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Four Years, A Lifetime of Achievements
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Just What Do We Know About Debt Settlement?
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Running for the Hills
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Why Average Investors Don’t Beat the Market
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5 Things to Know About Safe Deposit Boxes, Home Safes and Your Valuables

Four Years, A Lifetime of Achievements

FRI, FEB 2nd, 2018

Two days ago I was interviewed and quoted by Reuters News regarding the Fed’s January FOMC statement. But the dialogue and policy decisions – or lack thereof – from this rather uneventful meeting was not what I wished to truly cover. The January meeting was Janet Yellen’s last. It was the end of an era – cut far too short by a man who only made a change because he wanted to place his mark on the Fed – whatever that means. The best person for the job wasn’t what mattered. And make no mistake, Janet …

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Just What Do We Know About Debt Settlement?

Covered in debt that seems to pile up each month and unable to pay for it, you might start considering debt settlement. This is very different from debt consolidation companies. The debt settlement companies go out of their ways to help consumers learn how the services work before arriving at any suitable agreement. Here are some important points on the best debt settlement approaches.

How debt settlement works

The debt companies use a negotiation angle to remedy your debt situation. This involves approaching creditors and negotiating suitable plans where creditors agree to cancel their loans for way less of what …

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Running for the Hills

I’ve never seen anything like it. The mere mention of Amazon eyeing another kind of business can send chills down traders’ backs who might own stocks in that line of business. It seems no one wants to be caught owning the next business Amazon might want to conquer.

As a result, on Tuesday morning, Wall Street traders woke up to something they haven’t experienced much of lately: actual market volatility.  One trader posted an image of his Bloomberg terminal at the market opening, which showed an immediate scary-looking plunge in U.S. equities as the opening bell rung.  By the end …

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Why Average Investors Don’t Beat the Market

Most people invest in order to grow wealth over time. It’s only natural to want the biggest returns possible as part of that process.

But focusing on returns isn’t necessarily a sound investment strategy — and it could be part of what leads average investors to perform so poorly.

In fact, average investors don’t just fail to get big returns. They tend to underperform market indices that they invested in, like the S&P 500. In 2015, the S&P 500 index outperformed average investors by 3+% percent and they did the same with the Barclay’s Bond Index!

Theoretically, that shouldn’t

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5 Things to Know About Safe Deposit Boxes, Home Safes and Your Valuables

I found this helpful information about safe deposit boxes on the FDIC site. It was posted nearly a decade ago and remains relevant today.

1. Think about what should or should not be kept in a bank’s safe deposit box. Good candidates include originals of key documents, such as birth certificates, property deeds, car titles, and U.S. Savings Bonds that haven’t been converted into electronic securities. Other possibilities include family keepsakes, valuable collections, pictures or videos of your home’s contents for insurance purposes, and negatives for irreplaceable photos. (Another option may be to store digital images of important documents and …

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