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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."
New Credit Card Laws

9 Ways The New Credit CARD Act Of 2009 Will Affect You

This past Monday, the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act), went into effect. The CARD Act will protect consumers from unfair and deceptive practices from credit card companies. The CARD...
Worst Credit Cards

The 3 Worst Credit Cards That You Could Ever Own

I was looking through the mail the other day and noticed a stack of credit card applications. From television commercials to internet ads, we are bombarded with credit card advertisements. Credit card companies pitch products to...
Avoid Overdraft Protection Services

Why You Should Avoid Overdraft Protection Services

I'm going to assume that we've all been slapped with an overdraft fee at some point in our lives. We're not perfect, and banks are extremely sneaky at finding ways to help us overdraft...
Fat Tax Revenue

Is A Fat Tax A Legitimate Source of Tax Revenue?

I was reading an article today about how the governor of New York David Paterson is including a "fat tax" in the 2010 budget. According to the NY State Health Department, the fat tax proposed in New...
Long Term Investment

Investing For The Long Run

Have you ever turned on a cable financial news channel and noticed a network pundit touting the next great investment? CNBC may have an analyst telling you that a small tech company is the next Microsoft and you must...