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Joshua Rodriguez

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Joshua Rodriguez has worked in the finance and investing industry for more than a decade. In 2012, he decided he was ready to break free from the 9 to 5 rat race. By 2013, he became his own boss and hasn’t looked back since. Today, Joshua enjoys sharing his experience and expertise with up and comers to help enrich the financial lives of the masses rather than fuel the ongoing economic divide. When he’s not writing, helping up and comers in the freelance industry, and making his own investments and wise financial decisions, Joshua enjoys spending time with his wife, son, daughter, and eight large breed dogs. See what Joshua is up to by following his Twitter or contact him through his website, CNA Finance.
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Should You Use a Financial Advisor for Investments or Do It Yourself?

Today, the average investor can buy and sell shares in companies and funds with or without the help of an advisor. Is there any advantage to paying for an advisor (human or robo-advisor) versus doing it yourself? Here are the pros and cons of each approach and how to decide which is right for you.
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Preferred Stock vs. Common Stock – What’s the Difference?

Investors can often choose between purchasing common shares or preferred shares of a company. Which type of stock better fits your needs has to do with your investing goals. What are common stocks and preferred stocks, and what are the pros and cons of owning each? Read on to learn the difference.
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Stocks to Buy After the 2020 Presidential Election

The winner of the upcoming U.S. election in the will determine the policies and direction of the country during the next four years. Which stocks stand to do well if President Donald Trump or Vice President Joe Biden wins the election? Here are some to consider in either case.
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How to Road-School Your Kids While RVing Full Time (Homeschooling)

While the RV life is an exciting one, it’s a major lifestyle change for families with school-age children. Road-schooling comes with many benefits. But if you’re a road-schooler, you have to make special considerations to ensure your children receive the education they deserve.
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Is It Best to Follow Your Instincts When Investing in the Stock Market?

Humans are guided by natural instincts designed to drive us to be successful and avoid danger. “Follow your gut” is common advice, but following your instincts can be dangerous when it comes to investing decisions. Find out why here.
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What Are Safe-Haven Investments & When Should You Trade Them?

During a bear market, finding a safe place to put your investments can be challenging. Safe-haven investments offer a chance to hold value or even increase in value as the economy and stock market struggle. What are safe-haven investments and when should you consider them? Learn the basics here.
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Basic Materials Stocks – What They Are & Why You Should Invest in Them

Everything you buy involves the use of at least one basic material. Basic-materials companies provide products the modern world can’t live without, and some of these companies are massive profit machines. What are basic-materials stocks and should you invest in them? Learn the basics here.
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Is It Impossible for Your Investments to Beat the Stock Market Averages?

Some people claim to have the golden ticket to beating the stock market; others say doing so is impossible. What does it mean to “beat the market,” and is it really possible? Are there strategies you can use to reliably beat the market? We take a closer look.
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3 Investment Strategies to Beat Average Stock Market Returns

The ultimate goal behind any investment is to make money. Using blanket investments like index funds allows just that. In fact, iconic investor Warren Buffett strongly suggests using low-cost index funds to the majority of...
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Health Care Stocks – What They Are & Why You Should Invest in...

Everyone has experience with the health care industry in some way, and this huge sector offers plenty of room for big companies to improve patients’ lives and make big profits for investors. What are health care stocks and how should you consider investing in them? Learn the basics here.
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Is Investing in the Stock Market Too Difficult for the Average Person?

There’s a widely accepted idea that investing is too difficult for the average person. This myth is dangerous and causes many people to miss out on the market’s gains. Average investors can succeed, and the average person can invest without becoming overwhelmed. Here’s how.
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COVID-19 Stocks – What They Are & Why You Should Invest in Them

COVID-19 stocks represent companies that provide products and services designed to prevent or treat the novel coronavirus. Do these stocks represent a good investment opportunity, and should you consider investing in them? Read on for more about the pros and cons of investing in COVID-19 stocks.