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Cost-Effective Investment in Managed Funds

Sometimes known as mFunds in the Australian marketplace, managed funds are an excellent way to bolster an existing portfolio. These unique vehicles provide a greater level of stability alongside the potential to generate steady income over time. Therefore, many traders choose such options in addition to their standard investment strategies. It is still an undeniable […]

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Can Fidelity Top Vanguard’s Index Fund Dominance?

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We’ve spent plenty of time talking about index funds and why they’re the best investment option for most people, and when paired with dollar cost averaging and automated investing, you’ll be in a great position when you’re ready to retire. The first index fund was created by John Bogle of Vanguard in 1975, and since […]

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Athletes Defrauded in Ponzi Scheme; How Did It Happen?

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Another day, another story about athletes losing their money. It happens all the time, but today, it’s news that NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez (most famous for the butt-fumble) and MLB pitchers Jake Peavy and Roy Oswalt were defrauded out of $30 million by their investment advisor. According to MarketWatch: Ash Narayan, an adviser with the California […]

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John Oliver Takes on Active Management. And it is Glorious.

Please, please watch this now. You will absolutely not regret it. John Oliver is now officially my hero. (Although I would have preferred he talk about dart-throwing monkeys rather than cats.)

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Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by French economist Thomas Piketty studies and examines the only controversial question in economics: the distribution of income and wealth. It studies distribution between capital and labor, among wage earners, among capital owners, between countries and over several hundred years. Few authors of economics books more than 500 pages with […]

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Review: “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” by Michael Lewis

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Michael Lewis is back with another book on Wall Street just four years after The Big Short, his last book on the abuses of Wall Street. Flash Boys tells the story of new abuses and how and why the old stock market has disappeared. Back in 2002 eighty-five percent of stock trades traded on the […]

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Microloans: What Exactly Are They?

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With the rise in popularity of sites like Kiva, microlending and microloans have become buzzwords in the personal finance, lending and investing industries. But what exactly does it mean to make or accept a microloan? In purely banking terms, a microloan is a loan of up to about $50,000. Usually, the microloan is for a […]

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Should You Pay Debt or Should You Invest?

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This guest post is from Blair Thomas. Finding the right path financially to put yourself on the path out of debt and towards your long-term financial goals can be difficult. When you compare paying off debt against investing towards your future there are attractive merits to both approaches. Being debt free means you no longer […]

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5 Ways to Make Money via the Currency Market

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The foreign exchange market is a very lucrative business. There is a daily turnover close to $4 trillion. That figure is astronomical and there is a large amount of liquidity around meaning it is only a matter of time before you can grab a piece of the pie. However, forex trading is not the only […]

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Want to Retire? Automate Your Investments – Today

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If you’re under the age of 40, then retirement might seem like that far-distant place you hope to maybe get to one day, if you can save enough money or you win the lottery. So it’s certainly easy to put off any decisions about saving for retirement, especially if you’ve got other short-term, pressing financial […]

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Here’s Even More Proof the ‘Experts’ Aren’t Always Right

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I’m not going to spend the time linking back to posts where I argue that you shouldn’t listen to so-called ‘experts’ when it comes to investing or stock picking – I’ve talked about it so much that if you haven’t gotten the message yet, you’re on your own. But yet again, there’s irrefutable proof that […]

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Day 12: Automate Your Long-Term Savings

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Since today’s post is about automation again, I can use another picture of a robot. So here’s a robot with a frog. Automating your long-term savings is the key to protecting yourself … from yourself. When you’re attacking a long-term goal, it’s incredibly easy to procrastinate or convince yourself that something else is more important. […]

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Day 11: Open Long-Term/Retirement Accounts

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Today’s post may be one of the most important chapters in the entire book. It’s a perfect example of the mentality that, if you just get it done, you will be set for the future. We all love a little bit of procrastination, but given that saving for retirement is all about maximizing your time, […]

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