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Why is Silver a Bad Investment?

Why is silver a bad investment?  Silver is often used as a safe haven during uncertain times, and as an inflation hedge. Silver also has many industrial uses. The metal is a popular investment because it is much cheaper than gold, but is silver a good … [Read More...]

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Weekly Stock Pick & Favorite Reads

The stock to watch in the 47th week of the year is Apple (AAPL). You could say that Apple has been the hot stock for the last couple of years, but the recent decline in Apple's stock price has me keeping my eye on it this week. Since hitting an intraday high … [Read More...]

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Student Loan Debt – Midweek Infographic

We're all told that a college education is an invaluable commodity and a necessity in today's world. Because of this, people are willing to pay almost anything for a degree. However, at the current cost, is it worth the value that people place on it? Bill … [Read More...]

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Credit Cards That Insure Cell Phones as a Perk

If your cell phone is stolen or gets damaged, you would typically call your provider to file a claim. But you may have insurance through your credit card. Credit card phone insurance is becoming more common. Here is a rundown of how it works. Overview Here … [Read More]

Basement Flood and Other Updates

We had a bit of a basement flood the other day from a severe thunderstorm that passed through. Luckily, it was just a wet carpet. Everything dried out in a couple days with nothing being ruined. Others in the area weren’t so lucky. Here’s what else is going on … [Read More]

How Often Should You Check Your Investment Portfolio?

How often should you check your investment portfolio? If you are a day trader, then you may never stop checking your holdings. But what if you are a long-term investor who is putting money away at regular intervals with a timeline of several decades before … [Read More]

June 2021 Personal Financial Update

June is here and with it another update. I’ve gotten more work done at home and at camp since my last update. My portfolio keeps pushing higher and my mortgage balance continues to fall. Here is a brief update of what’s been going on with me. Wealth … [Read More]

What to Do When Your Bank Refuses to Refund Fraud Charges

What do you do when your bank refuses to refund fraud charges? Credit cards normally offer protection from fraud, and you can simply dispute the charges with your creditor. Debit cards however can work differently. If someone gains access to your PIN, then … [Read More]

Is Your Mortgage Covered by the CARES Act?

Is your mortgage covered by the CARES Act? If you have been impacted by Covid-19, then you can find out if your mortgage is covered by the CARES Act.  This provision allows borrows to take a forbearance on their mortgage. Keep reading to find out if you … [Read More]