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How to Calculate Net Worth – What Are You Worth?

How to Calculate Net Worth – What Are You Worth?

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What is Your Net Worth? Get Rich Step by Step-by-Step “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver,”  Ayn Rand The first step in creating a fitness and diet plan is to step on the scale. Nobody likes to get weighed, but you have to accept where you are right now, before proceeding to change. It’s how you keep track!   This article instructs in how to identify your financial baseline. Simply put, net worth is the total of your financial worth on a particular day. Net...

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5 Ways to Make Sure You Conquer Your Financial Goals

5 Ways to Make Sure You Conquer Your Financial Goals

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How to Ensure Your Financial Goals Aren’t Holding You Back By, Kostas Chiotis We all have personal financial goals. It might be a short term financial goal to earn a certain amount or to get out of debt in a specific number of years or something as simple as saving up to buy a new computer. Whatever your money goals are, it’s important to make sure you are taking the right steps to achieve them. In this post, you’ll learn about a few strategies to make sure your financial goals are not actually holding you back but that you’re...

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How to Keep Your Finances Organized in 4 Steps

How to Keep Your Finances Organized in 4 Steps

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Please see affiliate disclosure below* Seems as if we’re all busier than ever. With family, work and household chores, there’s little time left to keep your finances organized. Yet, if you don’t organize your finances then you might end up with unpaid bills, spending more than you earn, big credit card balances and a hornets nest of problems come tax time. Whether your net worth is in the three, four, five, six or seven digits, you still need to create a system to keep your finances organized.  1. Categories to Keep Your Finances Organized  Before diving in with a...

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5 Inspiring Warren Buffett Investing Quotes

5 Inspiring Warren Buffett Investing Quotes

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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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Cheap 4th of July Fun-7 Great Ideas

Cheap 4th of July Fun-7 Great Ideas

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7 Ways to Enjoy the Fourth of July + Maybe Build Wealth By contributing columnist,  Alexandra Deluise The Fourth of July is one of the highlights of summer for me. The holiday almost always includes a cookout, fireworks, and time spent with family around a campfire with marshmallows. This year, July 4th is on a Monday. This means three full days of potential festivities and cheap 4th of July fun! However, getting crazy on this patriotic holiday can cost a lot if you are not careful. Save some money with these frugal tips for a fun-filled holiday weekend. 7...

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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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