Four Great Stocks for Dividends

A great way to boost your income is through dividend paying stocks. I did a little research and found five stocks that are not only great companies but also pay great dividends. New York Community Bancorp (NYBC) Dividend Amount: $0.25 Dividend Yield: 6.35% Earnings Per Share: $1.08 New York Community Bancorp is the largest bank holding company in the state of York and the fourth largest in the United States. The company has over $47 billion in assets and in New York City they’re the leading […]

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Steps To Building Wealth

Building financial wealth is something we all think about but rarely take the time to create a plan. Here are four simple steps to help you create your own plan. Start taking action today! 1.Determine your Financial Goals The first step to gaining financial wealth is to take the time to wright down all of your short-term and long-term financial goals. After you’ve wrote down your goals prioritize them. Take the time to read them every day so that they’re embedded in your mind. 2.Create a […]

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Make Money with the TradeKing Referral Program

Tradeking inherited me as a client back in 2012 when Zecco and TradeKing merged. Since then I have been using TradeKing and I’ve been pleased with their services. TradeKing is an online discount brokerage that was launched in December of 2005. TradeKing offers a low rate of $4.95 per stock, ETF, and options trading. Options have a standard per-contract fee, which is $0.65, which is cheaper than what many other services charge. If you’re in the market for an online broker TradeKing is worth looking into. […]

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Money Market vs. Certificate of Deposit (CD)

I often here individuals asking what’s the difference between a Money Market Account and a Certificate of Deposit (CD). A Money Market and a CD are both products of a bank or a credit union. They both earn interest and are both federally insured to a set limit amount by the FDIC or NCUSIF depending on whether you get them though a bank or credit union. Money Market Account A money market account (MMA) is an account that normally requires a minimum deposit (it’s a […]

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How to Payoff Student Loans in Nelnet

Updated: February 12, 2017 It’s now that time, time to start paying off your student loans. Many of us didn’t think twice about these loans while we were still enrolled in college and didn’t fear the consequences or think about the commitment of the loans when we accepted them before the start of each semester, and not that we had much of a choice we had to pay for the cost of tuition somehow. I just started to pay off my student loans and most of […]

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Term Life Insurance vs. Permanent Life Insurance

If you’re thinking about starting a life insurance policy you’re going to have many options depending on the company you go through and how you want your policy set up. There are different ways to set up a life insurance policy and different types of policies to choose from. The two main types are Term life Insurance and Permanent life Insurance.   Term Life Insurance   Term life insurance policies are just what their name says, the policies are effective for a term of time or […]

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Unconventional Investing

Once in a while, here at Oddballwealth.com we like to think outside the box. We have all heard of the common or conventional ways to invest your money whether it’s with mutual funds, ETFs (exchange-traded funds), 401k, IRAs, or individual stocks and equities. Although, it’s nice to sometimes think “outside the box”, when it comes to places or things to invest your money in. What is an Investment? An investment can be just about anything that you hold and expect to get a return on […]

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