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Mark Riddix

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Mark Riddix is the founder and president of an independent investment advisory firm that provides personalized investing and asset management consulting. Mark has written financial columns for Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area newspapers and is the author of the book, "Your Financial Playbook."
Stock Options Trading Basics

Learn the Basics of How to Trade Stock Options – Call & Put Options...

The highs and lows of stock market investing can be nerve wracking, even for the most experienced investors. Taking risks with your money is always a source of anxiety. Fortunately, there are some investment...
Factors Buying Stock Price Value

3 Basic Factors to Consider When Buying a Stock: Price, Intrinsic Value & Enterprise...

New investors may be a little tepid about investing in the stock market. After all, buying a stock can seem really scary because there are so many things to keep track of. To help you...
Extend Bush Tax Cuts Bill Benefits

5 Benefits of the Bush Tax Cuts Extension Bill and How It Will Affect...

The $858 billion tax-cut package recently passed by Congress to extend the Bush tax cuts contains incentives that will benefit all Americans. Democrats and Republicans were able to reach a compromise and managed to...
Social Security Eligibility Age

How To Prepare For The Social Security Eligibility Age Increase

Social Security has been a hot topic during this election season. Many politicians have discussed raising the age at which individuals become eligible to receive Social Security benefits. Members of Congress and Congressional candidates have...
4 Tips Open New Bank Account

4 Tips on When It’s Time To Open A New Bank Account

Leaving your old bank is never easy. You have to change all of your bill payments, cancel automated transactions, and switch your money over to a new financial institution. It just seems like a...
Opening Checking Account Tips

Tips to Open A Checking Account

There have been numerous posts written about the importance of having a savings account. These articles range from where to open your new savings account to what to look for in a savings account....
Save Money Membership Cards

Membership Cards That Save You Money

There are so many things today that are just not worth what you pay for them. They are advertised as items that will help you save money but end up costing you in the...
Worst Speculative Investments

The Worst Speculative Investments

Everyone would like to be wealthy. The desire to build wealth can cause some people to invest in speculative ventures that are not very practical investments. Speculative investments can seem like bargains that will...
Sure Increased Investment

4 Investments That Are Sure To Increase In Value Over The Next Decade

Everyone wants to find the next winning investment. The goal of investing is to protect your capital first and generate a return second. Getting a good investment return can seem a lot like watching...
Twenty Percent Money Return

How To Get a 20% Return On Your Money

The title to this post may make it sound like some get rich quick scheme, but trust me it is not. You can legitimately get a guaranteed 20% return on your money. The answer...
Retirement Plan Planning

How Good Is Your Retirement Fund Planning and Investing?

All 401k plans are not created equally and are not things you can simply put on "cruise control." It's important to review your 401k plan to see if it is properly invested in the...
Best Deal New Television

How To Get The Best Deal On A New Television

Just last week I had my home television break after years of faithful service. My television and I had a great relationship for many years until one day it just stopped working. The picture...