Economics

How to Prepare for Inflation – 8 Actionable Tips

How to Prepare for Inflation – 8 Actionable Tips

By in Bond, Economics, Inflation, Investing, Stocks | 25 comments

 Prepare for Inflation – It’s Here “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” Ronald Reagan Inflation is here, and it’s increasing. I know you’ve noticed inflation. Gas and food prices are up. With new tariffs, you can expect other prices to rise too. I’ve lived through really high – double digit – inflation. And there are tips and strategies to cope with and prepare for high inflation. How to prepare for inflation starts with acknowledging its existence. In 2012 through 2015 the inflation rate was 1.7%,...

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Is Holding a Garage Sale Worth It?

Is Holding a Garage Sale Worth It?

By in Economics, Make Money, Saving | 39 comments

Is a Garage Sale a Good Way to Make Money? If you’ve ever wondered whether holding a garage sale is worth it or not, you must read this article. I wrote this article several years ago, and readers loved it! So, I’ve updated it for your money-making pleasure. Initially, I  was afraid to hold a garage sale, as I worried it was too much work. Yet, before a move from Ohio to Pennsylvania I decided to find out for myself the answer to the question, “Is Holding a Garage Sale Worth It?” Have you ever participated in a garage...

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How to Handle Inflation-Tips and Strategies

How to Handle Inflation-Tips and Strategies

By in Bond, Economics, Inflation, Investing, Stocks | 16 comments

“The Feds Big Worry is Inflation, Not Markets” writes Justin Lahart in a recent WSJ.com article.  After writing about inflation for 8 years, my predictions of rising inflation are coming true. Now is the time to learn how to handle inflation. Prices are inching up from recent years, although, nothing like the double digit inflation rates of the 1980’s. In 1980-1982 inflation rates were 13.5, 10.3 and 6.20% respectively. In contrast, the CPI rose 0.5% in January, 2018 and 2.1% over the last 12 months states the BLS.com. Now 2.1% inflation is still quite low, but fears abound that low...

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Top Investment Articles and Free Investment Management from M1 Finance

Top Investment Articles and Free Investment Management from M1 Finance

By in Economics, Investing, Links | 0 comments

Read My Top Investment Writings Across the Web and Build Your Wealth These top investment articles give you important information for smart investing strategies. There are more ways to manage your money than ever before. New fintech products for investing are exploding. M1 Finance robo-advisor + DIY platform is now free. If you’re looking for some help managing your investments, but still want a hand in the fund and stock picking process, check out the “M1 Finance Review” published on our sister site, Robo-Advisor Pros.com. On the economic front, interest rates are going up, and will continue to do...

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Should I Sell Stocks Now? What to do Now That Markets are Peaking

Should I Sell Stocks Now? What to do Now That Markets are Peaking

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Economics, Investing, Money Management | 17 comments

Are the Investment Markets Overvalued? Should I Sell Stocks Now? Should I Invest in Dividend Stocks Now? Is the Stock Market Overvalued Now? According to many stock market indicators the stock markets are expensive. After the nine year bull market, find out if you should sell stocks now. An easy way to check the stock market price tag is with the price earnings ratio (PE ratio), or the amount of money you must pay in relation to a corporations earnings. Higher PE ratios correlate with more expensive stock prices. The average PE ratio is 15.67 and the stock market...

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Are 2017 Financial Forecasts For Real?

Are 2017 Financial Forecasts For Real?

By in Economics, Investing, Mind and Money, Wealth | 0 comments

Financial Forecasts – Myth Or Reality? During a recent trip from San Francisco to Ohio, I spent several hours indulging in the Wall Street Journal, cover-to-cover. Fascinated by their second quarter Markets Review & Outlook Section on July 3, 2017, I fervently read the predictions made by pros compared with reality. Learn whether the financial forecasts hit the mark or veered off course. I assumed that at least one prediction for the markets for 2017 might have materialized. Yet, out of 8 economic predictions, ranging from U.S. stock indexes to inflation, the experts were all wrong. Here’s why it matters....

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