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Define & Discuss: Swing Strategies

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I could use some quick help. I was recently at a Meetup event for novice investors, and the presenter said that he’d earned well over five figures by investing his savings over the last three years. That blew my mind. I assumed that only day traders could make... More »

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Crash Course in Competent Communications

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No matter what industry you’re in, client communications is an essential aspect, and it’s a good skill to hone. The first thing to remember is that client work is never easy. There’s a reason some people aren’t cut out for work in a consultative or advisory se... More »

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How Car Loans Work

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I’m graduating soon, and I’m going to be on my own financially. One of the things I’m sure I’ll have to do pretty soon is buy a car, as I’ll be moving off campus and won’t necessarily have easy access to my new workplace. But I’m not sure I understand how car ... More »

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Preparing for Medical Expenses

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It won’t be too long now before I’m out in the “real world” – with all of the stressful things that come with that! I’m more than a little nervous about some of what I’ll soon have to deal with, particularly when it comes to budgeting. One worry that I keep dw... More »

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What’s the Deal With Diamonds?

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I’m very much in love with my girlfriend here at school. As graduation approaches, I’m starting to think about making a forever decision. I think we’re on the same page on a lot of this – and on pretty much all of the really important stuff. But there’s one th... More »

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Parties for Kids

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My brother and his wife are raising my sister’s child, a wonderful kid who is still in elementary school. My sister and her husband passed away, unfortunately, but my brother and his wife have been amazing so far. I’m trying to help where I can. There’s no den... More »

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How to Avoid Car Breakdowns

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I’m not the best with cars. I was never really into them when I was younger, and I never learned how to tinker with them or fix them. I don’t even know how to change a tire! So, when I graduate and head out into the “real world,” one of my goals is to make sur... More »

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Practicing Law In Canada

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I could use some help settling a small debate with my roommate. He’s a pre-law student majoring in justice studies, and I’m a political science major. Earlier this week, we got into some joking about leaving the U.S. to pursue careers instead of staying here. ... More »

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How Stocks Work

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So you have a basic idea of how stocks work, at least in terms of prepping for retirement. You need to save money and invest in a 401(k) plan, have diverse holdings, hang on to stocks long-term, and so on. But what are you actually supposed to do with stocks? ... More »

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Small Town Travels

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I love to travel, but I’m intimidated by big cities. I don’t know what it is – I’m usually good at being out of my comfort zone, which I think is part of why I like traveling so much, but cities just seem to bother me. So, this summer, I’m thinking about takin... More »

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Getting the Most Out of Your Car

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Am I the only one who finds the idea of buying a car incredibly intimidating? I’m not talking about the process of going to the dealer, choosing a car, negotiating a price, and all of that. I’m talking about the actual concept of buying a car and owning someth... More »

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An Online Education

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What’s the deal with online learning? I mean, look, I’m part of this generation, and I understand that a lot of what we do is online. Submitting work online, getting grades online, and interacting with my university online makes perfect sense to me. However, I... More »