Recently, Amanda posted about using flexible CDs to access money quickly. She decided to go this route as opposed to investing in the stock market because: I believe the stock market is going to dip again. I am not an expert by any means, but I do watch the news and quite frankly, the world […]

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Use Flexible CDs to Access Your Money Quickly

Posted by Amanda on May 21, 2014

Since paying off our non-mortgage debt, my husband and I have been in accumulation mode. It’s definitely a lot more fun than debt pay-off mode! We are saving as much as we can every month by first setting aside an automatic withdrawal into our savings and retirement accounts and then by stashing any extra money […]

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3 Ways to Safely Handle Stock Market Volatility

Posted by Don on April 24, 2014

After the great run the stock market had in 2013, 2014 is turning into an investor’s worst nightmare. The volatility in the stock market is back, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 declining and advancing close to 100 points daily. What is an investor to do in order to survive this emotional roller coaster […]

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Kapitall $50 – $200 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on March 21, 2014

Kapitall is trying to “break the established online trading mold” by adding a gaming experience to their brokerage to differentiate themselves from other online brokers. Sounds bizarre, but since they are offering a bonus to sign up, I’m in! Kapitall is offering a $50 – $200 sign up bonus. It’s this week’s featured deal! How to […]

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5 Popular Crowdfunding Websites

Posted by Amanda on February 26, 2014

Crowdfunding has become quite trendy. In fact, even people with a lot of money like Zach Braff and Spike Lee are turning to these platforms to fund a project that they want full artistic control over. And having full control over your project is just one of the benefits of these sites (aside from the […]

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The calculation for internal rate of return or IRR has many uses. For individuals, the most common use is to find out the rate of return our investments produce. For corporations, internal rate of return can be used to determine which project should be implemented or whether or not a stock buyback plan should be […]

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How to Calculate Return on Investment

Posted by Don on January 9, 2014

Many people use the return on investment calculation to determine how well their investments are performing. The benefit of the return on investment (ROI) calculation is that it is very simple to understand and to complete. It is also beneficial because it gives meaning when someone tells you they earned $5,000 on an investment. But […]

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What is the Rule of 72?

Posted by Don on October 16, 2013

Have you heard of the Rule of 72? No it’s not something related to Breaking Bad. It’s a math formula. Before you go running from this page, hear me out. I’ll do my best to make this math lesson as easy and enjoyable as possible. What is the Rule of 72? At its core, the […]

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It’s Time to Get Serious About Mutual Fund Fees

Posted by Adrienne on August 15, 2013

Do you know how much you’re paying in fees for your investments? 1%? 2%? It may seem like such a small percentage that you ignore it. Even seemingly small percentages can have a big impact on your investment returns. Here is why you should pay attention to investment fund fees. Mutual Fund Fees What are […]

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Pop Quiz: How Does Volatility Impact Your Returns?

Posted by Don on August 13, 2013

I want to explain to you the impact volatility has on investments. If you are unfamiliar with the term volatility, it can be defined as the fluctuation of value of the underlying asset. A government bond fund is not very volatile. Its price does not swing wildly from one day to the next. On the […]

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