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How’s your 401(k) or IRA doing? A typical 401(k) plan returns from 5% to 8% based on a portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds and other conservative investments. If your retirement plan is not meeting expectations, you may be tempted by the high returns of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin – but should you be wary
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By Kelly Hartog “…I think it says a lot about the cryptocurrency space in general that a currency with a dog on it which hasn’t released a software update in over 2 years has a $1B (billion) market cap.” That was written by Jackson Palmer, the co-creator of Dogecoin, a parody cryptocurrency — named for
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When most people hear about numbers at the box office, they think of Hollywood and the movie industry. However, Broadway theater productions can rack up impressive numbers, with some shows crossing the billion-dollar plateau in worldwide box office receipts. Collectively, Broadway brought in a record $1.37 billion in revenue in the 2015-2016 season — not
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When it comes to the many different ways you can invest your money, investing in guns is probably not the first thing that pops into your mind. Firearms are usually bought for protection or sport. However, some people buy them as an investment, hoping that their value will increase over time. This has especially been
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Did you ever stare at the inside of your luxurious Bentley automobile and think, “Something’s missing, but I can’t quite put my finger on it?” We haven’t, either. For fun, let’s assume you did manage to buy a Bentley. As long as you’re dreaming, why not make it the Bentley Bentayga SUV? Bentley refers to
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Losing weight is hard. You can go for several days with significant progress and then fall victim to the Ben and Jerry’s taunting you from the freezer. Some extra incentive could help you maintain a healthier lifestyle, and for most of us, cash does the job nicely. Imagine that you would have to pay extra
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For most Americans, a prolonged period of unusually low oil prices is a positive. It costs less to fill your tank at the gas station, and lower transportation costs keep the price of goods relatively low. However, there are a few people who are not happy to see low oil prices — led by those
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Financial professionals have a greater understanding of the value of social media and are seeing dividends from increased use of social media. That is the essence of the findings from the annual Financial Professionals Social Media Adoption Study from American Century Investments. The vast majority of financial professionals have at least some experience with social
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Investing in classic cars is an excellent way to make money if you know what you are doing, and it is an even better way to lose money if you do not. Recent returns on classic cars are attractive. The Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI), a tracker of exotic cars, reported a 39% increase in
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What makes a painting worth $100 million or more? It only takes one thing — a buyer who likes it enough to pay that high of a price. The fame of the artist and an alluring backstory play a role, as does an appraisal from experts in the field, but in the end it boils
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The Foreign Currency Market, often called the FOREX or FX market, is a marketplace for the buying and selling of currencies, which are considered a form of commodity. Investors make or lose money based on changes in the value of relative currencies. Trades on the FOREX market are made in currency pairs – you are
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