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Rebalancing Your Portfolio is Like Going to the Dentist

There’s probably nothing more uncomfortable than your visits to the dentist. I don’t know about yours, but my dentist doesn’t have the gentlest hands I can brag about. Once you’re seated on that dreaded chair, you’ll be as helpless as a toddler as she works on scraping the tartar buildup …

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Wolves of Wall Street
Investing
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Excessive Investment Fees: Is Your Portfolio Being Feasted Upon?

One of the most entertaining scenes in the movie ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ is when Mark Hanna (played by Matthew McConaughey) explains to new recruit Jordan Belford (Leonardo DiCaprio) how stockbroking business works over lunch of martini and cocaine. “F*** the clients. Your only responsibility is to put meat on …

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Pay ugliest debt first
Budgeting
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Forget Debt Snowball, Pay Off the Ugliest Debt First

Don’t blindly follow the experts. Follow what’s best for you. But you can’t go wrong with paying the ugliest debt first with a vengeance!

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America's Richest Immigrant in 2018
American dream

Here are America’s Richest Immigrants in 2019

Forbes recently published its annual list of billionaires for 2019. Not to be overshadowed, I too decided I’m making my richest immigrant list an annual thing; hoping this post can inspire and motivate fellow immigrants out there who are tired of hearing about the border wall.

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Never Invest in a Life Insurance
Insurance
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Why You Should Never Invest in a Life Insurance Policy

Besides the complexity and permanence, one thing permanent life policies have in common is they all stink and hence should be avoided as much as possible. Here’s why.

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Taxes

What If You Didn’t Have to Pay Taxes?

Do you find yourself constantly daydreaming about not paying taxes? Be careful what you wish for when you rub that magic lamp. Or you might end up like the 60-year-old husband who instantly turned 90 after wishing for a much younger wife!

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How to Ruin Your Investment Portfolio (Part III: Short Selling)
Investing

How to Ruin Your Investment Portfolio (Part III: Short Selling)

In Wall Street and beyond, there is no shortage of greedy people. Many will resort to strategies that are borderline immoral like short-selling stocks of company XYZ and wishing that the company loses half of its value so long as they profit from the trade— even if it meant that the company goes bankrupt and the majority of its employees are laid off.

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How to ruin your investment porfolio (Part II: Technical Analysis)
Investing

How to Ruin Your Investment Portfolio (Part II: Technical Analysis)

Humans are by nature impatient. At the supermarket counter, we’d constantly look into our watches when several people are queued ahead of us. If we’re in a hurry, we’d drive to another store even if it takes much longer to get there. And if we actually do, we’d honk on a car in front of us, at some stoplight along the way if the driver hesitates to proceed for safety.

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How to Ruin Your Investment Portfolio Part I
Investing

How to Ruin Your Investment Portfolio (Part I: Day Trading)

Almost everyone has heard of Aesop’s parable of “The Tortoise and the Hare”. In a nutshell, the story goes like this… There once was a hare who bragged about how fast he can run. Tired of the hare’s boastful behavior, the tortoise, challenges him to a race. The hare soon …

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No. 1 Destroyer of Wealth is Divorce
Relationships
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The No. 1 Destroyer of Wealth is Divorce

Out of the most feared and dreaded D’s in life, there’s probably no subject more shunned upon by money bloggers than the topic of divorce. It’s not a particularly difficult topic to write about, and yet many avoid the subject altogether. This is surprising because divorce is no longer a taboo considering its prevalence in modern society.

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