Do I Need to Own International Stocks?

Do I Need to Own International Stocks?

Do you need to own international stocks? Maybe. After all, investing in the stock market can be a frightening enterprise. Going abroad with your investments can make it even scarier. After all, who is ever comfortable with losing money – especially if you lose money with a company overseas who has a name you can’t…
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Should I Invest in Bitcoin?

Should I Invest in Bitcoin?

I first wrote about Bitcoin in January of 2017. Given everything that’s happened with cryptocurrency in the last few months, we are due for an update. For some perspective, let’s take a look at the original opening paragraph of this blog post from January of 2017 If you’ve been watching Bitcoin prices lately, you already…
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The Smart Way to Save Money On Auto Insurance

The Smart Way to Save Money On Auto Insurance

Are you trying to save money on auto insurance? Then look no further! I’ve got some simple advice that can help you save hundreds of dollars in the budget category that is your auto insurance policy. Every year, thousands of people make a specific mistake with their coverage that costs them big time. These people…
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Making Big Life Changes and How to Avoid Money Mistakes

Making Big Life Changes and How to Avoid Money Mistakes

Anytime you consider making a big life change or embarking on a new adventure, there’s at least one issue you’ll always have to contend with – money. Whether you have the money you need to make a big move or not can help you along or stand in your way. That’s not to say money…
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Investing Benchmarks Defined (with Beer & BBQ!)

Investing Benchmarks Defined (with Beer & BBQ!)

Before I define what investing benchmarks are and why they are important, allow me to set the stage for today’s lesson. Those who know me well know that, in addition to being a finance fanatic, I am obsessed with beer and barbecue. Today, I’ll combine all three passions and share with you some recent experiments…
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Save 95 Percent On Investment Fees with This Flash Sale

Save 95 Percent On Investment Fees with This Flash Sale

Before I talk about investment fees, allow me to start with a story. July 4th has come and gone and so has some of the summer’s most lucrative sales. But, thanks to my wife’s diligent coupon-clipping, we scored a sweet 20 percent off coupon for Harbor Freight. Obviously, I used that coupon to pick up some tools…
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Focus on What You Save – Not on What You Spend

Focus on What You Save – Not on What You Spend

The financial planning process can be a wake-up call for many, mostly because people tend to have multiple revelations as the process unfolds. Recently, a client emailed to tell me she was surprised at just how much money she spends. As I told her, this is a normal reaction for someone who is getting acquainted…
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