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Navigating the Equifax Data Breach

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You have probably been hearing a lot about the recent data breach at Equifax. Here’s the key information that you need to know, as well as what you can do to significantly reduce your risk of identity theft or credit fraud. Ultimately, hackers stole a large amount of personal data from Equifax — including Social […]

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Financial Analysis of Upgrading to the iPhone 7

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Long story short, I shattered the screen on my iPhone 6 recently after two years of owning it without any issues.  The phone has worked great for me and isn’t showing any signs of wear.  The battery still holds a charge just fine, it processes information as quickly as the day I first got it, I’ve got […]

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Pay the Penalty!

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So everyone ‘knows’ that they should never withdraw from their retirement accounts until 59 1/2 years old, right?  Most people cite the 10% penalty that you’d have to pay to the IRS as the big prohibitive cost…but what if the math suggests otherwise?? I heard about the possibility that you may actually come out better […]

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Financial Independence

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Financial Independence

I consider myself privileged to have learned the value of money very early in my life, even though I grew up in a normal home without any major wealth. Starting before I could even ride a bike, my grammy and I would make a habit of getting up early on Sunday mornings to visit the flea market, […]

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Risks Are Everywhere

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Saying that “Risks are everywhere!” isn’t necessarily a profound statement, but it’s important to recognize from a high level that there are risks present in every aspect of our lives.  In most cases, we generally handle the risk by either avoiding it, knowingly accepting the risk, reducing the frequency or severity of the risk, or […]

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Top Podcasts

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Top Podcasts

With more time and distractions seeming to always take a bite out of my day, I found it hard to make time for daily self-improvement through reading books & articles online. Instead, I realized I could make the most of my time by listening to podcasts during workouts at the gym, commuting to work, performing […]

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Prior Year Contributions

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Prior Year Contributions

With the April 15th tax filing deadline coming up, many are considering making a prior year contribution for 2015 into their Traditional or Roth IRAs.  If you earned money during 2015 and are under 70.5 years old, it’s at least worth considering whether it’s in your best interest to contribute either some money to yours or even […]

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Student of Finance

The broader finance industry is constantly evolving and providing new challenges for practitioners and end users alike. Acknowledging this fact, the best way to effectively manage your own finances and the finances of others is to become a lifelong student of finance. Josh Street created the Student of Finance blog to share relevant and timely topics that are related to financial planning, investments, and managing wealth.

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The commentary on this website reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints and analyses of Joshua Street and should not be regarded as a description of services provided by his employer or its affiliates. The opinions expressed in this website are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual or on any specific security. It is only intended to provide general education about the financial industry. The views reflected in the commentary are subject to change at any time without notice. Nothing on this website constitutes investment advice, performance data or any recommendation that any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. Any mention of a particular security and related performance data is not a recommendation to buy or sell that security. Any indices referenced for comparison are unmanaged and cannot be invested into directly. Investments in securities involve the risk of loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.