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Three Things to Watch with College Savings Plans

by Nilus Mattive |

In a few different articles over the last month, we discussed the ongoing bubble in higher education costs … one that calls into question the very value proposition of getting a college degree at all.

We also talked about New York’s recent legislation aimed at providing "free college" to many families in the state, plus the IRA-like investment account I’m personally using to save money for my own daughter’s future education expenses.

Of course, 529 plans are the most-popular way for people to save for college expenses. So, I want to spend a little time talking …

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The Berkshire Strategy Nobody Asks About …

by Nilus Mattive |

Whenever Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger speak, it pays to listen.

Not only do they boast an enviable — and outrageously long! — track record of investment success, but they are also brutally honest and wildly entertaining.

All of that was on display this past weekend during Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting. An event equally, or perhaps even better, known as Woodstock for Capitalists.

Now, for the first time since 2010, I wasn’t paying attention to the meeting because of an active recommendation on Berkshire’s stock for the real-money portfolio I share with Income Superstars readers.

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New recommendations on boosting your credit score

by Nilus Mattive |

Whether you want a car loan … a mortgage … or even a job in many cases, there’s a single number that could make or break your plans. Or at the very least, it could easily cost you thousands of dollars in extra interest payments.

I’m talking about your credit score, of course.

So let me start with a simple question: Do you even know what your credit score is right now?

More and more financial institutions are finally making this information available to consumers. But the companies that create these scores still don’t provide them …

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I’m not moving to England, but some of my money has …

by Nilus Mattive |

While I’m well-known for my focus on income-producing investments and retirement strategies, I DO look at many opportunities outside those lines on a regular basis — whether you’re talking about precious metals, speculative options trading, or even the currency markets.

In fact, I initiated a pretty interesting trade a while ago that I expect to pay off handsomely over the next year, and I thought this was a good time to share it.

Why?

Because of a round of elections that has just begun in Europe.

First, this past weekend, France held a preliminary presidential race. …

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