5 Examples of How Multitasking Can Be Bad

How Multitasking Can Cost YouDavid Dunham once said, “Efficiency is intelligent laziness.” Have you ever reached the last bite of food on your plate and really savored it? Did you wish you had done the same with all the other bites? At that point, you might realize that it was your other tasks (television, filing your taxes, or chatting on the phone) that distracted you from realizing how great a meal your wife had cooked.

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What Is The Treasury Bond Yield Curve?

Treasury Yield CurveHave you ever heard anyone mention the yield curve and wondered what on earth they were talking about? It’s really not as complicated as it sounds. More importantly, you can make better financial and investment decisions if you have a basic grasp of what the yield curve is and what it might be telling us. There are 3 main things you need to know about the yield curve:

1. What Is It?

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The Best Way to Invest: Fundamental or Technical Analysis?

Fundamental vs. Technical AnalysisRalph Seger once said, “One way to end up with $1 million is to start with $2 million and use technical analysis.” I find this quote amusing. A lot of people feel very strongly that technical analysis is about as useful as voodoo for helping you figure out the best investments for your money. I happen to disagree, but before I tell you why, let’s take a look at some of the differences between fundamental and technical analysis of investments.

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Bonds for Beginners

bonds for beginnersYou may have heard a lot about the popularity of investing in bonds lately. Perhaps you’re wondering what all the fuss is about and whether or not you should hop on the bond bandwagon. I thought we might look at some of the basics of bonds for beginners today.

What Is a Bond?

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How to Increase Your Financial Literacy

The Information JungleWith the economy having thrown many of us for a loop over the past couple of years, there is more demand than ever for quality, unbiased financial information. People have a lot of questions about personal finance, investing, and basic economics.

Some of them are very simple: How can I save more money? How much debt is too much? Should I save for retirement or pay down debt? Some are more sophisticated: What’s the safest place for my money right now? Is it realistic to expect the stock market to deliver average annual returns of 7% or better over the next 10 years? How will economic trends and central bank policy affect my job, my investments, and my life?

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