TradeKing Review–A Low Flat Rate Stock Trading Platform

In our never ending quest to bring you the best online discount broker, today we review TradeKing. In December of 2005, TradeKing opened for business as an online discount broker.  Based out of Boca Raton Florida, TradeKing continues to receive awards from Smart Money and Barrons for service, quality and overall excellence, TradeKing excels in […]

4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Credit Card Cash Advance

Almost every credit card gives you the ability to take a cash advance. You can withdraw cash from a credit card simply by using it at an ATM machine, but there are several things about this that you should keep in mind. I was reminded of these things recently, when a friend took a small […]

How to Pick A Checking Account for a College Student

Before my daughter went off to college for the first time, it dawned on us that she needed to set up her own checking account. She hadn’t really needed it through high school because she didn’t have a job, she used our bank account to cash checks, and she kept her cash in her room. […]

4 Ways to Profit from the Falling Dollar

This past week I was interviewed on the Bob Connors Morning Show, a morning talk radio show in Columbus, Ohio. The topic of the interview was the soaring price of gold and the decline in the dollar. During the interview, I noted that our government has proven incapable or unwilling to control spending. Our spending […]

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Is ‘Buy and Hold’ Investing Fool’s Gold?

Last week my family had dinner with good friends of ours. After dinner our conversation turned to investing. Our friends told us about a money manager they were going to use to manage a small portion of their investment portfolio. The wife was fed up with the ‘buy and hold’ investment strategy, she told us, […]