Mutual Fund Trading Tips for Beginners [The Informative Guide]

Mutual Fund Trading Tips for Beginners

Before discussing the different ways one can successfully invest in a mutual fund, it is mandatory to know and understand what mutual funds are. A pool of money accumulated from a large number of investors, professionally managed and regulated by SEBI, to yield higher returns are called mutual funds. Being regulated by SEBI, the investment […]

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Groupon, April fools gone bad?

What happened to Groupon?  This has been a terrible past week for deal of the day website.  The stock plunged 17% as the potential for an SEC probe rattled the share prices.  Groupon had the largest IPO since 2004, when our buddies at Google had a $1.7billion dollar initial public offering.  So what happened, well first let us hope that this is not another Enron or another episode of corporate malfeasance.  Initially the company came under scrutiny when before their IPO they revised their financials with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The company came recently under scrutiny when an auditor discovered that Groupon did not have adequate reserves to cover potential customer … [Read More...]

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Tips that will make you flip! 5 Tips to a Good Credit Score

Interest rates are at all-time lows but does any of it really matter if you cannot secure the loan that you need?  Take an inventory of your accounts before you go out to secure the loan.  Here are 5 tips that you need to take notice of to ensure that you are credit worthy. Do not close accounts that you do not use This is a big no-no you do not want to close accounts that you have had open for a long time.  One of the factors in determining your credit score is the length of time the accounts have been open. Additionally, you may think that since the card has a zero balance it would be good to close it.  This philosophy while good in theory may not be a good idea because of credit … [Read More...]

Five For Friday: I am beat and need sleep edition!

Wow the weekend is finally here!!!  I am so thankful for that, hopefully our 2 little ladies let me sleep a little this weekend.  Anyone have anything exciting going on this weekend you care to share?  My wife has a baby shower for my brother’s fiancé.  It will be their first child and I am so excited!    Take a look at the five sites that I thought added some value to my brain this week, in no random order. Corbett Barr over at Expert Enough kept my interest this week.  Be sure to check out Corbett’s sites if you want some great reading material.  2 hours later I was still clicking around his site. Stop and take a look at TB over BluecollarWorkman I stumbled upon his site yesterday, … [Read More...]

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Smartphone 101: The art of teaching today’s youth, my cell phone can teach me what?

Sure I know what you are thinking, Christopher has gone off the deep end, but hear me out on this one. Pocket dialing – we all have done this at one time or another, being on the other end of the pocket dial all you can hear is some chatter and noise but not really what is going on. Well, this is the same as in business you need to have clear defined goals.  There is a lot of “noise” that can knock you off course and derail your efforts.  Define your goals and go for it! Apps – give us the flexibility to have access to games or websites at the press of a single button. Well we need to make certain the apps stay updated to ensure their optimal performance.  Business is the same way; we … [Read More...]

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National Financial Literacy Month: What it means to you!

What a great success the Roth IRA Movement was.  In a few days we are going to enter National Financial Literacy Month, what a great month to celebrate it, ohhhh the coincidence it also happens to be my birthday in April too!  National Financial Literacy Month came about in 2004 when the Senate passed Resolution 316 which officially recognized April as my birthday National Financial Literacy Month.  Originally started as youth financial literacy, it was realized that we all need to be well versed money and personal finance.  For my Canadian friends sorry we will have to wait until November to celebrate your financial literacy month! Financial literacy plagues many of us in the sense that … [Read More...]

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Roth IRA March Madness Style!

Shhhhhhhh…..can you hear that….that’s right  baby it’s the Roth IRA Movement.  So here is how the movement got started; Jeff Rose went to speak at his alma mater and polled the soon-to-be graduating seniors, and not a single one of them raised their hand when he asked if they heard of the Roth IRA.  Here we are today a group of about 150 bloggers preaching to the nation and hoping they listen.  For my friends following along on twitter it’s: #RothIRAMovement In case you were one of the ones polled, here is what a Roth IRA is:  The Roth IRA is a retirement investment vehicle where the premiums that are invested are after tax.  This means that when you are ready to take the distributions … [Read More...]