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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage or Invest in the Stock Market?

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage or Invest in the Stock Market?

By in Debt, Investing, Reader Question, Real Estate | 22 comments

Paying Off Mortgage vs. Investing – Which is Better? A reader asked, “Am I better off making extra payments on my mortgage at 2.9% or investing the money in the stock market?”  Should I Pay Off My Mortgage or Invest in the Markets? This question is a favorite and a one I’ve pondered many times. Actually, I’m adding $250 to my mortgage payment every month, to get the mortgage paid off by the time I reach retirement.  Whether to pay off your mortgage or not, isn’t an easy question.  There are financial and psychological aspects when considering whether to...

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5 Investment Classes That Teach Unique Ways to Invest

5 Investment Classes That Teach Unique Ways to Invest

By in Advanced Investing, Investing, Make Money, Sponsored | 0 comments

*Please read affiliate disclosure below. Learn How to Invest Money to Make Money  If you want your money to work for you, then you need to consider investing. Take an investment class to get on the wealth-building fast track. After all, you work hard at your job, but if you simply save in your low-interest bank account, you’re missing an opportunity to allow your dollars to compound and earn more. Investing means directing your money into an endeavor that provides the opportunity for extra income or capital. If you want your money to work for you, then you need to consider investing. You work hard at...

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10 Steps to Take Before Investing – Beginner Investment Tips

10 Steps to Take Before Investing – Beginner Investment Tips

By in Automatic Saving, Budget, Debt, Investing | 24 comments

“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” – Robert G. Allen What to Do Before Investing in a Stock or Mutual Fund Buying and selling stocks, bonds and mutual funds is a path to wealth, yet, there are steps to take before investing. At the start of my investing career, I thought it was cool to research and invest in the stock and bond markets; until I had my first loss. When my first stock pick drops 50% in price, I wasn’t having fun! Fortunately, I learned...

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What is the Trump Reflation Trade and Should I Care?

What is the Trump Reflation Trade and Should I Care?

By in Advanced Investing, Economics, Inflation, Investing | 4 comments

I’ve enjoyed economics ever since I majored in the field at University. During the last century, I’ve seen rampant inflation – too much money chasing too few goods – leading to exploding prices. I’ve also lived through the recent low inflation rates and the brush with stagflation and deflation. So, what’s up with reflation, the reflation trade and the Trump reflation trade? It’s all over the news, but reflation isn’t as clear cut as the inflation, stagflation or deflation themes. What is Reflation? Reflation has a technical definition, just like inflation. The meaning of reflation describes a governmental fiscal...

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OnTrajectory, the ‘Google Maps’ of Financial Planning Answers the Question; Can I Retire Early?

OnTrajectory, the ‘Google Maps’ of Financial Planning Answers the Question; Can I Retire Early?

By in Guest Post, Retirement, Sponsored | 0 comments

Can I Retire Early? Get the Answer Big and even small regular expenses can sabotage a comfy retirement. Are you curious about how decisions about car purchases and lattes, might affect plans for retirement? Maybe you’ve never thought about the relationship between your new car and your retirement date. Can I Retire Early? OnTrajectory Shows If You’re On Track for Retirement What is OnTrajectory and How Can it Help Me? OnTrajectory.com is a “fin-tech” startup helping you map your current and future financial journey. This platform gives you vivid illustrations of your income, expenses, and investments. After inputting some...

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