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How Credit Freezes May Help To Combat Identity Theft

If you are worried about getting hacked – and, these days, who isn’t – a credit freeze is a precautionary measure that may be worth considering. Is a credit freeze an iron-clad, 100% guaranteed way to protect yourself from Identity…

Beware of Emotions Affecting Your Money Decisions

When emotions and money intersect, the effects can be financially injurious. Emotions can cause us to overreact – or not act at all when we should.    Think of the investors who always respond to sudden Wall Street volatility. That…

Over the last 100 years, the world has changed tremendously.

“Over the last 100 years, the world has changed tremendously. In 1917… One hundred years ago, things looked a little bit different. World Literacy Rates – 1917: The world literacy rate was only 23%. – Today: Depending on estimates, the…

DJIA Turns 120!

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) turned 120 years old on May 26th. It was launched in 1896, coinciding with other major inventions, such as the first motor truck, the first working escalator, wireless telegraphy, and discoveries like the antibiotic…

A Look At Diversification

Ancient Chinese merchants are said to have developed a unique way to reduce their risk. They would divide their shipments among several different vessels. That way, if one ship were to sink or be attacked by pirates, the rest stood…

The Business Cycle

What has upswings and downturns, troughs, peaks, and plateaus? Though such terms could easily describe a roller coaster ride, in fact they are commonly used to refer to something known as the business cycle. The business cycle — also known…

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