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Stocks For Your Kids: Year 4 Update

Stocks For Your Kids Series: How to Choose Year 1 Update Year 2 Update Year 3 Update Dear Son, It’s time to look at your stocks again!  These are interesting times at our house as you turned 8.  Due to my recent

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Stocks For Your Kids: Year 3 Update

Stocks For Your Kids Series: How to Choose Year 1 Update Year 2 Update Dear Son, Well, it’s just a few days past your 7th birthday and it seems we’re buried in Chima LEGO’s over here.  What strides you’ve made this year

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Stocks For Your Kids: Year 2 Update

Dear Son, Happy birthday!  On Sunday you turned 6 years old.   What a joy it's been to watch you grow over the past year.  It's hard to believe you're almost done with kindergarten.  You're really starting to understand the

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MoneyPros Index Fund Challenge Leader

So, back in December I was invited to take part in the MoneyPros Index Fund Challenge hosted by the fun folks over at MoneyPros.  The game was simple.  Just choose 3 stocks that you think are going to do the best

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Sharebuilder $5 Stock Trade

I received an email today from ING Direct Sharebuilder incenting me to download their mobile app. The deal works like this:  Download ShareBuilder's mobile app for iPhone®, BlackBerry® or Android™ then make a trade using the app between today and October 28.  Once

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Stocks For Your Kids: Year 1 Update

Dear son, Happy anniversary. Today your ShareBuilder.com account is roughly 1 year old, and in a few days you will be 5 years old. We're just getting started on your path to financial freedom. I can't wait for the day

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When is a Stock Split Important?

photo © 2009 Lars Christopher Nøttaasen | more info (via: Wylio)A couple of days ago I was reading an article by Matt Krantz over at USA Today entitled, “When will Apple’s stock split again?” In it he correctly notes that:

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Stocks For Your Kids: How to Choose

Thanks to a generous donation from my mother and a nice bonus from ShareBuilder.com, today I had $1500 to buy stocks for my soon-to-be 4 year old. A nice problem to have, but what do you buy for a 4

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Roth IRA Portfolio Change VWO

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been sitting on the sidelines as this market seems to go from bad to worse. Well, today I got off the sideline and took a nibble. I added 20 shares of

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Roth IRA Investment (cash, commodities, Berkshire, ETF’s, mutual funds)?

I’m considering putting some of the cash in my Roth (currently earning 2.4% in a money market), and I need your help. I have a 20-30 year time horizon. Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated. My current

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