What is Value Investing?

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If you’ve spent any time evaluating mutual funds, you have probably run across the concept of value investing. Mutual funds are often described as being a value fund, a growth fund, or a blend of both. Understanding what these concepts mean and applying them to your investment decisions can have a significant impact on the […]

Published or Updated: April 9, 2014

Ferri vs. Swedroe: Do TIPS Protect Us Against Rising Interest Rates

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When you think of controversy these days, things like Heath Care Reform and the war in Afghanistan probably come to mind. What likely doesn’t top the list are TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities). But among two well regarded investing authors, there is a debate brewing over whether we could experience rising interest rates in a […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

Is Ooma Free Home Service A Scam?

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The other day I ran across Ooma on the Internet. Ooma purports to offer free internet phone service with the purchase of an Ooma device that connects your phones to the Internet. Then over Christmas my cousin, who works for our local cable company, asked me if I was going to get Ooma. He’s researched […]

Published or Updated: November 9, 2012

Should You Add Rental Car Reimbursement to Your Auto Insurance?

In response to the article on car insurance we published last week, a good friend from college e-mailed me about rental car reimbursement. Here’s what she had to say: Loved your article on “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Car Insurance.” I was recently in a car accident and one thing I did not […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

Consolidate Debt with LendingClub or Prosper

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LendingClub recently launched a new section of its website that lists statistics about borrowers and lenders. One data point that caught my eye is that about 50% of all LendingClub loans are for debt consolidation. Actually, at one point nearly 60% of all borrowers reported that they intended to use the loan to consolidate debt, […]

Published or Updated: March 15, 2013

Are You Making Money In The Stock Market?

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This guest post is brought to you by Tim Parker, a contributing writer at The Digerati Life, a site that covers all topics on personal finance, from reviews on stock brokers to the best credit cards for your needs. I don’t know about you but sometimes it seems like the stock market is working for […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

50 Nifty Websites That Can Save You Money!

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With the holiday season in full gear, saving money online is on the minds of every consumer.  With millions of websites available today, it’s important to identify the ones that are out there to help versus the ones that are out there to hurt.  Compiled below are fifty top-notch, high quality sites that can help […]

Published or Updated: June 6, 2013

OptionsHouse Updates Low Cost Options Pricing Structure and Trading Tools

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OptionsHouse recently changed its pricing structure for options trading and added some new trading tools. OptionsHouse Low Cost Options Trades OptionsHouse recently announced some significant changes to its trading platform. The discount broker has updated both its pricing structure and its trading tools. OptionsHouse still offers flat rate stock trades for just $2.95. But it’s […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2014

The DoughRoller Weekly Roundup (Santa Claus Edition)

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With Santa getting ready to make an appearance at every child’s home in a couple of days, I thought it would be neat to briefly discuss how financially, Santa took it on the chin this year. First, he lives in the North Pole.  Considering how the housing bubble burst, I’m certain the value of his […]

Published or Updated: December 6, 2011