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Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Mutual funds
Topic: Financial advisors push stock during pandemic
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Re: Financial advisors push stock during pandemic

There are resources in which you can get free financial advice during a crisis, including Covid-19 Pandemic. Organizations, even national groups, can give advice on investing, debt reduction, whether to cash in a 401K or whatever. Find the list of agencies here. https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/F...
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Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: I have a bond ladder and the terms are below
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: I have a bond ladder and the terms are below

Hi Lena We agree. Bond ladders are tough to do, and probably impossible with government debt. Anyone who wants to do a ladder bond ladder would need to invest in more high yield corporate debt for any yield. While that can be an option, there is of course more risk there. Impossible to do this type ...
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Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Bad Q1 earnings caused by coronavirus
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: Bad Q1 earnings caused by coronavirus

Hi Brittany That is actually one of the best times to buy stocks. You want to buy when "news is bad". Generally the stock market bottoms out when a recession starts....then it continues to go up even while we are in the recession. Bad news is historically one of the best times to purchase stocks. Wh...
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Pensions
Topic: Teacher pensions
Replies: 1
Views: 951

Re: Teacher pensions

Teachers obviously hold a key role in American society. While our schools are behind other countries (and there are many reasons for that), the point being we need a strong educational system and teachers. So if they get a decent pension, so be it. As many are underpaid for their entire career. Teac...
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Stocks
Topic: What stock ETF advice do you suggest?
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

Re: What stock ETF advice do you suggest?

Yes, there were 3.1 million who filed for un-employment. Honestly, with the huge market sell off, buying just an S&P 500 ETF is probably a good idea! Get some diversification. Our Unemployment numbers are going to Skyrocket very fast with NJ alone reporting 15,000 new claims in just One Day. At that...
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Expenses
Topic: Worked full time and lived within a budget
Replies: 7
Views: 3660

Re: Worked full time and lived within a budget

This is why it is so important to pay yourself first. That way, no matter what happens in the future, you have something to your name. https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/Fin ... elf-first/
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: the qualify of bonds during a crisis
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: the qualify of bonds during a crisis

We are not sure what is going on in the bond market. Trillions of dollars of government bonds (sovereign debt) is trading under zero percent. This means people are actually LOSING money. While the total varies by the day, it is 13 to 180 trillion or so with negative interest rates. So while governme...
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Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Credit cards
Topic: Financial troubles with credit card debts
Replies: 2
Views: 1974

Re: Financial troubles with credit card debts

That is great you have a job and are asking for help as well as say you live frugally. There is one main free non-profit in Charleston SC. It is Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Charleston and the Trident Area. it is on Lacross Rd and phone number is (843) 735-7802. With those loans and car bi...
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Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Savings
Topic: I saved 60% of my income living overseas
Replies: 1
Views: 1387

Re: I saved 60% of my income living overseas

That is an incredible story. While of course not everyone (or very few people) have the desire/ability/etc. to live overseas, or retire there, what you did with investing at age 20 and having an uncle that stressed financial literacy - all great stuff! You used that knowledge you had and executed on...
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Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Looking to buy with market down 30%
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Looking to buy with market down 30%

Well, good dialogue. Question Shantai. Using your logic, why have not margin calls be called by the brokers? Wouldn't brokers have already made investors using margin sell assets, as stocks have been down for days/weeks and margin calls are usually made within a few days. hi Brittany, I would not bu...