This Habit is Literally Saving Me Tens of Thousands of Dollars

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There’s a great thread on Quora about decisions and habits that have saved people a large amount of money … What habit/decision has saved you a large/huge amount of money? If you get a chance, read through the answers — there’s a lot of really good stuff there. Given the opportunity, I contributed with a […]

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How to Hedge Against Stock Market Losses with Index Funds

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I was asked on Quora to answer a question about hedging against losses … How can one hedge against a significant loss in Vanguard’s Total Stock market Index Fund? Unfortunately, there wasn’t a ton of information included in the question with specifics on what scenarios the asker was referring to, but I took a leap […]

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Here’s the Worst Time to Invest in an Index Fund

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Over on Quora, I was asked to answer the following question: Is there ever a bad time to invest in an index fund, such as the Vanguard 500? Believe it or not … there is a bad time to invest in index funds. Here’s the truth.

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Pay Your Loans Using These Tips

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If you want to become debt-free, you must work toward clearing your loans. Millions of Americans are living with debt, with a recent study showing that the average household in the nation has credit card balances of over $16,748.  Debt is brought by so many things, including education, unexpected bills, lifestyle costs and home expenses. But […]

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5 Tips For Establishing Healthy Saving Habits

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Your saving habits are going to be with you for your entire life. They’ll determine how comfortably you’re able to live, and can have a heavy hand in the amount of financial stress you’ll be feeling on a daily basis. Building good saving habits is best started when you’re young, but it’s never too late […]

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5 Ways to Speed Up the Car Buying Process

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Did you know that you can speed up the car buying process? It’s true! Plus, you don’t have to spend hours at the dealership, or wait days to hear back about financing options. If you have ever shopped at a dealership later in the evening or on the weekend, you may have been told you […]

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When Will I Finish Paying My Loan? How to Find Out

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There’s almost no better feeling on your financial journey than the day you pay off a loan. Whether it’s your credit card, your student loans or your mortgage, you should celebrate the big win of paying off a loan. The best part of paying off a loan is knowing that it’s one less dollar that […]

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The Upward Trend of Personal Debt in Norway

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Norway has recently begun emerging from its low oil price-driven economic slump. Private consumption and residential investments were credited as the main drivers of this news. But household debt is at an historical high, sitting at 215% of disposable income and even higher for young people. Norwegians’ debt burden has built up over decades, fueled […]

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Dow 1 Million, Here We Come

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We tend not to focus too much on the predicting the stock market, except for knowing that in the long-term, it goes up. Your investing should be long-term with index funds leading the way, and as we’ve seen recently, there’s no better option for investors. So while the Dow Jones Industrial Average currently sits at […]

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Warren Buffett Bet $1 Million That Index Funds Would Beat Hedge Funds. Guess Who Won?

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We know that Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, says that you should invest in low-cost index funds, saying that their low fees make all the difference in performance and growth of your portfolio in the long-term. But even though he’s clearly not primarily an index fund investor, he’s willing to put his money where […]

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For 15 Years, Actively Managed Funds Have Failed. Miserably.

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I can never get tired talking about how much better index funds are than actively managed funds. There’s so much proof that shows that you can’t effectively time the market or pick stocks, but as time goes on, the evidence just continues to mount. There’s new research out that shows just how bad it is […]

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Visa is Paying Businesses to Stop Taking Cash

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The businesses with the most incentive to produce a cashless economy are accelerating the process, and they’re not being coy about it. Visa has launched a new initiative that will pay small businesses $10,000 each for upgrading their payment technology and marketing expenses … if the businesses agree to stop accepting cash from their customers. […]

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The Good News? If You Have a 401(k), You’re Doing Great

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The research earlier this year that nearly 7 out of 10 Americans have less than $1,000 in savings is scary. It’s legitimately frightening, as they have no place to turn to when unexpected expenses pop up (which always will). While it’s crucial that those who don’t have savings begin to, there is some good news […]

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