Ally Bank Review

Ally Bank has been around for a long time although the name is probably new to banking customers. Ally Bank used to be GMAC prior to 2009. GMAC was a large financial services unit that gave both auto and home loans. When GMAC converted into a bank holding company in 2009, the company transitioned into its new name Ally Financial. Ally Bank is a subsidiary of Ally Financial. … [Read More...]

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The Stock Market Is Overvalued

I am as big a stock market bull as anyone. The market has had a great run over the past few years and investors who stayed the course have made a great deal of money. I believe however a pullback is coming. It is simply too hard to find great values in the market now. Many great companies are trading at values (P/E, P/S, BV) that are simply too high based on their financials. (I love Amazon but a 1400 P/E ratio is outrageous for almost any company. … [Read More...]

Long Term Investors Have Been Rewarded

I have written many articles citing the benefits of long term investing over short term investing. Beating the market over the short term is simply too difficult for most investors to do. It is close to impossible to time the market. Most long time traders only have minimal success at buying low and selling high over the course of a few days. Long term investing gives the average investor the opportunity to make solid profits and reduces the emotional stress of watching the market day to day. … [Read More...]

A 97 Month Car Loan Is Ridiculous

Buying a car has always been an expensive proposition. Auto loans are often the second biggest expense that an individual has after buying a home. Despite an economy that has seen housing prices decline and wages stagnate, automobile prices have continued to rise. In order to deal with the rising prices of automobiles, lending institutions have been extended loan terms longer and longer. According to the Wall Street Journal, loan terms have hit a new record. … [Read More...]

Warren Buffett Named The Most Generous Billionaire

One of the reasons that I started this website is because I so admired the investing style of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. I have marveled at the investment strategy of Warren Buffett since my college days and have long since considered him one of the greatest minds in value investing. There is another reason however that I follow Buffett’s financial wisdom. Buffett has been a generous investor and his philanthropic endeavors continued in 2012. … [Read More...]

Abandon Ship On HP

The current fiscal cliff talks have caused a number of stocks to pull back in value. There are quite a few stocks who have become decent buying opportunities while others have become potentially worthless. One such company is in the technology industry. The company in question is the computer retailer Hewlett Packard Company (HPQ). Is HP a value play right now or a value trap? … [Read More...]

Buy Like Buffett In Black Enterprise

Pick up a copy of September 2012's Black Enterprise Magazine. I am in this month's edition making a few predictions about the overall direction of the stock market and giving my thoughts on three stocks that can benefit investors. I have selected one growth stock, one value stock, and one income stock that can make money for investors portfolios. … [Read More...]

Finding Growth In The Payroll Processing Industry

Investors often look in the wrong place when they are trying to find a company that can make them a lot of cash. Investors are attracted to the big name companies like Walmart's (WMT), Exxon's (XOM), Nike's (NKE), and Coca Cola's (KO) of the world. While these are all great companies that can make money for investors over time, they are not great growth stocks. Large cap stocks have a place in the portfolio of investors as income generators, defensive plays, or stable growers. Investors looking … [Read More...]

High Yielders For Dividend Investors

Investors that are in search of a good dividend in the current marketplace can still find good yields from companies generating high dividend yields. There are a number of companies paying out solid yields in all sorts of industries. The companies vary from small players to Fortune 500 companies. Here are a few good dividend plays. … [Read More...]

Internet Marketers That Are Making A Ton Of Money

The stories of the rise to wealth of famous people like Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Oprah Winfrey are legendary. They were each able to take their lifelong passions and turn them into billion dollar fortunes. There are other entrepreneurs that have made large amounts of income through innovative business ventures as well. Just because they are not on the cover of Forbes magazine does not mean that you cannot learn a thing or two from them. These 5 guys are making a ton of money on the … [Read More...]

5 Ways To Make $1,000 A Month Online

If you are looking to make some extra income then this is the post for you. It is possible for you to earn $1,000 a month right from the comforts of your own home. There is no limit on how much you could earn depending on how quickly you can turn out content. You may not get rich writing for all of these sites but you can pad your bank account. … [Read More...]

The Big Banks Are Keeping You Poor

Should you place your hard earned dollars in the hands of the Bank of Americas, Citigroups. Wells Fargos, and JP Morgan Chases? Most of the large banks have had short term hiccups but the big banks have always been able to find a way to generate profits over the long term. That is because banks are great at coming up with new ways to generate revenue. The revenue that is generated often comes at the expense of the banking customer. While big banks may merit an investment during times when the … [Read More...]

How I Took My Blog From $0 To A Consistent Income Stream

I did a webinar for eHow Money a year ago. It was a great opportunity to share my story about how I became a financial writer. I never really thought about it before but it was somewhat of a transition. My entire work history is in corporate finance and now I spend quite a bit of my time writing on personal finance. So, today I figured that I would take sometime to go through my journey and retrace my steps of growing my blog from virtually no readers (except my family!) to a solid readership … [Read More...]

How I Make Money Online

I am going to start with a post on how I make money on the Internet. Here are the ways that have worked for me so far. 1. Writing for other sites. Starting my blog has led to a number of different blogging jobs. Writing jobs have generated a consistent income stream for me. I have been able to create a passive income stream by writing for other sites. When I first started I was writing online I was making between $200 and $300 a month. Now, I can easily earn $2,000 writing for other … [Read More...]

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