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The Investing Question You're Probably Trying To Answer Right Now...

When I first decided that these super-popular 

3 Crucial Investing Lessons I Learned The Hard Way

No one is perfect, right? 

We've all heard this phrase many times -- and most of realize

Employee Stock Options: 4 Things You Must Know Before You Say 'Yes'

Humans are generally not very good at restraining themselves, which is why they invented

How to Use Margin Analysis as an Investment Tool

Apple, Celgene, Hansen Natural, and Immucor. What do they all have in common?

Believe it

Why Invest in Business Development Companies?

What do former President George H.W. Bush, former Secretary of State James Baker, former British

How to Spot a Modern-Day Monopoly

Andrew Carnegie. J.P. Morgan. Cornelius Vanderbilt. John Rockefeller.

These titans of

The Secret to Successful Real Estate Investing: Triple Net Leases

How are Triple Net Leases and REITs Linked?

Triple net leases are often

Monthly vs. Quarterly Dividends: Which Earns Higher Returns?

le most securities pay their dividends quarterly (every three months), you might see others

Investing Like Warren Buffett

Buffett may be among the world's richest men, but you wouldn't know it by meeting him. He wants

What's So Great about Warren Buffett, Anyway?

Though most people have heard of

Benjamin Graham: The Father of Value Investing

Benjamin Graham is considered by many to be the father of financial analysis and value

What to Do About That Old Life Insurance Policy

Thinking about canceling your old life insurance policy? Make sure you have good reason to act,

How to Benefit From a Stock Split

The term stock split may sound like trouble,

Understanding Economic Indicators

The markets are unpredictable -- right? Well, taken as a whole, yes. The

Investing Basics for the New Investor

"All you need is love," the Beatles sang.

Granted, that was in 1967, and they were a lot

How to Make Your Account Balance Go Up When the Market Is Going Down

There's an overwhelming sense of chaos when investors first realize they're in the middle of a

The Six Biggest Mistakes Technical Traders Make

Many individuals think that short-term trading offers the keys to riches. They often read a book

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Trading Systems

Traders find success along many paths, but most follow discretionary or systemic trading rules.

A Review of Past Economic Downturns

After watching the recent

Don't Buy A Dividend Stock Unless You Know These 10 Things...

There aren't many things you can buy that automatically give you your money

Mutual Fund
Your Mutual Fund's Returns Aren't As Good As Advertised -- Here's Why

Ever feel like the return you are getting on your investments is not

Turbocharge Your Savings With This Little-Known Tax Shelter

There are few places investors can turn to for a guaranteed return. The very idea of a no-risk

How Often Should I Check My Portfolio?

Question: How often should I check my portfolio and what should I be looking

Target-Date Funds: 3 Risks That You're Probably Forgetting

Steve Jobs once famously commented that simplicity is genius.

That attitude helped

Preferred Stock Vs. Common Stock -- Which Is Right For You?

Practically every zoo has a giraffe, and they all look alike: long neck, tan spots, four legs.

Brokers Hate These Services -- Here's Why You Should Love Them

Evolution is a wonderful thing. Without it, things would never get better. Human beings might

How To Fix Your 3 Biggest Financial Mistakes

Financial regrets? You've had a few, no doubt. And you're not alone.

According to a

Don't Invest In BDCs Without Reading This First...

If Frankenstein author Mary Shelley had been an investment

7 Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring A Brokerage Firm

Partnerships are a critical component of success. Great partners help people achieve great

9 Ways To Avoid The 401(k), IRA Early Withdrawal Penalty

When you're faced with serious money sucks -- say,

Should I Invest In Stocks To Raise A Down Payment?

Question: I want to buy a house in five years, but I won't have quite enough

3 Facts You Must Know About Options Before You Invest

One of Johnny Carson's greatest characters was Carnac the Magnificent. Clad in a cape and giant

How Do I Start Profiting From Dividends?

A well-balanced investment portfolio includes near-cash

4 Secrets Every Successful House Flipper Knows

Two mild-mannered school teachers taught me everything I know about flipping houses -- and not

The 10 Absolute Best Reasons To Invest In Dividend-Paying Stocks

When I first learned about the existence of dividends, I was floored. They have the potential

A Landlord's Dream Come True: Government-Backed Rental Payments

The "sure thing" is passive income's holy grail. Unfortunately, when

Should You Listen To Analysts' Stock Price Predictions?

From the world's top hedge fund managers to the local

5 Reasons Why You Should Simplify Your Portfolio Right Now

Many of us wish for less complexity in our lives. From relationships to finances, we crave

Recession-Proof Your Finances With These 10 Tips

If you want to improve the chances that you make it through the next

Roth IRAs: The Secret Way High-Income Earners Can Get In, Too

For years, when my husband and I went to invest in our IRAs, I was frustrated by not being able

All-Star Investors Buffett, Lynch And Others Share Wisdom You Can Use

Investors spend a lifetime developing a suitable philosophy that helps shape their financial

8 Facts You Didn't Know About 'No-Load' Mutual Funds

Many investors turn to mutual funds because the funds can make it

Quick 3-Step Test: How Much Investing Risk Can You Stomach?

When there were rumors that Ford and/or GM were going to go bankrupt, I bought

How Should My Age Influence My Financial Plan?

Question: I know I should have a financial plan so that I'm not reacting wildly

5 Unbelievably Stupid Things People Do With Their Portfolio

The dumbest investing mistake I ever made was opening a

Is That Stock Price Too High? This Easy Tool Can Tell You

Investors have a wide variety of tools and tactics to help extract profits from the markets. The

7 Bizarre Phrases That Wall Street Insiders Use Every Day

When I received my MBA 20 years ago, I thought I was pretty well versed in the world of finance

How You Can Profit From 'The Index Of Fear'

As any investor can attest to, things are not always what they seem. Take volatility in the

Does Contrarian Investing Really Work?

Question: Does being an investing

What's The First Rule Of Investing? It's Not What You'd Expect

When the markets are up, everyone is excited about investing. When

How Did Bill Gates Get Rich and Powerful?

If you wanted to invest like the richest person in America, what would you do?

Your Will May Not Be Enough -- Here's What You Can Do Instead

It's never fun to think about death -- especially your own. But we all die, and when we do, we

When Is The Best Time Of Year To Invest?

Question: When's the best time of year to invest?

The One Thing You Must Know Before Buying European Options

Any American who has been to the U.K. can tell you that just because two countries speak the

The Minimalist Guide To Futures Trading

If you know who Back to the Future's Marty McFly is, then you know that trying to manipulate the

4 Steps To A Perfectly Balanced Portfolio

Does the idea of buying and selling assets strike fear in your heart?

We've all been

Find Bargain Stocks Like Buffett With These 4 Value Ratios

"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." -- Warren Buffett

When Is The Best Time To Buy Bonds?

When Is The Best Time To Buy Bonds?

If you’re looking at your investments, you may be

6 Steps To Buying A Foreclosure -- And Turning A Profit

My cousin's a smart guy.

When he was ready to upgrade to a different home, he didn't

How Much Should I Expect To Pay A Financial Advisor?

Question: How much should I expect to pay a financial

How To Turn Yourself Into A Millionaire In 5 Steps

Who doesn't want to become a millionaire?

Even though the value of a million bucks is

5 Ways to Make Money From Your Land... Without Lifting a Finger

Owning land usually takes large amounts of time and resources. If you bought some land – or are

The Shocking Truth About Donald Trump's Rise To Success

You've probably heard his popular catchphrase, "You're fired!"

The Donald has long been

Too Many Dividend Investors Are Ignoring This Problem...

This week, a client wanted me to tell him which dividend

The Simple, Low-Cost Alternative To Mutual Funds

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) trade on

The Common Mistake That Puts Your Entire Portfolio At Risk

When you look at your list of daily tasks and appointments, what jumps out? The presentation

High Inflation Is Coming -- Here's How To Protect Your Wealth Now
In the 1930s, the U.S. government sought to boost a flagging economy
How You Can Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with

You've Earned Your Retirement... Here's How To Make It Last Forever

How much gold is enough? How much should you allocate to dividend-paying

5 Facts About Stock Buyouts That May Surprise You

PC maker Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) kickstarted the era

How Can 'Dividend Aristocrat' Stocks Help You Beat The Market?

Question: I've been hearing a lot of good things

4 Warning Signs That You Should Sell That Stock Right Now

As investors scour the financial media, they come across investment

Reading A Stock Quote -- Made Easy!

Have you ever heard someone stand up from their computer at work and scream in excitement, "

Warren Buffett Said This Book 'Changed My Life' - Can It Change Yours?

My life changed forever with one call I made from a Washington, D.C

The 11 Rules For Buying Dividend Stocks -- And The Cardinal Rule Of Selling Them

Many of you have probably filled out one of the "retirement planner" forms available online.

5 Easy-To-Follow Steps For A Worry-Free Retirement

Worry-free finances = a happy, productive retirement, right?

Well, that goal is easier to

The 4 Qualities That Take An Investor From Good To Great

As the stock market plunged in 2008 (for

The Relationship Between Stocks and Bonds: Price and Returns

Stocks and bonds are two common investment options to build wealth for your future. It’s

2013 Tax Law Changes Affecting Your 401(k) And IRA

The thought of inflation strikes terror in the hearts of many

4 Clues That Your Favorite Brand Is Also A Great Stock Pick

Peter Lynch, in his heyday with Fidelity Magellan

The Hidden Ratio The Experts Use To Keep Mutual Fund Fees Low
Every year in January, I do a big portfolio review. I rebalance my portfolio and make sure
5 Key Terms You Must Know Before Getting A Mortgage

Before getting a mortgage loan, make sure you know exactly

My Employer Offered Me Stock Options - What Should I Do?

Each week, one of our investing experts answers a reader's

Dreaming Of Investing In A Beach House? Read This First

Thinking about buying a little bungalow by the bay for the upcoming summer season?


The $6,000 Tax Deduction That You're Probably Forgetting

You've maxed out on contributions to your traditional IRA, so there'


It's a shame that more people don't invest in income-producing real estate, because it's one of the most powerful ways middle-class folks can generate wealth.  There is one major...
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