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Investing is a marathon, not a sprint

If you look at investing in terms of an athletic event, it’s more of a marathon than a sprint. So as an investor, you can learn a few things from marathoners. First, be prepared. Marathoners train for months, and sometimes years. As an investor, you can prepare by learning about…
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Help your children avoid student debt burden

It’s not so easy being a college kid these days. The job market for recent graduates has been shaky while, at the same time, students are leaving school with more debt than ever before. If you have children who will someday be attending college, should you be worried? You might…
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Make some New Year’s (financial) resolutions for 2013

Once again, it’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions. This year, in addition to promising yourself that you’ll hit the gym more often, learn a new language or take up a musical instrument — all worthy goals, of course — why not set some financial resolutions?
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Help Older Parents Avoid Financial “Scams”

Submitted by Gary Coon Here’s a disturbing statistic: One out of every five Americans over the age of 65 has been victimized by a financial scheme, according to the Investor Protection Trust, a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. If your parents are in this age group, should you be…
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“Scary” Investment Moves to Avoid

A presidential election is almost upon us. But if you have young children or grandchildren, you know what’s really important this week is Butterfingers, not ballots, and Pop Rocks, not the popular vote.
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