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Diversify Your Portfolio:  Invest Internationally
Personal Finance

Diversify Your Portfolio: Invest Internationally

As economic growth speeds up outside the U.S., it may be the right time to include some foreign equities in your portfolio. Since foreign markets don't necessarily move in the same direction as U.S. markets, it helps keep your portfolio diversified.

Aaron Crowe
13 years ago
Leveraging Your Mortgage: Why it Pays
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Leveraging Your Mortgage: Why it Pays

Maintaining mortgage debt is sometimes a faster path to wealth than paying off your house entirely and being totally debt free. With a mortgage, you can leverage a huge amount of money with a relatively small monthly payment, and enjoy substantial perks along the way.

Kara  Johnson
13 years ago
Brokers and IRA Withdrawals
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Brokers and IRA Withdrawals

Unsuspecting IRA savers have recently suffered some big losses by following the advice of their brokers. Avoid the same fate by knowing the rules about early IRA withdrawals.

Kirk Haverkamp
13 years ago
CDs and FDIC Insurance
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CDs and FDIC Insurance

Bank failures don't happen often, but they do happen. If you have your savings tied up in certificates of deposit, make sure you understand how FDIC insurance protects you and your money.

Dan Rafter
13 years ago
Four Advantages of Debt Consolidation
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Four Advantages of Debt Consolidation

In football, the best quarterbacks have the ability to call an audible, or change the play, right before the ball is hiked. Debt consolidation is a great way for you to call an audible if debt has blitzed your finances.

Kara  Johnson
13 years ago
Make Sense of Your Credit Card Statement
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Make Sense of Your Credit Card Statement

If there was a contest for cramming information onto a sheet of paper, credit card companies would win the grand prize, hands-down. A typical credit card statement is loaded with information that consumers barely look at. It's in their best interests, however, to understand what all that data means.

Kirk Haverkamp
13 years ago