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What is a Fixed Rate Mortgage?

Demystifying Mortgages For The First Time Home Buyer

Buying a home can be an exciting and a stressful time. If this is your first time buying a home, be prepared for a deluge of information, advice and opinions. And don’t let your real estate agent or your banker make the most important decision of them all – your mortgage. You know your financial […]

September 11, 2011 45
Performance of the most expensive Vanguard funds

Vanguard’s Most Expensive Funds

Vanguard is known for its selection of low cost, no-load funds but Vanguard does have a few funds up its sleeve for those who are willing to pay more. These are Vanguard’s five most expensive funds. Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap Index Fund Investor Shares (VFSVX) This fund attempts to track the index of non-domestic, […]

September 6, 2011 33
Following Buffett Blindly Can Be Injurious To Your Wealth

Following Buffett Blindly Can Be Injurious To Your Wealth

The Oracle had spoken. “I’m impressed with the profit generating abilities of the franchise”, Buffett said of Bank of America. “This is a vote of confidence by a savvy investor”, touted Bank of America’s chairman. Buffett followed up with an investment of $5 billion in the beleaguered bank. Nervous investors heard what they needed to […]

August 29, 2011 37
Buffett dismisses gold

10 Reasons Why The Rich Hate Warren Buffett

1. Buffett’s favorite food is … A Cheeseburger! Not even one filled with caviar. Buffett loves popcorn and has a penchant for Coke! C’mon Warren, we have a reputation to keep! 2. Buffett has pledged most of his wealth to charity Buffett has pledged, not 25%, or 50%, or even 75%, but 99% of his […]

August 23, 2011 38
Ally versus Ing Direct: which bank is better?

Ally Vs. Ing Direct: A Face Off!

Ally and Ing Direct are two of the most popular online banks in the US with no physical branches. Ing Direct is owned by the Dutch financial group, Internationale Nederlanden Groep and Ally is the financial arm of General Motors, formerly known as GMAC. (ING group has agreed to divest US operations of Ing Direct […]

August 18, 2011 69
investor-panic

Market Meltdown, What Should You Do?

The stock market had the worst plunge in two years, Standard & Poor’s downgraded US credit rating from AAA to AA+, the first time in seventy years, and Europe is battling a credit crisis of its own. According to Standard & Poor’s, your money is more safer with Liechtenstein than with the US! The impact […]

August 9, 2011 24
Should you pick Vanguard's mutual funds or ETFs?

Should You Invest In Vanguard Mutual Funds Or ETFs?

Vanguard funds have some of the lowest expense ratios in the industry. Almost all of Vanguard’s ETFs have a corresponding mutual fund that either track an asset class or an index. But then, for an investor, deciding between a Vanguard ETF and mutual Fund is just not a trade-off between convenience and flexibility, although it […]

July 19, 2011 38
cut down on your smoking addiction to save money

Focus On Recurring Expenses To Improve Savings

To improve your savings, start by focusing on your expenses, especially those that are recurring in nature. These are the ones that slowly chip away at your savings. Even if they are small, they add up over time. Address these leaks first. Cutting down on an occasional candy bar won’t cut it, but bringing lunch […]

July 10, 2011 55
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