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Your Savings Account Stinks. Here are 5 Places to Keep Your Money Instead

Your Savings Account Stinks. Here are 5 Places to Keep Your Money Instead

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Alternatives to Savings Accounts – Not Under Your Mattress By, Greg Johnson With many banks offering an APY rate of 0.03% or less, using a savings account as a long-term investment option is not your best money move. You won’t be growing rich by watching your account grow in pennies. Bonus; Should I Pay off My Mortgage or Invest in the Stock Market? Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are keeping your money safe in these risk-free savings accounts either. Stashing your money in a low-interest savings account means you’re just robbing yourself of potential earnings as inflation...

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Financial Spring Cleaning: 5 Tips to Stay on Track

Financial Spring Cleaning: 5 Tips to Stay on Track

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Financial Spring Cleaning How to with Gloria Martinez, founder, WomenLed.org Winter’s giving way to spring and warmer weather, which means the holidays and tax season are in the rear view mirror. It’s time to look ahead to vacation and all the activities that make summer so much fun. You’ll want to be ready for it all, so take time now to do a little financial spring cleaning. Make sure your records and resources are in good order and ready for whatever comes along. Spring is a time of renewal, when you clear out the excess and determine what you...

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Buy and Hold – The Best Way to Succeed With Investing

Buy and Hold – The Best Way to Succeed With Investing

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Buy and Hold Investment Advice for Volatile Markets Get ready, I’m going to reveal the biggest investing secret. And it’s not a bunch of hooey, but based on research by Dalbar, a top investment research firm, findings from Standard and Poor’s research and other investment performance studies. If you think you know how to invest or if you’re a newbie investor, just starting out, you must heed this investment advice. It’s not complicated and anyone with a modicum of sense can beat most of their investing peer. And here’s why: “Investors are more often than not their own worst...

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What is Halal Investing? How to Invest With Your Islamic Faith

What is Halal Investing? How to Invest With Your Islamic Faith

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Find Out If  Sharia Investing Is For You! By, Alexandra DeLuise What is Islamic Investing? Sharia investing relies on a few guiding principles: Investments cannot profit from debt, so no investing in loans! Investors must choose investment funds or companies that make ethical decisions. Companies that profit from tobacco, arms, or pornography are out of the question. Investments should be vetted by a sharia review board to ensure that the choices follow halal investing It is not uncommon to want investment options that match your ethical standards. For some of us, however, religious expectations for money management may not align...

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TIPs Bonds – Perfect Investment to Protect Cash From Inflation

TIPs Bonds – Perfect Investment to Protect Cash From Inflation

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 TIPs Inflation Bonds – Protect Your Cash From Inflation “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.”  Ronald Reagan  Since inflation has been tame in recent years, it’s easy to forget about it’s violent impact. Yet, TIPs bonds can protect your cash from rising interest rates.  One of President Reagan’s (1981-1989) political challenges was combating the rampant inflation of the time. He entered office after record levels of inflation! Here are the inflation rates from 1975 to 1986:  YEAR AVERAGE INFLATION 1986   1.91%  1985   3.55%...

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