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Peter Kitzerow
President
Free Market Financial, Inc.
2219 Sawdust Road, Ste. 1202
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Feb 19, 2020
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Watch for These Gaps In Your Retirement Plan
“Mind the gap!” The voice calls out again, “mind the gap!” The warning is broadcast thousands of times each day on London’s ‘Tube,’ the city’s public transportation system. Since its introduction over 50 years ago, “Mind the …
Forbes
How to Check Your Financial Baggage for the New Year
Whewww, the holidays are over — deep breath! The last of the wrapping paper went out with the trash last week, and the leftovers are …
Kiplinger
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Millions of Americans are missing out on Earned Income Tax Credit
Who wouldn't want an extra $300 or even $3,000 in tax refund cash? But oddly enough, millions of Americans miss out on this deal each …
USA Today
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Smart Money Moves I Made When I Got My First 'Real' Job
Last spring, I got my first-ever "big girl" job. It was a relief — I'd spent almost an entire year using my brand new journalism degree …
Money
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Are Personal Loans Considered Income?
Borrowers can use personal loans for all kinds of purposes, but can the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) treat loans like income …
Investopedia
Best Ways to Make Passive Income
Passive income is a bit of a misnomer because you do have to put in work to generate the money. It's just more upfront, possibly …
Investor Junkie
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Keeping the House Post-Divorce Has Gotten More Affordable
Typically, financial advisers have recommended against keeping the marital home. In the past, it became too big of a financial burden …
Kiplinger
Homeowners take advantage of lower rates to refinance
Mortgage applications rose for the third week in a row as borrowers reacted to low mortgage rates. Refinancing saw a jump in activity …
Fox Business
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5 Money Mistakes Not To Make With Your Midlife Partner
If you're remarried or living with a significant other at midlife, managing your money together may look different than when you …
Forbes
It's time to check your 401(k) plan
With the stock market flirting with record highs — and 30,000 in view for the Dow Jones Industrial Average — this is a good opportunity …
USA Today
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Visa vs. MasterCard: What's the Difference?
The electronic payments industry is dominated by four companies. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are responsible …
Investopedia
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"If you claim depreciation on the hat, I can save you a fortune on your taxes. Call me."
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Trivia
What year was the first penny minted?
See the answer below.
Gas prices continue downward trend
The average price of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents per gallon over the past two weeks. That puts …
Fox Business
What Year Was It?
Malcolm X Assassinated
What Year
Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity.
The day was Feb 21. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."
Jim Rohn
Trivia Answer
What year was the first penny minted?
Answer: 1787
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2219 Sawdust Road, Ste. 1202
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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