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Eric Tyson, best-selling author of Personal Finance for Dummies and Investing for Dummies, economist and advisor, analyzes financial news and provides financial planning insights. Eric Tyson's got your back and is looking out for you!

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But, increasing numbers of states are raising their exemption amounts or eliminating these taxes altogether
Why too much of this tends to eventually be bad news for stock prices
Post Mortem on the 2016 Election and Implications for Your Money Decisions
Should you skew your investment allocation towards "undervalued" asset classes
What are the short-term and long-term consequences of the historic vote?

Worth Examining

Simplifies collection and analysis of lots of helpful community and real estate data
New monitoring devices make home measuring and tracking over time a snap
This website provides lots of useful and searchable data to find your ideal neighborhoods
An illuminating graphic that shows bad news coupled with stock market returns
Uncertainty of likely tax law changes makes planning more challenging

The Straight Scoop

If Trump Advisor Steve Bannon had read Investing For Dummies, Trump might not be President!
Q: I find myself at something of a crossroads. Part of me wants to follow an entrepreneurial path...another part of me says to play it safe...
Monthly and other fees often bigger consideration than interest rate
These new gadgets can track your daily exercise, heart rate, sleep patterns and more  
Living on the house: reverse mortgages

 

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Preferred Portfolios

Boost your returns by reducing your investing taxes
See how stocks and commodities compare regarding the risk of losing money
Keeping perspective on where the markets have been and may be heading
Deciding on the specific recipe or mix of investments is a hugely important decision...here's how to make the best decision
Currently recommended mutual funds

Book/Research Summaries

What methods and strategies work best at calming your nerves and staying balanced
A look at the accuracy of future forecasts by analysts who widely miss the mark
Research study highlights what works and what doesn't and why
Words of wisdom from noted crime prevention authority Jeff McKissack
Why do we have financial market bubbles and crashes? New research from the London School of Economics explains why and you can profit from the insights.

Guru Watch

Forecaster who Reuters calls a "top investor," "heavyweight" and "insider" now calling for even more severe downturn...but what is his track record?
Ronald Reagan’s former budget director continues making waves in the press  
Donald Trump embroiled in numerous lawsuits over costly seminar promises
On air investing pundit's stock picks aren't so hot either
Cook Paid Financial Price and Served Seven Years in Federal Prison

 

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