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The Best Real Estate Mutual Fund Ever

For me to come out and recommend a real estate fund, you know this mutual fund needs to be more than truly outstanding. I’m very bearish on real estate as the regular readers know very well. But this real estate fund, plus its other fund offerings in other categories are simply outstanding. In fact, I […]

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Roth IRA Conversion

One of the most exciting developments in terms of retirement savings for high incomer earners in last year’s Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 (TIPRA, signed by President Bush on May 17, 2006) was elimination of the Roth conversion eligibility limit after 2009. In addition, in 2010 only, the extra tax incurred for […]

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Robert Kiyosaki: A Smart Investor

Making predictions is a tough business, but learn from this master of words, Robert Kiyosaki (RK), on making “accurate” predictions. What does this guy think of the recent stock market right now? When my book “Rich Dad’s Prophecy” was released in 2002, most financial newspapers and magazines trashed it because I discussed a looming stock […]

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Zecco Part 2

I’ve got some good feed back on my review (Part 1, Part 2) of Zecco.com the online broker with free trades. I was pretty even handed: Zecco does offer free trades as promised and their order execution was reasonable; however, I experienced some problems with withholdings and wasn’t happy with how the reporting was handled. […]

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Carnival Of Real Estate

Welcome to the carnival of real estate, hosted at 1stMillionAt33. There are over 30 entries. Plenty of readings for anyone interested learning more about real estate. The entries are listed mostly in the submission order by the categories. Please check out the articles that interest you. My personal pick of the week for carnival of […]

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Carnival Real Estate (01-29-2007)

Welcome to the carnival of real estate, hosted at 1stMillionAt33. There are over 30 entries. Plenty of readings for anyone interested learning more about real estate. The entries are listed mostly in the submission order by the categories. Please check out the articles that interest you. My personal pick of the week for carnival of […]

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Oil Tanker

My quest for more dividend paying stocks led me to another category that my partner Frugal wrote about a while ago: oil tanker shipping companies. The short list he gave was: Nordic American (NAT), Frontline (FRO), General Maritime (GMR), and Knightsbridge (VLCCF). Of the group, I like the current chart of NAT (yielding 15.9%) the […]

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529: Plan Early Retirement

A while ago, I wrote about 529 plans and new tax deductions in some states. Just to recap the basics about 529 plans: Contributions are not deductible on federal returns; however, many states provide a deduction for contribution to in-state plans. Certain states even have deductions for contribution to out-of-state plans. Although the state income […]

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Zecco Trading

Gathering from your questions after the first part of this review, there is a lot of interest in Zecco.com and their promise of zero commission trades. In the concluding portion of this review, I’ll describe my impressions about their order execution, answer some reader questions, as well as relay some difficulties I’ve been having. Order […]

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