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Investing in China – Ideas to Tap the Exploding Chinese Economy

Investing in China – Ideas to Tap the Exploding Chinese Economy

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Is Investing in China a Good Idea? By, Soumyadipta Basu You might think that with all of the tariff talk, investing in China is off the table. Not so, China is still a rapidly growing economy with more room for upward expansion.  Today China boasts 1.4 billion people. That’s equivalent to 18.5% of the world’s 7.6 billion people. From an agrarian predominantly population, in 2016 55% of the Chinese people lived in cities.  Read; International Stock Investing China’s urbanization is what has led to the country’s impressive economic growth over the past few decades. And China continues to urbanize.  It’s...

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Warren Buffett’s Advice to His Heir’s is Wrong

Warren Buffett’s Advice to His Heir’s is Wrong

By in Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Retirement | 6 comments

Warren Buffett’s Advice to His Heirs Here’s Warren Buffett’s advice for investing – to his heir’s. It’s great advice – just not for you. “My advice to the trustee couldn’t be more simple: Put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund. (I suggest Vanguard’s.) I believe the trust’s long-term results from this policy will be superior to those attained by most investors — whether pension funds, institutions or individuals — who employ high-fee managers.” ~ Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway 2014 letter to shareholders (page 20) Warren Buffett is arguably...

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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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Become a Millionaire in One Step

Become a Millionaire in One Step

By in Automatic Saving, Investing, Wealth | 15 comments

“Get over yourself. Stop thinking that there’s a magical secret formula for making tons of money overnight, and that you can discover it because you’re smarter than any other investor out there. In fact, his suggestions seem to say, when it comes to getting rich, slow and steady wins the race.”~from “Warren Buffett’s Advice: Forget Get-Rich-Quick. Here’s How to Get Rich Slowly,” in Inc.com by Minda Zetlin You’ll read a lot of questionable stuff online about how to get rich or how to become a millionaire. And maybe you think there’s a quick route to riches. Although a few...

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Is There Anywhere to Invest Today? Find Bargains in an Overvalued Market

Is There Anywhere to Invest Today? Find Bargains in an Overvalued Market

By in Investing, Links, Money Management, Stocks | 6 comments

Where to Invest in an Overvalued Market? The market crashed almost ten years ago and has been rising ever since. This is awesome if you’ve participated in the climb.  But, there’s a problem, with assets climbing for 10 years, it’s tough to find decent and well valued investments. Enjoy a few of my recent articles on InvestorPlace and U.S. News and World Report about finding gems in an overvalued market as well as tips about how to value the markets.  Get investment ideas in my recent article from InvestorPlace. 5 Places to Invest in a Frothy Market These 5...

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Is a 401k the Same as an IRA? 401k vs. IRA

Is a 401k the Same as an IRA? 401k vs. IRA

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401k vs. IRA vs. Roth IRA By, Alexandra DeLuise Retirement options can be overwhelming. How can you choose between a 401k vs. IRA? What is a 401k anyway? What’s the difference between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA? Putting aside money for retirement is a good strategy, but it’s important to use the right type of retirement savings account for your personal financial needs in order to make the most of your pre-retirement years. That’s why it’s a good idea to become familiar with the benefits of a 401k vs. IRA retirement account benefits. What Is A 401k? A...

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