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5 Easy Ways to Save Money

Eat out less - Eating out can cost a lot. If you eat in you won't have to pay for gas to get to the restaurant or pay a tip. In terms of actual food cost, it's just cheaper overall. Work out and eat better - The healthier you are, the more energy you will [...]

By |March 22nd, 2014|Frugal Tips|1 Comment

Thanks Bill White! Can’t Wait to Dig Into Your New Book: America’s Fiscal Constitution

We reached out to Bill White, the former mayor of Houston and Deputy Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1995, for his new book America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse. He responded by sending us signed copies of his book. Thanks, Bill! We look forward to reading the book and [...]

By |March 21st, 2014|Financial Education|1 Comment

Stock Market Correction Is Over, For Now.

The S&P 500 had a terrible first month of the year, but it bumped back all the way to near record highs. Going forward we have a slew of economic indicators, especially next week. On Tuesday we have the Empire State Mfg Survey and the Housing Market Index. On Wednesday we have Housing Starts, the [...]

By |February 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Financial Markets Today: How You Can Reduce Risk

In my post, "How I made $12,000 and paid off my student debt by investing", I outlined how I traded options to make a significant monetary gain in 3 weeks. I took my gains out of the market and put it towards paying down my student debt. The entire experience gave me a tremendous amount [...]

By |February 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Market Recovers from Sell Off: Earnings in Play

Stock Market Today Now that the market has sold off, earnings are going to be under more scrutiny. Emerging market health and poor manufacturing data in the US and China will still be in the back of investor's minds. Stock Market Superstitions Since 1971, the S&P has declined 72% of the time when January returns [...]

By |February 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Markets Get Slaughtered: Emerging Markets Sell Off

Wow. You're probably counting pennies after today's massive and nearly 2.5% sell off. So what's going on? Why is the market selling off? What gives? Stock Market Today: Get Out Now Or Get Killed Emerging Markets - Policy tightening in emerging markets is prompting a global sell off. Turkey, South Africa, and India all raised [...]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Markets Retreat Over Fed Taper and Emerging Market Concerns

The S&P 500 deteriorated today losing over 1.0% after the Fed announced it would taper its asset purchases by another $10 billion to a $65 billion monthly pace. FOMC Meeting Announcement Although the Fed continued with its taper of quantitative easing, policy rates were left unchanged with the fed funds target rate at a range [...]

By |January 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Markets Wobble Ahead of Earnings and FOMC Announcement

The S&P 500 whipsawed today, but ultimately ended down 0.50%. Economic Indicators New home sales nose dived in December, coming in at a 414K annual rate, below the 450K consensus. Home prices and weather may have been some of the main culprits, as interest rates remained low. Tomorrow morning Durable Goods Orders are expected to [...]

By |January 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Assess the Risk Involved in Binary Trading

Binary options trading has been steadily gaining popularity in both US and foreign markets as investors flock to the self-declared easy to use trading platform in hopes of making a substantial profit in a relatively short amount of time. The all or nothing aspect draws people like bees to honey, providing a false sense of [...]

By |January 26th, 2014|Financial Education|0 Comments