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Pay less taxes than you put into an IRA

Let’s see how a person could pay less taxes than they put away into an IRA (or 401k). We will use a simple scenario of a single person with a gross income (including interest earned) of $29,500 or less. You … Continue reading

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Net worth as of Jan 2014

Here is my our net worth report for January 2014. I just checked our net worth and this is what I found: growth by 125% from the same time 1 year ago growth by 23.4% from 9 months prior growth … Continue reading

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The lowdown on MYRA accounts

The current POTUS has signed legislation for "lower income" families to be able to put some of their hard earned money into a new type of account called a MYRA account. The primary goal of the MYRA account is a … Continue reading

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Net worth as of Dec 2013

Since this is a personal finance site, I figure I should divulge some bits of person financial information such as net worth. This is the first post of my net worth and I will try to post this every quarter … Continue reading

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Pullback from the market

It's always a difficult stance to take, whether one should pullback from the market. After all, after the drop in the first quarter of 2013 and subsequent drive up of the market by the end of the year, one could … Continue reading

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Tax year 2014 tax limit guidelines

There are always limits that the IRS places on various items in your financial arsenal, and this post is meant to be a brief summary of the 2014 tax limit guidelines. The list below is only meant to be brief … Continue reading

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Method of buy low and sell high strategy

We all know that you want to buy low and sell high, I presume. So let’s examine what that may mean for the individual investor. Using the buy low and sell high strategy, you have to offset 1 or more … Continue reading

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The good market is now, what is your exit plan

The stock market is at all-time highs. With the DJIA and the S&500 are both at their highest levels in 5 years. Since the good market is now, what is your exit plan. After all, you should pick a point … Continue reading

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Shares per transaction costs, per dividend

I had previously analyzed how some transaction costs can really hurt your bottom line. this is when you are examining the number of shares per transaction costs, per dividend. Another way to look at things may be how much the … Continue reading

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Reason for being in the market

What is the single most important item you should consider when making any stock/fund purchase if you are “in the market”? It is simply to understand what is the reason for being in the market. There can be many different … Continue reading

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