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Multiple Income Streams
Investing

WHY BUILD MULTIPLE INCOME STREAMS The reason investors should build multiple income streams is avoid the risk of relying on a single source of income. If an investor had a stock portfolio that paid her $50,000 in dividend or interest income a year, but some of the securities cut the

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Invest in ETFs
Investing

ETFs’ Brief History In the world of investment, ETFs, or Exchange Traded Funds, are a fairly recent invention. The first known ETF was created in the late 1980s and first began trading in 1993. ETFs have experienced remarkable growth in the past 15 years, growing from about 100 funds in

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Dividend Stocks
Investing

Dividend Stocks Put Money in Your Pocket The most obvious reason why investors should invest in dividend paying stocks is the cash they return. When an investor buys a stock for appreciation, she is hoping that she can buy at, say $100 a share, and sell it at a higher

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Saving Money; Money Saving
Personal Finance

Recently, MattMoneyMan (MMM) had the pleasure of talking to Steve Economides (SE), the head of the Economides family, which is well-known for its budgeting and money saving tips. The Economides have been teaching Americans and people all around the world their brand of frugality for more than a decade. They’ve

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College Expenses
Personal Finance

Paying for College: It All Starts in High School Even if you, a sibling, a family member, a child, or a friend is only in high school, it’s never too early to start thinking about how to pay for college.  Given that the average tuition for a 4 year degree

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Save Money on Food
Personal Finance

  In this article, I will show you ways to save money by eating at home. This isn’t a recipe or how-to cook at home article; instead, it’s information about how to shop for groceries and stock your pantry and refrigerator in a way that allows you to cook quick

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Tax Refund Improve Financial Independence
InvestingPersonal Finance

Tax Refund Tip #1: Pay Down High Interest Rate Credit Cards and Loans If you have high interest credit card or student loan debt, one of your first financial priorities should be to pay it down. While there’s set of guidelines, it’s smart to pay down any debt that has

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All Weather Portfolio
Investing

What’s an All Weather Portfolio? The concept of an all-weather portfolio is simple:  Building an investment portfolio comprised of different asset classes that can survive – and thrive – in any market environment.  Basically, the portfolio would be able to “weather” whatever financial storms the economy can throw at it.

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How To Build A Low Cost Portfolio
Investing

How To Build A Low Cost Portfolio In this article, I will discuss what a KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) portfolio does. That is, it aims to keep portfolio construction simple. Now within this framework, one can keep it really simple with a 2 fund portfolio or add just a

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Shopping Apps and Sites
Personal Finance

Here’s 20 of the best shopping apps and websites: Apples2Oranges – Shopping App #1 Apples2Oranges provides nutritional and price comparison and conversion. Compare prices in terms of cost/unit to see where the bargains really are. Ben’s Bargains – Shopping App #2 Ben’s Bargains has a team that goes bargain hunting to

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