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Articles tagged: Personal Finance & Investment

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Money Basics Series – Part 2: A Painless System of Budgeting

Personal Finance Fundamentals Every Adult Should Know Now that you’ve checked your credit score and chosen your bank, you can better identify areas where you need to improve your finances, as well as your avenues for saving and depositing money. Next you need a system of budgeting. It’s time for the next crucial financial planning […]

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A young girl walking along a road, symbolizing first steps to financial responsibility, like how to read a credit report

Money Basics Series – Part 1: How to Read Your Credit Report and Choose Bank Services

The first step to financial planning is knowing where you stand with money. Get tips on choosing bank services, and learn how to read your credit report.

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Show Me the Money! A Closer Look at Investing in Coins

Investing in Rare Coins is More than a Hobby Having collectibles as an investment can be a great way to diversify your portfolio and cut down on risk. The general rule of thumb? Invest in what you love when it comes to collectibles, such as investing in coins. If your collection doesn’t realize a return, […]

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5 Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor Before Hiring

Can your advisor prove their qualifications and track record? Know the questions to ask a financial advisor and what they mean for your financial future. 

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Investing in Megatrends Means You’d Better be Good at Predictions

From urbanization to clean energy, changes in global attitudes made megatrend investing popular. But not everyone riding major trends will be successful.

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My Financial Advisor Has Money Troubles: Fiduciary Obligations and Your Right to Know

Does your advisor have fiduciary obligations that require disclosure? Know how your investments may be affected by your financial investor’s money issues.

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Assets in the Red (and White): Can Investing in Wine and Wine Funds Add Stability to Your Portfolio?

Investing in wine has historically offered greater annual returns than both stocks and bonds. Learn about wine funds or how to make a DIY wine investment. 

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McCulloch v. Maryland and the Famous Supreme Court Cases that Changed Our Economy

You may not have heard of McCulloch v. Maryland, but this famous supreme court case is one of three that fundamentally changed our nation’s economy.

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What is a Family Office?

Private Wealth Management for Well-To-Do Families Family offices date back to the 19th century, when the likes of John D. Rockefeller and other tycoons spearheaded them as effective tools to manage their sprawling fortunes. What is a family office? Traditionally, it’s a private company whose purpose is private wealth management for families with more than […]

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An Investor’s Guide to Productive Assets, Physical Assets and other Tangible Asset Types

Why Buy Farmland if You’re Not a Farmer? Tangible Assets Explained Individuals invest in tangible assets (called physical assets, hard assets, fixed assets and more, depending on the asset itself) because they are generally considered more stable in value than most commonly traded sovereign currencies and securities. When the world economy falters, many investors move […]

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