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Warren Buffett’s Top Ten Investing Lessons

| September 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
Warren Buffett’s Top Ten Investing Lessons

I’ve been studying legendary investor Warren Buffett for almost ten years. It’s largely because of his teachings that I’ve been able to build a significant amount of wealth and retire in my early 30s, as I lay out in 5 Steps To Retire In 5 Years. By following a number of Buffett’s timeless investing lessons, I […]

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Five Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Dividend Growth Investor During Market Turmoil

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
Five Reasons Why It’s Great To Be A Dividend Growth Investor During Market Turmoil

I’m sure I don’t need to tell anyone out there that the US stock market has been volatile over the last few days. An escalation of the US-China trade war, along with what now might be a currency war on top of it, has only added to concerns after a Federal Reserve interest rate cut […]

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These 21 Safe Bond Funds Pay Up To 8.5% And Never Go Down

| August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
These 21 Safe Bond Funds Pay Up To 8.5% And Never Go Down

“Brett, give me some bond funds with big yields. And it’d be great if their prices never went down!” My money manager friend was chasing the holy grail of retirement income. He wanted safe payouts from bonds to balance his clients’ stock exposure. “How about the Artisan High Income Investor Fund (ARTFX)?” I replied. “It pays […]

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How To Crash-Proof Your Portfolio Now

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
How To Crash-Proof Your Portfolio Now

The bull market is reaching excessive heights. Protect your wealth by following these six simple steps. The upshot? Stick to value. Headline risk is mounting and yet this decade-long bull market keeps hitting new records. Investors face a day of reckoning; below I show you how to prepare ahead of time. But first, let’s review three impressive feats […]

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The Wilshire 5000 Index: What You Need To Know

The Wilshire 5000 Index: What You Need To Know

Most investors probably know about the S&P 500 Index, the go-to index for large-cap stocks. They may also be aware of the Dow Jones where they can find the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The S&P 500 Index contains 500 of the largest publicly-traded U.S. stocks by market capitalization, as well as other criteria. It could […]

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Three REITs Expected To Raise Dividends In August

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Three REITs Expected To Raise Dividends In August

July marks the start of the 2019 third quarter, and in a few weeks, earnings season starts, with a flood of quarterly earnings reports. With income stocks, quarterly earnings often are closely led or followed by dividend announcements. Common stock dividends are not sure things until they are announced. It’s even better when a dividend […]

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Investing & The Fed: How Will My Investments Be Impacted?

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
Investing & The Fed: How Will My Investments Be Impacted?

Whispers abound that the Fed intends to lower interest rates. Even a hint of declining interest rates can cause the stock market to rise. Learn about how interest rate movements can impact your investments. Investing is both science and art. One can do everything right and still watch their investments fall. That is because as […]

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Forget $1 Million: Here’s How To Retire On A Lot Less

| May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Forget $1 Million: Here’s How To Retire On A Lot Less

You’ve no doubt heard the “wisdom” that you’ll need a million bucks to have any hope of retiring. If you’re like most folks, you’ve probably wondered how you’ll manage to save such a huge stash. Maybe you’ve given up and resigned yourself to working till you’re 100. I can’t blame you. Because with the rising […]

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What You Can Do Now To Avoid A Paltry Retirement

| April 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
What You Can Do Now To Avoid A Paltry Retirement

Many Americans will spend their retirement scrimping and sacrificing, according to a recent Wall Street Journal study. Financial security expert Pamela Yellen, a two-time New York Times best-selling author, offers advice on how to avoid a paltry retirement. What You Can Do Now to Avoid a Paltry Retirement According to the study, “a combination of economic and […]

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Stock Buybacks: Worst Mistake Ever

Stock Buybacks: Worst Mistake Ever

A lot’s driving this bubble we’ve been in since 2009, but good fundamental trends and things like demographics and technology are not among them. The biggest inflator has been the $13 trillion worth of quantitative easing (QE) courtesy of central banks. Thanks to their significant gift to all but retail investors like you and me, […]

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