Dividend Reinvestment Plans: What are DRIPs?

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One of the ways that many investors like to earn money from their portfolios is through dividend investing. Companies that pay dividends to their shareholders are often considered solid bets — especially dividend aristocrats. When companies pay dividends, they are returning some of their profits to shareholders. These dividend payouts are different from stock appreciation, […]

5 Simple Ways to Get the Most Out of Your 529 Plan

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As you are probably aware, the cost of obtaining a college education is an extremely expensive one these days. Even students and families from an upper middle class background can feel pinched by the burden created by tens of thousands of dollars in tuition costs, textbooks, and living expenses. This grim situation has increasingly forced […]

How to Get Over Your Fear of Investing in the Stock Market

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One common image used to portray “investing” is the frantic buying and selling, conducted in loud yells and spastic hand motions, on the floor of the stock exchange. The hectic rush of floor traders desperately trying to close out their orders before the bell rings at 4:00 PM sharp. Don’t let the stock market’s ups-and-downs dictate how you […]

How to Stay on Track With Your Financial Goals Over the Summer

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Summer is a time when we tend to slow down, take vacations and our motivation often takes a holiday. This season might have something to do with the school calendar from when we were young. We would spend all year in school, until summer came. And when it did, responsibility went out the window, it […]