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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."
Finance Do Not Do

The Do Not Do’s Of Finance

Have you ever made a stupid financial decision that you came to regret later? If so, then join the club. We have all made decisions that were stupid and have harmed our financial future....
Why Dividends Important

Why Dividends Are Important To The Portfolio Of Every Investor

Let's talk about dividends. Fixed income and old-school investors all love dividends. Dividends are a share of company's profits that are paid out to shareholders. Many stocks, bonds, and mutual funds offer dividends to...
4 Non Traditional Employment Network Places

4 Non Traditional Places To Network For Employment

Have you been looking for a job and having no luck finding one? Finding a job is not always about being the best qualified candidate. A lot of times finding employment is all about...
5 Things Learn Early Age

5 Things That You Wish You Learned At An Early Age

I recently wrote a post about the best financial advice from your parents. These topics ranged from getting out of debt to buying a home. Well, today I want to take a look at...
Best Parental Financial Advice

Best Financial Advice That You Got From Your Parents

I still remember those long talks from my parents that I used to get about being financially responsible. From teenage years onwards my parents were always trying to instill money management principles into me...
Discount Cards Danger

The Danger Of Discount Cards

Store discount cards are popping up everywhere now, from your local grocery store to warehouse clubs. These cards are promoted as a way for customers to get increased savings on everyday items. Discount cards...
Things To Do Before You Buy Car

5 Things To Do Before You Buy A Car

Buying a car should not feel like taking a trip to the dentist. Many car buyers make their visit to the dealership much more painful than it needs to be. An uninformed consumer is...
Directv Versus Dish Network

DIRECTV vs. Dish Network Review

Have you been considering making the switch to satellite TV? The two major satellite companies are begging for your business. They are trashing each other's reputations to win you as a customer. If you...
Stimulate United States Economy

Best Ways To Stimulate The United States Economy And Create Jobs

What is the number one topic on the mind of American citizens? The answer is Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (and not Steve Jobs of Apple)! High unemployment and a slow recovery have everyone worried about...
Extend Bush Tax Cuts

Debate: Should The Bush Tax Cuts Be Extended?

One of the most heavily debated topics in Congress right now is whether or not to extend the Bush tax cuts. The Bush tax cuts were a lowering of income and capital gains taxes...
Best Movies Learning About Personal Finance

7 Best Movies For Learning About Personal Finance

Blogs, financial news channels, Wikipedia, magazines - there's a long list of resources out there for learning about personal finance. And while information can instruct, it doesn't always inspire. One of the best ways to...
Things Do Save Money

5 Chores You Can Do Yourself To Save Money

In these tight economic times, everyone is looking for ways to cut back. Cutting back may mean eliminating a few services that you are paying outside contractors for and instead do them for yourself....