Category: Financial Security

How Do I Become a Successful Investor?

How Do I Become a Successful Investor?

If you were to listen to the radio today, you might encounter entertainers who tell you that “the only way to make money is to day-trade” or that “the easy way to make money is to buy and sell options that let you leverage a lot of stock with very little capital required.” Everyone’s doing it! or so the programs seem to imply. I would argue that there is definitely something wrong here, but it’s not with the listener. What happened to REAL investing?…

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4 Tips to Handle Armageddon Stock Market News

4 Tips to Handle Armageddon Stock Market News

What do you do when the sky is falling (or when everyone on the news says it is)? How do you know what to believe when it comes to the stock market “crashing”? Here is some background on how the news became so sensational along with 4 tips to help you better the bad stock market news when it comes…

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Year End Tax Planning Checklist

Year End Tax Planning Checklist

As we approach the close of another year, it is time to take steps to maximize your financial situation for this year and start planning for the year ahead. Here are 10 must do tips to end your year (and your wallet) with a bang! Read more so that you may have a financially organized end of the year…

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Fraudulent Credit Card Charges – Clickandbuy.com and Blizzard

Fraudulent Credit Card Charges – Clickandbuy.com and Blizzard

Are you seeing charge attempts on your credit card statement from blizzard ent*wow sub and clickandbuy.com (London based online payment provider)? We just recently had these show up on one of our business credit cards, and after online access to our account was denied we called in and our credit card company informed us that they suspected these were unauthorized charges.

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Annualized Return Formula: Calculate Your ROI

Annualized Return Formula: Calculate Your ROI

One of the best indicators of how your investments are doing is the annual return percentage (APY = Annual Percentage Yield). The APY takes into account not only your return, but how long it took you to get that return. Learn how to make sense of your investment statements and find out if you’re really getting the “market beating” returns your financial advisor insists you are…

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Credit Card Fraud News

Credit Card Fraud News

I feel like every time I flip on the news there’s a new credit card fraud being reported. Honestly, it makes me feel like none of my personal information is safe anymore! Two years ago I would never have guessed that two of the largest retail stores (Target and The Home Depot) would experience the biggest credit card data hacks to date. Read further to learn the details on these recent credit card data breaches…

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4 Tips To Avoid Tax Refund Fraud

4 Tips To Avoid Tax Refund Fraud

Each year, criminals receive billions of dollars from tax return fraud. Anyone can become a victim of tax return identity theft, but you can do your best to avoid it by following these four easy steps…

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Attention Getting Identity Theft Cases

Attention Getting Identity Theft Cases

Many experts believe that identity theft is quickly becoming the crime of the century. Once ID theft has been committed, that person can steal who you are and ruin your financial records for years to come. Thankfully, in this modern age, there is protection available for you. This is because, in most instances, it is not your fault if someone steals your identity…

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