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2010 October

Archives for October 2010

Getting The Most Out Of A 0% Balance Transfer Credit Card

0% balance transfer credit cards offer consumers a rare opportunity to save money with credit cards. Interest on credit card debt piles up daily and even people who only owe $2,000 on a credit card with a relatively low 14% interest rate will likely spend over $200 a year in interest. Fortunately, saving that $200 is easy with balance transfers. With a 0% balance transfer, you pay a small … [Read more...]

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Why A Roth IRA?

As we head toward the end of the calendar year, people start thinking about taxes and retirement planning. There are some decisions you can easily make on your own, while some others you should consult a qualified accountant or financial planner. What is a Roth IRA? Over the last 10-15 years, there have been many, many sub-types of tax qualified savings and retirement accounts created by … [Read more...]

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How To Play The Stock Market For Success

First of all, the image of a thousand stock brokers on Wall Street yelling and screaming on the trading floor is far from what a novice investor will experience. Most people who choose stock market investments do it from the comfort of their own home, on their home computer. It may take a little practice, research and often experience but you can learn how to play the stock market successfully to … [Read more...]

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In Financial Trouble? Get Back To The Basics And Learn How To Control Your Finances

Understanding the importance of a well managed financial future is vital to your success in the area of finances. Getting to that point requires time, and commitment, but will be well worth it in the end. To help you along, we have put together a handful of tips that will give you an idea of how to properly manage your cash flow. So let's get started. Financial Management: First Steps A top … [Read more...]

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Common Questions About Mortgages Answered

There is a plethora of questions people have when they are about to buy a house for the first time. This is understandable. Buying a house is the single most important investment a person or family will make in their lifetime. Questions about interest rates or how long to carry mortgages are some of the most common asked. Where to apply for financing and which realtor to use are some others. Many … [Read more...]

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95% Mortgages Briefly Explained

For first-time borrowers, it might be a good idea to obtain a 95% mortgage rates. The rationale behind 95% mortgages is that the borrower gets a loan while the lender receives a 5% deposit on the outstanding amount. A “first-time borrower” is a person who has not purchased a new house within the last three years. As such, the potential homeowners who can qualify for 95% fixed rate mortgages are … [Read more...]

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Teaching Proper Spending Habits To Your Teenager

Learning how to make wise spending and purchasing choices takes some practice. Most adults have had to learn the hard way, through trial and error, and our recent financial history reveals enough error to last a lifetime. So it’s more important than ever to teach our youngsters the value of money so they don't repeat the same mistakes. They also need to be taught smart money management techniques … [Read more...]

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Create A Financial Plan To Prevent Money Problems

What are you planning to do with your money? Do you have a plan or do you just spend your money immediately after you get it. Do you have any financial problems because of financial planning mistakes? If so, you are not alone. If you want to escape, then you are going to have to create a plan. What is your long term goal and what do you want to do in your life? Depending on what you plan to do, … [Read more...]

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