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How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

By in Bond, Economics, Inflation, Investing, Stocks | 23 comments

 When is Inflation Coming?  “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” Ronald Reagan It’s been more than 6 years since I wrote this original article, and inflation is just recently beginning to pick up. Inflation still hasn’t topped two percent. Is it possible that inflation will remain low indefinitely?  Or does it mean that I stink at predicting the future? Likely, I am not great at predicting the future. Yet, one of the reasons for the low recent inflation rates is vanishing. Inflation rates are correlated with...

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Rebalance Your Asset Allocation Guide

Rebalance Your Asset Allocation Guide

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Stocks | 15 comments

Earn More by Rebalancing Your Asset Allocation What if I said that you could earn an extra one quarter percent return on your portfolio every year by doing a simple task? A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that investors who regularly rebalance their investment portfolios increase their returns. It takes about an hour to rebalance your asset allocation and you will likely receive an added return every year. Although 0.25% isn’t huge, every bit of investment returns adds up. Another solid reason to rebalance is to minimize risk. Even the most aggressive investor would prefer less investment volatility.  Here’s a...

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Where to Get a High Yield on My Investments in 2016?

Where to Get a High Yield on My Investments in 2016?

By in Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds | 0 comments

Can I Get a High Yield on My Cash? A reader recently wrote in; “I am 55 years old and looking for a high yield on my investments and to build income in my portfolio. What are the best ETF’s or Mutual funds to do that.” ~DK, Ohio Who isn’t looking for a high yield on investments today? This reader question is quite common. Savers, investors and retirees are frustrated with the low interest rates on their savings, CDs and money market accounts. For those younger readers, you may not realize that the rock bottom yields today are historic....

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How to Turn Freelance Income Into a Robust Passive Income Stream

How to Turn Freelance Income Into a Robust Passive Income Stream

By in Advanced Investing, Bond, Make Money, Mind and Money | 0 comments

3+ Ways Freelancers Can Earn Passive Income Are you a freelancer or solopreneur consultant? Do you worry that, when you’re not working, you don’t get paid? Find out how a freelancer can create a passive income stream for the future. A recent survey by the Freelancers Union found that 53 million Americans are now freelancers. In fact, one in three workers are freelancing. The difference between many freelancers/solopreneurs and salaried workers is that if you receive a salary and you want to take a break, grab a soda, take a quick walk to clear your head, you’re still getting paid....

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Larry Swedroe – Investing Luminary Tells How to Profit with Investing

Larry Swedroe – Investing Luminary Tells How to Profit with Investing

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Personal Finance Luminaries | 2 comments

Larry Swedroe’s Wisdom Helps Investors Profit with 2 Stage Thinking Following is an excerpt of my recent interview with Larry Swedroe. The full article is published on the U.S. News and World Report Smarter Investor Site: During this time of investment market turmoil, investors look to professionals for help in weathering the storm. Larry Swedroe, director of research for Buckingham and the BAM Alliance as well as the author of 13 investing books, offers insights and information to help cope with market turbulence and investing. You’ll find out how the ‘Larry portfolio’ might increase your returns and reduce risk....

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You Don’t Need an IRA; There’s Always Social Security

You Don’t Need an IRA; There’s Always Social Security

By in Automatic Saving, Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds, Retirement | 17 comments

 Do I Need a Roth IRA If I Have Social Security?   I’m one of those dinosaurs that started her first IRA in her 20’s at the beginning of the IRA movement. At that time, there was no such thing as a Roth IRA, so I invested in a traditional IRA. On top of that anomaly, I was the only 25 year old at a retirement seminar in a room full of 60 year olds. The question of whether I needed need a Roth IRA if I have Social Security didn’t cross my mind since I believed that there’s no such...

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