50 Ways to Make Money Blogging

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A reader recently e-mailed me with a question that I get a lot. How does one make money blogging? Here’s the e-mail: “How do I make money from blogging? And where does my payment come from? Do I have to sell my articles to a magazine? I am confused at how this actually works and […]

Published or Updated: August 29, 2013

Do You Believe In Financial Miracles?

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The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common–Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you or someone you know ever experienced a financial miracle? Do you even believe in miracles, financial or otherwise? I’m going to tell you about a financial miracle I experienced as a child; at least, it seemed like a […]

Published or Updated: February 12, 2012

How to Invest in a Mutual Fund

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You’ve decided to invest in your future. You’ve picked the perfect mutual fund. You’re ready to go. Now what? How do you actually go about buying shares of a mutual fund? The good news is that buying shares of a mutual fund is quick and easy. If you’ve never invested in a mutual fund outside […]

Published or Updated: July 26, 2014

Should You Sell Investments to Pay Off Credit Card Debt?

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Should you ever sell investments to pay off debt? That’s the question I’m facing right now. I have about $40,000 on 0% balance transfer credit cards where the introductory rate will soon expire. While I could transfer some of that debt to my home equity line of credit, I could also sell shares of mutual […]

Published or Updated: May 22, 2011

Don’t Confuse Popular with Profitable

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Whether it comes to investing, making money blogging, or just about anything else in life, popularity can come with a hefty price tag. With investing, following the crowd is a surefire way to lose a lot of money as you repeatedly sell low and buy high out of fear of market losses. With blogging, sometimes […]

Published or Updated: August 2, 2014

LendingClub Files Amended S-1 and Discloses Changes to How it Sets Interest Rates

LendingClub, the social peer-to-peer lending site originally launched on FaceBook, today filed an Amended S-1 Registration Statement with the SEC. Now one step closer to completing its securities offering and reinstating its lender program, LendingClub also disclosed some significant changes to how it sets interest rates for borrowers and future lenders. Let’s take a look […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

7 Myths About S&P 500 Index Funds

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The S&P 500 Index is arguably the best known and most followed index of publicly traded companies. There are hundreds of S&P 500 index funds and exchange traded funds to chose from if you want an investment that tracks the S&P 500 Index. Since they all track the same index, these mutual funds and ETFs […]

Published or Updated: March 30, 2012