Tuesday , 12 December 2017


Personal Finance

Should you save for retirement or pay off credit card debt?

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Should you save for retirement or pay off credit card debt? If you're carrying a card balance, you may be wrestling with whether to put all your resources into attacking the debt, or start building your retirement nest egg while you slowly pay off debt. To figure out which scenario is better in a given situation, we've done the math for you.

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10 Signs It’s Time to Change Jobs

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Most everyone hopes their current job will lead to bigger and better positions but if, along the way, you experience any one of the ten signs discussed in this article then it's time to look elsewhere for such opportunities. Words: 710

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A Financial Bucket List Of Money Moments

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When you think of a bucket list, and mention money, it's easy to start daydreaming about things that cost a fortune. However, you don't have to have your head in the clouds to achieve a bucket list of money moments. Here are 8 of the big ones.

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Should You Fire Your Financial Advisor? (6 Warning Signs)

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Investors should take a long hard look at their broker/financial advisor/planner and rethink what they expect of him/her while at the same time empowering themselves to take control of their own situations. This article identifies several warning signs that it may be time to cut ties with your current broker. Words: 721

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Home "Owners": Here Are 10 Advantages to Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

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Paying off the mortgage early is an idea with obvious appeal, but not one that many middle-class home "owners" pursue. If your interest rate is so good that the bank just made a bad bet in giving you that low rate, you might want to continue enjoying the benefits as long as possible. In many other circumstances, however, paying off the mortgage can be a fine money management move indeed. [Below are 10 sound reasons to do so.] Words: 1588

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10 U.S.Cities With Great Weather for Retirees

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Everyone’s interpretation of ideal weather isn’t the same - some want to spend their golden years soaking up the sun, while others prefer a place where they can be near ski slopes. That said, if you’re looking for what most of us would consider pleasant weather—places with plenty of sunshine, low amounts of rain or snow, fewest days below 32 degrees or above 90 degrees and low humidity—these locales came to mind as 10 of the best places [in the U.S.] to retire if weather is your main concern. Words: 585

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10 signs that you are working with a bad investment advisor

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There are two kinds of bad investment advisors: well-meaning advisors without the wherewithal to keep up with the science of the fast-evolving profession, and those whose main focus is not on managing their clients’ assets well, but on gathering assets under management in order to grow their own practices. How do you tell if you’re sitting across from either one of these types of bad advisors in an industry that lacks transparency? [Well, I have done just that with a list of 10 signs that you are working with a bad investment advisor.] Words: 1467

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What Assets Should Be Included In the Assessment of Your Portfolio’s Risk?

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Often when we hear about “investment portfolios” our minds go to stocks, bonds, cash, ETFs and mutual funds. We think about our 401(k) and IRA. In other words, we think about investable assets, and we pretty much stop there but I would argue that there’s more to your portfolio than just the securities in your brokerage account. [Let me explain further with a few examples.] Words: 500

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