Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - March 18, 2014

Smith Grocery Co., Butte, Montana (1901)
Smith Grocery Co., Butte, Montana (1901) (Photo credit: Butte-Silver Bow Public Library)
Welcome to the March 18, 2014 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. We start this carnival with an article from BitCoinBranches on the Coin Mkt. Bill Smith has 3 reasons why you should do your taxes early. Bryan takes a look at ways to compare insurance plans. Hope you enjoy all the articles, bookmark, share, tweet and come back real soon.

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bitcoinbranches presents Coin Mkt Reviews, Ratings - Bitcoin Branches posted at Bitcoin Branches, saying, "Coin Mkt is a trading exchange for crypto currencies such as bitcoin. While not technically stocks, they do act as a commodity."

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Bill Smith presents 3 Reasons Why Doing Your Taxes Early Is Beneficial posted at 2014 Taxes, saying, "There is one thing in life that almost everyone hates equally. You probably already guessed it as well since the answer is taxation."

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Bryan presents How To Compare Car Insurance posted at MCI123, saying, "To find the best car insurance, consumers must learn it isn’t all about price. There are many factors that affect your rates including the type and amount of coverage you choose. In our guide, we discuss the different types of auto coverage available, the kinds of discounts you should apply for, and generally everything you need to find the best and cheapest car insurance for your needs."

Bill Smith
presents IRS Options For Avoiding The President’s Day Rush posted at 2011 Taxes, saying, "The President’s Day is a holiday that forms part of the busiest times for IRS telephone lines."

Bill Smith
presents Tax Accountant Vs Tax Software posted at 2013 Taxes, saying, "Preparing and filing taxes are rarely activities most people look forward to."

Bryan
presents How To Start A Blog posted at Glennalicious.org, saying, "Have you ever thought about starting a blog and making money online? If so, this step-by-step how-to guide is for you. Learning to start a blog and making money online isn’t hard, but it does require time and commitment. Fortunately, it’s a cheap business to start and you can quickly figure out if you have what it takes. Learn how to start a blog here."

Bill Smith
presents Looking At The TurboTax Redesign posted at 2008 Taxes, saying, "If you’ve used TurboTax before, then you should expect some changes this time around. Recently, Intuit’s tax software has become a little confusing."

Bill Smith
presents An Important Guide On Filing Taxes Online posted at 2009 Tax, saying, "An agreement between a group of private companies that produce tax filing software,the Free File Alliance, and the IRS has made it very easy to file your taxes."

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - February 15, 2014

Earned income tax credit
Earned income tax credit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Welcome to the February 15, 2014 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. In this issue we start with a review of the Superbowl commercials from TurboTax from Bill Smith. Joshua Rodriguez writes about the Federal Stimulus Fail. And Mark Hanna has some great Dividend Stocks that you should take a look at. Hope you enjoy all the articles, bookmark our carnival, tweet, share and like on Facebook.

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Bill Smith presents TurboTax Makes the Most of Superbowl Time! posted at 2012 Tax - Free Tax Filing Options, saying, "There is nothing better this time of year than watching the Superbowl especially if your team made it."

Bill Smith
presents Intuit Comes out With TurboTax for Health Care posted at 2009 Tax, saying, "Select the right Health Insurance Products: TurboTax Health Software by Intuit makes it easy for consumers to understand different health care options offered by Affordable Care Act (ACA)."

Bill Smith
presents Healthcare & Intuit TurboTax posted at 2010 Taxes to 2013 Taxes, saying, "To know the ropes of TurboTax Health care and understand the highlighters of Affordable Care Act, turn your glances towards Intuit Inc. to get apprised of the facts."

Bill Smith
presents You Need To Know A Lot About Retirement posted at FastSwings, saying, "2014 Taxes are here causing many people to worry a lot about retirement. If you are among these people, i.e. you feel you are far behind in your retirement or haven't started saving for it at all, this tax article will give you some advice on readying yourself for this imminent event."

Joshua Rodriguez
presents Federal Stimulus Fail…And Greg The D&*# Head posted at CNA Finance, saying, "In this post, Joshua discusses why he believes the Federal Stimulus program failed and what affects it's actually had on the economy. He also does his first roast of a finance blogger."

Bill Smith
presents TurboTax And The Earned Income Tax Credit posted at 2013 Taxes, saying, "Individuals who wish to use a tax service may wish to try TurboTax 2013. This is the option that they may need to easily pay their taxes, and be able to get the tax help they can use."

Bill Smith
presents H&R Block Deluxe and TurboTax Deluxe posted at 2014 Taxes, saying, "H&R Blockfollow Deluxe and TurboTax Deluxe are all online tax software that offers tax solutions."

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Mark Hanna presents The Best Values in Dividend Stocks – February 2014 posted at Debt, Dividends, & Diversions, saying, "Starting with the Dividend Champions Sheet, we detail the process of narrowing down the list of 500 stocks to the 25 best current values."

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Bryan presents Types of Car Insurance Coverage posted at MCI123, saying, "Ever wonder what every type of car insurance coverage on your policy actually protects you against? Maybe you are unsure of the details of GAP, personal injury, comprehensive, or collision coverage? Check out our comprehensive guide to learn about the different types of policy add-ons and what they mean."

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - January 28, 2014

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Coinye .. Forget Bitcoin: Kanye West-inspired digital payment set (3 January 2014) ...item 3 a/b.. Job Fair In Tallahassee (Jan 15, 2014) ... (Photo credit: marsmet522)
Welcome to the January 28, 2014 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. In this edition we take a look at when taxpayers can begin to file their taxes for 2013. Mark Hanna has some dividend champions that you should take a look at. And finally Bryan Chau has a review of the movie, The Wolf on Wall Street, for those interested in seeing the movie. Bookmark, Share and Tweet our carnival and come back real soon.

Lee Mt presents Corporate Secretarial Compliance Services Singapore posted at Accounting Solutions Singapore, saying, "Corporate Secretarial Services are specially catered to SMEs and new start-ups as you may not have the resources to perform corporate secretarial works. In addition to ensuring compliance with local legal requirements, a Company Corporate Secretary has many responsibilities"

Bill Smith presents On What Day Will I Be Able To File My Taxes For 2014? posted at 2009 Tax, saying, "The IRS has set the date to open up their filing season, for year 2014, on January 31st."

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Brian Fourman presents This One Stock Chart Could Make or Break You Over the Next 20 Years posted at Luke1428, saying, "All stocks and markets have charts that track their historical performance. An investor can learn a great deal about the health of the market by doing some basic technical analysis."

Erastus presents How To Save Money On Groceries posted at Modest Money, saying, "We all know that grocery shopping adds up to a lot of money over time. Learn the best ways to save money on groceries and save big money!"

Steve Alexander presents Here's a Quick Way to Tell if Your Stock Could Go Bankrupt posted at MagicDiligence - Optimizing Joel Greenblatts Value Stock Strategy, saying, "Could your stock go bankrupt? Current ratio is an important financial statistic that can tell if your stock is at risk, and a simple way to make it even more accurate."

Mark Hanna presents Dividend Champions Review – January 2014 posted at Debt, Dividends, & Diversions, saying, "This post details the screening process to find the best values in dividend investing for January 2014."

101 Centavos presents The Stock Market Is STILL Stupid And Irrational posted at 101 Centavos, saying, "The need to check in with Avon has been poking its snout around the corner like a dog looking for a handout (Hard to get your own food without opposable thumbs and a steady income, isn’t it, doggie? That’s how I like to taunt the dogs, but they’re impervious to sarcasm) Back in early 2012, opinion on AVP was trending lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon wheel rut. Still, there was a new CEO at the helm and a chance for a fresh start."

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Bryan Chau presents The Boy Who Cried Wolf On Wall Street posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, "wolf of wall street, success, movie review, tips, lessons-learned, wealth, ethics, temptations, etc."

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Disappointing Sale On IPhones Plunge Apple Deeper, Though Executives Are Still Excited

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Apple has fell short of the expected quarterly earnings  for iPhone, despite what their analysts expected. In effect, the stocks have downed 5% in after-hours stock trading. The company has sold close to 51 million handsets in the 1st quarter of this fiscal year, and despite it being a record high (up from 47 million), analysts now say that the company has not exceeded its expectation of 55 million as predicted.

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO is still excited about the sales, saying that their main aim is to satisfy the desires of their customers and making services more effective for them. The second quarter may have the company have revenue return of $42 billion according to Apple, but analysts think otherwise. The confidence from Peter Oppenheimer, its chief finance officer, stems from his approval of the company's new performance track record. He says that today, manufacturing issues that were being experienced some years back have been ironed out.

However, Apple has seen its company experience a slight revenue move upwards to $57.6 billion, though not so much has been made in terms of profits.

Stocks for this giant smart phone powerhouse were estimated by analysts to be worth $14.09 per share. Some of the reasons why some disappointment has been experienced of late include the fact that iPhone 5s and 5c are not doing too well with the customers. In addition, China received shipments of the iPhones at the same time with the rest of their global customers. 

Principle analyst Moorhead suggests that though the company has not seen an increase in profit margins, the amounts in terms of revenue and sold phones that are being talked about are enormous. With 26 million sold iPads, up from only 22.6 the previous year, Apple expects that the December quarter will see 24.6 million gadgets sold.

Stocks closed at $19.97, a down of 5.6% from $30.53.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

You Need To Know A Lot About Retirement

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Retirement (Photo credit: LendingMemo)

2014 Taxes are here causing many people to worry a lot about retirement. If you are among these people, i.e. you feel you are far behind in your retirement or haven't started saving for it at all, this tax article will give you some advice on readying yourself for this imminent event.

In essence, opening an IRA account and increasing the amount you have allocated for savings. There are numerous tax benefits you will gain from doing so. Normally, the money saved in this account is not taxed. Furthermore, it is a great way to lock in your savings until you retire. You should also avoid withdrawing from your retirement account. Such withdrawals attract large penalties which could eventually eat into the money you have set aside for retirement.

If your employer has a retirement plan, take part in it. Many employers provide a matching plan which increases one's savings. Make as many payments to your 401K as you can. On top of offering tax breaks on your income, if your investments meet their criteria, they normally match your investments.

There are some instances where an individual is eligible for a reduction in taxes on property upon the attainment of a certain age. These put you in a position where you are able to lower the amount you owe every year. This makes it easier for you to budget if you are on a fixed income. Find out if such a plan is there in your area and see how you can apply for it.

You may want to consider Roth IRA when you are searching for a way to save for retirement without the necessity of paying taxes on withdrawals made. Since you do not have a tax write-off once you make a contribution, you will not be required to pay anything when you withdraw.

Finally, ensure that you spend your post-retirement savings wisely. Look at them as the last option in cases where you have accounts whose interest is not being taxed. When you choose to take money from an account that attracts tax, you need to spend wisely and make more money overall on taxes.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - January 16, 2014

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US Army 52423 CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Lt. Col. Eric Schwegler (left), of Ozark, Ala., presents an "Ironhorse" Brigade jersey to Sgt. James Brown of Binghampton, N.Y. Schwegler is commander of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Fiel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Welcome to the January 16, 2014 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. In this issue we start with an article on Bill Smith on the Start of tax season an Filing Your Returns With TurboTax 2014. Erastus has some Quality Choices to avoid high investment costs. Simon Elstad has a great comparison of the 5 Best Online Brokers. Bookmark, share, tweet, like on Facebook, and enjoy all the articles in our carnival this week.

Steve Alexander presents Can't Find Cheap Stocks to Buy? Try These 5 Investing Ideas posted at MagicDiligence - Optimizing Joel Greenblatts Value Stock Strategy, saying, "In a fully valued market, cheap stocks to buy can be hard to find. Use these 5 ideas to keep your investing engine running smoothly."

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John Schmoll presents Betterment Review: A New Investing Option to Consider posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Investing in the stock market is vital to building wealth and with the variety of options available of where to invest it can be confusing. Choosing a good brokerage that has good offering and low fees can be a great way to help grow your retirement portfolio and get your investing on the right foot."

Justin @ Root of Good presents Running Out Of Money In Early Retirement posted at Root of Good, saying, "Depleting all your assets during early retirement is a common fear for those seeking financial independence. Here are five reasons why it's unlikely you'll run out of money and four tips to avoid depleting your investment portfolio in early retirement."

Bill Smith presents Start Filing Your Returns With TurboTax 2014 posted at 2014 Taxes, saying, "Get Your Refund Early by Filing Your Returns Early: E-filing with TurboTax 2014 to Start on Jan. 2"

John Schmoll presents Motif Investing Review: A Unique Approach to Investing posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Investing in the stock market is vital to building wealth and with the variety of options available of where to invest it can be confusing. Choosing a good brokerage that has good offering and low fees can be a great way to help grow your retirement portfolio and get your investing on the right foot."

Justin @ Root of Good presents Dividend Investing posted at Root of Good, saying, "Find out how Root of Good earned $22,300 in dividends during 2013. Learn how you can focus on dividends in your own portfolio, and why dividends are important for Root of Good's early retirement. You can even earn fat dividends with these suggested low cost index funds."

Erastus presents Have High Investment Costs? Try These Quality Choices posted at Modest Money, saying, "High investment costs are often overlooked. However, net returns that reflect management expenses and trading costs should also be considered."

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Steve Alexander presents 5 Biggest Losers of Magic Formula Investing in 2013 posted at MagicDiligence - Optimizing Joel Greenblatts Value Stock Strategy, saying, "The 5 biggest losers from Magic Formula Investing in 2013. What can we learn from them to improve our selections for 2014 and beyond?"

Mark Hanna presents Seasonality in the Stock Market: As Goes January, So Goes the Rest of the Year posted at Debt, Dividends, & Diversions, saying, "In this post, we take a look at the last 20 years of stock market history to see if we really can predict the year's outcome based on the first trading day, week, or month."

simon elstad presents Compare the 5 Best Online Brokers posted at Modest Money, saying, "When it comes to investing your hard earned money, it can get difficult to decide which broker to trust it with. In this post we compare the top five online brokers and let you make a better informed decision on your broker of choice."

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Justin @ Root of Good presents Life Beyond the Ordinary posted at Root of Good, saying, "Don't live a merely ordinary life. Be extraordinary! By rejecting traditional notions on investing, housing, careers, cars, and retirement, you can live a happier, wealthier, more genuine life."

Matt Becker presents Traditional vs. Roth IRA: Some Unconventional Wisdom on Which is Better for Young Investors posted at Mom and Dad Money, saying, "The Traditional vs. Roth IRA decision is a big one for young investors. While conventional wisdom almost unanimously pushes young investors towards a Roth, we show you the math that suggests that a Traditional IRA may often be the better choice."

Bryan presents Car Insurance Lapse posted at MCI123, saying, "A lapse in car insurance can be devastating when your goal is to save money and lower your rates. It doesn’t just cost you your loyalty discount, but results in penalties, fines, and huge liabilities. Check out our guide to avoiding a lapse in car insurance coverage."

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Stock Carnival Ecstasy - December 19, 2013

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Welcome to the December 19, 2013 edition of Stock Carnival Ecstasy. Bill Smith from FastSwings.com has an opinion on Facebook and Yelp as longer term investments. Steve Alexander has some small cap value stocks that you should take a look at. And finally Bryan Chau has investment trends for the coming year for you to consider. Hope you like the articles, bookmark, share on Facebook, tweet, and come back soon.

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John Schmoll presents And You Wonder Why We Have Financial Problems… posted at Frugal Rules, saying, "Recent studies show, and not really surprisingly, that much more money is being spent to market financial products as opposed to teaching about them. While this may seem like an impossible problem to solve, teaching financial literacy can help stem the tide. Teaching financial literacy will help individuals begin to make wiser financial decisions like saving for retirement and living within their means."

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Bill Smith presents Facebook And Yelp Remain A Good Bet Despite Recent Price Tumbles - FastSwings.com posted at FastSwings, saying, "Facebook shares have taken a tumble recently along with a number of other of the so-called momentum stocks including Yelp (-6%), Twitter (-4%), LinkedIn and Trulia."

Steve Alexander
presents 5 Growing Small Cap Value Stocks With No Debt posted at MagicDiligence - Optimizing Joel Greenblatts Value Stock Strategy, saying, "List of 5 small cap stocks with over 15% revenue growth, below market valuation, and zero debt."

Bryan Chau
presents Investment Trends For 2014 - Secure Your Future - SuccessPenPal | SuccessPenPal posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, "investing, trends, future, opportunities, 2014, goals, lifestyle, profits."

Mark Hanna
presents Dividend Champions List Review – December 2013 posted at Debt, Dividends, & Diversions, saying, "In this series we look at the December edition of the U.S. Dividend Champions sheet, compress down the data into a few simple metrics, and attempt to find the best valued dividend stocks based on a combination of yield, P/E, and dividend growth rate."

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Bryan presents 5 Reasons You Are Still Unemployed posted at Gajizmo.

Bill Smith
presents How Secured Loans Can Help posted at Debt Consolidation, saying, "Consumers who need to rebuild their credit histories can take secured loans to start the process. A secured loan is an advance that a lender gives to a person who is willing to offer some type of collateral."

May
presents Google as a Penny Stock Research Tool posted at Messy Money, saying, "Google can be a wonderful tool for researching potential penny stock investments. Penny stocks are small, unproven companies that tend to trade outside the major exchanges and at a low share price, usually under $5."

Bryan
presents Whole Life Insurance As An Investment posted at MyLifeInsurance101, saying, "The New Year is coming and you are likely considering how best to protect your financial dependents. You hear about term and whole life insurance, but which is better? Are you wondering if whole life insurance is a good investment? Read our guide to get insight into why whole life is a bad investment option and you should just buy term life and invest the difference."

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