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The Shortcut To See How Much Your Portfolio REALLY Returned

If you've ever taken a road trip, you know there are usually two ways to get to a place: the

8 Facts You Must Know Before Investing In Diamonds And Other Gems

I have a friend who thought it would be a great idea to buy sports memorabilia as an

Why 'Safe' Dividend Stocks Aren't As Safe As You Think

They say there is safety in numbers. That may be true heading into battle, but it's not

How Much Retirement Savings Do You Really Need?

This article comes exclusively from our friend Jean Chatzky. Jean is an award-winning

Why Is Dollar-Cost Averaging Good For My Portfolio?

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

How Sam Walton Built A $469 Billion A Year Dynasty

A young man named Sam Walton grew up during the Great Depression.

As you can imagine,

Double Your Dividend Yields With This 1 Simple Trick

I think it's one of the market's biggest missed opportunities. Every day, millions of U.S.

The Single Best Investing Opportunity For The Next 50 Years

As an investor I do not make decisions based on "gut" feelings. To me, anyone who invests or "

This Strategy Can Turn $35,000 Into $207,735

A client recently came to see me about saving for his newborn son’s

How To Beat Buffett, Icahn, Soros At Their Own Game

Cast your net where the big fish swim. -- Anonymous

Who hasn't dreamed of buying

3 Stupid Investing Mistakes You've Probably Made -- And How To Recover

A new client recently came into my bank branch with a check for $10,000... he was ready to

Looking To Beat The Market? Find Stocks With These 3 Traits

I probably don't have to tell you this, but the odds are stacked against you when it comes to "

50 Quotes From the World's Most Controversial Billionaire

George Soros may have made a billion dollars short-selling the pound sterling (earning him the

The 4 Golden Rules Of Income Investing

What if you could receive regular income without getting a second

How Warren Buffett's 'LeBron James Analogy' Could Make You A Fortune

Over the years, LeBron James has gone from impoverished kid and high-school phenom to NBA

6 Important Investing Lessons I Learned In Kindergarten

When I went to kindergarten, it didn’t take me long to get in trouble.

At the very first

7 Problems That Trip Up Real Estate Investors -- And How To Avoid Them

Back in the late 1990s, little old ladies became stock-picking experts. The local mailman was

3 Lies People Tell Themselves About Financial Advisors

I recently met someone who didn't think that he needed a financial advisor

The 5 Richest People Outside The U.S. -- And What You Can Learn From Them

Over the past century, the United States has generated billions in wealth

Rich Parents, Wild Parties, Big Oil: How J. Paul Getty Made His Billions

Just because you have rich parents, it doesn't mean you're going to

3 Simple Ways To Get Started Investing In Art

Ever since I was a child, I've delighted in visual beauty. At age 12, I cut out a picture of a

3 Stupid Things Your Friends Might Tell You About Investing

As a financial planner, I am all about sharing your financial

4 Secret Warning Signs That Your Stocks Could Be Ready To Plunge

If you regularly shop at department store chain Kohl's (NYSE: KSS), you may

4 Dos And Don'ts About Companies With Lawsuits Attached

When Quant Advisor CEO Richard Dude used

How Do I Calculate the PEG Ratio and Why Is It Important?

If you'd like us to answer one of your investing questions

The 10 Most Popular Stocks Owned By Congress

The truth may make you sick. Technically, it's public knowledge, but I can tell you -- it's

4 Reasons Why A Company's Big Revenues Can Be Deceiving

About six years ago, I bought a stock at $5 a share that I later

3 Secrets To Investing As A Couple -- Without Wrecking Your Relationship

Heads up: When you and your spouse fight about where to buy your next house, you're not really

Ask The Expert: Are Municipal Bonds Really Safe?

Question: Should I consider municipal bonds safe

3 Surprising Reasons Why Discounted Bonds May Be A Bad Idea...

My old accounting professor clued me into a lesson about

A Primer on Inflation-Linked Bonds

As recently as the 1970s,

3 Reasons Why It's A Bad Idea To Invest In Municipal Bond Funds

How often have you heard in your investing lifetime that you should

How to Save Money on A Credit Card Balance Transfer

The best credit card balance transfers can not only save you interest but can also help you pay

5 Safe Ways to Tap Your Roth IRA Before You Retire

You may have heard about how Roth IRAs can save you tens of thousands of dollars in taxes in

3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage up to 15 Years Early
3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage up to 15 Years Early

Imagine paying off your 30-year fixed mortgage five, 10, or even 15 years early.

If you

4 Savings Tips Mortgage Lenders Don't Want You to Know

Buying a home -- especially your first home -- is one of the most exciting moments of your life

Will This Country Be The 'Silk Road' Of The 21st Century?

The Bosphorus River, which divides the eastern and western sections of Istanbul,

The Best Strategy For Reliable Income In A High-Risk Market

The covered call strategy is a reliable way to generate income in your investment

4 Reasons To Love Monthly Dividend Stocks

Recently, I investigated installing solar panels on my roof to reduce my monthly energy bills.

This Beaten Down Stock Has An 86% Upside

Let me tell you, if you are a contrarian investor and looking for a place to hunt for bargains,

The Poor Man's Berkshire Hathaway

Food, shelter and clothing -- the bare essentials of life.

However, in today's

The 250k Social Security Mistake You're Probably Making

My clients didn't believe me when I said they could make an

Are You Making This $250,000 Mistake?

My clients didn't believe me when I said they could make an


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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