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Weekend Wisdom: The Cure for the Uncertainty Blues

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There was some good economic news this week. There was some bad economic news this week.

Some people say we’re in for another economic disaster; others say the recovery is just starting.

And that means there are a still a lot of unknowns out there.

And there are — and, guess what?–there always will be a lot of unknowns out there.

The best you can do in uncertain times is stay informed and stay disciplined. There has never been a time in human history when the connection to knowledge has been this easy.

Here are a few links to get you started

Financial Samurai — Taking Money For Granted: What To Do If The Money Runs Out?

See Debt Run — How to Find $500 by Raiding Your Collections

Street Smart Finance — Why I Blog and Why You Should Too

Invest It Wisely — I Don’t Worry About Retirement Now, Do I?

My Journey to Millions — How Families Are Dealing With the Recession

Howard Lindzon — How to Invest for Profits and Joy

Pick the Brain — Post-traumatic Growth: What Research Says About Why Some Grow While Others Break In The Face of Adversity

The College Investor — Do You Know Henry?

Untemplater — How to Cope With The Agony of Waiting

One Cent at a Time — Tips to Avoid Online Auction Scams

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Rich Dad’s Cashflow Game: Free and Updated

Robert Kiyosaki recently updated the Rich Dad site, making it easier to find the Cashflow game. Look on the top left of the page.

Rich Dad's Cashflow Game is Free

Rich Dad's Cashflow Game is Free

Alternately, you can go to the Cashflow game page and log in. The trick is that you need to have a Rich Dad account, and you will need to sign up for one on the Rich Dad main website.

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Links for the End of the World… Or Maybe Not So Much

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Depending on who you talk to, the economy, the stock market, and the world as we know it is either in a free-for-all dive into oblivion, or is simply in a correction stage with the continuation of the bull market to continue.

Then there was the S&P 500 downgrading American debt. That should make for an interesting Monday morning for traders. I bet there’s a lot of Maalox sales at groceries stores around Wall Street.

(Here’s a good recap on the situation by Monevator.)

What do I believe about the sitch?

That wouldn’t be any fun. I would much rather show you what some other people–people a lot smarter than me–have to think. Here’s a list of what I’ve been reading about the stock market swan dive and debt status.

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Reading List: Money for Nothing and Links for Free

So, we hit a thousand posts here at Online Investing AI. That’s pretty cool right.

But this isn’t about patting ourselves on the back. This milestone actually gave me a pretty profound insight into the world of blogging. Blogging is a community and nothing inspires my writing… like my reading.

Here are some of my favorite bloggers–along with some new folks I’ve stumbled onto–and their personal financial advice and wisdom.

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Reading List: Some Investing and Finance Reading Highlights

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Bad news on the economic front. The American economy is stalled. Job growth is non-existent.

But thanks to some recent reading on Trend Following, I now realize there’s no such thing as a bad economy. You can make money in any economy. You can save money in any economy. You can also waste money in any economy.

It’s just a matter of keeping connected and continually educating yourself.

So, here’s what I’ve been reading…

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Personal Finance Disconnect. Develop Your Finance-Free Sacred Space

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The increasingly wired world has brought a lot of good things to those of us interested in trading, investing, and personal finance. It’s opened up unlimited venues to reviewing your portfolio, trading, checking out sale prices, group purchasing, finding jobs, and taking part in dozens of other money-related activities.

Unfortunately, it’s also… opened up unlimited venues to reviewing your portfolio, trading, checking out sale prices, group purchasing, finding jobs, and taking part in dozens of other money-related activities.

With smart phones and other mobile devices, it’s only gotten better… or worse.

Electronics are like any other technology developed by humans–they’re either weapons or tools.

After watching a guy obsess over his stock portfolio and reading this post in 99 percent, I decided to take a look at my own activities (habits more like it).

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Seven Invaluable Investment Resources

Today’s article is a guest post by Mariana Ashley, a freelance writer. She particularly enjoys writing about online colleges. She loves receiving reader feedback, which can be directed to mariana.ashley031@gmail.com.

Investment principles are some of the hardest subjects to learn through internet research. There is a variety of information out there for people on very different levels of expertise. On top of the variety of actually helpful resources, there are many other resources that are less than helpful but will still try to charge you for their service. Some will even steal your money.

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Luckily, there are more than enough helpful resources out there to steer any level of investor in the right direction. Figuring out what advice to take is not easy. That’s probably true of any confusing, convoluted topic. Specific, simple, get-rich-quick ideas tend to not hold up over time (i.e., “invest in this to get rich” strategies usually don’t work out).

 

Investopedia

This resource is a Godsend for anyone just starting out investing. It gives beginner, intermediate, and expert advice and covers a large variety of investment forms. From a complete and thorough guide to Certificates of Deposit Investing to an indepth, 12-part study of behavioral finance, Investopedia has a wealth of information designed to make you a better, more knowledgeable, and well-rounded trader. In addition to guides and articles, Investopedia has a variety of other services including calculators, a financial dictionary, trading simulators, and a CFA Exam Prep and Quizzer. Continue reading

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Great Stock Trading Resources

For the last few weeks, I have been focusing on learning how to trade stocks. And, I have found some outstanding resources that I want to share with you. One of the best is Stockbee, which I wrote about last time.

I think that one of the hardest things about learning to trade successfully is knowing where to get information. There is too much information available in books, newspapers and the internet. 99% of it is useless noise. I look for information that is clear, easy to understand, and also actionable.

One interesting site I found is the Kirk Report. After reading about Charles’ struggle to learn to trade, I was really interested in what he had learned. I read about his story, and I like how his goal is to help other people learn to trade. I haven’t yet signed up for his service, but if any subscribers have any comments please share them.

For those of you who are not members, there is plenty of free information available as well. It is listed as “free reports”.

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A Great Trading Resource: Stockbee

Yesterday I discovered a really outstanding stock trading site: Stockbee. I was searching for ways of finding stocks that have smooth trends. The idea was that if a stock has small retracements during a trend, then it is easy to determine when the trend has changed. And, it allows us to set a tight stop loss.

I was hoping to find some useful information on the topic, and I found it. (Here’s the post). What I also found was an outstanding resource for traders. One of the best things about the site is apparent from the post about smooth trends: it contains clear, actionable information. The author, Pradeep, even provides the Telechart code to find the smooth trending stocks!

How can I use this information?

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The Power of the Blog

After writing about our new hosting provider a few weeks ago, I have been thinking about the incredible empowerment that a blog delivers. For just $7 per month, you can deliver any content you want to anyone in the world with Internet access. This includes text, images and video.

You are probably saying, “So what? I already know that.” It seems obvious, but millions of people do not have a blog. In fact, most people do not have a blog. It allows us to share our ideas easily, effectively and quickly. And, it creates the opportunity to make money.

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