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Kim Petch

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Kim is the writer behind Balance Junkie, a blog about personal finance, economics, investing, and life balance. You can also find her articles featured on Seeking Alpha. She's a big fan of her three sons, paying down the mortgage and baseball - in that order.
Investment Risk Management Strategies

Investment Risk Management Strategies – 5 Ways to Play Defense

Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings may get all the glory when it comes to reliving the big Super Bowl plays of 2011, but it wouldn't have mattered how many points the Packers put on...
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What is a Secular Bear Market (Definition & Chart) and How to Invest In...

The stock market has risen about 90% since the March 2009 lows. Mind you, that rally followed a steep 57% decline. Still, in light of the gains of the past two years, how can...
Climb Corporate Ladder

New Job Hunt Dilemma – Stable Jobs with Salary or High Paying Jobs on...

Would you rather have a stable job with lower income, or a position with fluctuating, but potentially higher income? This is something my family and I have wrestled with a few times over the...
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Nominal vs. Real Interest Rate – Effects of Inflation

When you hear people discussing interest rates or investment returns, you may notice that they make a distinction between real and nominal rates.What's the difference and why should it matter to you?Essentially, the inflation...
Investing Strategies Styles

Investing Strategies & Styles – Are You an Alpha or Beta Investor?

One of the biggest debates in the investing community is whether the average investor should look for alpha or beta results from his or her portfolio.What's the difference? Let's take a look at each...
4 Financial Norms Challenge

4 Financial Norms to Challenge During the Current Economic Crisis – When Heroes Become...

The past 3 years have been rife with changes - economically, financially, and socially. We've seen a lot of cultural and financial icons go very quickly from hero to villain. Many pop stars and...
Achieving Long Term Financial Personal Goals

Setting and Achieving Your Long-Term Financial & Personal Goals In Life Now

Financial planning and maintenance are easy to put off. That's why they appear on so many top 10 lists about how to help stop procrastination and how to keep your financial New Year's resolutions. We...
Personal Budget Planning

Where Are Your Financial Boundaries for Personal Budget Planning?

Boundaries are so important in every area of our lives. Without them, anarchy and chaos would have free reign. Managing our personal finances requires boundaries perhaps more than any other aspect of our lives.For...
Positive Cash Flow Statement Analysis

How to Avoid Budgeting Problems With a Positive Cash Flow Statement

There's more to tracking your finances than understanding your net worth and having an effective personal budget in place. It's also critical to keep a close eye on your cash flow. What's is cash...
Bonds Versus Stocks Investing

Is Investing In Bonds Safer Than Stock Investing?

Most investment professionals consider bonds a safe component of portfolios. They're supposed to provide the stability and certainty that stocks can't. Others say that bonds aren't as safe as they seem. Who do you...
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5 Examples of How Multitasking Can Be Bad

David 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...
Treasury Bond Yield Curve

What Is The Treasury Bond Yield Curve?

Have 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...