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Retirement and Investing Tips

Tips for investments and a comfortable retirement.

Fall Financial Tune-Up Tips

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Fall is the time most people get serious about their goals and their budget. Summer fun is over and it’s time to get back to the business of budgeting, winterizing and preparing to survive a cold winter. Homes are the focus of most winterizing projects, but cars must also be winterized. Sometimes bank accounts need to be spruced up a bit too in the fall because, much like homes and cars, they must meet added demands during winter and the holidays. So let's get our pumpkins in a row, so to speak, with these important fall financial organization and maintenance tips.Read the rest...

Are Penny Stocks A Good Investment For You?

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When it comes to complex concepts, most people prefer to have things broken down as simply as possible. However, when it comes to investing in the stock market, simplification is problematic at best. The main issue is that every type of stock or related investment is so inherently different and governed by its own set of regulations and unwritten rules that generalizations are impossible.Read the rest...

Be a Super Investor - Make Money While Saving the Planet

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Clean energy and companies that are socially and environmentally responsible are growing like never before. When you invest in mutual funds that are listed as socially responsible, you are not only helping companies that are building green infrastructure and finding alternative and cleaner ways to produce energy and other eco-friendly services and products, you may also be avoiding the volatility of owning individual stocks.Read the rest...

How to Retire On Less: 6 Alternative Lifestyles

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With the decline of the economy and retirement funds seeing dramatic losses in the past few years, more employees are realizing that traditional retirement might not be possible for them. If you are approaching retirement age and either not willing or not able to quit your job just yet, then here are five alternatives to the conventional ideas about retirement.Read the rest...

So, What Would Dave Ramsey Do?

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If you've ever turned on the radio and heard people screaming at the top of their lungs, "We're debt free!" then you've heard of Dave Ramsey. A financial professional and somewhat of a life coach, Dave Ramsey has been offering financial advice to people for years. You can hear him on the radio, read one of his books, watch a DVD or attend a seminar to learn his complete system for getting, and staying, out of debt. Ramsey is a no-nonsense kind of guy offering clear-cut advice on making sound financial decisions.Read the rest...

Invest Now for Your Toddler's Retirement?

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It can be tempting for new parents to think about starting a retirement fund for their children so that the kids are financially protected in the future. Sure, retirement savings are important, and it's true that many people wait too long to begin saving for their retirement days. Does it make sense for parents to focus their investment dollars on a retirement fund for a child that is still in diapers?Read the rest...

Ten Ways to Prepare for Retirement

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People are living longer these days, which means that once you retire you will probably still have much living to do. The old rule of thumb was to plan for approximately 10 years of retirement. Nowadays, however, planning for 20 years of retirement makes more sense. In turn, it makes sense to plan for retirement earlier than ever before.Read the rest...

Retirement: Socially Responsible Investing

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The primary goal of investing is to earn a return. Yet, for many investors, the growth of their assets is only part of the picture. Like a family vacation, it's important to consider how you're going to get there. Investment capital is a powerful resource, and these investors want to see their capital used in ways that will generate social benefits, while it builds their portfolio. This attitude is referred to broadly as Socially Responsible Investing, or SRI, and it incorporates a range of strategies and vehicles.Read the rest...

Retirement Savings: Now is the Perfect Time to Panic

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Of the people who are fortunate enough to have a steady workplace in this shaky economy, only half are enrolled in retirement plans. But if there were ever a good time to panic, this would be it. The longer you wait, the worse your chances for creating sufficient income to hold you through the retirement years. The more you know, the better you can prepare yourself financially for retirement, instead of ducking out of what you think looks like a money pit. Consider these ways to guarantee a return regardless of the market.Read the rest...

Don’t Be Last Getting Paid, Start Saving Money by Paying Yourself First

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If you are like most American families living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to make ends meet, there are a few ways you can start saving money, even if it doesn’t seem like you have any money left to save. While these methods may seem like secrets, the truth is that people have been using them to save money for years, so now it is your turn to implement them in your own life.Read the rest...