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Joshua Kennon

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By Joshua Kennon

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    • Understanding a Holding Company Created: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      When you begin investing for the first time, you are going to encounter something known as a holding company quite often. In fact, many of the most successful companies in the world are really hol...
    • Traditional IRA and Roth IRA Contribution Limits Created: Friday, January 02, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      IRA contribution limits vary by year and age. This article charts the maximum allowable contribution to your IRA each year." itemprop="description">...
    • Return on Equity (ROE) Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Return on Equity, ROE, tells investors how much profit a company relative to the total amount of shareholder equity on the balance sheet. A high return on equity, or ROE, means a business is more l...
    • How to Become Wealthy Created: Monday, June 02, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      These nine financial keys will help you get on the road to financial freedom, build wealth, and become rich." itemprop="description"> Monday, September 14, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Intangible assets on the balance sheet represent items such as patents, rents, royalties, and other assets that don't have physical form but still have value. Intangible assets are an important par...
    • There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      No such thing as a free lunch, the famous adage, refers to the idea that it's impossible for a man to get something for nothing." itemprop="description">
    • Double Declining Balance Depreciation Method Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The double declining balance depreciation method is an accelerated depreciation method that increases the amount of charges taken during the first few years. The double declining balance depreciat...
    • The Complete Beginner's Guide to Saving Money Created: Monday, November 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here are some easy saving money tips for new investors who want to take some of the pain out of putting aside cash to build the funds available for investing.
    • Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA - Which is Better Created: Thursday, January 01, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Deciding whether to open a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA is a major decision with potentially large financial consequences. Both forms of the IRA are great ways to save for retirement, although each ...
    • Tips for Getting Started Making Money and Building Your Net Worth Created: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      With more than $71 trillion in assets in the United States, making money shouldn't be that difficult. It requires a few key behaviors and, to some extent, a stroke of luck such as good health and b...
    • Market Capitalization 101 Created: Monday, August 03, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Market capitalization is a term used on Wall Street that is extremely important. Although it is often heard on the nightly news and in financial textbooks, very few new investors know what market c...
    • Extraordinary and Nonrecurring Items or Events Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Extraordinary and nonrecurring items and events arise in the ordinary course of business. When analyzing an incomes statement, you should ignore them in your valuation." it-#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -->...
    • Small Business Owners Using Self-Employed 401(k) Plans to Start Investing Created: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If you own a small business you may be able to save much more money for retirement thanks to the higher contribution limits on solo 401(k) plans and self-employed 401(k) plans. This brief overview ...
    • Investment Research 101 Created: Saturday, January 03, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Many people are ready to take the plunge and begin researching their own investments. This article was designed to help the investor turn his ideas into profitable investments."
    • 3 Ways to Protect Your Portfolio from High Inflation Rates Created: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A high inflation rate can wreck havoc on your investment portfolio. There are three strategies you can try for coping with high inflation." itemprop="description" Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are six major advantages to forming a limited partnership. These include flexibility, the ability to pool money and access to economies of scale." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • What Is an Inflation Index? Created: Sunday, January 09, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      An inflation index is a tool used to measure the rate of inflation in an economy. There are several different ways to measure inflation, leading to more than one inflation index with different econ...
    • Understanding Stock Repurchase Plans Created: Monday, February 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A stock repurchase plan is one way a company can return money to shareholders without causing dividend tax liabilities." itemprop="description">> it...
    • What Is a Brokerage Account? Created: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A brokerage account is an account at a financial institution that allows an investor to buy, sell, trade and hold stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, etc. There are a number of different types of brokers and brokerage accounts.
    • 8 Secrets to Achieving Financial Independence Created: Monday, December 15, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Most of what you learned growing up about financial independence, money, income, and wealth are not true. This is understandable - think about whom you first learned them from (odds are good, it wa...
    • Inventory Turns / Inventory Turnover Created: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Inventory turns and inventory turnover is one of the easiest financial ratios to calculate using information found on the income statement and balance sheet." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • The Complete Beginner's Guide to Investing in Stock Created: Saturday, December 12, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      History has shown that owning stocks is one of the easiest and most profitable ways to grow your wealth over the long-term. Virtually every member of the Forbes 400 list got there because they own...
    • Working Capital Created: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Working capital on the balance sheet is calculated by taking current assets and subtracting the current liabilities." itemprop="description">> Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      These financial formulas, calculations and ratios can be used when analyzing an income statement. Memorize them because they will serve you well.
    • Investing Lessons from a Millionaire Dairy Farmer Created: Sunday, July 10, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A few years ago, a trust agent at a bank told me a story about his richest client, a millionaire dairy farmer, and what investing strategies he used." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Dividends 101 - The Beginner's Step-By-Step Overview of How Dividends Work Created: Friday, November 27, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      This dividends 101 step-by-step guide is your complete introduction to dividends, dividend investing, and much more. You'll discover why dividends are important to your portfolio, the process of ho...
    • Gross Profit Created: Saturday, August 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Gross profit on the income statement is the total revenue subtracted by the cost of generating that revenue, or cost of goods sold." itemprop="description">
    • 7 Rules of Wealth Building Created: Saturday, May 31, 2003 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      The seven rules of wealth building feature time tested keys to building wealth in your personal life while ensuring your time is spent on the things that really matter. This article is part of the ...
    • Real Estate vs. Stocks - Which Is the Better Investment? Created: Saturday, June 27, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Should you invest in real estate or stocks? The average investor has asked that question for decades, perhaps not truly understanding the difference between the two asset classes. Although both r...

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