Category Archives: Stocks & Investing

How to Double Your Money the Safe and Smart Way

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Blackjack.  Hot-pick stocks.  These are the kinds of silly things people usually think about when it comes to doubling their money fast. Unfortunately when it comes to methods like that, the story usually ends with them not only NOT doubling their money but also losing all of their initial investment too. Ever since I was a little boy I’ve been completely fascinated with the legitimate ways that you take one dollar and turn it into two. The […]

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What are Mutual Funds and How Do I Invest in Them?

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What holds you back from investing? Is it stocks? Do they scare you to death? If they do, I really don’t blame you. All the “ifs” in the beginning can be overwhelming! Which ones do I pick? Where will I find the right stock metrics and information to tell me? Why do they keep bouncing around in price?  How long until I have a heart-attack? Would you prefer a way to “stick your toe in the water” […]

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The Pros and Cons of Brokers When You Try to Sell Your Annuities

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Somethings your investments just don’t work out like you planned, and you might decide it’s time to sell your annuities. But selling a structured settlement can be a tough task, especially because of the mandatory court approval requirements, and the involvement of other stakeholders such as claim adjusters, attorneys, and of course, buyers. In addition to all this, you also have to decide whether you want to opt for the services of a broker. So how do […]

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Active vs Passive Investing – Are There Times When Actively Managed Funds Can Actually Be A Good Thing?

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At the beginning of every year I have a little routine. I take the time to grab a cup of coffee, sit down in front of Vanguard’s website, and review all our current and potential investments. Exciting?  I know …  But it has to be done. What is it I’m looking for exactly?  Obviously the opportunity to make more money! More specifically I’m combing through the performance figures and seeing what’s out there. But wait!  Aren’t I […]

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