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Hank Coleman

Hank is a freelance writer, entrepreneur, and professional in the government sector. He is also a personal finance writer who is currently studying for his Certified Financial Planning (CFP) credentials. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's in Finance.
Closed End Open End Mutual Funds

What are Closed-End vs Open-End Mutual Funds? Compare 4 Key Differences in Investing

Mutual funds gained popularity among the investing public in the 1980s and 1990s. They began as a way for large institutional investors to pool their money for a common purpose, and spread the risk...
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When to Sell Stocks – 6 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Shares

You bought some stock on a whim a few years go. Maybe it was doing great for a while, or maybe it has been yo-yoing. Maybe you are so sick of looking at the...
Share Buyback Repurchase

Share Buyback And Repurchase Programs: The Benefits And Negatives

Now that the economy is continuing its recovery, share buyback programs are quickly becoming all the rage once again with companies and investors. When a company has excess cash at the end of the...
Bond Mutual Fund

What Is A Bond Mutual Fund?

Most people now understand what a mutual fund is. Mutual funds combine shareholders' money in a common pool to buy shares of stock in publicly traded companies. Mutual fund investing has become the cornerstone...
Start Taking Social Security Benefits

Should You Start Taking Your Social Security Benefits At Age 62 or Full Retirement...

Retirees are eligible to accept Social Security withdrawals as early as age 62 instead of having to wait until the full retirement age of 67, but you will receive a reduced benefit every month....
Cash Value Replacement Cost Insurance Difference

Understanding The Difference Between Cash Value and Replacement Cost of Insurance

As you'll see in any insurance guide, there are many choices when it comes to choosing the best insurance policy and the features associated with those policies. When you are insuring something like property...