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Jeff Rose

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Good Financial Cents
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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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As a kid, I had no aspirations of being a business owner or entrepreneur. I was a baseball card collector investing way too much money in Jose Canseco baseball cards.  (That probably ranks as one of the worst investments I’ve ever made but, hey – I was just a kid). Even going into college, I... Continue Reading--> The post 5 Crucial Lessons I Learned by Starting My Own Business appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 9:50 AM
If you’ve been thinking about moving your investments to a new broker, Ally Invest needs to be on your shortlist. Part of the Ally Bank family, it’s one of the top investment brokerages available, especially when you look at all the services they have for just about every area of your financial life. Open an... Continue Reading--> The post Ally Invest Review – Affordable Online Stock Trading Platform appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 16 2018 @ 11:40 AM
You probably won't be surprised to hear there are over 6,000 banks and another 6,000 credit unions in the United States. You can't drive down the road without passing at least a dozen different banks. If you're looking for a new bank, it can be an overwhelming search. Each bank or credit union is going... Continue Reading--> The post Navy Federal Credit Union Review appeared first on Good Financial Cents. ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 4:50 PM
Raising your credit score 100 points is easier than many people might think, especially if you currently have bad credit. Step 1 – Know Where You Are Pull your credit score to determine where you are and how much damage control you need to do. There are dozens of websites that you can use, but... Continue Reading--> The post How to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points or More in Less ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 4:46 PM
I get asked pretty frequently about what the requirements are to become a Certified Financial Planner™ and what I went through to achieve the designation. Knowing there are over 800,000 people who can be considered “financial advisors” to some degree, I knew I had to differentiate myself. But, it wasn't all about being different; it... Continue Reading--> The post How To Become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) appeared first on Good ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 12:57 PM
In this day and age, professionals are laden with the alphabet after their names. My industry is no exception. When I started my career with my previous firm, we immediately acquired the AAMS (Accredited Asset Managment Specialist) Designation. While serving in Iraq, in my downtime I studied for the CRPC (Chartered Retirement Planning Consultant). These... Continue Reading--> The post What is a Certified Financial Planner, and should you use one' appeared ...
Posted: Jan 30 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Most investment portfolios and retirement plans are invested in stocks and fixed-income investments. But real estate is an excellent portfolio diversification because it’s a “hard asset”. As well, the long-term investment performance of real estate is hard to argue with. Adding some real estate to your portfolio can improve your investment returns over the long... Continue Reading--> The post How To Invest in Real Estate (11 Different Ways!) appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 26 2018 @ 3:56 PM
When you’re a teenager or young adult, buying car insurance isn’t the most pleasant of experiences. On the one hand, auto insurance coverage is required for all drivers in every state in the US (except New Hampshire). On the other, teenagers and young adults pay the highest premiums for coverage. We’re going to try and... Continue Reading--> The post Who Has The Best Car Insurance for Young Adults in 2018' appeared ...
Posted: Jan 24 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Creating an estate plan, writing down your last will and testaments, and identifying a healthcare proxy don’t seem like a fun way to spend a weekend. However, organizing your end of life paperwork and making sure you have a plan for your finances are some of the most important tasks you can complete as an... Continue Reading--> The post Your Last Will and Testament appeared first on Good Financial Cents. ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 8:06 PM
There are plenty of different banks and credit unions for you to use all across the country. Each of them has different products, perks, and disadvantages you'll need to consider when you're shopping around for the perfect bank. What separates one from another' Today we're going to look at First Tech Federal Credit Union. We'll... Continue Reading--> The post First Tech Federal Credit Union Review appeared first on Good Financial Cents. ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 7:31 PM


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