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June 21, 2018
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“Should I Invest in Individual Stocks?”

So you want to invest? AWESOME!!  Maybe you have been reading a cool blog like mine or perhaps you had a friend tell you about this wonderful wealth building tool! Regardless, it will not be long before you question if you should buy individual stocks. With the bull market we are currently riding, there are many people that would tell you that it is a good idea. But is it really?
June 4, 2018
summer job taxes

Do I Have to Pay Taxes at a Summer Job? Tax Tips for Teens

It’s great that you are getting a summer job! But when you’re anticipating getting that first paycheck you might be wondering to yourself “do I have to pay taxes at a summer job?” Even a part-timer like you is expected to pay the US Government their due. Yes, life is not always as Financially Simple as we would like. Here is some helpful info dealing with taxes for specific summer jobs:
May 3, 2018
Financial Games for Kids

9 Financial Games for Kids That Teach Monetary Principles

It is hard to believe one of the most important aspects pertaining to our kids’ future is often overlooked: learning about finances! Since these life-changing concepts are not adequately covered in schools (in my opinion), that job falls on us parents! One great (and fun) way is by playing financial games for kids. These games will expose them to the rules they will encounter during banking and managing money as they grow up. The best part—when playing these money-related games, they can take financial risks without being penalized. The winter break is a great time to snatch one up and get your kids’ financially simple education started!
November 16, 2017
Types of Risk in Investment

Finance 101: Ten Types of Risk in Investing

It never fails… when I have new clients coming in, they say they want all of the upside but none of the downside. Basically, they want their investment cake and to eat it too. However, the problem is you can’t invest without taking some risks. You need to understand the types of risk in investing that warrant concern and the types that are best left to the experts to worry about. Let’s discuss the types of investment risk and their causes.
October 27, 2017
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Mortgage Debt: Pay It Off or Invest? Which Should I Do?

The thought of being debt free sounds like a dream come true for most of us. Many folks are wrapped up in credit card debt, car payments, mortgage payments, etc. However, there’s one debt freeing yourself from could do more harm than good, from a mathematical standpoint. That is your mortgage debt. Honestly, it’s often not a good idea to pay it off or even pay extra on it before age 50.
October 21, 2017
is gold a good investment

Is Gold a Good Investment in 2019?

We’ve all heard and seen the “buy gold” advertisements on radio and television. Usually, a paid celebrity will talk about how “bad” the markets can be and then pitch a gold product. The question is, how much attention should we give to these ads? Is gold a good investment? They tell us if the stock market crashes, this is one investment that won’t go belly up. However, gold is always compared to stocks, not fixed incomes like bonds.