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International Women’s Day 2019: Where We Stand, Where We’re Going, and Those Who Have Inspired Us Along the Way
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International Women’s Day 2019: Where We Stand, Where We’re Going, and Those Who Have Inspired Us Along the Way

Today is International Women’s Day. Today, as we should every day, we celebrate the many achievements of women from all over- whether it be social, political or financial achievements. The theme this year is Balance for Better. Imagine that, a gender-balanced world boasting equality, awareness, and no bias. While we know we still have a…

7 Ways To Make Your Money Work For You in 2019
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7 Ways To Make Your Money Work For You in 2019

Let’s say you just came into some money- an inheritance, a bonus, or maybe this year’s tax refund was more than you expected. Now what? Don’t blow it. This is your chance to make that money work for you! This goes beyond stashing your cash away in a regular old bank account. We’re going over…

4 Ways To Catch-up On Your Retirement Savings
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4 Ways To Catch-up On Your Retirement Savings

Ah, the daunting thought of saving for retirement. Am I on track? Will I have enough? Will it last long enough? These are all questions everyone needs to address and plan for. While, ideally, these questions should be addressed sooner rather than later, there a few ways to play catch-up and boost below-average retirement savings….

The Rich Get Richer- Here’s  How You Can Too.
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The Rich Get Richer- Here’s How You Can Too.

  It’s no secret that the rich keep getting richer. Listed below are habits and strategies that the wealthy all possess- use these strategies and adopt some of their attitudes and you can also be on your way to building wealth like the 1%. The 1% Have Multiple Income Streams. The wealthiest people do not…

What to Consider When Deciding Your Investment Amount
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What to Consider When Deciding Your Investment Amount

Investing is a big deal. It takes careful planning, research, and patience. When deciding an investment amount, follow the below guidelines. When deciding on an investment amount, one of the first steps you should take is to create a balance sheet showing how much you make and how much you owe. Once you know what…

Are alternative investments good for your portfolio?
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Are alternative investments good for your portfolio?

Are alternative investments good for your portfolio? Alternative investments, or “alts”, can add diversification to your portfolio, which reduces your investment risk. They don’t have to be complex, though they certainly can be! Key takeaways: – Alternatives include any investments outside the traditional stocks, bonds, cash, and mutual funds. They include private equity, hedge funds,…

The Truth About Millennials Investing in Real Estate
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The Truth About Millennials Investing in Real Estate

Millennials and investing in real estate has been a hot topic for a while now. You hear jokes like….Millionaire to millennials: Lay off the avocado toast if you want a house. Millennials tend to get a bad rep. The common perception of the Millennial generation, which refers to people that were born between the years…

Can’t Stomach Stock Market Volatility? Try Real Estate Investing
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Can’t Stomach Stock Market Volatility? Try Real Estate Investing

When the stock market goes up one day, and then goes down for the next few days, then up again, and down…you get the picture…that’s what you call stock market volatility. If you don’t have the stomach for it, real estate investing is an option you might want to explore. What can you do about…

A Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Investments
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A Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Investments

New investors often assume that investing is strictly limited to the stock market. But there is a whole galaxy of alternative investments beyond the more typical stocks and bonds that everyone talks about. As your net worth grows, you might want to take your portfolio up a notch and diversify your portfolio. A properly diversified…