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Tip of the Day Pay All Credit Card Balances In Full Each Month

Pay All Credit Card Balances In Full Each Month - It is necessary to pay all credit card balances in full each month to prevent paying extremely high interest rates...

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Definition: The money gained when a stock appreciates (goes up).  For example, if you owned 10 shares of stock that you paid $15 for and it went up to $30, you would have $150 in capital gains.

TeenAnalyst Advice: Capital gains are where you'll make the majority of your money if you invest in common stock.  Some people think you make most of your money from dividend.html">dividends.  That's wrong.

It's also important to realize that you'll have to pay taxes on the capital gains you receive.  This is called a capital gains tax.  However, if you hold the stock for a while, you might qualify to pay a reduced capital gains tax called the "long-term capital gains tax."  It's yet another benefit of buy and hold investing!

 

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Definition of the Day Ginnie Mae Trust

Ginnie Mae Trust - Ginnie-Mae Trust is a direct government holder of private mortgages through public sector lending affiliates. It is through public investors and initiatives to afford collateral backing. It will enhance the availability of multifamily housing. The low interest loans will aid more individuals and families abilities to...

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