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A no-brainer move to make right now …

by Nilus Mattive |

I love talking about investments that can make you lots of money. But you know what I love even more? Simple strategies that can SAVE you lots of money with very little effort.

After all, even the safest investments carry risk. Meanwhile, some money-saving strategies can end up putting a lot more cash in your pockets with absolutely ZERO risk!

Take insurance. In Tuesday’s article about Medigap policy pricing discrepancies, I casually mentioned the fact that it’s now very easy to shop around for car insurance.

So let me ask you: When was …

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The biggest Medicare landmine out there …

by Nilus Mattive |

Tomorrow marks the first day of Medicare’s 2015 open enrollment period. And it’s likely that you or someone you care about will be trying their best to navigate the process.

That’s no small task.

Like Social Security, Medicare is a very complicated system to understand.

And unfortunately, like Social Security, the Medicare decisions you make could have MASSIVE and long-lasting financial implications.

In some cases, we’re talking about tens of thousands in wasted retirement money!

Obviously, there’s no way I can talk about the entire enrollment process in this one article.

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A closer look at oil and gas ETFs …

by Nilus Mattive |

Nilus talked about the rising dollar’s impact on various investments last week, including energy prices. Now, in the following guest article, our friend Dan Hassey from Uncommon Wisdom Daily takes a deeper look at both crude oil and natural gas. — Best Wishes, The Easy Street Investing Team

 

WTI crude oil prices have dropped about 14% since their June peak, and natural gas is lower by about 40% since its February peak.

Energy stocks have mostly followed suit, and it’s clear some are in correction mode while others are in outright bear market …

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New pension tremors in California …

by Nilus Mattive |

I’ve been talking about a looming state pension crisis for a long time now, and while the full impact may still be years away, new cracks in the system are shaking parts of the U.S.

The latest tremors come from California, where a judge just ruled that cities can use bankruptcy as a way to wipe away their pension debts.

To be fair, it’s just an early oral decision on one case. But it demonstrates a deepening rift that threatens California’s already-fragile state pension system.

And whether you live there or not, this has …

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