How a Vacation Can Teach You about the Financial Markets

How a Vacation Can Teach You about the Financial Markets

The following is a guest post from Barbara Friedberg, MBA, MS. I met Barbara at the Financial Blogger Conference in Chicago, and right away I knew she was somebody to keep in touch with. I was honored when Avrom asked me to contribute to The Dividend Ninja. As a long time investor, in individual stocks, bonds, funds, ETFs, and real estate, I figured I had a lot to say. Acknowledging the Canadian origin of the site, I began reminiscing about the 5 years our family vacationed at a lovely Canadian resort ...

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Three States with the Lowest Cost of Living

For those thinking about retirement or who have been considering moving out of a state due to the high cost of living, there are a surprising number of options across the country from which to choose. It is important to note, however, that while the state in general may have a low cost of living some of the larger individual cities will have a higher associated cost than others. Before choosing which state is the best fit, it is always a good idea to visit and explore the area. There are often trade-offs ...

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Paying off Debt is the BEST Investment

I firmly believe that paying off debt is the best investment with the greatest rate of return. For every dollar that you pay back in debt on top of your minimum payment, that’s less money you will give to your creditor. This does not mean I don’t believe in investing, but rather I want to take care of my priorities first. There are other reasons why I think eliminating your debt is a great investment. It’s closely tied to our psychological and emotional side. The feeling one gets ...

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The Financial Blogger Conference

I couldn’t help myself from posting something on April Fools Day, but really this is no joke! Thanks to Financial Uproar for posting about the first annual Financial Blogger Conference! This is being held in the windy city of Chicago on October 1st and 2nd, 2011. Of course the warm and dry climate in Arizona would have been preferred, but I do understand Chicago has some great art museums and night life. I also understand there is a sports event at the end of September for those who are inclined: ...

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