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HOW DOES ATTENDING A PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE GROW WEALTH?

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Fincon 2013-Where Personal Finance Website Publishers, Bloggers, and Freelancers Get Noticed & Links I’ve been attending professional conferences for as long as I’ve been employed. First as a realtor, next as a university administrator and career counselor, and now as a personal finance website publisher. Heck, I even go with my husband to his professional conferences. The contacts and benefits I’ve made far outweigh any out of pocket expenses. I’ve been to the inaugural Fincon in 2011 in Chicago, last year’s Fincon in Denver, and I’m speaking this year on Investing at Fincon 2013 in St. Louis. The benefits...

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CARNIVAL OF PERSONAL FINANCE; BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION

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Start Investing for the Future Now! With school starting soon or already in session, parents have more time to focus on getting their finances in order. Use this seasonal change to commit to taking charge of your money! Don’t miss future announcements and updates at the premier money carnival; The Carnival of Personal Finance home. Avoid money issues to your own peril. Time is the best predictor of future returns. In short, start investing sooner to significantly improve your long term wealth building opportunities. I love this example: From age 25 to 65 LaShaun invested $300 per month in a...

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Make More Money With Your Online Store-Simple Tips to Increase Your Conversions

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Make Money with an Online Store Online stores are great for making a full or part time income. As experienced owners will share, visitors does not always equal buyers. Following are some strategies to turn those prospects into customers. Traffic is great, but if your visitors aren’t buying, you’re not making money. The Best Way to Boost your Sales is to Attract More Buyers Now, while that may seem incredibly obvious, the key word there is buyers not visitors. Many eCommerce business owners believe that the more visitors they have, the more buyers they get. That’s not necessarily the...

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CARNIVAL OF PASSIVE INVESTING; INSPIRED BY VANGUARD

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Vanguard Initiated Index Fund Investing; Lazy Path to Wealth May, 2013 John Ameriks, Head of Vanguard’s Active Equity Group, a Stanford (A.B. degree) and Columbia (Ph.D. in Economics) alum wrote an article entitled, “Active or Passive?”  His comments reinforce the efficacy of choosing a “passive index fund” investment strategy. “You don’t need to believe in efficient markets, rational behavior, economics, or the tooth fairy to establish that a portfolio that holds all the securities in a capitalization-weighted market index (i.e., an index weighted like the S&P 500 and other common indexes, but containing all the securities in the market)...

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WHEN WILL INTEREST RATES RISE?

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What do Rising Interest Rates Mean? Get ready for Barbara Friedberg’s upcoming book, ”How to Get Rich; Wealth Building Guide for the Financially Illiterate,” sign up above & be the 1st to know The Wall Street Journal is one of my favorite publications and source of inspiration. On Thursday, Jon Hilsenrath and Victoria McGrane wrote, “Fed Split Over How Long to Keep Cash Spigot Open”, throwing doubt on Federal Reserve chairman Bernanke’s indication that rates would stay low into 2015. The article stated: “Of late, the view in financial markets has been unsettling: Banks and investors are holding riskier...

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HOW EL CARINO USES THE PARETO PRINCIPLE (80:20 RULE) FOR INCREDIBLE SUCCESS

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“The Pareto Principle is a theory that states for many phenomena, 80% of the effects stem from 20% of the causes.” Dictionary.com The love of my life, El Carino is a tremendous success in his field. He has six books, countless publications, and an impressive job. When my cousin stopped by for a visit recently she said to El Carino, “You must work all the time.” We just smiled. His productivity stems from his brilliant use of the 80:20 rule. He is the most productive worker I’ve ever seen and embodies the Pareto Principle. HERE’S WHERE MOST OF US...

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