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8 Things to Know About a Mutual Fund

Making an investment for retirement is a tedious task and ought not to be a decision based on instinct. When it comes to finding the right investment, there are certain things to look at such as what the investment goes towards (the company), what the company values, and the future outlook of the company. Some individuals look to the stock ...

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7 Things to Know About IRAs

For many adults, planning for the future is a challenging task. Planning for retirement is even much more challenging, given the many ways there are to save, plan, and invest. Some of the challenges come from which direction to take with investing for retirement, whereas some are extra cautious with investing hard earned money into something that may or may ...

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7 Things to Know About a Variable Annuity

When it comes to saving for the future, there is much concern about how much to invest, what to invest in, and how long to keep an investment. While these are just a few examples of how retirement and saving for the future can be a choice in which much thought is needed, there are some less risky options for ...

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Top 10 Marketing Tricks People Fall For

Throughout history, people have been using clever methods to separate other people from their money. There are many sad stories of con artists taking advantage of people and tricking them out of their hard earned money, sometimes leaving them completely destitute. Fortunately, at least in the United States, there are laws and entire branches of government dedicated to preventing fraud and ...

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Richest (and Poorest) 2016 Presidential Candidates

Most (but clearly not all) Presidential candidates try to portray themselves as typical, middle class people, just like you and me.  We know the reality is much different – almost all of these candidates are multi-millionaires and one is a multi-billionaire. In contrast, the average net worth of an American household is $85,000. We’ve researched the candidates’ financial disclosure documents as well ...

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20 Best Tips For Costco Shoppers

Costco is a truly amazing store. There’s no other place that’s a one-stop-shop for fish, tires, sweaters and living room furniture. Their variety, pricing and quality are among the best you’ll find anywhere. Follow these 20 guidelines to being a Costco power shopper and save even more money every time you go. 1) Secret Costco Pricing Codes Costco has a secret ...

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12 Tips For Winning Sweepstakes

You probably think of winning a sweepstakes as a matter of pure luck. And in a sense that’s true – legitimate sweepstakes have carefully managed entry and selection processes that ensure all entries are treated equally. But just as buying multiple lottery tickets will increase your odds of winning, there are a number of things you can do, most of ...

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14 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help You Clean

Most people know by now all of the amazing health benefits apple cider vinegar has for your body, but what many people don’t realize is that it’s also an amazing cleaning tool as well. There are numerous ways you can use apple cider vinegar to clean your home and when you know them, you’ll surely use it for more than ...

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18 Athletes Who Made Fortunes After Retirement

It’s common today to see professional athletes signing contracts that pay them tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars. Those are the superstars. Most athletes, while paid very well, earn far less. And since the average career of a professional athlete is 10 years or less, they often don’t earn enough during their careers to last them through retirement. ...

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10 Best Gig Jobs

You’ve probably heard a lot recently about the rise of the “gig workforce” or “on-demand economy”. There are millions of people who work as freelancers, either for themselves or for companies that provide a platform through which they can be assigned work and get paid. Many of these people work one or more “gigs” instead of having a full time ...

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