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Investing in IPO Stocks: Everything You Should Know

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2019 is the year of IPOs, with numerous high-profile companies going public in the past few months.

The question on many people’s minds is: are these companies worth the investment?

Let’s talk about what IPO stocks are, some of the most recent IPOs and whether or not you’re missing the boat on buying Lyft, Uber or Snapchat. Read more.

Invest in What You Love

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When it comes to investing, conventional wisdom says to hand your money over to a financial advisor and let them diversify your investments for you. Why think too much about where your money is going if you don’t have to?  But there’s a problem with that mindset: your values matter and you should be investing in what you love.  Read more.

Does an Inverted Yield Curve Mean Recession is Coming?

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If you’ve been paying any attention to the market recently, you’re probably wondering if or when a crash is going to happen. I completely anticipate a pullback soon. We’re in a record-long bull run on the market.

We’re due for a storm…

It almost happened in 2018 but didn’t, it might happen in 2019 or in 2020, but it’s coming. In fact, one of the major indicators of this might be the inverted yield curve. Read more.

How Fear Impacts the Stock Market

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When your retirement savings are on the line, if you’re just starting out, or if you’ve been investing for a long time… you can be seriously impacted by stock market fear when making investment choices.

It’s a fact of life that people are emotional. And for good reason, they want to protect their nest egg.

But…

Emotional people don’t make the best investors. So, we need to figure out how to not let fear impact our investing.

As Warren Buffett said, “If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money.”

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How to Save $10,000 This Year

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Saving $10,000 in a year may seem like a pretty hefty goal, but it’s a lot easier than it sounds…

I’m not talking about saving pennies through couponing, skipping your lattes, or eating ramen every night either. Read more.

How to Find & Choose the Best Investments for You

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No matter how much investing experience you have or how much money you have to invest, succeeding in investing ultimately comes down to finding the best investments that work for you. Read more.

6 Money Traps to Avoid in Your 40s

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By the time you’ve reached your 40s, you’re probably earning more, saving more, traveling more, and feeling more comfortable…

But, be careful!

You still face the potential to have your cost of living creep up to a level that could cause problems.

Here are six common money traps to avoid in your 40s so you can set yourself up for financial freedom in retirement. Read more.

5 Red Flags When Valuing a Company

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When you’re searching for companies to invest in, there are endless resources that will tell you what you NEED to do to make sure you’re buying the right stocks and taking the least risk. But, one of the main principles of Rule #1 Investing is sticking to what you know. Read more.

4 Bad Investments for the Middle-Class to Avoid

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Over 120 million Americans fall into the middle-class.

The American middle class was once thought of as the backbone of the national economy and while the people who make up the middle class are still just as hardworking as ever, some of the things that we thought we’d have – like retirement, a house, a debt-free lifestyle – just aren’t there anymore. Read more.

20 of the Best Investing Books Every Investor Should Read

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When it comes to investing, Rule #1 investors take a similar approach to billionaire Warren Buffett’s views. It’s only fitting that some of my favorite investing books are also some of Buffett’s as well. Did you know that Warren Buffett reads 500 pages per day?

Buffett says that, “Knowledge builds up like compound interest.” He actually devotes 80% of his day just to reading. Now, I know you all have jobs, kids, and a life so you probably can’t devote that much time to reading. Regardless, I’ve got some great investing book recommendations for you for this year. Start with these. Read more.