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Where I’ll be investing in 2018

I find that the end of the year is always a good time to examine my investment portfolio and determine whether any changes need to be made. If some investments have performed well and distorted my asset allocation, it may be time to take some profits off the table and rebalance the portfolio. Si…

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Seven Smart Tips For Starting A Small Business In 2018

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Everyone knows you cannot hang a shingle and announce that you have started a business. Launching a company involves research, planning, financing, and fulfilling legal requirements. Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activiti…

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About to retire? Here’s how to cope with stock-market shocks

Soon-to-be retirees sometimes start to panic about increased market volatility in the months leading up to the end of their work lives. Here are a few tips on how to help steady your retirement investments from two financial planners.

Investors have been shaking off periodic stock-market jolts as…

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5 Tips for Year End Money Saving

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Don’t look now but 2017 is quickly coming to a close! This morning, financial expert Roger Cowen stopped by our studio to talk about 5 smart money moves you can make now that will help your finances in 2018 and beyond.

1. Prep for Tax Season

  • The tax filing …

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Top money-saving tips for holiday shopping

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Stores are already full of Christmas merchandise and Thanksgiving is days away, so this looks like a good time to share some of my favorite money-saving holiday shopping tips.

In addition to planning ahead, staying on budget, and watching for sales and discounts, there are many opportunities …

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Invest With Courage in Our Harsh World

Inequality flourishes everywhere. Just read the front page of The New York Times. The Big Board is still the perfect metaphor for the widening gap between haves and have-nots. Internet properties, Alphabet accepted, still doing twice the market’s 10% gain. Nobody wants small cap goods or even mi…

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Is It Time To Invest In A Tactical Investment Portfolio?

During the past few months, I frequently came across story after story about record flows to exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the S&P 500. Such ETFs include SPY, VOO, and IVV. The main reason for these record flows is obvious -- the U.S. stock markets have been doing very well this past year.

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13 Personal Finance Tips that we can learn from the World’s Richest People

It’s no secret that a lot of us want to be rich. After all, who doesn’t want to live a life of leisure in luxury? However, while a lot of us also know that to get there requires a lot of hard work, there are a few other steps you need to become acquainted with.

As there’s no such thing as ove…

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7 Habits That Foster Wealth and Success

Success is always associated with wealth. Although you can be successful without becoming wealthy, most people who struggle financially consider financial independence as success. If you really want to succeed, clean up your finances and make an educated decision as to what kind of loan will tak…

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Nine DIY Financial Management Tips For Individual Investors

They say you have to spend money to make money, and this is especially true when you're seeking financial guidance. Financial advisors are well-paid for their in-depth expertise and often help their clients through decisions like investing, retirement planning and long-term savings plans.

Alt…

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How to Invest for the Rest of 2017: Our Mid-Year 2017 Outlook

Heading into the second half of 2017, we believe the elongated U.S. credit and business cycle – currently eight years old and counting – will continue through the end of the year. Yet for the first time in almost a decade, the risks to the global economy are centered in the U.S. and not in other…

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Here’s how to invest in real estate — think Warren Buffett-style, not shopping malls

It’s beginning to feel like a summer lull out there for markets.

But a herd of Fed speakers — including Janet Yellen — could break the pre-holiday spell and deliver a last-minute shake-up as this year’s first half wraps up today.

Stocks don’t necessarily deserve a boost, with the D…

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How to Invest in Oil without Taking a Risk

Bob Ravnaas raised a paddle in a Houston auction house to secure his first block of mineral rights 19 years ago, when oil prices were swooning below $20 a barrel.

A generation later, that same West Texas oilfield is still spinning off royalties, part of a mineral-rights empire amassed by Ravnaas …

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Investment tip: How long should you run an SIP?

mutual-funds-bcclIt's a question that vexes many mutual fund investors once they buy into the concept of investing through a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP): When you have a lump sum to invest, then over what period should you spread the SIP? Of course, for most SIP investments, the question does not arise. The mo…

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5 Essential Tips for Investing in Stocks

5 Essential Tips for Investing in Stocks

Buying stock is easy. The challenging part is choosing companies that consistently beat the market.

That’s something most people can’t do, which is why investing in a diversified mix of low-cost index funds and exchange-traded funds is a smart long-term strategy for the average investor. So s…

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Evaluating Your Investment Returns

According to David Fabian, “A vital part of Investment success depends upon one’s ability to compare historical returns with an index or benchmark.

Doing so will let you measure if your approach meets the performance expectations or evaluate the efficiency of somebody else’s recommendation pr…

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5 Costly Retirement Savings Pitfalls to Avoid

As early as you can, avoid common mistakes so you can enhance your retirement savings without losing precious time.

Saving for your retirement while you are in your early twenties can be one of the wisest financial decisions you can make. This is proven by the fact that starting in your 20’s …

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When a high debt can result to high returns

You must have taken a peek at this year’s billionaires who made it to the top of the list of those who added fortunes to their wealth. How many billions did they gain over the previous year’s figures?

Most investors think that having a high debt is undesirable and must be avoided. Naturally, …

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Investing or Saving: What to do

What is the difference between investing money and saving money? Although they seem to be similar, they mean entirely different things. Knowing the difference and applying that knowledge can help you build your personal wealth.

So many novice investors do not realize the fact that the two hav…

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A Universal Life Insurance Can Hold a Dire Problem

A Universal Life Insurance Can Hold a Dire ProblemIf you are involved at present in a tussle with your life insurer over the escalating costs of their universal life premiums, you may need this article like a shot in the arm.

Within the past couple of years, scores of universal life insurance policyholders have been adversely affected by the dou…

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