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Markets Rising as Stimulus Talks Turn Real

Markets Rising as Stimulus Talks Turn Real

There’s now some serious talk about stimulus checks and some surprisingly low jobless claims coming in, Wall Street is looking optimistic. The markets rose on Thursday in response to this optimism, with corporate earnings over the past week assuaging fears that the markets could be volatile. According to the Labor …

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What’s Going on with GameStop’s Stock?

What’s Going on with GameStop’s Stock?

If you follow stock trading at all, you might have noticed something very weird happening with the stock of video game seller GameStop. The company has been considered to be circling the drain for some time now, due to the shifting landscape of video game distribution. Many gamers have switched …

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Choosing the Right CD Account for Your Financial Needs

Choosing the Right CD Account for Your Financial Needs

Who doesn’t love predictability? I thrive on predictability; to the point that when anything does not go my way, according to my schedule and my timeline and my plan on any given day, I’m suddenly discombobulated and out-of-sorts. Fortunately, it does not happen all that often, and that is saying …

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What to Do With Your Stimulus Money

What to Do With Your Stimulus Money

There’s nothing quite like a sudden windfall of cash, right? In the past year, Congress approved a $1200 stimulus in March and then a second, smaller $600 stimulus in December. If the Biden Administration’s plan to increase the size of the stimulus to $2,000 goes through, people who qualify might …

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Are Bonds Beneficial Forms of Retirement Savings?

Are Bonds Beneficial Forms of Retirement Savings?

In September, I’ll turn 33. I’m putting some serious thought into retirement. Okay, so I’m putting money away for retirement and dreaming of the days when my kids are big enough to use the potty without any of my assistance required, and the day that they don’t wake me up …

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What Exactly is a Certificate of Deposit?

What Exactly is a Certificate of Deposit?

Bank accounts seem pretty cut and dried to some, but much more confusing to others. Take, for example, the fact that you can get a basic savings account and checking account. Many people feel this is where banking begins and end. You have money to spend on expenses, and money …

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