harry campbell @ Your Personal Finance Pro writes Investing in I Bonds: An Intro to I Bonds for Young Investors - Believe it or not, the money in your savings and checking accounts is actually losing money. It doesn’t even matter what bank you have. Whether you bank online, or brick and mortar; they’re all losing money due to inflation. Inflation usually won’t appear all of a sudden, but it can systematically eat away at your returns over time.
Investor Junkie @ Investor Junkie writes What Is the Wash Sale Rule? - If there is anything good to come from losing money in the stock market, getting a tax benefit for your losses might just be that thing. Recording a loss is as easy as selling a losing investment. Getting the tax benefit, however, requires that you avoid making a critical error – tipping the wash sale rule.
Darnell @ Excess Return writes The Risk and Rewards of Investing in Gold - With the recent rally in gold prices investors are wondering "should I invest in gold?" Investing in gold may have its rewards, but there are also risks.
Teacher Man @ My University Money writes Spending Money On Campus Food - It’s just that it’s so easy not to make lunch in the morning, and then at night there are so many other things to do. Hey, it’s just going to happen this one time anyway right?
Evan @ My Journey to Millions writes My Favorite Trigger Signals - The good news is that most opportunities on the stock markets are as visible as Black Friday Sales!
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Jamie @ Financial Footsteps writes My Favorite Financial Publications - Which magazines are the best for investors and retirement planners? See how I rank popular financial periodicals.
My Own Advisor @ My Own Advisor writes DIY Investor Profile - Robert Gibb - My Own Advisor recently contacted a seasoned dividend investor to learn more about dividend investing, sticking to the plan, and making passive income for the long haul.
Joe @ Midlife Finance writes Giving So It Helps - Want to help something or someone you care about? Donating to a charity, helping a local cause out, or aiding someone you love…there are practical ways to do it that not only help the recipient, but give you concrete ways to make the best of it.
Beating Broke @ Beating Broke writes Lending Club Update 3Q2012 - Lending Club is a great tool for making some very nice passive income. I’ve been using my account to invest some funds and see what I can do as far as a return, as well as to learn more about the service and what can be done with it.
Jonathan @ Save $100K writes 20 Reasons to Buy Silver - A technical analysis of silver.
Peter @ Bible Money Matters writes Personal Capital Review: Manage Your Cash and Investment Accounts - Personal Capital offers one of the most comprehensive pictures of your financial situation, a more complete picture than some other sites like Mint.com are able to offer.
Young @ Young And Thrifty writes Should You Invest In Apple? - I love Apple and have pretty large exposure to it. Now some of you who’ve been around here for a while might be scratching their heads. After all, how can a guy that has an ETF eBook sign up on the right hand side of his blog suggest a specific stock to buy?
Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes Want a Guaranteed Investment? Buy a Baseball Team - Historically, it’s been very rare for an owner to sell a baseball team for less than what they paid. It may happen at some point in the future, but I don’t think we’re quite there yet. Over the coming years, even more people are going to watch games on their cell phones or tablets, exposing even more people to advertising.
Josh Thompson @ Becoming Your Own Bank writes The Most Successful Strategy to Never Retire - Want to make sure you pay high fees and put your money at risk? Well you may already be in the boat if you are listening to the generic so called financial gurus on the radio and television. Buying term and investing in mutual funds may be about the worst strategy to date, yet it is still being touted as the way to go. Here are the facts and the statistics you may not be aware of...
Sam @ Money Management Blog writes My Boss's Clients Lose Thousands Because They Don't Know this Tax Tip - Individual stock investors should be picky about where they keep their money. Learn how an account change might save you on taxes.
Deacon @ Well Kept Wallet writes Why it Pays to Check Your Cell Phone Bill - This might be a shock to you, but there can be charges on your cell phone bill that you never authorized. The other day I was going through our bill and I discovered that there were charges for $9.99 from two different companies that I have never heard of before.
My Own Advisor @ My Own Advisor writes September 2012 Dividend Income Update - Find out where I am this month on my journey to earn $30,000 in tax-efficient and tax-free dividend income.
Steve @ The Loonie Bin writes Video on Dividend Investing - I really enjoyed learning how to make these videos and as you can tell from my first one, I’m getting a little better at it. The written word can be entertaining, but I’ve always enjoyed animation and find it’s such an amazing way of expressing yourself.
The Archivist @ The Market Archive writes King of the Hill: Activision-Blizzard vs. Electronic Arts - The video game industry is pretty durable if the products are of a high quality. People trying to save money by staying in might turn to video games to pass the time. However, only investing in the company with the best intellectual property and a history of success makes any sense. Here we look at two of the biggest and decide, which one has it right.
Savvy Scot @ The Savvy Scot writes Too Rich to Care - When asked "How much does a pint of milk cost?" What do you think famous / rich people answered? WARNING: This post might make you laugh!
FMF @ Free Money Finance writes Real Estate 101: Where to Start - Investing in real estate requires a little more planning than simply investing in stocks or bonds. The transaction is more complicated and the investment has more moving parts to manage. As such the effort to get started is quite a bit higher than a traditional investment. These beginning hurdles are one of the reasons so few people ever get passed the exploration phase of real estate investing. So if you have been thinking about investing in real estate, here’s where you start.
Mich @ BeatingTheIndex writes Touchstone Exploration: Growing Oil Production in Trinidad and Tobago - Touchstone is a junior producer with about 2,000 barrels of oil from the island nation of Trinidad & Tobago. Take a closer look at an established producer in an island flush with oil.
Michael @ FinancialRamblings.com writes The Value of a (Good) Financial Planner - This article takes a closer look at how much value a good financial planner provides, and in what specific areas. Useful info whether or not you're working with a planner (or thinking about doing so).
Carlos Sera @ Financial Tales writes A Practical Tale « Financial Tales - I named this tale A Practical Tale because after reading it I sincerely hope you gain something practical. The subtitle is a tribute to one of my favorites–Janis Joplin. In the lyrics to the song Ball and Chain she sings about how “It’s all the same ___day.”