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Pros and Cons of Student Loans

The appeal of student loans is easy to see: they offer a means to pay for an education that promises a good career with decent pay for the student who earns a degree. The loans tend to be easily available to young people entering university, community college, or technical school, and the interest rates are… Continue Reading

Some of My Favorite Posts These Past Five Years

Some of My Favorite Posts These Past Five Years

As I have recently noted, last month The Amateur Financier had its fifth birthday.  By human standards, that’s barely a kindergartner, but for blogs, which have a tendency to last for only as long as the original writer (frequently a teenager) can stay motivated and focused, it’s practically ancient.  Surrounded by all the younger, hipper blogs,… Continue Reading

Book Review – The Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio

Book Review – The Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio

There’s a lot of possible investments that are out there, with perhaps the most commonly mentioned being stocks.  They are one of the single biggest investment categories, next to bonds and mutual funds (and since most mutual funds invest heavily in stocks, stocks definitely have a pretty heavy advantage there, as well).  If you are… Continue Reading