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Investing in Video Games

Over the past couple of weeks two of the most popular videos games of the past decade came out, Call of Duty: lack Ops 2 and Halo 4. In just a matter of days the Nintendo Wii U will also be available for players to fawn over. Video games have become a fairly big business […]

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Generation X is Worried the Most About Retirement

Results from a 2012 poll are showing that more Americans are worried about retirement, and it isn’t just baby boomers anymore. According to a survey conduced by the Pew Research Center 4 in 10 Americans are “not too” or “not at all” confident that they will have enough money saved up to retire. The majority […]

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4 Unusual Money Making Investments

Stocks, bonds, dividends, yields; if any of those words sound like gibberish then it’s likely you’re not a stock market investor. When it comes to investing, people are more likely to think about the stock market, or maybe even a retirement fund than actual valuables. If you’re a collector you probably know that some collectibles […]

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Upcoming Deadlines for Retirement Investments

If you have a retirement investment portfolio that contains one or more individual retirement arrangements (also known as individual retirement accounts or IRAs), a 401(k), and perhaps a Roth IRA, there are key dates for you to be aware of in the upcoming months. IRAs, in particular, have several deadlines that might be easily missed. […]

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The Investment Income Tax

The tax on investment income is due to increase by at least 3.8 percentage points. If lawmakers can’t reach an agreement, the increase could go up even higher. The 3.8 percent surtax — the amount of the Medicare surtax on high earners under the Affordable Care Act — will be levied on investment income for […]