Sucker = Investor?

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Some people never become investors because they’re afraid of being conned. The stories become the stuff of legends and, for the fearful, they define the financial landscape. My mother never quite trusted banks, she probably was indoctrinated with the fear as a child born near the end of the Great Depression. So, as she considered the […]

Is It Too Late? Money Lessons You Should of Learned in School but Didn’t

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Funny thing about Money Rules – you either learn them from teachers or learn them the hard way, by making mistakes. If you’d like to avoid the entire “Hard-Knocks University” program, put these financial lessons from the MoneyDiva to work. Start Investing Early and Keep at It So, you didn’t open an IRA or 401k […]

Investing 101: Types of Investors and Traders

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Many new investors find the classifications or styles of investing confusing. When you first start studying about equity (and debt) investing, you’ll find many teachers and authors talk about styles of investments and investors. These classifications often vary by the school-of-thought the author subscribes to but let’s define some of the most common. First up, […]

Are You Sabotaging Your Financial Life?

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… maybe not intentionally – you say you want to be wealthy, or at least secure… and yet, so many people’s daily choices about how they make, spend and save money lead to a financial dead-end. Are you doing any of these 5 things that pretty much guarantee you end up broke?     1. Overspend […]

Got Money? Know How it Works?

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Take a few minutes and improve your understanding of economic principles by watching this engaging video: Tell us what you think in the comments below… Live Long and Prosper, Leah the MoneyDiva.com

Timing the “Markets” with Warren Buffett

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 Biggest investing mistakes? Sins of omission according to Buffett. Meet me at the bar next time you have some cash burning a hole in your pocket! Live Long and Prosper, Leah the MoneyDiva.com

What’s Stopping You – Budgeting and Planning Obstacles

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It’s hard to find anyone who’s willing to argue that planning and goal setting won’t help secure a better, more secure, financial future. So why do so many of us fail to plan? Manana/tomorrow is the most common excuse people make when asked to spend time planning, goal setting and budgeting. We’ve always got more […]

#1 Secret to Joining the Wealthy: Nix Your Bad Money Habits

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Honestly, you can’t believe that you’ll ever move up into the wealthy class behaving like a poor person, can you? Whatever you’ve been telling yourself, why you Can’t save money, Don’t have a substantial investment portfolio, or Just don’t seem to be making progress on your goals… Start by admitting they’re excuses for doing what […]

Leading Economic Indicators for Successful Investors

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Ahhh, the dismal science – economics. So called because of the dismal (and spectacularly wrong) projections of mass starvation made by 19th century economist Thomas Malthus. Calling economics dismal may be appropriate, calling it a science is sometimes questionable. Economist have been wrong so many times, you may wonder why we bother to look when […]

How Do You Create a Financially Successful Retirement?

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The evidence is clear: people who can envision themselves in their “golden years” during middle-age have more successful retirements. They successfully create financial security (and the mental and physical good health that accompany it) for their post-working lives. If you don’t have a clear target, or an accurate map, you’re likely to spend time and […]