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July 2013



To be a Good Investor, Do You Need to be a Good Gambler?

July 30, 2013 – Comments (12)

While gambler's are synonymous with being broke, degenerate, and losers they are also something that may be an asset to being an investor - risk takers.  When you look back and the past several years and you can actually do this with any given year (bull or bear market), there are always a group of a dozen or so stocks that are in the media but are risky.  They are risky because the businesses are declining, the stocks have dropped in share price, or the future speaks of doom.  [more]



Giving Yourself A Raise

July 05, 2013 – Comments (3)

People every year are looking out for that big 'raise' at work.  For most of us in the workforce that are on salaries, that usually means 5% or less.  Actually 5% is almost unheard of these days.  Some companies - especially larger ones - give 2% or lower.  You get to the point where you are complaining about getting either 1.25% or 1.10%.  Nevertheless, these raises that people complain about really don't amount to much - at least when you compare them to what kind of raise YOU can give YOURSELF.  [more]

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