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If we look over the past 15 years or so, it’s easy to understand why investors have been nervous. When the tech bubble burst in 2000, the market declined by almost 50 percent over 31 months. The market rebounded the next five years to a peak in October 2007, only to lose more than 57…

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Americans like to spend. Nearly half of us are saving no more than 5 percent of our incomes, while 18 percent are saving nothing at all, according to a new report. The average American family savings account balance is $3,950, 40% of working Americans are not saving at all for retirement and 25% have no…

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Long-term investing offers some of the best opportunities to grow wealth, fight inflation, increase personal freedom and help ensure a comfortable future for ourselves and our families. Investing also is becoming something of a necessity for most Americans. The days when everyone worked the same job for 30 years and retired with a nice pension…

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Define Your Goals Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. You don’t have to be a genius to do it. You just just need to know a few basics, form a plan, and be ready to stick to it. To end up where…

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With people living longer and the future of Social Security uncertain, setting up a financial plan and investing in a retirement account is crucial for financial independence. Here are three top investment rules for retirement to follow when investing in an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or any other qualified retirement account. Rule 1: Invest some of…

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The best financial goals and plans can be easily derailed by common mistakes that can act as roadblocks. Here are some of the top financial goals people have: Generating current income (59%) Providing health insurance coverage (55%) Managing/Reducing debt (53%) Building a Retirement fund (51%) Building an Emergency Fund (47%) Preparing for future medical needs…

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By David S. Chang Investing the past decade has been a roller-coaster with its highs and lows. Interestingly, the volatile market changes aren’t the biggest reasons for a shrinking investment portfolio, our individual actions are. Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha and perhaps the greatest investor to ever live, states that investors should not beat…

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This is Part 2 of the eight principles of long-term investing. as we continue to look at important principles that you may find useful in helping you make investment decisions. Click here for part 1! 4. Be Flexible And Diversified. Diversification is a powerful tool to reduce certain types of risk in your portfolio. Make…

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Warren Buffett is considered to be the world’s greatest investor. He is currently the fourth wealthiest man in the world and the second in the United States with a net worth of $53.5 billion. He is constantly featured in the news, and Time magazine named him one of the world’s most influential people. Every year…

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