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Professional Athletes and Managing Their Finances

It is important for professional athletes to engage in financial planning because they have the potential to earn a lot of money. However, their careers often last fewer years than others, and the career can end quickly with an injury. By planning for the future, they...

Personal Finance Tips Everyone Should Know

For as hard as personal finance moguls and analytics addicts can make finance seem, it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, there are a few common sense tweaks you can make to improve your personal finances right now. Set a Budget (and Stick to it) The first and...

Managing Money for Your Traveling Sports Team

If you haven't managed money for a youth sports team before, it can be intimidating. You will need to keep track of expenses and money that comes in, and you need to do it the right way. Take a look at the following tips for managing any team in youth sports. Choose a...

Understanding the Rule of 72

If you hang around in investment circles for long enough, you’re bound to run across the idea of “the Rule of 72.” But what exactly is this investment maxim, how does it work, and why is it so important? Introducing the Rule of 72 The most “101” way of describing the...

Is a Finance Career Right for You?

A job in finance can seem like a dreary life spent behind spreadsheets while drowning in percentages. However, nothing could be further from the truth – and if you’ve already thought so yourself, you may be well-suited for a career in finance. Qualities to Have First...

How to Create a Personal Budget

Creating a personal budget is like creating a personal diet – we all know we should do it, swear we’re “definitely going to do it” this year…and then never get around to doing it. Well, “never” ends now. These tips can help you whip your personal budget back into...

What Is Standard Deviation?

Standard deviation is one of those terms that can be instant roadblocks to those just getting into investing. However, you need not hit the brakes or turn back – this guide can help you rumble on full speed ahead with a basic understanding of what standard deviation...

Four Must-Read Finance Books

Whether you’re looking to be the next Warren Buffet, boost your stock portfolio, or simply want some business and economic advice, these books are must-reads. The Intelligent Investor A classic within investment circles since its publication in 1949, Benjamin Graham’s...

Investing Basics for Beginners

Investing can oftentimes be seen as intimidating because there’s a lot to understand about it. However, learning about investing is worthwhile as it’s a great way to set aside money for the future. The point of investing is to put your money to work by investing in...

How to Boost Your Portfolio Returns

Building a stock portfolio has the potential to reshape your financial viability for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, the very prospect of doing so can seem like an impossible headache for those who aren’t financially fluent. Thankfully, these quick and easy tips...