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For many, investing can come with baggage. People often make different associations with the term based on past experiences with parents, teachers, and friends. The portrayal of Wall Street culture in American cinema tends to portray a version of investing that quite possibly keeps a lot of would-be investors on the sidelines reading the financial news and wondering how the “wolves of Wall Street” keep finding fresh kills. Being a market-based investor is not just for the ultra-rich. It’s something nearly anyone with a job can do. It’s about setting goals, making a budget that includes investing, staying the course, and remaining disciplined to the basic principles of investing.
Dispelling the Belief that Thrift Means Living Without I want to start out by stating a little-known truth that can change your life: Thrift isn’t about living without. It is about actively deciding how to spend the money and resources you have in a way that brings the greatest value into your life.
A Great Alternative to Banking Making the choice to invest money in a credit union, rather than a bank, is often a decision that reflects cooperative values and community-building intent. Credit unions and banks offer a similar suite of products and services, but they are formed and run in very different ways.
When old man winter blows into town, your first reaction may be to change the tires, fill up the windshield-wiper fluid, and make sure the scraper is within easy reach. These measures will help you protect the exterior of your vehicle, but they won’t fully prepare your car for what is to come. The winter takes a serious toll on your vehicle’s fuel economy and the best way you can prepare is to build an arsenal of tactics to reduce the toll every time you drive.
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