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Jason Van Steenwyk

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Jason Van Steenwyk has been writing professionally about finance, insurance, economics, and investing since 2000. He got his start in journalism with Mutual Funds magazine. Since then, he has published feature articles for financial professionals and consumers alike in Registered Rep., Wealth & Retirement Planner, Senior Market Advisor, The Annuity Selling Guide, The Honolulu Advertiser, and many more. He is also a former insurance agent, where he worked with individuals and small business owners on planning their life insurance, health insurance, long term care and retirement needs. An avid musician, Jason is also a semiprofessional guitarist and fiddler, and proud member of the Army National Guard for 20 years. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Life Insurance for Military Members – Death Gratuity and SGLI

Before any military member goes on a mission, he or she gets an operations order spelling out the succession of command, plus instructions and resources in case the mission goes bad.Essentially, this is what...

Wealthfront Review – Your Online Financial Investment Advisor

Wealthfront is an online financial advisory firm that provides a low-cost way for people to diversify their investments among a variety of asset classes according to the precepts of modern portfolio theory, a concept...
Index Funds Versus Mutual Funds

Investing in Index Funds vs. Managed Mutual Funds

One of the great debates in the investment world centers on whether mutual fund managers, in the aggregate, add any value for investors. Since Vanguard introduced the first index fund in the 1970s, skeptics and...
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Financial Planning Guide for Musicians & Performing Artists

In addition to having been a professional or semi-professional musician throughout my entire adult life, I've also served as a life insurance advisor and retirement planner for other musicians. Unfortunately, I have found that...
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8 Asset Protection Strategies – How to Protect Your Wealth From Lawsuits

The best offense is frequently a good defense. No matter how astute a business person you are, or how skilled you are as an investor, or how lucky you are with your lottery tickets,...
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What Is an ETF – Exchange Traded Funds Definition, Types, Pros & Cons

If you're a buy and hold, long-term investor looking to build a portfolio, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are worth a look. They have a number of advantages over mutual funds, and you can buy ETFs that focus...
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How to Invest in Oil Wells & Gas – Investment Opportunities

Oil makes the world go round, and there's no sign of that changing any time soon. Petroleum remains in high demand, as it is an efficient way to generate both BTUs (British Thermal Units, a...