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As a financial planner, I have hosted hundreds of financial seminars. At all of them, I stand next to a blank whiteboard with a marker and ask my audience to name the characteristics of their most ideal investment scenario. Rather than expecting them to shout out the specific names of investment account types, I ask […]

Akin to baskets of investments, mutual funds pool money from many individual and institutional investors to buy and sell a variety of securities. 

With the price of gold hovering around a five-year low, industry analysts and investors are wondering whether this precious metal will ever generate the kind of demand that pushed its price to all-time highs in 2011. In spite of such doubts, gold is unlike other types of assets and is in most cases the first […]

This post is a contributed post from  See their Financial Self-Defense Kit for advice on how to build financial confidence as well as safeguard your finances. “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” — Benjamin Franklin Your credit history is your financial reputation. And just […]

My wife and I have been craving for investing in a luxury property in Miami, it has been our greatest dream since we got married. In order to reach our goal, we have common savings and hopefully, working a little harder we will be able to invest in the city of the sun and beaches. […]

Figures suggest that many Americans are failing to plan their financial lives efficiently. They are happy to pay their bills regularly but often fail to realize the importance of doing more than simply covering their present commitments.  Retirement is one issue that requires thought and planning, but many push that to the back of their […]

The following is a guest by Erin of Everything Finance Blog. Whether you’re in a new relationship or have been with your partner for several years, it’s equally important to talk with them about finances. Money can be one of the biggest issues in a relationship, so it’s important to discuss it early on. A […]

There’s no disputing that more education usually leads to a better job and higher pay. Unfortunately, most people don’t have the cash up front to pay for a graduate degree, so student loans are a necessity — and student loans must be paid back, often with budget-busting monthly payments. The changing jobs landscape means some […]