5 Bicycle Maintenance Routines to Avoid Costly Repairs and Injuries

June 3, 2016
5 Bicycle Maintenance Routines to Avoid Costly Repairs and Injuries

More people than ever are biking to save money on transportation. The number of bike trips in the U.S. more than doubled between 2001 and 2009, from 1.7 billion to 4 billion, according to the National Household Travel Survey. In bicycle friendly communities, bike commuting rates increased 105 percent from 2000 to 2013. In areas […]

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Growing Without Letting Go of the Startup Culture

May 31, 2016
Growing Without Letting Go of the Startup Culture

If you’re a fan of the hit HBO show Silicon Valley, then you may be able to identify with the lead character’s plight to keep his burgeoning business from growing out of his control. He and his close-knit team that launched the company is having a hard time letting go of the startup culture. It’s […]

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How Millennials Can Get Started Investing with Limited Funds

May 29, 2016
How Millennials Can Get Started Investing with Limited Funds

When your funds are limited, realizing that you need to cut your budget even more can hard to accept. But what if I told you shaving just $10 from your grocery budget and investing it instead could allow you to turn that $10 into $20? You’d probably want to do it, wouldn’t you? I’m not […]

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What Do You Need to Build a Better Mousetrap

May 26, 2016
What Do You Need to Build a Better Mousetrap

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door…”  – a modern rephrasing of a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson What does the phrase build a better mousetrap mean? It means you should build and innovate if you want to be successful. It means you should create something, but maybe […]

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Copy Trading Increasingly Appeals to Novice Investors

May 24, 2016
Copy Trading Increasingly Appeals to Novice Investors

The number of so-called copy trading platforms continues to rise, with these startups saying they can give ordinary people the opportunity to make the sort of high returns once reserved for hedge funds and expert investors. With such online platforms, individual retail investors are able to directly copy the buying and selling patterns of proven, […]

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How To Build a Dividend Growth Portfolio for Growing Retirement Income

May 23, 2016
How To Build a Dividend Growth Portfolio for Growing Retirement Income

This is a guest contribution from Ben Reynolds at Sure Dividend. Sure Dividend uses The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing to systematically build high quality dividend growth portfolios. Sean at One Smart Dollar recently laid out 3 scary facts about social security cuts in retirement: The social security fund is expected to be depleted around […]

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Tips for Reducing the Costs of Raising Your Child

May 15, 2016
Tips for Reducing the Costs of Raising Your Child

There is likely no greater joy in the world than becoming a parent. Whether planned or unexpected, bringing a little person into the world comes with a lot of responsibility. While most of that responsibility falls under your ability to nurture, guide, and support your child, there is also an increased financial responsibility. From nursery […]

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