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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."
Great Online Shopping Sites

5 Great Sites For Online Shopping

Are you looking for a great deal on that new 52 inch flat-screen TV that you have been saving for? Are you searching for the lowest price on your new cell phone?  Before you run out to your local Best...
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3 Ways To Build Wealth At An Early Age

We've all heard stories and read articles about young people who founded successful corporations before their 30th birthday. Some of them even made their fortunes before they graduated college. Successful entrepreneurs all share some...
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...
Roth Ira Benefits Restrictions

What Is a Roth IRA – Benefits & Restrictions

Planning your retirement is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make concerning your financial future. Many people have questions about the different types of retirement accounts available and which one is the right...
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5 Simple Tips To Save You Money

Let's start the week off right and help you start saving money right away. There's a huge debate about whether or not people should worry about the little purchases in life like the "latte factor"...
Is Active Investing Right

Is Active Investing Right For You?

I recently wrote a post about the pros and cons of passive investing earlier in the week. Now I would like to take a look at active investing. Active investing is an investment strategy...
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...
Right Passive Investing

Is Passive Investing Right For You?

Investing can be a scary endeavor without a road map. That's why it is so important to develop a solid investment strategy and stick to it. There are two main strategies for investing: passive and active. Most people don't...
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...