Blog Archives

More Money Dedicated to Financial Literacy Training

The debt problems among Americans has caused widespread concern over recent years, as despite the economy and other financial issues it seems that many people simply cannot help but get themselves deeper and deeper into debt. A number of different

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in News

Study Says Political Parties Will Regulate Bad Credit Loan Lenders

The common perception in the United States is that Democratically-led states are more likely to regulate, or in some cases, prohibit payday loans. The other prevalent concept is that Republican-led states are less likely to regulate and reform payday loans.

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in News

Bakers Hughes to be Taken Over by Halliburton

On Monday, November 17th Halliburton Co. declared that it will take over Baker Hughes Inc. The purchase will involve Halliburton paying around $35 billion in cash & stock. The deal will create a giant in oilfield services that will take

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in News

Alabama Lawmakers to Tackle (again) Payday Lending Regulations

Last year, payday loan legislation was introduced in the Alabama House of Representatives, but it didn’t get very far in the Senate. With a new year and another legislative session upon the state, the issue is expected to be brought

See more ›

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in News

When to Start Managing Stocks Yourself

One couple of very conservative investors had the unwelcome shock of a $19,000 bill from the IRS. Where did all of this supposed income come from? Believe it or not it was from inherited stocks. They were all in mutual

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Investing

Can Vehicles be Good Investments

There’s an old saying that goes, “Buy things that appreciate, rent things that depreciate”. For most people this means buy real estate and lease cars. But this doesn’t necessarily work out. Houses require repairs and land needs development if they

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Investing

How Owners and Managers Run Corporations into the Ground

We can all be very thankful to the managers of Hostess Brands, Inc. Rarely have we ever been given such a clear picture of how a company can be driven into the ground by its managers. There is an inherent

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Investing

Best Form of Return: Capital Gains vs. Dividends

Which is the best form of return, capital gains or dividends? Capital gains are the money that you get from selling any asset for more than the amount you paid for it. If you buy a car, fix it up,

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Investing

When You Have Multiple Loans Which Should You Pay-off First

Many of us have not just many loans, but different kind of loans. So how do you go about the process of paying them all off? It’s a struggle between interest rate and cash flow. Cash flow is necessary to

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Loan Advice

Stick to What You Know When Investing in Stocks

How do you pick your stocks? Do you follow a certain adviser? Use a dartboard? Ask your dog or cat? There are many methods. There’s one standard piece of advice that may work against you, though, and that is to

See more ›

Tagged with:
Posted in Investing