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Are CDs Still Worth It? 10 Rollover Ideas Before Your CD Matures
Yesterday, Oct 24

Are CDs Still Worth It? 10 Rollover Ideas Before Your CD Matures

With your certificate of deposit (CD) about to roll over, now’s the time to ask, are CDs worth it? Sure, you love the safety of investing in an FDIC-insured product, but CD yields have been scraping historical lows and show few signs, according to expert projections, of going up anytime soon. Do you just robotically

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Avoid the 10 Worst Investments Ever With These Smarter Alternatives
Oct 22

Avoid the 10 Worst Investments Ever With These Smarter Alternatives

With Halloween quickly approaching, MyBankTracker has compiled a haunting, nightmarish list of the worst investments you could ever make. It’s a graveyard of horrors ready to suck the life right out of your money. But don’t let it spook you too much, because we also offer some investment alternatives to offset this spine-tingling list of

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10 Tips for ‘Getting’ Your Financial Act Together Before Turning 30
Oct 21

10 Tips for ‘Getting’ Your Financial Act Together Before Turning 30

Turning 30 is more than a number, it’s a state of mind, telling you to finally get your financial act together. Indeed, personal finance for your 30s adds a new sense of urgency to your fiscal mission that you might not have felt in your carefree 20s, when paying your bar tab or funding a

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10 Ways to Establish Financial Independence In Your 20s
Oct 16

10 Ways to Establish Financial Independence In Your 20s

Achieving financial independence in your 20s is an exciting and admirable goal. But to get there, you’ll need to roar, not snore, through the next 10 years of your life. To get you charged up and put you on a firm financial foundation, we’ve compiled a list of what we feel are 10 must-dos you

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Rental Property vs. Index Fund: What’s a Better Investment?
Oct 14

Rental Property vs. Index Fund: What’s a Better Investment?

Beginning investors often get stumped trying to determine the absolute best choice among the many and confusing investment opportunities available. Prudent and profitable investing, however, comes from carefully looking at all angles of an investment choice and balancing that choice with other commitments, according to an overall financial plan. Let’s try to analyze, for example,

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8 Key Elements to Consider When Downsizing Your Home for Retirement
Oct 13

8 Key Elements to Consider When Downsizing Your Home for Retirement

Downsizing your home for retirement can be just the ticket to your golden years. Added financial security can come from a profitable sale of your current home, and more from the savings on maintenance costs for your new home. And your lifestyle can be simplified by liberating yourself from all the “stuff” we tend to

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Why You Should Feel Good About Stealing Money from Your 401(k)
Oct 09

Why You Should Feel Good About Stealing Money from Your 401(k)

About 20 percent of all company employees steal from themselves — and, shockingly, most feel good about it. This act of self-robbery, also known as borrowing against your 401(k), is all very legal, and readily condoned by corporations and the government. In fact, many hard-working employees regularly do it to pay off debt (46 percent), pay

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Bring Your ‘Golden Years’ Closer With an Alternative Retirement Plan
Oct 07

Bring Your ‘Golden Years’ Closer With an Alternative Retirement Plan

Retirement is the goal for any working person. But that goal seems to be growing more and more elusive. A lot of us wonder if there is contrarian opinion, so to speak, to the traditional advice about planning and saving for “The Golden Years.” Before you even think about collecting that gold watch from your

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10 Warren Buffett Investment Strategy Tips to Build Your Wealth
Oct 06

10 Warren Buffett Investment Strategy Tips to Build Your Wealth

At 84, Warren Buffett, the world’s fourth richest person, shows no signs of slowing down after he announced on Thursday (Oct. 2) that he’s buying the Van Tuyl Group, the nation’s largest privately held car dealership chain in an all-cash $8 billion deal. Besides owning trains (BNSF Railway), planes (NetJets) and now automobiles, Warren Buffett

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Finally! Paying Rent on Time to Be Factored Into Rent Credit Score
Oct 01

Finally! Paying Rent on Time to Be Factored Into Rent Credit Score

There’s a new twist in the old argument over whether it’s better to own or rent your home,  thanks to a partnership between a start-up payment service and major credit bureau, who will guarantee renters the credit they deserve for being responsible with their rental payments. RentTrack and TransUnion are turning the traditional equation upside

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