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Investments

Smart Money: How to Invest With What You Got

You do not need to have great sums of money to start investing. Just to set the record straight, investments go beyond typical savings accounts, money market accounts and other low yielding funds.

Tax Tips

Four Ways That Taxes Influence Your Investments

Taxes definitely influence investors’ decision-making process. For example, investors don’t receive the full benefit of the taxable bond’s coupon rate.

Investments

Four Reasons to Reconsider Selling Annuity Payments

Large chunks of money are very taunting – they’re sitting there, waiting for you to come get them. They have your name on them.

Retirement

Early Retirement Considerations

Early retirement may be out of the question for most people, but younger adults with a strong savings regimen in place may be able to leave the workforce by the time that they are 55.

Money Management

How to Minimize Your Investment Risk

Tweet With investments, your money is not insured and can grow much more rapidly and may outstrip the inflation rate. Building savings is typically chosen for liquid and short-term goals.

Savings

The Basic Types of Annuities

Tweet In the face of such choice, the main thing to focus on is getting an understanding of the basic types of annuities. To start the process, you can try

Money Management

How Long Should I Keep My Financial Records?

Tweet Practicality is far different from reality, however. Legal documents, for one, are always of the hard copy variety and many of our taxes, bank statements and real estate matters

Money Management

5 Hot Finance Tips for the Midyear

Tweet July is as good a time as any to find out whether your goals are being met or whether you must tweak your plans. Follow these tips and you’ll

Retirement

Will You Still Be Able To Retire On Schedule?

Tweet Over the past few years, millions of Americans have come to the realization that their retirement plans may have to change. With pensions and retirement accounts decimated, housing values

Home Buying

Second Homes Equal One-Third Of Sales

Tweet The overall decline in the housing market has impacted the purchase of second homes, whether used for vacation or investment purposes, but the fact remains that one-third of all

Money Management

You Can Increase Your Income In 2008

Tweet The new year is here and it is time to make some important personal resolutions. No, I’m not talking about losing weight, reading more books or taking an exotic