J. Money Is Alive! And He Launched a New Curation Site… All-Star Money!

The post J. Money Is Alive! And He Launched a New Curation Site… All-Star Money! appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. He’s back! The infamous J. Money who started this sexy blog over a decade ago has emerged! And he’s here today to tell us all about his new project that launched last week — All-Star Money — as well as what the heck he’s been up to the past nine months! Below is my Q&A with J. Money which covers some work stuff, personal stuff, and other random things. But if you’ve got a question for him → just[…]

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America 2.0 Innovations Powering the “Trade of the Decade”

There’s a new “trade of the decade” shaping up out there… A phenomenal new mega trend forming that may have the biggest impact of all on our daily lives. The best part? Our America 2.0 companies are paving the way (and delivering profits) as we hurtle toward this new world, and what we’ve dubbed the “Trade of the Decade.” I’m talking about “Smart Cities.” Smart cities are the culmination of so many of our mega trends — from new energy powering the entire grid to autonomous robo-taxis zooming around town to the Internet of Things (IoT) chip sensor trash pickup.[…]

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Service Spotlight: Keith Kaplan’s TradeStops

Whether you’re an everyday investor or a Wall Street pro, the hardest part about investing has always been deciding when to sell. And with today’s political uncertainty and fast-paced tech developments — not to mention a global pandemic — making investment decisions is more difficult than ever. That’s why TradeSmith CEO Keith Kaplan and his team created the Stock State Indicator (SSI). It’s a simple tool that tells you exactly when to buy, hold or sell your shares: The indicator helped Keith avoid huge losses in the March 2020 stock market crash when his system flashed red (“sell”) on February[…]

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DoorDash Away, AirBnb’s Infinity and Beyond McMeat

Friday Four Play: The “Ain’t That the Dickens?” Edition It is the best of economies. It is the worst of economies. It is a season of much-anticipated growth. It is a season of much-feared loss… Great Ones, if it sounds like we’re stuck in Charles Dickens novel, it’s because — maybe we are. Wall Street faces both the potential for emerging from the COVID-19 nightmare and the possibility that a full recovery could still take months longer than expected. This uncertainty is largely factored into the broader market, but for many companies, the proof is in the pudding … or[…]

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3 Ways to Profit From Self-Driving Vehicles

We’re at a tipping point in multiple areas of the world — especially China and the U.S. — where self-driving vehicles are quickly becoming a reality. This is setting up an opportunity for investors to make big gains … if they invest in the right areas of this fast-growing market. Major companies in China and the U.S. have already gotten the green light to launch their operations commercially, so this is the perfect time to invest in self-driving vehicles. In today’s Market Insights video, I discuss three ways you can profit from the future of transportation. (If you’d prefer to[…]

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Sell your poop 💩 for money?

The post Sell your poop 💩 for money? appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Did you know you can actually sell your poop for money?! I know, it sounds gross. OK, it is gross. But it’s actually part of a pretty cool advanced medical process called fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). Being a stool donor can earn you thousands of dollars each year while also helping sick people! Now before we get bogged down in the details, let’s get some jokes out of the way: “This side hustle stinks!” Yes, it probably does. You mean I’ve been flushing money down the[…]

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Texas Energy Crisis Reveals a Lesson for Investors

Texans endured extreme weather last week. As home heating systems kicked on, power plants struggled to meet demand. Much of the state lost electricity. Some systems managed to meet demand. But the cost of that access was higher than expected for some. The New York Times reported on one customer facing an electric bill of $16,752. That’s over 70 times an average month for all utilities combined. Other news sites covered similar stories. There was a common theme in the news: All the bills were from customers of Griddy. This small, Houston-based company sells electricity at wholesale prices and charges[…]

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Time to Play the Reopening Trade

AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) is back in the news again, but not because it’s a meme stock. The company announced plans to reopen its movie theaters in New York City next month, providing yet more evidence that the service economy is reopening. But as the return to normal gets closer, concerns have emerged that it could actually be a bad thing for the stock market. That’s because of inflation fears. Rising prices put upward pressure on bond yields. And higher bond yields will place downward pressure on stocks. The pressure on stocks comes from two avenues. Rising interest rates: Make bonds[…]

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Top 3 Secrets to Options-Trading Success

Despite what most investors believe, options can be a great way to limit your risk … especially in volatile markets like this. In today’s video, Charted Market Technician Clint Lee shows you how. He reveals three secrets to his success in trading options. These are the very secrets Clint has used to uncover 13 winning trades in a row in his Flashpoint Fortunes research service … a 100% win rate since he began issuing recommendations in November. This week you’ll find out: Which sectors or stocks you may want to focus on. (1:11-4:15) Which signals can help you time your[…]

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How Covid Is Changing Americans’ Retirement Plans

The post How Covid Is Changing Americans’ Retirement Plans appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Happy Monday! Who’s ready for kick-ass week? I’ve been reading a survey conducted by our friends over at Personal Capital that reveals some interesting info about how covid has affected people’s retirement plans. Some of the results are a little scary (like ~30% of people tapped into their IRAs and 401(k)s to fund living expenses last year), but most stats seem apt given that 2020 threw everyone for a loop. I’ll list and discuss the main takeaways below, and if you want to check out[…]

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