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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.

Investment Risk vs Investment Reward

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Does taking more risk when you invest actually yield more rewards? Risk and reward are the yin and yang of investing. Both are always present, though it is certainly possible to reduce your investment risk and increase your reward if you follow the right investing strategy.

Before you can go about reducing risk and increasing reward, though, you first must understand what the risks and rewards are – and what you can do to alter them. Read more.

Is Value Investing Dead?  

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Buying low and selling high makes a lot of sense in theory. But try and apply that to the complex moving parts of today’s stock market, and it won’t look quite as simple as it sounds. The reason behing this is that not very much is on sale right now. Read more.

Stock Market Crashes Throughout History & What We Can Learn

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You’ve probably heard before that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

This saying holds true for many things, including investing. Read more.

7 Financial Goals to Set in 2019

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In order to achieve your financial goals, you first have to set them. Setting goals is proven to be an essential factor in finding success, and this is something that applies to all aspects of life. Read more.

2018 Recap & 2019 Stock Market Predictions

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With 2018 coming to a close and 2019 right around the corner, it’s time to take a look at what happened over this past year and what investors can look forward to in the coming year.

With that said, let’s dive into the recap of 2018 and the outlook of 2019 with some “thin” stock market predictions.

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Understanding The Pros and Cons of Credit Cards

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The average United States household now carries more than $16,000 in credit card debt.

Can you relate? Read more.

International Investing Using Rule #1 Investing Strategies

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The U.S. stock market may be the largest and most well-known market, but it is not the only one available. If you’re thinking about international investing there are stock markets in countries all over the world, ranging dramatically in size, volatility, and every other factor. Read more.

Start Early With These 5 Tips for Investing in Your 20s

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When it comes to investing, the earlier you start the better. Compound interest will help grow your money exponentially, meaning that if you start investing in your 20s, rather than later in life, you can end up with many times the amount you saved as a young person. When it’s time to retire, you will find that a few hundred dollars invested at age 20 has grown into a valuable asset.

If you are in your 20s and want to get a head start on investing, here are a few tips to help you out.

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