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We’re Mowing It Old School-ish

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Among the many responsibilities a home-owner can have is a lawn. For us, we’ve been pushing that responsibility on a landscaper who comes by once a week to mow the lawn, trim the edges, and weed the garden.  But this will be the last week he comes because next week we’re going DIY – We’re going to do our lawn and garden ourselves!

Why take care of the lawn ourselves?

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Investment Strategy For Beginner Investors

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In my humble opinion, I think that all of us should invest our savings.

In fact, the sooner we start investing, the better our results will be.  Often the problem is that investment language sounds like Chinese and there are more products that you can find in a Dollar Store.  The key point to remember when you are a beginner investor is to start with a simple investment method.  Then, along the path to becoming a knowledgeable investor, you will be able to implement more complex investment theories.
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In Defense of the Traditional IRA

Roth IRAs are tax-free.  Traditional IRAs are simply tax-deferred.  Surely tax-free is better, right?  And surely, therefore, a Roth IRA is the best way to invest for retirement, right?
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Costs To Consider When Buying A Car

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The path your car costs are going to take is determined from the time you make the decision – new or used? While most of the costs of either a new or used car will apply to both new or used, it can be worth evaluating the commitment of each cost, and whether it is truly necessary.
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Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Signed Into Law

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On July 21st, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street (the largest such overhaul since the Great Depression), aimed at preventing future economic collapses like the kind we have experienced in recent years.  The Act will also look to add protections for consumers.

From President Obama: “Because of this law, the American people will never again be asked to foot the bill for Wall Street’s mistakes”

Here are the highlights of the Reform and Protection Act:
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Dollar Cost Averaging Helps Eliminate Emotion And Market Risk

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We are all human here, right? :) And one thing you can always count on with humans is that we are emotional beings.  We experience fear, pride, lust, greed and everything in between.

What the heck am I talking about?  I’m talking about investment strategy!
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Are Personal Credit Cards Better than a Business Card for Your Business?

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It’s fair to say that money is at the top of a small business owner’s list of things to worry about.

“Where will we get funding?; How will we break even?;  How will we turn a profit this year?”, are all questions you have to ask yourself when running your own business.

With all of these things whirling through your head, an extra concern should not have to be, ‘Will I have an unexpected interest rate increase on my credit card?’
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