The Debt Ceiling

The Debt Ceiling

By Andrew

If you’ve had your eye on the news, both financial and political, you know the current hot issue is the debt ceiling.  So what’s the big deal and what does this actually mean? The U.S. needs cash: The U.S. needs cash to pay it’s bills, just like anyone else.  And the U.S. uses debt (in…

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Venture Capital – the New Sports Book

Venture Capital – the New Sports Book

By admin

Are venture capitalists really just another form of bookies and entrepreneurs the mark? While I’m not quite ready to make that argument, there is at least one person who thinks there are some similarities. Here is the exact text: “Venture –funded companies attract talented people by appealing to a lottery mentality. Despite the high risk of…

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Planning makes better investing

Planning makes better investing

By Andrew

When residents of Main St are deciding how to begin the investing process, as we discussed previously, the first step is assessment.  There are some important things that any potential investor needs to ask themselves first: Making a Plan The market moves up and down, and that volatility is what scares investors.  Investing is not about buying…

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No Free Lunch

No Free Lunch

By Jeff

Continuing with our previous topics of how to make more money with your money, and how to just make more money period, I want to address the myth getting of something for nothing. One thing that residents of Main St should be aware of, if they are not already, is that there is no such…

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Learning the Trade of Trading

Learning the Trade of Trading

By Andrew

Invest Time in Investing As was discussed in the previous post, the best way to save more is not always to spend less, but to effectively use your skills and time.  Something that any resident of Main St. can learn to do is invest.  We discussed a few ways to invest (in gas, for example),…

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Spending is the New Saving

Spending is the New Saving

By admin

First things first—let me admit that I didn’t come up with this idea on my own. No, like most ideas, the catalyst was reading something else, somewhere else. This one happened to be in the form of a NY Times Article that helped me see the light. It’s a great article, and maybe I am…

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Personal Finance for Main St

When residents of Main St look for news on how the economy is performed that day, it's often reported in terms of how the "Dow" or the S&P 500 performed that day. So what is the Dow? Ditto for the S&P 500?

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