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Mark Riddix

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."
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...
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....
Cheap Stocks Places

Best Places To Look For Cheap Stocks

Everybody loves a bargain. This is why so many people flock to department store for sales on Black Friday and President's Day. The same principle applies to investing. Everybody wants the best deal for...

OptionsXpress Review – A One Stop Broker For Stocks, Options & Futures

Let's take a look at a company that has quietly been making a name for itself in the discount brokerage industry. OptionsXpress is a multiple award winning broker that specializes in options trading for...
Simplify Financial Life

3 Ways That You Can Simplify Your Financial Life

Life is difficult enough without having your finances complicate things. Too many people spend sleepless nights worried about their finances. Your financial life should be simple enough that you can keep track of your...
Best Time Start Saving

Now Is The Best Time To Start Saving For Big Purchases

There is no time like the present to start on things that you have been putting off. Getting a jump on your to-do list will reduce your stress levels and give you a sense...
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...