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Kevin C

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Filling The Pig
General Finance
debt, saving money, investing
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If you’re looking for a simple way to track stocks and mutual funds, Yahoo Finance provides an easy way to set up your own portfolio and then add the stocks and mutual funds your interested in. Setting up your own portfolio is a great way to test your investment assumptions on how a specific stock […] The post How to Track Stocks and Mutual Funds using Yahoo Finance (Video) appeared first ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 10:57 PM
Who has the best identity theft protection services? I have written previously about my experiences with credit card fraud and provided my recommendations on how you can actively monitor your credit card transactions by lowering your transaction threshold to receive email alerts. Although credit card fraud is one area of concern when you think about […] The post Best Identity Theft Protection Services appeared first on . ...
Posted: Jul 18 2017 @ 11:16 AM
A target date fund is a mutual fund that has been created with the specific goal of providing an investment portfolio based on how long you have until retirement. Target date funds typically contain an assortment of stocks and fixed income securities, like bonds. Target date funds were created as a means of simplifying the […] The post What is a Target Date Fund? appeared first on . ...
Posted: Jul 16 2017 @ 9:45 AM
We’ve all done it.  We tell little white lies, to save face, boost our egos or maybe just to avoid an uncomfortable situation with a friend, because, well… we want to remain friends. You know! “I thought I responded to your email, I am sure I did.” Because of all the things you had to […] The post 2 Little White Lies We Tell Ourself to Justify Spending with Credit Cards ...
Posted: Jul 14 2017 @ 10:12 AM
Most often the discussion surrounding consumer debt focuses on how to get out of debt, why debt is bad, and why saving money is good.  In addition, debt is often a topic of interest for many personal finance books, blogs and websites, including Filling The Pig.  These perspectives are educational, relevant and important to the […] The post Understanding the Debt Trap from the Outside In – the Marketing of Debt ...
Posted: Jul 13 2017 @ 12:24 AM
Does the world of investing sometimes seem like a Rubik’s Cube? Simple Investing is the third eBook in the Filling The Pig personal finance series of books.  It provides the next step for creating financial independence by teaching you how to make sense of the investment landscape, so you can make more money with the […] The post Now Available! Simple Investing, A Beginners Guide to Understanding Investments & How to ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 7:42 PM
Mutual Funds can be a challenge to understand and research simply because there are so many of them.  How to Research a Mutual Fund is a short video that will provide you with 7 key variables to use to initially evaluate a mutual fund.  The video uses the Dividend Growth Fund (PRDGX) managed by T. […] The post How to Research a Mutual Fund (Video) appeared first on . ...
Posted: Jul 08 2017 @ 11:01 PM
(2 Minute Read) So what are the benefits of saving money and paying off debt?  Typically the discussion goes something like this…  Saving money will allow you to save for retirement or retire early. Having debt costs you more money, because of the interest charges you pay. Paying off debt saves you money. Saving money […] The post 11 Reasons to Save Money and Pay Off Debt appeared first on . ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 4:20 PM
Max the golden retriever turned 6 on June 28th, we have been through a lot together. Check out the short video when he was 8 weeks old and then his pics through the years.   ______________   Max @ 8 Weeks Even at a young age he made sure everyone knew who owned the love […] The post Max Through the Years appeared first on . ...
Posted: Jul 03 2017 @ 10:46 AM
Are you struggling to reach your financial goals? Most often when we think about reaching our financial goals we think of the daily or monthly processes or techniques that help us get there. Processes like: How to budget money. How to save money. How to spend less money. How to make more money. How to […] The post A Different Way to Reach Your Financial Goals, The Tiny Tweaks Principle appeared ...
Posted: Jun 29 2017 @ 1:31 PM


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