What A Tattoo Can Teach Us About Relationships and Investing

 

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“I can choose peace, rather than this.”

Pretty powerful, huh? It’s a quote from Wayne Dyer, the spiritual writing and speaker. It’s a good introduction into the topic of couples and personal finances. Sometimes, the process is not peaceful….

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How To Take Charge Of Your Debt: At Any Age

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“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

I love this quote with Winston Churchill. It’s one of several quotes I keep on a piece of paper in my wallet. I think the “attitude” of this quote can help anyone who is in debt. A debt problem can be solved- regardless of your age.

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What Presidential Primaries Teach Us About High-Dividend Stocks

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The New Hampshire primary results are in. Some candidates have dropped out, and supporters are scrambling to find a winner.

The same thing is true with investors. As of Feb. 11th, the Standard and Poor’s index of 500 stocks is down 10.51% for the year. What about bonds? Well, here are some current yields for various types of bonds:

10-year Treasury Bonds 1.64%

10-year AA Corporate Bond 2.77%

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Stocks are down, yields are low. Like the current political environment, people are running toward an investment that might perform better in these financial conditions: high-dividend stocks.

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How To End Poor Decision Making During Market Volatility

Wall Street Two Signs

No one knows enough to be a pessimist.

I love this line. It’s from Wayne Dyer, the speaker and author who recently passed away. Here’s another one I like:

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

These two quotes apply to investing decisions in today’s volatile markets. With some calm thinking and clarity about where you, you can avoid making poor decisions that may hurt you down the road.

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4 Ways That Reddit Can Help You Avoid Personal Financial Problems

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This article really made me cringe. “68% of Americans Destroy Their Credit Before Age 30”. Specifically, 68% of Americans make “at least one major financial mistake” about age 30, which results in negative information on their credit rating. If you have financial information and a plan, however, you can avoid these problems- at any age.

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The credit mistake may be overspending on credit cards or missing a payment on a loan. Some more serious issues are defaulting on a loan or having an account sent to collections.

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