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Three Simple Rules for Successful Investing

By on Jan 22, 2015 in Investing | 2 comments

The three most important rules of investing sound oddly similar to the instructions I received from my more seasoned (read: older) family and friends before heading into my first job. While the work environment has changed dramatically over the last decade, and less of my friends than ever are working in a typical 8am to 5pm structured job, the principles still hold...

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Grow Your Dough Throwdown 2.0

By on Jan 19, 2015 in Investing | 0 comments

Investing is an important part of the equation when it comes to achieving financial freedom. Personally, I primarily invest in mutual funds and ETFs, however, I was asked to participate in a challenge that is a little different than what I am used to. It is called the “Grow Your Dough Throwdown” and this is the second year that it has taken place. It is...

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10 Tips for Investing in Rental Properties

By on Feb 21, 2014 in Investing, Real Estate | 0 comments

The U.S. rental market is booming. Renters are turning to extended leases as a cost-effective alternative to save for their future home purchases. Plus, when the economy and housing market plummeted in past years, many families were forced into short sales and foreclosures creating more and more renters on the market. The high demand for rentals yields increased...

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Investing in International Markets – What You Should Know

By on Jul 23, 2013 in Business, Investing | 22 comments

In today’s day in age, we live in a much more global economy than ever before. With the rapid growth of the internet, information is accessible even in the most remote parts of the world. I was in Costa Rica once, in the middle of the jungle and I came across a couple who had internet and I was able to check my email. I was blown away, mainly because that was...

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Student Loans Before Investing?

By on Jun 17, 2013 in Debt, Investing | 12 comments

The following is a guest post from Jon Haver who has paid off his $23k in student loans in 3 years and is sharing advice on how others can financially thrive with student loans. He writes at Pay My Student Loans. Month after month, you find yourself making payments to bring down your debt whether it is your mortgage or your student loans. You dream of a time when...

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Investing in Gold: Where to Start For New Investors

By on May 2, 2013 in Investing | 3 comments

Dating as far back as 700 B.C., thriving, ancient cultures that were far ahead of their time recognized both the aesthetic and monetary value of gold and the coveted metal became a standard of currency for many an empire. Today, investing in gold has been one of the most lucrative investments. Even a small amount of gold in your investment portfolio can potentially...

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