Tagged: risk and reward

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How to Master Your Thankless Job

Beep, Beep, Beep!  The alarm goes off at 5am on a Monday.  You slap the alarm with the force of an ogre and the alarm hushes abruptly.  You’re left in the gloomy darkness of a morning without sunlight.  You throw off the covers and begrudgingly roll out of bed.  You’re...

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How to Decide on an Offer Price for a House

I’m always looking for new and exciting things to write about.  Especially when those ideas come from readers of the blog.  Consequently, I was fishing for ideas from some of my co-workers at my sheriff’s agency when one of them posed an excellent topic.  How the heck do you decide...

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How to Make Money Using Common Sense Investing Strategies

Who knows more about the Brexit today than they did two weeks ago?  Probably all of us.  In the days that have followed, specifically trading days, we have seen so much volatility and price fluctuations it is reminiscent of the August 2015 crash.  What it means for the average investor...

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Credit Scores: How I went from 500 to 720

I’ve been thinking about my credit score recently.  I purchased my car last year and will have it paid off in the next two months by paying additional payments.  My interest rate was 5.6%, so the opportunity cost to pay the scheduled payments over 48 months was very high which...

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Off to College! Or Are They?

It’s the end of May and inevitably you’ve seen Facebook become inundated with more and more pictures of boys and girls donning graduation robes as they walk the stage and leave high school forever.  Congratulations to them, no doubt.  But now they’re posed with a big decision – to continue...

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Credit Score vs. Rating: Is Your Credit Healthy?

I’ve come down hard on credit before, but it’s actually an incredibly useful tool if used correctly.  With credit, you can make purchases that were otherwise unavailable (like an investment home), it can be an effective tool to manage your monthly cash flow, and when used in finance, you can...

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Using Apple’s Loss for Your Gain

It’s all over the business news section – Apple missed their quarterly earnings mark.  They made $1.90 in earnings per share compared to the estimated $2 per share that Wall Street predicted.  The Street reacted and has so far have dropped the stock approximately 10% down to just under $95...

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Adventures in Home Buying

For those who know me, they know real estate is one of my favorite asset classes.  Over the long term it can be used as a hedge on inflation because market prices tend to follow yearly CPI increases, plus if you buy in a developing area you can accrue a...

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