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Intro to Investing

10 Things to Understand About the Stock Market Before Buying Your First Shares

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Growing up we hear a lot about the importance of investing in the stock market, but unless you were a finance major or took some electives, no one ever teaches us anything about it.

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An Introduction to Microfinance

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Twenty-five bucks may not seem like a big business loan, but to a small business in another part of the world it could be the difference between expanding or shutting down. Instead of letting your money sit idle in an account somewhere, make a difference.

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What the Heck is a Roth IRA?

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When you finally start pulling in some money, investing in your retirement may seem like the last thing you want to put it towards. Having a lot of confusing choices like 401(k), Traditional IRA, 403(b), and a host of other options doesn’t make it any easier. Today we’re focusing on the pro’s and con’s of the Roth IRA.

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Millionaire by 60: The Compounding Power of Index Funds

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Invest, New Here?

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So they’re saying it’s a buyer’s market but you, like most, are without a grocery list when it comes to stocks. Learn how to play it safe, relatively speaking, by focusing your attention and cash into one of the most consistent stock investments you can – index funds. (Oh, and make yourself rich in the process.)

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Speaking Corporate Finance 101

Categories: Best of Primer, Invest

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Sure, you might think you know what a stock is, but do you know what a P/E ratio, or Beta is? I promise the big gun’s at the office do. Planning to invest is a noble start, but now it’s time to get serious and figure out the basics of what, how, and when to invest.

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Hedge Fund Personalities 101

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Sure you’ve heard the term tossed around a lot lately, but do you know what it means? Or better yet, who’s behind this whole mess? You may never be rich enough to invest in a hedge fund – most require that you have a net worth of $1 million just to look at their websites – but you will never be too lowly to be affected by them.

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Closing Time: The Last Step Before Stepping Into Your First Home

Categories: Invest, Learn

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There are piles of articles on how to find a house, but really that’s the easiest part. You see something you like close to your price range and wham – house found. Here you’ll find out all about the closing process, which is easily the longest and hardest part of moving into your dream house. Well, except for carrying all those boxes.

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House Hunting for the Guy Who Thought It Was Still Several Years Away

Categories: Invest, Spend

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With all the negative news these days about the housing markets, you might mistakenly be thinking now is not the time to buy. However, if you’ve got a steady job and are ready to take the investment plunge, now may be the best time to starting looking for a home.

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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First Home

Categories: Learn, Spend

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Whether it’s a few years off or you’re searching the market right now, before making the biggest purchase of your life learn the mistakes of those who have gone before you as early in the process as you can.

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The Road to Retirement Should Be Paved Today

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So now that you know what your 401(k) is, you think you’re all set for retirement? Think again. We’ve got a few more lessons to teach you before setting you off on your own.

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What the Hell is a 401(k)!?

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If you’re asking yourself this same question, you’re in luck. Check out our intro to 401(k) planning to ensure that by the time you’re drinking Ensure, you’ll have a nice little nest egg to rely on.

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