Plan B Tough Pill To Swallow. FISCAL CLIFF UPDATE

US-House-Speaker-John-Boe-007Republican Representative and Speaker of the House John Boehner got caught with his pants down last night… and what we saw wasn’t impressive. His “Plan B” bill, which was supposed to be a backup in the event that a deal on the fiscal cliff could not be reached, was abruptly taken off the table. Here’s the latest:

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How To Get A Stanford Education for Free

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It’s no secret that the cost of a college degree is getting pretty ridiculous. Four years at Harvard, Stanford, Michigan or any top ranked school will set you back around $200,000. Even in-state tuition at more affordable schools like Florida, Michigan State, and USC runs $50-$60 grand! Not to mention the cost of grad school. Luckily, there are some innovative people out there who are fed up with this status quo and are providing college quality education absolutely free.

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Why Christmas Is the Best Week To Buy A House

snow houseSo you’ve thought about it, googled it and maybe even reached out to a realtor. You are considering buying a house but the timing just never seems right. Believe it or not you’re approaching the best time of year to make the upgrade. Here’s a few reasons why Christmas week is the best week of the year to buy a house: [Read more…]

Apple Is Down 30% in 3-Months! Stock Investing Basics to Know if you Should Buy

aaplYou can’t talk about stocks these days without mentioning Apple. The trendy tech giant is the largest corporation in the world and its stock is up 26% this year and 13,690% over the last 10 years! Despite the release of the iPhone 5, however, the stock is down 30% since September! So, what next? Should you buy it in your IRA? Should you even be investing in stocks?

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How To Buy A Car Without Breaking The Bank

You have a decent job, are working your ass off and think it’s time to trade in that ’03 Toyota for a new whip. How much can you afford, should you buy or lease, go with new or used? With all the questions here are a few tips to help you make the best decision. [Read more…]

Mutual Fund Secrets Financial Advisors Won’t Tell You

imagesYou’ve probably heard “mutual funds” talked about as investments you can make in your 401(k) or IRA. A mutual fund simply pools the money of its investors and invests that money in stocks, bonds and other investments. These funds give you access to a diverse group of investments without requiring you to make each individual investment. Leave it to the pros, as they say. Unfortunately, those pro’s have a few secret’s they don’t want you to know.

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These 27 Napkin Sketches Will Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Saving Money

With a sharpie and a stack of napkins, financial planner and personal finance blogger Carl Richards is on a one-man mission to save consumers from financial suicide. [Read more…]

Why 10,000 People Protested Michigan’s ‘Right to Work’ Bill

This week michigan-protest210,000 people protested in Michigan’s capital thanks to the signing of a bill that makes Michigan the 24th “right-to-work” state in the country. It took four minutes before the topic was trending on twitter, so what’s all the fuss about? [Read more…]

The $50,000 Loophole Making the Self-employed Rich

workhomeSo you don’t have the big corporate job with great health care benefits, yearly bonus and 401(k) plan. Are you doomed to be poor in retirement? If you freelance, consult part time or just like being your own boss there is a $50,000 government tax break you NEED to know about. It’s called a Solo 401(k). Here’s what you need to know. [Read more…]

50% of Americans Are Bankrupting Themselves. Are You?

bucket cashSkip all the investing decisions and future planning and even forget trying to balance your checkbook. Simply answer this. Do you spend more than you make? According to Rasmussen Reports, the answer is yes for over 50% of Americans. Here’s a simple exercise to check if you’re running yourself into the ground and steps to fix it.

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