5 Things Beginners Should Know Before Investing in the Stock Market

For a novice, beginning to invest in the stock market can be a little scary.While beginning investors are just looking at trends and hoping to start bringing in additional cash flow, investors with years of experience are being taken out these more harsh times.  Continue reading

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5 Stocks from Bert and Lanny’s Portfolio That Are a Buy Now

This is a guest contribution by Nathan Parsh of Sure Dividend

Bert and Lanny have amassed a portfolio of some of the best dividend paying stocks in the market. Many of the stocks that they own have increased their dividends for multiple decades.

Past dividend growth does not guarantee future growth. That being said, companies with long track records of dividend growth often enjoy very high levels of free cash flow. Companies that are able to grow free cash flow are much more likely to continue paying and raising their dividends going forward.

The following five stocks are those from Bert and Lanny’s portfolio that we believe investors can purchase right now.

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5 Ways to Get Creative With Your Budget

We have a guest post from Lee Daley regarding budgeting.  It has been a while since we have published an article on budgeting on our website.  Lee provides some interesting tips and tricks to turn budgeting from a boring exercise to a fun one.  Plus, he did it in a Top 5 list format. Our favorite.  Hopefully you enjoy this article and find it beneficial.  Feel free to add ways you are creative with a budget in the comment section!

If the idea of living on a budget sounds emotionally exhausting, don’t panic.

Plenty of people don’t consider budgeting to be the most fun they can have on a weekend. For many consumers, the concept of obsessing over numbers and watching the pennies can be quite overwhelming. However, the good news is that with a little creativity, you can make your budget less daunting, and more inspiring.

If you want more control over your finances, but you don’t want to bore yourself to death with your budgeting strategy in order to have more money, the following creative tips can help.

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A Big Retirement Mistake

We have our guest, Danielle K Roberts, for writing this detailed article on a, “Big Retirement Mistake”.  Danielle K Roberts is the co-founder of Boomer Benefits where she and her team help baby boomers navigate their Medicare insurance options. She is a member of the Forbes Finance Council and writes frequently about Medicare, retirement and personal finance.

Because of the baby boom that started back in 1946, it’s said that there are 10,000 baby boomers who are turning 65 every day. You might think this would cause an alarming number of retirees. However, according to The Motley Fool, 65% of boomers have planned to continue working past 65 years old. Continue reading

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5 Low-Risk Investments to Start Your Portfolio

The following is a guest post from one of our friends discussing low-risk investments for your portfolio.  While we typically discussing dividend growth investing, and have even wrote about 5 Foundation stocks for a dividend investors portfolio, there are other low risk, non-dividend stock investments for individuals.  This article will discuss five of those other options.  Please see the following article to learn more! Continue reading

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4 of the Best Tips for Taking out Student Loans

The following post is a guest blog post from one of our good friends, Taylor, and he offers a unique perspective about student loans and will provide some great tips about taking out student loans!   We don’t traditionally have these, but we always enjoy reading a different perspective and other avenues to take to become Financially Free!  Please see the post below and we thought it could be for something of consideration:

Student loans are unavoidable now that the college fees are skyrocketing and with students wanting to get in the top-ranked colleges. However, when students take loans, it does not end there because then there is the matter of loan repayments. If you take out loans wisely and with some tips in mind, you may be able to manage them after graduation. Please see the following article for more information about student loans.

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Dividend Investing Made Easy Using an Automated Service

The following post is a guest blog post from one of our good friends and he offers a unique-alternative to the traditional form of dividend investing.  We don’t traditionally have these, but we always enjoy reading a different perspective and other avenues to take to become a dividend investor!  Please see the post below and we thought it could be for something of consideration:

As some of you might know, investing has been made far more accessible to the public through the rise of robo-advisors. Each of these companies have their own investing philosophy and use technology to select a mix of ETFs depending on their clients needs. This option is ideal for people who don’t have the time or expertise to do it successfully themselves, or simply do not have enough wealth to have it professionally managed. Companies like Betterment and Wealthfront have been creating portfolios for clients as early as 2008, so this approach is nothing too new.

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