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Nerdy Finance #12

Oct. 19, 2012
Personal Finance
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Back at it again, folks! Here are this week’s greats. Get your nerd on.

The Submissions

Dividend Growth Investor tells us How to Be a Dividend Winner, providing actionable steps to investors for achieving goals.

Miranda at Excess Return asks, What Is an ETF and How Does It Work? – The exchange-traded fund, or ETF, is among the fastest-growing investing products for its easy tradability and relatively low cost. Learn what the ETF buzz is about and how it works.

Glen Craig at Free From Broke wrote What Are REITs? – Earn Dividends While Investing in Real Estate – “Investing in REITs can be a great way to get dividend income and add diversity to your portfolio,” Glen said. Learn all about REITs and why they’re worth looking at.

Scott at One Smart Dollar asks, What is the Fiscal Cliff and Why Should I Care? – “The short version: the cliff is the impending budget deficit cuts and tax ‘increases.’” Read on for a detailed brief about the imminent “Fiscal Cliff” and why it matters for your life.

Jake Thompson at gave us 5 Reasons I Don’t Invest in Mutual Funds, suggesting reasons to rethink your investment strategy.

Glen at Credit Card Smarts asks, Could a P2P Loan Help You Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt? – “Sometimes a traditional loan or a credit card balance transfer isn’t possible to help you pay off credit card debt. Enter P2P (person to person) loans.”

Michael at Financial Ramblings sent Who Pays for Unemployment Benefits? – He asks, “Ever thought about who actually pays for unemployment benefits? The answer might surprise you. Click through to find out.”

Free Money Finance sent Make Millions More: The Difference 1% Can Make – “There’s no doubt about it: managing our careers for maximum growth can have a huge financial payoff. All you need to do is look at the numbers to see that this is true. If you start taking the steps to grow your career now, no matter where you are in your career, you will make more than you would have without doing anything.”

Vanessa at Vanessa’s Money sent So, you want to open a Tim Horton’s franchise? – She asks, “Ever wonder if you’ve got what it takes to open a Tim Horton’s franchise? Do you think the market is over-saturated with Tims?”

Harry Campbell at Your Personal Finance Pro sent Save Money on Your Flu Shot This Winter – He asks, “Have you ever gotten a flu shot, or do you plan on getting one this flu season? Are there any reasons not to get one if it’s free or only $20?” Prioritize your health and read on to learn where to go for the best flu shot prices.