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4 Memorial Day Tips to Make More Money

4 Memorial Day Tips to Make More Money

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Memorial Day is a wonderful time to honor those who served our country. It’s also a time to take a break from work. First, honor the veterans. Next, enjoy your time off. But don’t forget to spend a few hours on your financial future and make money over Memorial Day. It’s tough to find time make more money while handling the gritty business of work, raising the kids and keeping up with the house. But Memorial Day is a perfect time to set aside a couple of hours to increase your income for now and for the future. 4...

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Should I Invest In An IPO?

Should I Invest In An IPO?

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Just Because You Can Invest in an IPO, Doesn’t Mean That You Should Sometimes it feels like the best time to invest in stocks is 50 years ago—not an encouraging thought for someone looking to get started investing in 2018! Since it seems like everything good is already too expensive to start investing in, you might wonder if you should invest in an IPO. An IPO, or an Initial Public Offering, is when a company first makes its stocks publicly available for purchase. This typically happens when the company is young and hip and has potential for some serious...

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Best Asset Allocation Based On Age & Risk Tolerance

Best Asset Allocation Based On Age & Risk Tolerance

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How To Figure Out the Best Asset Allocation For You Graham from Moneystepper asks; What metric (rule of thumb) would you recommend for asset allocation based on age and risk appetite? Choosing your best asset allocation is not as simple as it might seem. Let’s attack it from several investment angles and throw in a bit of research as well. What Is Asset Allocation?   The asset allocation decision divides total investable funds by percent into specific investment categories. An asset allocation represents the investor’s choice of broad asset classes and the percentages distributed across the categories. The two most...

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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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