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What is an ETF?

What is an Exchange Traded Fund?

Click on the image above to watch this week’s Savvy Minute video. Today’s tip will cover “What is an ETF?” An ETF, also know as an Exchange Traded Fund, is an investment fund that is traded on a major stock

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Load Vs No Load Mutual Funds

load vs no load funds

Click on the image above to watch the video Load vs No Load Mutual Funds Today’s tip will cover “What is the difference between load and no-load mutual funds?” A no-load fund is a mutual fund in which shares are

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What is a Mutual Fund

Today’s tip will cover “What is a mutual fund?”

What is a Mutual Fund? Today’s tip will cover “What is a mutual fund?” A Mutual fund is an investment vehicle made up of a pool of funds collected from many investors for the purpose of investing in securities such

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What is a REIT?

What is a Real Estate Investment Trust

Today’s tip will cover “What is a REIT?” A REIT, also known as a Real Estate Investment Trust is a company that owns, operates or finances income-producing real estate.  You can invest in REITs either by purchasing shares directly on

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Investing in Real Estate

Investing in Real Estate

Today’s tip will cover “How do I invest in Real Estate?” There are several ways for you to invest in Real estate. You can buy property which requires a down payment, money to maintain the property and the ability to

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Financial Advisor vs Financial Planner

What is the Difference between a Financial Planner and Financial Advisor

“What’s the difference between a Financial Planner and a Financial Advisor?” A Financial Advisor is a professional who helps manage your money.  Financial Advisor is a general term that might include stock brokers, insurance agents, money managers, estate planners, bankers

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Investing: What is a Diversified Portfolio?

What is a Diversified Portfolio

Today’s tip will cover “What is a Diversified Portfolio?” A diversified portfolio should be diversified between asset classes such as stocks, bonds, and cash alternatives to name a few.  And to take it a step further, a diversified portfolio should

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Investing: What is Diversification

Investing Diversification

“What is Diversification?” Diversification is an investment principle designed to help manage risk.  The key to being diversified is to identify investments that may perform differently under various market conditions.  By allocating your money among various types of asset classes

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What is a Roth IRA

Today’s Financial Planning tip will cover “What is a Roth IRA?” A Roth IRA, is an Individual Retirement Account used by individuals to save for retirement with after tax income that grows tax free and distributions are tax free.  However,

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