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A Trick for Valuing Stocks with High Dividend Yields

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, you need to use …

Using the P/E Ratio to Value a Stock

Value investors and non-value investors alike have long considered the price earnings ratio, which is also known as the p/e ratio for short, a useful …

How to Invest: When You’re Just Getting Started

By<p>Feb. 9, 2017 4:47 p.m. ET<p>Wall Street has an odd way of trying to get your business. The dizzying array of investment choices, mind-numbing jargon, …

The Best Places to Invest Down Payment Money

If you are saving money for a down payment on a home or other real estate, you may wonder what the best investment is for you to earn a return on …

8 Resources for Successful Real Estate Investing

Real Estate Investing Guide for New Investors<p>Updated May 09, 2018<p>For many people, real estate is the easiest to understand investment because it is …

What to Look for (and What to Ignore) When Analyzing Mutual Funds

Mutual Fund Analysis: 10 Things to Analyze (and 3 to Ignore)<p>What You Need to Know When Researching and Analyzing Funds<p>Updated April 12, 2018<p>Mutual …

Practical Ways to Live Off Your Investments Each Month

Years ago, people would work for a company for most of their adult life, and when it was time to call it quits, they would receive a nice watch and a …

5 free online classes to improve your financial literacy

Education has become a personal finance issue of late, with countless Millennials deep in student loan debt. But thanks to massively open online courses (MOOCs), you can learn—whether about money or music or marketing—for free.<p>Sometimes there is a fee for graded coursework, but you can still access …

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