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How to Save on Everyday Expenses

To keep your expenses low and have extra money left over to invest you need to be intentional in the way you spend your money. After all, if you’re spending more money than you make you’ll never fast track yourself to financial freedom. Luckily there are a few really smart things you can do to […]

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Spread Betting: What It Is and How It Works

There’s been a lot of buzz around spread betting lately. It’s a way to either earn or lose money in a very short amount of time, depending on the outcome of your wager. I personally think the fast paced nature of spread betting is what has made it so popular. For those of you who […]

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An Intro on Peer to Peer Lending

An Intro on Peer to Peer on Lending

Investing in CDs, keeping your money in savings account, or even high interest checking accounts is the traditional way most people seek fixed return on their investment. The more sophisticated investors go for instruments like Muni bonds, treasuries, corporate bonds, or funds that invest in high and low yield fixed-rate instruments. In the last few […]

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Stock Trading Basics: Understanding Dividends

Stock trading basics is a series where I cover various topics that are helpful to new investors. Even seasoned investors can benefit by revisiting some basic concepts to refine their investment strategies and ideologies. In this edition of stock trading basics let us take a look at dividends – What they are? What they are […]

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What Is Holding You Back From Investing?

Many of us consider investing but never get around to actually starting to invest. In this post let us take a look at some reasons why people don’t invest. There are several psychological and practical barriers that hold people back from making investments. For some making investments is natural, that is how their brain is […]

Should You Invest in Your Company's Stock

Should I Invest in the Stock of My Employer?

One of the most common investment mistakes people make is that they invest too much of their investment portfolio in the stock of their employer. This may be due to multiple reasons, such as – they get stock of the company as part of their compensation during bonus time (for some this may be in […]

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5 Red Flags to Look For When Analyzing Companies

Every now and then we see companies drop tremendously in value in such a way the investors in their stock lose all the value or a significant portion of it.Is there a way one can tell that something like this can happen to a company? The truth is if it could be told with certainty […]