[ The Money Side of Life™ ]


Doomed To Repeat: A look at two market meltdowns

By Jens Odegaard on February 1st, 2009

We're in the midst of an economic crisis.

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On The Economic Horizon: What to expect in the coming months

By Bryan Sims on February 1st, 2009

In light of the recent economic volatility, a lot of people are wondering what's going to happen next. No one can see the future, but I want to paint a broad picture of what could likely happen, and how it will affect you in 2009.

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Growing Roots: Jacob Kose educates future generations about farming

By Abbie Tumbleson on May 10th, 2016

As long as there are humans living on Planet Earth, there's going to need to be food to feed all of us. And that food has to be grown somewhere, by someone.

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Tips on Car Buying

By Janaye Everitt on May 9th, 2016

Purchasing your first car in a big deal. It's a great lesson in finances, too. Whether you're looking for something new or used, Dr. Sean Stein Smith is ready to answer you car-buying questions to help you get on the road with the best deal possible.

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Investing Gone Wrong: How I lost my life savings

By on April 11th, 2016

My father taught me about money at a young age. By 19 I had already traveled to multiple wealth-building seminars across the country ranging in everything from stock trading, real estate and to making a living as a professional speaker. After meeting multiple millionaires I wanted that lifestyle for myself and trading stocks seemed like the best way for me to get there.

The Fast Rise

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Three Perks of Investing That Have Nothing to Do With Money

By on March 28th, 2016

Talk to people nearing retirement and they will say they wish they had saved more.

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How I Bought My First House at 23

By on August 19th, 2015

Like many young people my first priority after high school was to go to college. However, upon doing further research (hours of Googling and browsing Craigslist for jobs), the future employment market for college grads didn't seem as lucrative as it had been made out to be. So I took the opposite approach. I figured I could get a house and rent out the rooms for income when I was ready to attend school.

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Penny Stocks and the Wolves of Wall Street

By on July 15th, 2015

The stock market is complicated. Most people only invest through their 401k or IRA retirement plans. It takes a person obsessed with money, or at least numbers, to truly enjoy watching the stock market. From afar it's just a bunch of meaningless graphs and charts, but there's a lot more to it than that.

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Investing Made Easy: There's an app for that

By on July 1st, 2015

Investing can seem like a complicated and mysterious beast. How are we supposed to make sense of all of the jibber-jabbery jargon and numbers? Company-matching 401ks, Roth IRAs maxed out at $5,500 annually, $3,000 minimum investments, $8.95 fees for every trade, any time you trade and many more mind-boggling figures.

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Use Your Tax Refund to Invest in Yourself

By on April 14th, 2015

April 15 is Tax Day, and nearly 90 percent of people have already received their refunds. The average refund at this point? $2,893.

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