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Kiara Ashanti

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Kiara Ashanti is a former financial advisor, securities trader, and writer in Central Florida. He has written for Black Enterprise Magazine, Active Trader Magazine, and Atlanta Post, and has even appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Kiara covers the areas of business, investments, and personal finance.
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5 Types of Property Ownership – Which Is Best for You?

A lot of focus is placed on acquiring assets and security by advancing your career and making wise financial investments. However, what is often overlooked is how these assets are titled and the effect...
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How to Benefit From a Wealth Replacement Trust

While a charitable remainder trust (CRT) can be an excellent tool for charitable giving and estate planning, a wealth replacement trust is sometimes a better option. When you establish a charitable remainder trust, you...
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Why the Stock Market Could Crash at Any Time – Investors, Beware

As the country prepares for the presidential election, there is one talking point President Obama's team may use often. During his term, the stock market has regained the losses endured at the end of...
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How to Invest Like Warren Buffett – 5 Key Principles

Warren Buffett's investing principles have earned him the moniker of the "world's greatest investor."  It is a nickname that Buffett himself chuckles at, but when you are worth $36 billion, it is hard to...
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What Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – Definition & Calculations

The gross domestic product, or GDP, is one of the most common measures on the state of the economy for any nation. Unfortunately, unless you took an Economics 101 class in college and managed...
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What Is a For-Profit School – Pros & Cons of Online Colleges

If you are one of the millions of Americans who are out of work, joining the ranks of those returning to school is a great idea. In fact, it may be necessary for your long-term financial...
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What Is a Family Limited Partnership (FLP) – Pros & Cons

The U.S. could experience some rather drastic tax changes in the near future. For instance, if the so-called Buffett Rule passes, capital gains taxes would increase from 15% to 30% for those with incomes...
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3 Insurance Policies to Aid in Estate Planning

When it comes to estate planning, the focus usually rests on methods to avoid probate court and minimize tax assessments against your estate. Other priorities are the issues of ensuring that your assets are...
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What Is Probate – Definition, Process & How to Avoid It

There are few things as traumatic as dealing with the death of a parent, sibling, or spouse. It is a reality that we will all face at some point in our lives, and when...
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The Myth of Investment Diversification & Why Mutual Funds Are Bad

When it comes to the tenets of proper investing and personal finance, some rules have been discussed so often that even non-experts know them: Do not get deep into debt, save money for a...
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What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust – Definition, Rules & Taxation

In popular media, there is a fascination with the differences between everyday Americans and the wealthy. However, in reality, the rich and the average American often use their money in the same ways. The...