How Good Is Financial Advice From a 3×5 Card?

Saving money and investing for your future are a part of what we’ve all learned through the years. What’s interesting is that this seems to be a lot harder than you’d think. If you have at least $5K in a savings account, you’re probably doing better than most of your friends, but why is that?  Maybe a little financial advice from a 3×5 card can help.

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Posted in: Credit and Debt, Money, Personal Finance, Saving Money

Five Reasons You Don’t Need a Financial Advisor

financial advisor, finances, money matters
  A few days ago I brought up a few of the benefits of using a financial advisor or planner. But is a financial advisor really necessary? Maybe not. Here are five reasons why you don’t need a financial advisor. 1. Many are commission-based. A number of financial advisors work on commission, making a percentage of their money on trades you may or may not need. If you’re working...

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Canadian MoneySaver Webinar

Canadian MoneySaver Webinar, handling finances, eliminate debt, get out of debt, frugal lifestyle
Dear readers, It’s not too long ago that I started connecting with you here on the Outlier Model. You may not know that I am also a financial writer for a magazine called the Canadian MoneySaver. Oddly enough I began reading this magazine when I was in my late twenties. Some 20 years later I’m writing articles for them, presented at one of their conferences, and now doing my first webinar...

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Where to Park Your Cash

Park Your Cash, investment
North American stock markets did exceptionally well in 2013. The S&P 500 closed at 1848, beating both its 5 and 10 year highs. That gave the S&P 500 a total return of 29.60% for the year ending 2013.1 Most stock markets around the world also had substantial gains in 2013, and the trend continues into 2014. With returns like that, it’s no wonder investors have been piling into equities....

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