Top 5 Dividend Growth Stocks For 2018

In a volatile stock market, an investor looks for both income and growth of his portfolio. It could be realized by dividend growth stocks, which refers to selecting companies which have paid dividends consistently and have also consistently increased the payouts. Stocks which have a record of enhancing the shareholder returns with the help of regular dividend hikes make the portfolio of an investor immune to big swings in the stock prices during turbulent times and hence act as a hedge against ...
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Plan Your Strategy for A Comfortable Retirement

Your‘re caught up in a rat race. Going to work, taking care of family expenses and you don’t realize days are flying by. You celebrate your 30th birthday, then a gala 40th birthday bash and so on. You are so busy with your career that, retirement planning is not anywhere on your priority list. But come retirement, it hits you like a thunderbolt. Bam! Why didn’t I plan for it before you think? Most people start planning for retirement close to retirement age. They get so entangled with day-to...
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April 2018 Net Worth – $764,427

Every month I post my updated net worth for those that are interested in following my progress. I have been tracking my net worth online since January 2006. I look forward to compiling the numbers each month, and doing so keeps me motivated, focused, and accountable. Back to healthy gains, but still a ways to go to get back to where we were at the end of January.  
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March 2018 Net Worth – $751,068

Every month I post my updated net worth for those that are interested in following my progress. I have been tracking my net worth online since January 2006. I look forward to compiling the numbers each month, and doing so keeps me motivated, focused, and accountable. Two consecutive months of decreasing net worth is not good. Hopefully things will turn around next month.  
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A Quick Checklist for Filing Your Taxes in 2018

Tax day is almost upon us yet again and we’re all hunkering down to get the job done — at least, we should be, right? Luckily, this year, you’ve got two extra days to file. Since April 15 lands on a Saturday this year, we have until April 17 to file. However, a few extra days doesn’t remove the hassle. Do you remember when you were young and your parents made you play with some neighborhood kid who you didn’t know and you really didn’t want to play? That’s kind of how taxes feel. We don’t lik...
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Surviving the Day After Debt

Debt can feel a bit too much like being stuck in quicksand. It’s almost like the more you struggle, the more you sink. For those stuck in debt, it’s impossible to control the nature of debt itself; you can’t eradicate debt off the face of the planet all by yourself. The only thing you can control is how you react to your personal debt. If you’ve already conquered debt, you’ve likely felt the sense of accomplishment alongside the overwhelming feeling of weight being lifted off your shoulders. ...
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A Review Of Britain’s Pension Performance

Media attention and auto-enrolment have pushed pensions to the front of our minds, but how has Britain’s pension performance altered over time? Each quarter, True Potential Investor — a UK personal pension and investment specialist — creates their Tackling The Savings Gap: Consumer Savings and Debt Data report. The campaign was launched in 2013 and to date has polled 30,000 people to determine current attitudes to pensions, savings and financial knowledge in the UK. Using findings from thes...
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Blogging: Three Strategies to Monetize Your Blog

With the rapid advancement of the digital age, blogs and internet tools have become integrals parts of any organisation’s structure. Regardless of industry or location, there is likely to be a blog written on a any topic. The number of bloggers in the United States is set to reach 31.7 million by the year 2020. Even more recently, the explosion of the social media scene in the world of business has seen the linking of bloggers and these social platforms to promote and critique products and servi...
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Securing an Auto Dealer Bond Despite Bad Credit

Each state has its own rules and regulations for businesses that want to operate as licensed auto dealers, but one thing remains constant. An auto dealer bond is part of the process of legally operating a dealership regardless of the size of the dealership, its niche market, or its location. Auto dealer bonds protect consumers from fraudulent activities or misrepresentation, and for this reason, are tied to certain attributes of the dealer like personal credit history. If you have less than perf...
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Property Investments And Long Term Gain

Last year, RealtyShares conducted a survey to find out how much Americans actually knew about real estate investing. The result was that 40% of the people polled had no idea how much real estate returns on investment. If more people knew the benefits of owning a few properties, there may be more wealth to distribute within the economy. Purchasing property is a smart move, especially when it holds the promise of a continued payoff. Know the benefits of property purchases and long-term gain before...
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