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Would You Diversify Your Investments through Crowdfunding?

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First of all, I love investing in the stock market. Sure, it can be volatile, but over the long term, the return can be very rewarding. I started investing in the stock market in 1996 as soon as I started working. At first, I invested in company stock and random mutual funds in my 401k. [...]

Am I Crazy for Not Wanting a House?

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The following article is from Melanie Lockert, our staff writer. Melanie is in the beginning phase of her journey to Financial Freedom and she’ll offer a refreshing point of view for us. Homeownership has always been a huge part of the American Dream. People dream of having their own homes, raising a family, and having some [...]

Investing a Lump Sum in Midlife

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I just got an email from a reader, Julie, asking how she should invest a lump sum. Her husband recently passed away and the life insurance payment should allow her financial freedom for the rest of her life. First of all, I want to give my condolences to Julie. It’s always difficult when you lost [...]

Don’t Waste Money On Supplements

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Last week, I was driving the little dude to preschool when I heard about this herbal supplement story on public radio. The New York state authorities purchased 78 bottles of herbal supplements from GNC, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart. Then they had them analyzed with DNA bar coding. The results were pretty bad. They found that [...]