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Investing in a Bear Market

Contrary to popular belief, you can get rich in a bear market. There are many different ways to do this. Today, we’ll focus on the buy and hold strategy. A bear market is defined as a drop in a stock market index of 20% or more from the all-time high. Most bear market drops are…

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Gold or gold stocks?

What is the best investment? Gold, silver or gold mining stocks? It’s a good question, and an important one. I recommend you own some gold and silver. Gold and silver are real cash. Owning some real cash in a recession is a good idea. It gives you an emergency fund to use in case you…

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Bikenomics πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ

According to the Department of Transportation, in 2020 the average American household spent nearly $10,000 per year on gasoline, car maintenance, and other forms of transit. Transportation was the second largest item on the budget, being outpaced only by the cost of housing. With rising prices, that cost is almost certainly much higher today. What…

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Real Estate Investing With No Money Down 🏘️

Although the U.S. economy is headed into a recession, there are still plenty of opportunities to invest. I mentioned real estate in a previous post, and we’ll go into more detail here. 🏘️ I’m not recommending you buy real estate anywhere. Some markets are more attractive than others. With mortgage rates rising fast, it’s important…

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Prepare for Stagflation πŸ”₯

Wednesday morning the Federal Reserve raised the Federal Funds rate 0.25%. It now sits in a range of 0.25-0.5%. This is the beginning of a tightening cycle that will cause stocks to fall. However, it won’t stop inflation from creating a recession. We will see the beginning of a recession this year. There are several…

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Value is the New Safe Haven

With geopolitical uncertainty and higher inflation ahead, you should be investing in value stocks. ValueΒ is the new safe haven. A safe haven is an investment that will retain the value you’ve stored with minimal risk. Cash in a savings account is a form of a safe haven. U.S. government treasuries have also been viewed as…

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Great Home-Buying Locations

Even with the record surge in home prices, there are several cities (and states) in the U.S. where the cost of real estate is more reasonable. Additionally, some of these cities (and states) even give you financial incentives to live and work there. 1. Tulsa, OK. This city offers a $10,000 relocation award and a…

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State Veterans’ Educational Benefits πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

In addition to the Federal MGIB, post-9/11 GIB, and tuition assistance for active-duty, reserves, and national guard, some States offer additional tuition assistance (TA) for higher education. These are additive to federal educational benefits. I live in Washington, D.C., and hence researched some of the States closer to me. Here are some of the ones…

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Side-Hustle Ideas to Earn More Money

If you want to increase your income, here are a few ideas for remote work or work-from-home. This could be particularly useful to military spouses who are raising kids and moving every few years. 1. Lionbridge – working as an interpreter or translator 2. Boldly – working as a virtual assistant 3. Upwork – social…

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Save Money by Growing Food

Have you ever wanted to start a garden? Β As we approach the Spring season, this could be an excellent way to eat a healthier diet and save money. With the rising cost of groceries, gardens can become a lot more beneficial in helping you save. Here are a few tips if you’d like to start…

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