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New to the Finance Game?

New to the Finance Game? The most popular outdoor game on the planet involves an object, in the shape of that planet, that is often spotted as if to represent seas and landmasses. Hundreds of millions play the game, while billions are football (soccer) fans. But for a person had never seen nor heard of…

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Looking Out for Number One

April 5, 2019 By Sterling Neblett If the United States economy were an 18-wheeler, its driver might be singing along with Dave Dudley, “I got my diesel wound up and she’s a runnin’ like never before.” The driver would be looking at clear skies, and a wide-open highway, but an unreliable fuel gauge. Unemployment is…

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Independent Income: Precious Liquid

Independent Income: Precious Liquid “Mama may have, Papa may have But God bless the child that’s got his own.” Billie Holiday All life needs water, some need an ocean, others make do with remnant desert moisture. All members of human society need income. For some of the few remaining untouched indigenous people, income may be…

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Independent Expenses: The Hard Part

Independent Expenses: The Hard Part “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu And the first step is the hardest. Whether just starting an independent financial life, starting one over or taking over the controls that have been operated by another, there is fear, frustration and failure involved in any learning…

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Health Savings Accounts: Tax-exempt Life Savings

Health Savings Accounts: Tax-exempt Life Savings Investments preserve the value of wealth. No more precious possession does a person hold than health, because health affects the quality of life, the one irreplaceable asset. Food, shelter and clothing were once the necessities of survival. But now survival within human society that dominates the habitable and productive…

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Banking for Business

Banking for Business When Walter White quit his job as a high school chemistry teacher and began manufacturing the best blue ice methamphetamine on the planet, he did not plan for the tidal wave of cash that would come his way. When no more duffle bags of hundred-dollar bills could be stashed anywhere he felt…

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Assets: Growing Wealth

Assets: Growing Wealth Assets: Growing Wealth All investments can be divided into two categories, those the investor owns and those that are loans. Two Ways to Invest   Own Loan Real Estate Savings Natural Resources Certificates of Deposit Common Stock U. S Treasuries Fine Art U. S Agencies Rare Collectibles Corporate and Municipal Bonds Everyone…

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An Entrepreneur’s Plan B

An Entrepreneur’s Plan B Entrepreneurs do not take the risks they do with their time, their money and their reputations in order to secure a comfortable retirement. They do it because that is who they are and what they do best. Some people choose to work at the factory, while others choose to fund, build…

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