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5 Catastrophic Risks in 401k Loans

401k loans may seem like a good idea but the facts prove they are traps waiting to happen When you’re in a pinch and need money, it can be tempting to consider taking a loan from your 401k plan. After all, the money is yours and when you pay it back, you’re paying yourself back. […]

How to Beat Financial Fraud Before It Beats You

Know the warning signs of financial fraud and how to protect your money Charles Ponzi made $20 million through his pyramid investment scam in 1920, a sum worth hundreds of millions in today’s dollars. That still is only a fraction of the $100 billion lost by victims of Bernie Ebbers in the WorldCom fraud or […]

Using the Sell-in-May Stock Signal to Make Millions

One of the few technical signals that actually works in stocks, try this seasonal strategy to sell in May and make more money! I don’t usually cover technical stock investing or signals on the blog. I am a buy-and-hold investor and I think investing for long-term goals is what works best for the vast majority […]

Sector Investing and Business Cycle Phases for Market-Beating Returns

Use this business cycle graph to plan your sector investing strategy around the natural phases in the economic cycle Investors have a horrible track record of timing the market, trying to buy low and sell high. The range of short-term factors that play on investor sentiment make it nearly impossible to judge exactly where stocks […]

3 Tax Deductible Investment Expenses that Will Save You Thousands

Save more on your taxes with this list of tax deductible investment expenses Uncle Sam sure doesn’t make it easy to be an investor. He wants a cut of the profits but takes none of the risk. He wants his cut up to an unlimited amount of gains but will only let you write off […]