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How to Get out of Debt: Step 2 – Debt Payoff Strategy
Wed, 05/7/08 | 12 Comments
How to Get out of Debt: Step 2 – Debt Payoff Strategy

How to Pay off Debt
Recently, we covered step 1 on how to get out of debt – stopping the bleeding, or preventing the accrual of additional new debt. Preventing added debt is essential when trying …

Bull, Bear, & Hog Market Terminology
Sun, 03/23/08 | 2 Comments
Bull, Bear, & Hog Market Terminology

What are Bulls and Bears?
Bullish and Bearish: Market Terminology at it’s Finest?
When I first heard the terminology ‘bull’, ‘bullish’, ‘bull market’, ‘bear’, ‘bearish’, and ‘bear market’, I wasn’t quite sure if it was in reference …

Should I Invest in Index Funds or Managed Mutual Funds?
Fri, 03/21/08 | 17 Comments

Index Funds Vs Managed Mutual Funds
Let’s take a look at index funds and compare them to actively managed mutual funds. It’s important to understand the distinction between the two, because you may have the option …

Why do Some Mutual Funds Close to New Investors?
Mon, 03/17/08 | 2 Comments
Why do Some Mutual Funds Close to New Investors?

You may have done your homework and found a great mutual fund to invest in, only to realize that it has been closed to new investors. This happened recently to me. In my employers sponsored …

Jim Cramer: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Thu, 03/6/08 | 5 Comments
Jim Cramer: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Who is Jim Cramer?
You probably know Jim Cramer from seeing him on his popular CNBC stock picking television show, Mad Money. ‘Cramer’ has quickly ascended to a position as one of the poster boys of …

5 Ways to Limit Financial Planner Conflict of Interest
Thu, 02/7/08 | 5 Comments
5 Ways to Limit Financial Planner Conflict of Interest

The motivation to find a financial planner seems to be pretty prevalent in the twenty-something crowd. I’m not quite sure why that is, and frankly, I’m a little bit concerned and irritated by it. It …


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