3 Reasons Why You Need to Have a Diversified Portfolio

While having a diversified portfolio of multiple stocks and other asset classes isn’t as exciting as betting everything on a few stocks, you should think twice before putting all of your eggs in one basket.  The only way to get truly superior performance is to hold concentrated positions; but what many don’t understand is that they […]

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Carnival of Financial Camaraderie – June 8th, 2014

Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Financial Camaraderie.  Thank you to everyone who contributed; there is a lot of good info here so sit back and enjoy. BUDGETING Mario @ Debt BLAG writes My bad experience with Nokia; or a hiccup in my attempt at cell phone frugality – I bought a less expensive Nokia Lumia […]

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Why You Should Get a Line of Credit Before it’s Too Late

When life happens a line of credit may be the only thing standing between you and a major credit card debt problem.  No matter how big your emergency fund, a line of credit can provide you with a low cost buffer for unforeseen spending before you have to use a high interest rate credit card.  Unfortunately, […]

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Carnival of Financial Planning – June 1st, 2014

Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Financial Planning.  Thank you to all of the personal finance bloggers who shared their articles! BUDGETING AND ECONOMICS Don @ Money Reasons writes Why Customer Service Matters When Selling Products Online – Read why customer service matters when you decide to sell products online. Perhaps it’s the difference between […]

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Do You Need a Side Hustle or Should you Gain Work Related Skills?

Both having a side hustle and spending your off time gaining work related skills can improve your earnings potential.  While it may seem like a side hustle helps you reduce job risk more than getting better at your job, this may not actually be the case for some.  Before embarking on a bunch of side […]