changes in your financial situation, you need to spend less than you earn. A simple way to do this is to make extra cash on the weekends. After all, smart financial progress means not stealing from yourself by saving money where you can.  Make extra cash on the weekends for investing and other expenses and you’re on your way to building long-term wealth....

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Tax Benefits of 401k Plans: Key Takeaways to Maximize your 401k Benefits

Tax Benefits of 401k Plans: Key Takeaways to Maximize your 401k Benefits

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Guest contributor, Rick Pendykoski Act Now to Enjoy the Tax Benefits of 401k Plans Does you employer offer a 401k plan? Have you been lazy in signing up? Or maybe you signed up, but you’re still not sure about the tax benefits of your 401k plan. With the demise of employer sponsored pensions, the 401k plan is your retirement safety net. In 1986 congress created the 401k plan to give employees a tax-advantaged way to save for retirement. There are two versions of the 401k, the tax-deferred 401k and the newer Roth 401k. Barbara’s comment; In fact, the 401k that...

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Should a 30 Year Old Think About Retirement?

Should a 30 Year Old Think About Retirement?

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Contributing columnist,  Alexandra Deluise Get the Answer; Should a 30 Year Old Think About Retirement? The earlier you start planning for retirement, the easier it is to save what you need.  If you’re in your 30s, retirement may seem a long way off. But did you know that’s actually a good thing? More than anything, having time on your side can make or break even the best-laid retirement plans. The reason for this is compound interest. Should a 30 Year Old Think About Retirement? Yes. Here’s how to do it, and it’s easier than you think. Would You Like...

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How Often Should I Check My Investments?

How Often Should I Check My Investments?

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Why Checking Your Investments Every Day May Lose You Money Guest Contributor, Reid Henderson  It is undeniable that your investments should be regularly checked, but by regularly, I do not mean check them every day. It is understandable that you would like to check your investments every day because after all, it is your money. But you’ll likely lose money if you check your investments every day. Very rarely does an investment have a steady rise. The stock market is volatile— It goes up and down hourly. For this reason, the performance of an investment should not be determined by...

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Six Dangerous Investing Myths

Six Dangerous Investing Myths

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Guest post, Rob Bennett Investing is both an art and a science. There are passionate supporters of a wide range of investing methodologies and the research can be tweaked to support various approaches.  When considering the index fund investing approach, there are considerable ways to view the idea that it’s difficult if not impossible to beat the long term market averages. Following are several investing myths, from a valuation informed approach.  What do you think of these investing myths, are they accurate or not? Valuation Informed Indexing Approach Mr. Bennett advocates Valuation-Informed Indexing. This strategy calls for the investor to increase his...

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How to Make Money in High School and College

How to Make Money in High School and College

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Non-Retail Jobs for High School and College Students By contributing columnist,  Alexandra Deluise You’re broke and you need extra money this year. But you want to find a job that can be flexible around your studies. While there are many easy jobs for students such as babysitting or child care (positions which usually pay around $10 per hour), we’ll explore other opportunities that can use your talents more effectively. Are You Wondering How to Make Money in High School and College? You may be feeling frustrated as you ponder how to make money in high school and college. Are you worried...

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