Three Money Traps to Avoid

June 30, 2009

When money is tight, it’s tempting to turn to quick fixes but some of them can have lasting consequences for your money and your future. Obviously times are tough and many people are faced with decisions they thought they’d never have to make but here are three money traps to watch out for. Cashing in your […]

Discover Credit Cards in Cereal Boxes?

June 26, 2009

When I went to recycle an old box of Honey Nut Cheerios last night a small silver package fell out of the container.  Now I’m sure my wife would have just thrown it away without opening it but I’m a sucker for free stuff (even if it’s a toy in a box of cereal) so I peeled open […]

Start A Side Business in the Lazy Days of Summer

June 25, 2009

The summer can be a great time to start a side business because life tends to be a little more laid back. People are going on vacation and taking time off to hang out with their kids so your day job may be a little more relaxed. Plus there’s nothing on TV to distract you at night : […]

Day Trading Overview

June 22, 2009

Day trading by individual investors became really popular when online brokerage accounts came onto the scene.  You probably remember the late 1990’s, when the market was running faster than Olympic sprinters, people were re-financing their homes and taking withdrawals from their 401ks to dive into the day trading pool. Unfortunately, many of these people lost a […]

Stock Investing Strategies for the Long Term

June 19, 2009

“I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”  – Warren Buffett If you think of day trading as a series of one night stands, long term investing is that one that sticks. […]

Day Trading vs. Long Term Investing

June 18, 2009

Day traders and long term investors can both make money in the stock market.  The different approaches of buying and selling stocks vs buying and holding them require different strategies and come with different levels of risk. Day Trading Day trading has been a part of investing for a few decades now. Before 1975, all […]

Five Financial Pitfalls To Avoid During The Summer

June 17, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I develop some lazy habits during the summer. Maybe it’s because I live in Florida, and the brutal heat and humidity can make anyone feel lazy and lethargic. The only remedy to the heat in Florida is a nice pool or the beach but even the Atlantic Ocean warms […]

Keep Your Kids Busy Without Breaking the Bank This Summer

June 16, 2009

Summer is a fun time for kids, but it can be challenging for parents to keep them occupied and entertained while they’re home all day. There are many different programs and camps you can sign your kids up for but that can get expensive quickly.  If you don’t want your kid just hanging around with […]

Technical Analysis & Stock Charts

June 12, 2009

Technical analysis of stocks is defined by Investopedia as the “method of evaluating securities by analyzing statistics generated by market activity, such as past prices and volume. Technical analysts do not attempt to measure a security’s intrinsic value, but instead use charts and other tools to identify patterns that can suggest future activity”. Technical Analysis […]

Credit Card Telephone Scammers

June 11, 2009

These credit card scammers won’t leave me alone!  Just over a month ago I wrote about an automated phone call I received regarding credit card interest rates and the same exact call came through again today. A fembot named Jamie gave me the same spiel, this time I caught a few more details.  Once again she referenced how credit […]

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