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Get advice to keep you cool during the #Brexit   #stockmarket  crash. Learn the historical perspective and steps to keep you calm today.
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Students, Teachers & Adults-Have Fun Making Money This Summer
By staff columnist, Alexandra Deluise
Making money in the summer time is always good – the days are longer, people seem to be in better moods, and there are some excellent seasonal places to apply for. Before signing yourself up for a seasonal restaurant job, though, try one of these 29 fun ways to make money this summer!
Sell the fruits (or veggies!) of your labor. If you have a garden, you can make extra money by selling produce from your land. You can also get a head start on the market and sell seedlings for people to plant their own gardens. You can charge extra for organic produce and seedlings as well.
Officiate weddings. Become a justice of the peace, and be a part of someone’s happiest memories. Bonus: you might get to stay for the reception, so enjoy that buffet! Get certified online to implement this fun way to make money.
DJ a party. This one might cost some money upfront, unless you work as an independent contractor for an already established DJ company. Since weddings are common during the warmer months, you may be able to land a gig working per diem at a company when they need backup DJs to handle the extra work load.
Easiest way ever to make cash! Get paid when you do stuff online with Swagbucks. My readers love to watch videos, take surveys, play games, and earn free stuff just by hanging out online. And for a limited time you get a free $5.00 sign up bonus!
Work at an amusement park. Bonus: you can probably ride that rollercoaster for free on your lunch break.
The summer is a great time to boost your income. Read these 29 fun ways to make money this summer. What are you waiting for?
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The 14 Best Father’s Day Ideas, Gifts and Activities
So much is made of Mom and Mother’s Day, and it seems like Dads get the short shrift. But, don’t forget about Dad, and make his day super with these best Father’s Day ideas, gifts and activities.
Dad deserves the Best Father’s Day!
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Virtual Assistant Job Description
This guest article is written by Manette Aquino, virtual assistant.
Along the path to wealth building, the foundation starts with earning more money. Either as a full-time, part-time or 2nd job review this virtual assistant job description and find out if you qualify. Working from home is desirable for those living in remote locations or with home-based responsibilities such as children or others to care for.
The evolution of internet technology brings a new world of job opportunities. It also encourages business owners to advertise online. Consequently, these developments create an increase in job opportunities for professionals who can provide online administrative, creative, or technical assistance.
Research shows a significant increase in demand for virtual assistants. Similarly, more and more students and stay-at-home moms and dads prefer to work as virtual assistants because they can work in the comfort of their own home, make money, and spend more time with the family.
What is a Virtual Assistant? The Virtual Assistant Job Description
A virtual assistant (VA) is an online office assistant who performs various tasks similar to a manager or an office administrator. He or she provides a variety of services, such as administrative support, sales, marketing, accounting, writing, editing, proofreading, graphics design, website development, and desktop publishing services. A virtual assistant works remotely from her home-office using her own computer, licensed software applications, phone, and internet connection.
The virtual assistant job description details how to make money, work from home, and become a virtual assistant. In Part 1 of this 3 part VA series learn from a real VA.
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Banking is a competitive industry with various account options available for the small-business owner. The No. 1 goal in business is to make a profit, and the type of bank account you select can either help or hinder reaching that goal. A business money market account is a financial tool that can assist business owners in maximizing their cash flow.

In previous decades, interest rates and returns on business money market accounts were higher than they are today. Currently, interest rates are expected to be on the rise — and business owners should do what they can to benefit from those rising interest rates. Learn how a money market account can increase cash flow for your small business and bolster returns on working capital — and help you meet that No. 1 business goal of making a profit.

Related: Everything You Need to Know About Business Credit Cards

What is a money market account?
A money market account is a hybrid checking and savings account. Money market accounts are available for individuals and might be referred to as traditional money market accounts. But money market accounts are also available for businesses, and a business money market account can be a valuable tool for an entrepreneur or small business.

Here are some distinct features of a money market account:

Typically earns more interest than an interest-bearing checking account
Might have some restrictions, such as number of transactions permitted per month
Allows check writing and usually provides an accompanying debit card
Insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation — up to $250,000 per account
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Help-What Should I do About a Stock Market Crash?
I got an email this morning from one of my freelance investment writing clients to find out if I could help investors worried about their 401k accounts after the Brexit stock market crash. Yesterday, Britain voted to leave the European Union-Brexit. I whipped out an article and decided, that even though I’m somewhat uncomfortable with video, I had to let you know how not to panic.
Investment markets tanked today and left many investors worried and uncertain how to proceed.
Here’s what to do now, after the Brexit stock market crash.
What should you do about a stock market crash? Britain left the European Union and the markets tanked. Here's what you need to know to avoid panic and distress.
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Expert Analysis in TradeKing Advisors Review Post
Welcome to this deep dive into the TradeKing Advisors Review expert series. You’ll walk away with a full blown analysis of their automated investing platform. This first part of the TradeKing Advisor review examines their goal-based investment approach and gives a window into the initial investor questionnaire. You’ll get answers to how TradeKing Advisors chooses the individual investment funds, who’s behind their investment approach, fees and details about their distinct active investment strategy.

Part 2 of the TradeKing Advisor review delves into their unique RiskAssist ® program, historical performance of various portfolios, additional features and a final pros and cons conclusion.

TradeKing Advisors is a unique offering in the robo-advisory field. Similar to many of its competitors, the company offers passive investment portfolios designed to go along with your individual risk preference. The TradeKing Advisors passive investing option is called the Core Strategy.

Distinct from most other robo-advisors, TradeKing Advisors also offers investors an opportunity for active management with the Momentum Strategy investment portfolio. This choice attempts to take advantage of market moves with the goal of beating the passive investment strategy.

Both of the TradeKing Advisors robo-advisor offerings are worth a look.
Tradeking Advisors Review offers an expert analysis of this unique robo-advisor platform. Includes-distinct active & passive index investing approaches.
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401k Myth #1 – The 401k is the Best Place for All of My Retirement Savings
Not necessarily.
There are many different types of 401k plans and some are better than others. In general, you hope that your workplace 401k plan has low fee mutual funds along with low management expenses. It’s also desirable for your 401k to have a point person, or offer access to professional advice for your questions.
If your 401k investment choices are filled with high fee, actively managed mutual funds, company stock, or other less desirable choices you need to consider other types of accounts for your retirement dollars. In this case, only invest enough in your employer’s 401k plan to receive the company match, and invest the remainder of your retirement savings in a Roth IRA or traditional IRA outside of the company plan.
Bonus; You Don’t Need an IRA-There’s Always Social Security>>>
401k Myth #2 – If I Invest the Minimum in My 401k, Then I’ll Have Enough Retirement Savings
False.
This is absolutely false. What if you’re age 35 and you invest $100 per month for 30 years in your retirement account. Let’s take a conservative approach and assume that the $100 is invested each month in a fixed bond fund with an average rate of return of 3% per year. At age 65, your account will be worth $58,419. You’ll have invested $36,000 over 30 years and that money will not even double during the time it’s invested.
Set it and forget it isn't the way to go with your 401k. Read about 401k myths exposed. Don't believe the retirement hype.
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Banking is a competitive industry with various account options available for the small-business owner. The No. 1 goal in business is to make a profit, and the type of bank account you select can either help or hinder reaching that goal. A business money market account is a financial tool that can assist business owners in maximizing their cash flow.

In previous decades, interest rates and returns on business money market accounts were higher than they are today. Currently, interest rates are expected to be on the rise — and business owners should do what they can to benefit from those rising interest rates. Learn how a money market account can increase cash flow for your small business and bolster returns on working capital — and help you meet that No. 1 business goal of making a profit.

Related: Everything You Need to Know About Business Credit Cards

What is a money market account?
A money market account is a hybrid checking and savings account. Money market accounts are available for individuals and might be referred to as traditional money market accounts. But money market accounts are also available for businesses, and a business money market account can be a valuable tool for an entrepreneur or small business.

Here are some distinct features of a money market account:

Typically earns more interest than an interest-bearing checking account
Might have some restrictions, such as number of transactions permitted per month
Allows check writing and usually provides an accompanying debit card
Insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation — up to $250,000 per account
1. Boost Your Profit Margin
A profit margin isn't strictly reserved for businesses; it also applies to you. “By increasing the gap between what you earn and what you spend, you end up with a profit in exactly the same way a business earns a profit," said J.D. Roth of personal finance blog MoneyBoss.com. "This profit can then be used to pursue your long-term financial goals.”

To specifically reach a million bucks, you’ll need to boost your savings rate substantially more than the normal 5 percent to 15 percent, said Roth. He suggested saving half of your income, and noted that you'll have to make hard choices of deferring present spending in exchange for future financial success. For two-income families, he suggested choosing to live on one income, and saving and investing the other salary.
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Expert Analysis in TradeKing Advisors Review Post
Welcome to this deep dive into the TradeKing Advisors Review expert series. You’ll walk away with a full blown analysis of their automated investing platform. This first part of the TradeKing Advisor review examines their goal-based investment approach and gives a window into the initial investor questionnaire. You’ll get answers to how TradeKing Advisors chooses the individual investment funds, who’s behind their investment approach, fees and details about their distinct active investment strategy.

Part 2 of the TradeKing Advisor review delves into their unique RiskAssist ® program, historical performance of various portfolios, additional features and a final pros and cons conclusion.

TradeKing Advisors is a unique offering in the robo-advisory field. Similar to many of its competitors, the company offers passive investment portfolios designed to go along with your individual risk preference. The TradeKing Advisors passive investing option is called the Core Strategy.

Distinct from most other robo-advisors, TradeKing Advisors also offers investors an opportunity for active management with the Momentum Strategy investment portfolio. This choice attempts to take advantage of market moves with the goal of beating the passive investment strategy.

Both of the TradeKing Advisors robo-advisor offerings are worth a look.

You’ll Benefit from TradeKing Advisors If You’re Looking for:
A goal-based investment approach.
A robo-advisor with low fees and wide diversification opportunities.
A robo-advisor with a program to help minimize risk.
A robo-advisor with a low $500 investment minimum.
Model portfolios created by an SEC registered investment advisor, Ibbotson Associates, who is a top provider of portfolio management services (with $105 billion in assets under management).
A robo-advisor with the option to choose an active management strategy.
Tradeking Advisors Review offers an expert analysis of this unique robo-advisor platform. Includes-distinct active & passive index investing approaches.
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  • Wealth Media, LLC
    CEO, 2013 - present
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    Publisher, 2010 - present
    Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.com - Save, Invest, Build Wealth
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Investing + finance writer, former portfolio manager, university Investments instructor & website publisher; http://barbarafriedbergpersonalfinance.com and http://www.roboadvisorpros.com/
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"How to Get Rich; Wealth Building Guide for the Financially Illiterate" on Amazon, http://barbarafriedbergpersonalfinance.com/press/ Editor and author of "Personal Finance: An Encyclopedia of Modern Money Management" (Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, 2014)
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  • Miami University
    MS-Counseling
  • University of Cincinnati
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