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Asked by jermaine in Chicago, IL
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial Advisor in Pacific Palisades, CA
A good investment depends on when you will need your money and how much risk you are willing to take. For most people, investing means saving for retirement. So that...
Alex Bentley
Asked by Edna M in Hermosa Beach, CA
Answered by Helen Barbre Stephens, Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
Hi Edna, You can't sell your securities until you have securities to sell. Here is a link: http://www.sec.gov/answers/lostcert.htm that explains what you need to do...
Helen Barbre Stephens
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Investments, Business Opportunities, or Ponzi Schemes?
At some point in their lives, many people will be asked to come to a “business opportunity meeting” where they can learn about how to start ...
Other Investments Investing & Retiring
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Getting a Bigger Tax Refund
Most advice for cutting your taxes falls into one of three basic categories – minimizing your pre-tax income, maximizing your deductions, an...
Taxes Investing & Retiring
Asked by Monte Spurgeon in illinois
Answered by Kim Miller, CFP®, Financial Advisor in Redmond, WA
Hi - You don't say how old you are or when you plan to retire so here are a few questions to ask yourself: 1) Is this my retirement home? The home may be suitable now...
Kim Miller, CFP®
Asked by Michael in Atlanta Ga
Answered by Helen Barbre Stephens, Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
Passive activities by definition are those trade or business activities where you don't materially participate. Rental real estate is one type, especially if one uses...
Helen Barbre Stephens
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People are Buying More, but Not Everyone Is Paying
Is the economy improving or not? By many measures, it is; it is just doing so very slowly. However, there are some disturbing undercurrents ...
Automotive Loan Delinquency, Foreclosure & Eviction
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Higher Education, Lower Prices
If your grades do not merit a full-ride academic scholarship to college and you do not have enough athletic skills to stop your grandmother ...
Student Loans Borrowing
Asked by wilma in florida
Answered by Alex Bentley, Financial Advisor in Pacific Palisades, CA
You must visit an estate planning attorney, not just for this property but for all of your assets. It is up to you to have a real plan for what happens if you die. O...
Alex Bentley
Asked by Brian in Hermosa Beach, CA
Answered by Ted Erickson, Mortgage Broker in Novato, CA
The lowest score required is 500 for an FHA loan.
Ted Erickson
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What Were Holding Company Depository Receipts, and Why Did They Disappear?
Merrill Lynch invented Holding Company Depository Receipts (HOLDRS) in 1998 as a new form of investment vehicle. They were similar to Exchan...
Stocks Investing & Retiring
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From Palladium to Black
Most people think of their credit cards as mere pieces of plastic they use to make purchases. In the process, they might also rack up some f...
Borrowing Credit Cards
Asked by margo in calif
Answered by Chad Freeman, Mortgage Broker in Rockville, MD
Hello Margo: That depends on what type of debt you have. As a mortgage loan officer I can share with you a common practice that many homeowners take advantage of; t...
Chad Freeman
Asked by Joseph N in Peoria, IL
Answered by Dimitrios Gikas, Mortgage Broker in Westlake, OH
Joseph, Do you have a realtor? It will depend on how your contract reads. Most purchase contracts are contingent on the home appraising for more than purchase p...
Dimitrios Gikas
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Economic News you can Use
A Wild Week on Wall Street Volatility was the word on Wall Street last week, although the word of the week was almost “correction”. A w...
Stocks The Economy
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And How to Stick to It
In 21st century America, the idea of budgeting seems almost passé. After all, with practically unlimited credit available on a seemingly nev...
Budgeting Investing & Retiring

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