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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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Happy New Year!

Have you set your New Year’s resolutions yet? According to a recent study, 31 percent of them are money-related. The top financial resolution was to save more money (39 percent), followed by paying down debt (24.6 percent), improving spending habits (15.1 percent), investing more (11.6 percent) and getting a raise (11.3 percent). Interestingly, men were…

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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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The stock market is where buyers and sellers meet to decide on the price to buy or sell securities, usually with the assistance of a broker. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about how stocks are traded and how the stock market works.  Public Companies Public companies are a key part of…

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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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  Many people are always on the lookout for the best investment to make money. It may be company stock, a mutual fund, a piece of real estate or maybe a business venture. However, there is one investment that many people overlook, and it is the best investment you can make: yourself! You are your…

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The S&P500 is up more than 11 percent this year and above 1,400 for the first time since mid-2008. This is good news, but many people are still on the sidelines worried about the global economy and the precarious conditions in Europe. The knee-jerk reaction may be to move all assets into a bank account…

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Benjamin Franklin once said “Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Although one cannot control death, one can control how to protect loved ones through life insurance. The proper amount of life insurance will ensure that they will have enough money to pay down debts, replace the loss of income and…

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