Growing up in western Michigan I traveled to Lake Michigan with my family before I can even remember. Photographs of being at the beach is my only evidence for how young I was when I first experienced one of Michigan’s greatest natural resources, fresh water. I have also felt the lakes presence both directly and indirectly due to the lakes great effect on the local climate and its affect on the ecosystem. The Great Lakes contain 95 percent of the United States fresh water supply, and only trail the polar ice caps and Lake Baikal in Siberia in total volume of freshwater globally. Without the Great Lakes, the entire region surrounding Michigan would be much different, including the types of jobs and natural life in and around the state. Continue reading
“No such thing as a free lunch”. I agree, but in this scenario the “cost” is a 15-30 minute meeting which led to doubling a $250 investment. As simplistically as I can explain, here is how it works.
Each month in the mail we get coupons from Valpak
This summer I noticed two different banks offering money for opening an account. In reading the fine print, one bank required direct deposit. For the “free money” don’t do this one. For you that might work, but my current bank account requires direct deposit so switching would not make sense.
The free incentive with few, if any, strings attached is from Fifth Third.
Fifth Third has “up to $500” in bonus money available with this offer. The second $250 comes from opening a savings account with over $15,000… I would skip this one.
The offer which can double your money is the first incentive.
“Open a checking account and hit $250 deposit within 45 days”. After hitting this mark they will match your $250. After it is all done you effectively double your money within 60 days. Without some kind of gamble or risky investment.
The nuts and bolts of how this actually works: Continue reading
In this clip from CNBC Tony Dwyer is credited with making a prediction on January 25 that the stock market would pull back. My Rhino Market post was on January 17… There are a couple key differences between myself and Mr. Dwyer.
- I believe I saw a trend and took a chance, Mr. Dwyer has years of experience and credentials in the financial world.
- I am a public school teacher and probably make 1/10th (if I’m lucky) of what Mr. Dwyer does.
It has been awhile since my last post so I am going to dive right in head first. This post is going to branch out from the rest the blog in several ways. The first way is the topic, The Stock Market. The second way is I am going to propose a way to save some people over $100,000… Here it goes.
The stock market is typically referred to as a bull or bear market. The bull being growth, fueled by optimism. The bear, decline being fueled by pessimism. This past week the Dow Jones Industrial Average (in the US usually just called the stock market) surpassed 26,000 points for the first time in history, after passing the 25,000 points just seven trading days prior. Since the presidential election of Donald Trump the market has risen 40% in one year! Continue reading