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Joshua Kennon

Updated Articles and Resources

By Joshua Kennon

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Six Steps to Retire Rich Created: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      These simple six steps to retire rich will help you ensure your golden years are spent comfortably. This article is part of the investing retirement center.
    • Investing Lessons from a Millionaire Dairy Farmer Created: Sunday, July 10, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 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.
    • Diversification Strategy for Beginners Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Among the first job of any new investor is to create a good diversification strategy that lowers risk and protects your savings.
    • ADR Fees and Your International Stock Investments Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      ADR fees are charged by sponsoring banks of foreign stocks to compensate them for currency translation and custody services.
    • How to Select a Mutual Fund - A 10-Part Guide to Picking Winning Mutual Funds Created: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      This article explains in ten parts how to successfully pick good mutual funds. On this page we discuss why you should always buy no-load mutual funds.
    • Dividend Growth Stocks Can Make Wonderful Buy and Hold Investments Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      For the buy and hold investor, dividend growth stocks can be a perfect portfolio fit." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The assets that you put in your capital preservation portfolio will depend on several factors, including when you need the funds." itemprop="description"><...
    • 3 Types of Opportunity Cost That Influence Your Investment Portfolio Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Here are three, practical ways you can think about opportunity cost trade-offs in your own investment portfolio. They include looking at liquidity, asset class and asset allocation, and investing ...
    • 8 Secrets to Achieving Financial Independence Created: Monday, December 15, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Discover some of the most remarkable secrets to freeing yourself from that special brand of anxiety that money troubles can elicit.
    • 3 Reasons To Consider Investing in Municipal Bonds for Income Created: Monday, August 27, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      When you have reached retirement, one of the most popular ways to generate passive income to augment your others sources of cash, such as Social Security or a pension check, is to invest your savin...
    • The Dividend Adjusted PEG Ratio Can Help You Find Undervalued Blue Chip Stocks Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      When it comes to investing in dividend stocks, some tools, such as the PEG ratio, don't work well in the real world. To compensate, we need to use something known as the dividend adjusted PEG rati...
    • Index Funds - The Dumb Money Almost Always Wins Created: Thursday, July 10, 2003 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Index funds provide a way for individual investors to match the overall returns of the stock market instead of buying mutual funds or hiring advisors to try to beat the market. This article explain...
    • Dividends 101 - The Beginner's Step-By-Step Overview of How Dividends Work Created: Friday, November 27, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 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...
    • How the Student Loan Debt Crisis Might Affect Investors Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      The student loan debt crisis is causing household formation among the young to decline, which has important ramifications for economics and investors.
    • How Scrooge McDuck Taught Me to Be Rich Created: Sunday, July 27, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Scrooge McDuck is the richest duck in the world and a major influence on me growing up in my question to build a fortune of my own. As a light hearted addition to the hundreds of articles in the site, I wanted to give you a real life breakdown of how Uncle Scrooge's philosophies have helped me build my companies. It's a good read, and you'll probably learn something that can help you manage your own portfolio or enterprises.
    • 401k Retirement Plan Created: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      A 401k retirement plan is a special type of account funded through pre-tax payroll deductions. The funds in a 401k retirement plan can be invested in a number of different stocks, bonds, mutual fun...
    • Lessons from a Secret Multi-Millionaire Created: Saturday, September 22, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Anne Scheiber retired from the IRS where she worked as an auditor. Using a $5,000 lump sum she had saved, and a pension of roughly $3,150, over the next 50+ years, she built a fortune that exceede...
    • Using Deferred Taxes To Increase Your Investment Returns Created: Monday, July 29, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Deferred taxes are a form of leverage without any of the drawbacks of ordinary leverage, meaning you can use it to increase your investment returns." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • The New Investor's Guide to Making Money Created: Monday, February 14, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      This basic guide to making money from your investments includes some of the best articles and resources about investing in and making money from stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, exchange t...
    • How to Negotiate a Credit Card Debt Settlement Created: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Before you can begin to invest and build wealth for you and your family, you must destroy your credit card debt. If you have fallen behind, or are desperately treading water trying to avoid late payments, the massive interest charges and late penalties can quickly cause your balance to balloon, making it even more difficult, if not impossible, to make progress. One solution is a credit card debt settlement that allows you to pay a lump sum and get out of your debt entirely.
    • Cash Dividends vs. Share Repurchases Created: Monday, September 18, 2006 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Which is better for your portfolio as an investor - cash dividends or share repurchases designed to increase earnings per share? This article discusses the pros and cons of dividends and share rep...
    • Real Estate vs. Stocks - Which Is the Better Investment? Created: Saturday, June 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Although both real estate and stocks offer substantial advantages, each come with their own risks. We examine these risks and discuss some of the other factors you may want to take into considerati...
    • Risk Arbitrage - Profiting from Mergers, Acquisitions and Liquidations Created: Sunday, July 04, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Arbitrage (sometimes called “risk arbitrage” or “merger arbitrage”) is a special type of investment operation that is meant to generate profit with little or no risk. This artic...
    • 10 Secrets of the Capitalist Class Created: Monday, November 09, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      The capitalist class represents the top 1 percent of wealth in the United States. By earning a living from their assets, the capitalist class is often able to enjoy life more and spend time with fa...
    • Dividend Reinvestment Programs, or DRIPs, Could Be Your Portfolio's Best Friend Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A dividend reinvestment program, or dividend reinvestment plan, is often called a DRIP. These low-cost or no-cost accounts allow you to buy shares of stock directly from a company through a sponso...
    • Warren Buffett Biography Created: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Read a biography of Warren Buffett, including his education under Ben Graham before gaining control of Berkshire Hathaway." itemprop="description">