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Are 2017 Financial Forecasts For Real?

Are 2017 Financial Forecasts For Real?

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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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3 Dividend Stocks to Own In Retirement

3 Dividend Stocks to Own In Retirement

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Guest Contributor; Gaurav Sharma 3 Top Dividend Stocks for Retirement If there is and one priority for a retiree investor, it is income.  This can be achieved by owning the best dividend stocks within your investment portfolio.  Dividend stock investing actually has two potential benefits: An opportunity for capital appreciation. A steady or increasing cash flow. A dividend stock investor deploys capital into companies with juicy dividend payments. Depending upon when the dividends are paid, you earn regular cash payments deposited into your brokerage account. After purchasing the stock, there’s no additional work, making dividend investing perfect for retirees....

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5 Inspiring Warren Buffett Investing Quotes

5 Inspiring Warren Buffett Investing Quotes

By in Investing, Mind and Money, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Stocks, Tips, Wealth | 6 comments

Warren Buffett is considered one of the most successful investors of our time. According to BusinessInsider‘s Andy Kiersz, in “Here’s How Rich You’d Be if You’d Invested $1,000 in Buffett Way Back When”, $1,000 invested in Berkshire Hathaway in 1964, would be worth about $11.6 million today. This information uses the 1964 share price of $19 and the February 27, 2015 closing price of $221,180 for Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A). With the more recent closing share price of $194,620 (September 25, 2015) you’d still be rich. Bonus; What is Multifactor Investing and is it Worth a Try? I don’t...

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How to Become a Millionaire-Investment Advice for 30 Year Olds

How to Become a Millionaire-Investment Advice for 30 Year Olds

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5 Tips to Become a Millionaire “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” ~Warren Buffett (source; BrainyQuote.com) Get the specific, actionable steps to become a millionaire if you are in your 30s. Use this financial advice for 30 somethings as a step-by-step guide for wealth building. If you haven’t started investing for your future, don’t stress, now is the time to start understanding and implementing how to plan for retirement at 30. Investment Strategies for 30-year-olds – Backstory My husband and I started...

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Avoid Being a Victim of Investment Fraud – Inspired by the Wizard of Wall Street

Avoid Being a Victim of Investment Fraud – Inspired by the Wizard of Wall Street

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Don’t be Like Steven Spielberg – Evade Investment Fraud I was both intrigued and sickened while glued to HBO’s Wizard of Lies. This riveting biopic chronicles Bernie Madoff, played by Robert DeNiro, as he crafts the greatest investment fraud of our time. It’s challenging to understand how sophisticated investors along with ordinary folks fell for Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Find out how to avoid becoming a victim of securities fraud. You’ll discover that only your own knowledge and due diligence can save you from financial advisor malfeasance. Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme Fooled the Pros As long ago as 1999, an independent...

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6 Money Tips for Navy Seals – A Gift For Our Warriors

6 Money Tips for Navy Seals – A Gift For Our Warriors

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It’s official, I’m addicted to the History Channel’s eight part drama about the lives of Navy Seals, “SIX“. After watching two episodes of this edge-of-your-seat action drama, I experienced feelings of worthlessness and self-deprecation. After all, these guys risk their lives in dangerous circumstances to protect our freedom and what am I doing of value – writing investing and financial management articles? Then, the Seals come home to family drama and difficulties. And to add to their stresses, pay for an entry level Navy Seal is a paltry  $22,992 per year for entry level Special Warfare Operator Third Class. Despite...

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