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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."
5 Great Future Career Fields

10 Great Career Fields for the Future

Picking the right career field can keep you from experiencing disappointment when job hunting. There is so much competition for jobs right now and little job growth in many industries. That is why it...
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...
Individual 401k Plan Rules

What Is An Individual 401k Plan? 401k Limits, Rules, and Benefits Explained

There are so many retirement plans to choose from when planning for retirement. We have previously covered the Roth 401k plan, the traditional IRA, the Roth IRA fund, and all of the advantages and...
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...
Best Resources Buying Home

Best Resources For Buying a Home

Are you currently in the market for a new home? Are you wondering where you should turn for help with your home buying decision? If so, then you are in luck. There are 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...