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How to Build a "Rainy-Day" Fund

by FDIC

Build your own rainy-day fund and borrow from yourself. The best way to avoid a cash crunch is to put money into an emergency savings account that you can use to pay for unforeseen ...

Become a Commodity Broker – Top Four Tips to Follow

Tip Number One: Always, always use stops to help define risk! As the well-known economist John Maynard Keyes once cautioned, “The markets can remain irrationa...

Where to Invest?

My wife and I have been saving our extra money for a long time and would like to make some investments with it. I’d like to know where to invest? The answer t...

Fannie Mae vs. Freddie Mac

When the recession struck huge bailouts were given to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and in an instant these unknown entities became household names. Even after th...

What is the Best Investment?

  When considering how to put their valuable time and hard earned money to optimal use, many people express an interest in determining the best investment ...

Week 13: Personal Finance Guide Review – Part II

So You Think You Know Personal Finance? It’s now time to review more of our previous Personal Finance Guide articles as we gear up for Financial Literacy ...

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