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Sylvia Masuda

About Sylvia Masuda

Sylvia Masuda is an associate editor and information architect for Financial Poise. A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Sylvia has worked as an editor and designer for various print publications for almost 10 years.

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Recording Your Assets Now Will Cover Your Ass(ets) for Later

You’re at Risk if You’re not Recording Your Assets From maintaining farmland to purchasing real estate investment properties to  owning jewelry to possessing all kinds of precious metals in general, or even delving into collecting wines and fine art and other valuables, having tangible assets can not only be a fun hobby to cultivate, but […]


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3 Simple Ways to Avoid Fees from Free Trial Offers

Avoid Fees from Free Trial Offers By Avoiding “Free” Stuff Surely, you’ve been in this harrowing moment: You’ve got your cup of coffee, you’re going through your inbox, and your eyes dart to an email informing you that your account has been charged something you don’t remember paying for. This happens most often when we […]


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Super Gains for Superheroes? Check out Investing in Comics

Is Investing in Comics Big Money, Big Fun- or Both? If you’ve ever thought that investing in comics is for the birds, you could be missing out. It’s well-known that diversifying your portfolio with hard, tangible assets is a sound choice. But how much money can comic book investing actually garner? There are conflicting notions […]


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Investing in Cryptocurrency with Bitcoin: Fad, Fraud or Fortune-Maker?

Investing in Cryptocurrency If you haven’t heard about investing in cryptocurrency, chances are high you have heard about Bitcoin. Are you one of the many who have pondered allocating some investment dollars to this mysterious but revolutionary new currency? If so, you are not alone. Many investors are wondering the same thing. Virtual currency, aka […]


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Kenny G Investing in Stuff is Good Entertainment- and Good Business

Best-selling smooth jazz musician Kenneth Gorelick, affectionately known by his stage name, Kenny G, doesn’t drink coffee, but he does own some. Are you buying it? Actually, you probably are. That’s because it’s not just ANY coffee business–it’s Starbucks. As an early investor in the Seattle chain, Gorelick’s stock soared after the company’s IPO — […]


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Survey Says: Investing in Real Estate is the Popular Choice Among Americans

The U.S. real estate market continues to improve thanks to greater confidence in the housing market, and with the upward movement comes more cash flowing for investing in real estate. There are a number of different ways to get involved in real estate investments depending on what you, the investor, are looking for. It’s a […]


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Swimming in the “Shark Tank”: Is Reality TV Investing the Real Deal?

If you’re an entrepreneur looking for outside capital, chances are you’ve already shed a little bit of metaphorical blood to get what you want during a capital raise. The hope of every burgeoning business builder is that the financial gains received from investors will be enough to stem the hemorrhage of expenses needed to get […]


Baseball Card Investments

Home Run Hobby? Baseball Card Investments May Mean Cash for Collectors

Baseball Card Investments Craze We reported in 2014 on the death of Sy Berger as a tribute to the man who was a longtime Topps executive and widely considered to be the father of the modern-day baseball card. In fact, Berger invented card that inspired what the Economist called a “classic financial mania” – baseball card […]


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