Investing Basics – Understanding Stocks and How to Trade Them

There are many characteristics to individual equities that you can purchase and sell, but what do all the different numbers and terms mean? I will explain using Apple stock.

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How to Build and Stick to a Budget

Budgeting can seem like a daunting task. You aren’t sure where to begin and how to go about creating a budget you can stick to. I am going to show you an easy way to create your own budget in excel or you can use a great online program.

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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage? When, Why, and How Answered!

It is no secret that interest rates have been extremely low for almost a decade now, but that appears to be changing. The Fed has already started to raise interest rates, and it appears that they will continue to do so over the next few years. So the question is, should you refinance your mortgage now before interest rates rise even further?

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Pay Off Your Credit Card Fast, But How? Higher Interest Rate or Snowball Method?

Across the web you find a lot of people talking about whether you should pay off the higher interest rate credit card first or use the Snowball Method and pay of the smallest balance first and then the next smallest so you can feel the accomplishment of paying off a credit card. Well what is the cost and benefit of each approach?

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The 5 Week $500 Challenge

Today I want to challenge everyone out there to save $500 over the next 5 weeks. That is only $100 a week, but if that seems daunting it isn’t. I will give you some advice and tips and tricks you can use to achieve this goal.

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Pay Yourself First – A Guide to Saving

Every single person on this planet has their own employee, everyone!

Start to think of your future self as your employee. Just like every other employee out there, you need to make sure you are paying your employee. Whether it’s $5¬†or $500, the only way you can get yourself into financial freedom is by making sure you are keeping your employee well paid!

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Sharing is Caring

I wanted to write a quick (very lame) poem to encourage you all to share this blog with as many people as possible.

Awful Finance Blog Poem –
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