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About Jon Dulin

Jon writes for Money Smart Guides, a personal finance blog that helps readers get out of debt and start investing for their future. He has been investing since he was 16 and has learned a lot through the years. He uses these investment lessons to help him be a more successful investor today.
3 Basic Reasons Why Capitalism Is Great
  • 3 Basic Reasons Why Capitalism Is Great

3 Basic Reasons Why Capitalism Is Great

By |May 24th, 2018|

Read the newspaper or magazines or watch the television and you will see capitalism is under attack. Inequality reigns supreme. While it is true that there will be inequality in capitalism, what many overlook is that with capitalism, you control your destiny.

You can choose to improve your situation and get out of life exactly […]

4 Terrifying Things to Know About Homeowners Associations
  • 4 Terrifying Things to Know About Homeowners Associations

4 Terrifying Things to Know About Homeowners Associations

By |May 21st, 2018|

If you never lived in a development with a homeowners association, you might think that having your lawn mowed for you and not having to take care of the swimming pool sounds great. You might even think you would save a lot of money.

But the truth is that homeowners associations can be a nightmare […]

Why Smart Investors Are Buying Fleetcor Technologies
  • Why Smart Investors Are Buying Fleetcor Technologies

Why Smart Investors Are Buying Fleetcor Technologies

By |May 15th, 2018|

You probably haven’t heard of Fleetcor Technologies (NYSE: FLT) stock and for good reason. It is in a boring space that doesn’t get much press coverage. After all, it isn’t involved with building spaceships to go to Mars, nor is it buying companies in the hope to dominate the world.

Instead, Fleetcor Technologies does what […]

Why Cooper Companies Stock Is A Bargain

By |May 14th, 2018|

In the current market we are in, it is getting harder and harder to find stocks that are good values for the money. Most stocks are priced a full valuation or even more. And for those investors looking for a truly great deal, finding a bargain stock is even tougher. But today I am […]

3 Reasons You Need To Make Sure Your Advisor Is A Fiduciary
  • 3 Reasons You Need To Make Sure Your Advisor Is A Fiduciary

3 Reasons You Need To Make Sure Your Advisor Is A Fiduciary

By |May 13th, 2018|

As an investor, you want to make sure anyone you hire to help you handle and grow your wealth is competent enough to do so. Sadly when it comes to financial advisors, it is harder than you might think to find a competent one. This is because so few had been acting as a […]

The Great Recession: Crucial Lessons For Investors
  • The Great Recession: Crucial Lessons For Investors

The Great Recession: Crucial Lessons For Investors

By |May 10th, 2018|

It was around 10 years ago that the wheels fell off the housing boom in the United States and the Great Recession took its toll on the country. For many, this was the first time in their lives where they were impacted so harshly from an array of financial fronts.

Not only was it near […]

Critical Reasons To Invest In Small Cap Stocks
  • Critical Reasons To Invest In Small Cap Stocks

Critical Reasons To Invest In Small Cap Stocks

By |May 10th, 2018|

When it comes to investing, you need to make sure you have a well diversified portfolio so that you can lower your risk. A great way to add diversification to your portfolio is with small cap stocks. But the benefits of small cap stocks don’t end with just diversification.

There are many great reasons why […]

4 Reasons Why Preferred Stocks Are Smart Investments
  • 4 Reasons Why Preferred Stocks Are Smart Investments

4 Reasons Why Preferred Stocks Are Smart Investments

By |April 26th, 2018|

If you are an income investor, it could make sense for you to look into owning preferred shares. This is because for income and dividend investors, owning preferred shares has many benefits, most of which I cover below.

But other investors who want to limit their risk should also consider investing in preferred stock as […]

4 Critical Things to Know About 401k Vesting Schedules
  • 4 Critical Things to Know About 401k Vesting Schedules

4 Critical Things to Know About 401k Vesting Schedules

By |April 25th, 2018|

Contributing to your 401k plan is critical for affording your retirement. Not only do you save money on taxes now by contributing to this type of retirement plan, but you also allow your money to grow tax deferred as well. But in many cases you also get an employer match. Unfortunately, that money is […]

4 Steps For How To Be Your Own Fund Manager
  • 4 Steps For How To Be Your Own Fund Manager

4 Steps For How To Be Your Own Fund Manager

By |April 24th, 2018|

A fund manager oversees investments and earns a nice salary for doing so. If you are invested in mutual funds, you are paying a fund manager to manage that fund for you.

But wouldn’t it be nice to be your own fund manager and control your investments yourself? You could spend your time creating your […]