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PC Forecast Improved – Is Microsoft a Buy?

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) continues to make changes at the organization and there have been some positive trends.  The stock is up over 35% over the past year and we have written positively about it before here.  However, there are increasing concerns that upside is limited and challenges remain.  … Keep Reading...

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Investing Tip #121: Start Investing for Retirement Now

Normally you wouldn’t think about retirement when you’ve just started earning an income.  But if you start early, the effects of compounding can be huge.  By planning and investing early for retirement, you allow your investments more time to grow. Your savings will grow with the power of compounding. The sooner you start investing for [...]

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The Riskiest Investments You Can Make

Investing is a game that involves balancing the risk and reward of the thing you’re investing it.  However, there are some investments that are much riskier than others.  And these are investments that you should really think carefully about before jumping in.  Because, even though they’re risky, when they do yield rewards, the rewards are [...]

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Investing Tip #120: A Stock at a 52-week Low is Not Necessarily a Bargain Buy

A stock at a 52-week low not is not necessarily cheap and you shouldn’t automatically add it to your portfolio. Buy a stock only if it qualifies criteria set under your investing strategy. Invest only if the company’s fundamentals are intact. Hefty discounts do not mean a good buy. If you want to learn more check [...]

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Stop Paying For Student Loan Consolidation

Over the last month we have been getting bombarded with reader questions about student loan consolidation.  It seems that a lot of companies are advertising on TV and other places that they can “help you consolidate or get rid of your student loans”.  But you know what?  That help comes at a cost – and [...]

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Investing Tip #119: Sell a Loser

Peter Lynch  says, “In this investing business, if you’re good, you’re right six times out of 10. You’re never going to be right nine times out of 10.” Recognizing your losers is hard because it’s also an acknowledgment of your mistake. But be honest when you realize that a stock is not performing as well [...]

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Forex Decisions: Auto or Manual Trading?

Technology is finally catching up to forex trading. Years ago, you had only one option: trade manually. It took a professional, and several assistants, to comb the market for opportunities. Even then, you might lose a lot of money because brokers might not be able to execute your order efficiently. Today, robots can do a [...]

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How to Get Started as a Remote Worker

In recent years, more and more people prefer to look for work at home, and the reason is that this kind of work has a huge number of advantages. First of all, people working at home have the ability to manage time and build the work schedule on their own. But, what is really important [...]

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Do You Want to Invest in Future Business Leaders? Prodigy Finance Can Help.

Do you want to invest in future business leaders? Dumb question. Who wouldn’t? As you may have noticed the Peer to Peer lending industry is exploding. (Need proof? Read this, this, and this.) And now that these niche markets have emerged you have the opportunity to invest in just about any type of person you can [...]

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Role Of Private Sectors In Medical Transportation

Some of the brightest entrepreneurs don’t always follow a traditional path toward success in business. A classic advancement along the corporate ladder is not the only portal for achieving something great. Some savvy business people may not even earn an MBA. It is a combination of different life experiences and educational certifications that make up [...]

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Investing Tip #118: Keep the Winners

Do not sell stocks after they have increased by a certain percentage. Instead, keep your top performing stocks forever. Peter Lynch says much of his overall success was due to a small number of stocks in his portfolio that returned big. If you want to learn more check out these resources: Investing for Millennials The Neatest [...]

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Sports Facilities Funding Opportunities for College

Many colleges in the UK are in desperate need of new sports facilities to improve healthy lifestyles at their organisation and to get students into a wide variety of different activities. However, the problem is that a lot of colleges don’t have the budget to improve their existing sports surfaces or to have brand new [...]

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The Easiest Way To Find Great Companies To Invest In

Thinking and finding companies to invest in can be hard.  That’s why I wanted to share with you the best way to find great companies that you can invest in right now.  It doesn’t require diligent research; it doesn’t require vast investment knowledge; and it doesn’t require any special skills.  All it requires is a [...]

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Investing Tip #117: Park Money in Money Market Mutual Funds

Money market mutual funds are an open-end mutual fund which invests only in money markets securities and other short-term securities, usually of less than 30 days maturity. They are very liquid and provide good returns. If you want to learn more check out these resources: Comparing Stocks, ETFs, and Mutual Funds The Trouble with Target Date [...]

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3 Stock Market Investment Options

While stock market investment may have been historically associated with experienced traders or those approaching retirement, the financial landscape has changed considerably in the last decade. In fact, technological advancement and the removal of numerous barriers to entry has actually made stock market trading far more accessible to a younger demographic. This does not mean [...]

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Investing in Yourself: Start an Emergency Fund

We recently asked “What Do You Consider a Financial Disaster?” It is an incredibly personal question and one that some of us really don’t want to think about. We are all working so hard to be financially smart and responsible. We don’t want to think about something wiping us out! I wonder, though, if for many [...]

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Masters Degrees: What You Need to Know About Benefits and Financing

With the soaring cost of college tuition, many people are opting for full-time jobs, especially in these unstable economic times. Although the savings are significant, not attending college is just not smart, according to most education experts. At all levels of employment, a master’s degree comes with a marked increase in pay and career advancement. [...]

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Investing Tip #116: Ignore Short Term Movements

Don’t panic when your investments show short-term downside movements. When tracking the activities of your investments, you should look at the big picture. Remember to be confident in the quality of your investments rather than nervous about the inevitable volatility of the short term. If you want to learn more check out these resources: Cash [...]

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Investing Tip #115: Low P/E Does Not Mean Undervalued Stock

P/E ratio is a common measure of how the market currently values the firm’s earnings. It is a ratio between market price per equity share and earnings per share. But a low P/E ratio doesn’t necessarily mean a stock is undervalued, nor does a high P/E ratio necessarily mean the stock is overvalued. Look at [...]

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Investing Tip #114: Minimize Investing in 457 Plans

Though 457 Plans are similar to 403(k) and 403(b) plans, the contributions under 457 plans get mixed up with the organization’s fund. These are not kept separate. If the company faces a  financial crunch, your retirement fund would be at risk. Protect yourself and minimize investing in 457 plans. If you want to learn more [...]

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What Makes House Flipping a Great Business Idea?

House flipping is a very straightforward principle. You buy houses that you see potential in, do them up, and the sell them on for a tidy profit. It’s no surprise that a lot of entrepreneurs start their journey to millions through a portfolio of real estate. So what exactly are the things that make it [...]