529 College Savings Plan

Posted on June 26, 2012 | Financial Planning

With tuition costs rising every year, saving for college is a top priority for most families with children. A 529 savings plan, also called a qualified tuition program, allows you to build up savings to pay for qualified higher education at eligible institutions using tax-free dollars. 529 plans were named after a section of the tax code and are offered through states.

There are three types of 529 plans: traditional savings plans, prepaid tuition plans, and independent plans.

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Buy of the Week 6/26/2012

Posted on June 26, 2012 | Podcast

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Oracle (ORCL) is his “Buy of the Week” on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information you need to lead the MoneyLife.





Featured App and Reader Survey

Posted on June 25, 2012 | Computerized Investing

eIBD for iPad – Electronic version of Investor’s Business Daily delivered to your iPad.

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This Week’s Question

What is your most commonly used means of communication?

A) Email
B) Online social media
C) Instant messaging (AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Chat, etc.)
D) Text messaging
E) Phone call
F) Speak in person
G) Video call (Skype, etc.)

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Know Thyself: How Your Needs Will Steer Your Decisions

Posted on June 25, 2012 | Classroom

There are four basic aspects that compose your personal investment profile…

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Benjamin Graham’s Net Current Asset Value Approach

Posted on June 24, 2012 | Computerized Investing

One of Benjamin Graham’s original selection methodologies dating back to the early 1930s has been largely overlooked. The methodology focuses on stocks trading at prices less than their net current asset values (NCAVs). This CI Online Exclusive explains the NCAV approach, highlighting how you can use computerized stock screening tools to identify stocks meeting Graham’s criteria.

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6/23/2012 Weekly updates and SSG files are available to download

Posted on June 23, 2012 | Stock Investor Pro

Weekly updates for Stock Investor Pro and SSG files as of 6/23/2012 are available to download.

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CI Weekly Features: June 23, 2012

Posted on June 23, 2012 | Computerized Investing

Benjamin Graham’s Net Current Asset Value Approach
One of Benjamin Graham’s original selection methodologies dating back to the early 1930s has been largely overlooked. The methodology focuses on stocks trading at prices less than their net current asset values (NCAVs). This CI Online Exclusive explains the NCAV approach, highlighting how you can use computerized stock screening tools to identify stocks meeting Graham’s criteria.

Profitability Ratios
Understanding and using return on equity and return on assets in your analysis of a company’s profitability.

Credit.com
Credit.com provides consumers with educational resources and information on credit products and services. The site offers users a free credit report card and allows you to compare credit cards and loans according to your individual credit score.

Gadget Corner – SuperTooth Crystal Bluetooth Speakerphone

Sleek, compact hands-free kit for making calls and listening to GPS directions while in the car.

Featured App – eIBD for iPad

Electronic version of Investor’s Business Daily delivered to your iPad.

This Week’s Question

What is your most commonly used means of communication?

A) Email
B) Online social media
C) Instant messaging (AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Chat, etc.)
D) Text messaging
E) Phone call
F) Speak in person
G) Video call (Skype, etc.)

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Dividend Investing alert for the week ending 6/22/2012

Posted on June 22, 2012 | Dividend Investing

Dividend Investing alert for the week ending 6/22/2012 updated.

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Stock Superstars alert for the week ending 6/22/2012

Posted on June 22, 2012 | Stock Superstars Report

Stock Superstars alert for the week ending 6/22/2012 updated.

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AAII Investor Update: Bringing Down the Bond Yields

Posted on June 22, 2012 | Investor Update

Yesterday, Ben Bernanke and company again befriended borrowers and remained the enemy of savers.

The Federal Open Market Committee announced plans to buy long-term Treasury bonds and sell short-term Treasury notes. Specifically, the Fed will buy Treasury securities with maturities of six to 30 years and sell or redeem Treasury securities with maturities of three years or less. The intent is to bring long-term interest rates down, closer to short-term rates. Bond experts refer to this as a flattening of the yield curve.

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