Investing A Lump Sum Pays Off

Vanguard Group, a mutual fund giant, challenges slow and steady dollar-cost averaging and suggests that there is a more effective technique when it comes to investing in stocks. They suggest that investing a lump sum of money in stocks all at once leads to be more profitable then someone who slowly invests their money over the same time span.

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Obama vs. Romney

The 2012 presidential election is considered to be one of the most intense elections ever with both candidates neck and neck in the polls. Obama and Romney participated in three heated presidential debates in which both candidates demonstrated passion for their country and disdain for their opponent. Every four years it seems to me that everyone becomes a politician with strong opinions on who should become the next President, but most of these people don’t know what the candidates stand for. This post will list an unbiased comparison of the policies and positions of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to educate you a bit about who you might vote for.

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Hurricane Sandy Expected to be in Top 5 of Most Expensive Hurricanes

Hurricane Sandy is expected to become one of the top 5 most expensive hurricanes in history according to Eqecat, a disaster-modeling company. Hurricane Sandy easily appears to have caused more losses than last year’s Hurricane Irene, but final totals will take some time due to the scale of the disaster. Sandy left millions without power, caused widespread flooding that has shut down the NYC subway system for days, destroyed property, and has taken the lives of numerous people throughout the east coast.

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Bad News for Teen Potheads

A new study suggests that teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ. Researchers didn’t see as much of an IQ drop for frequent users over the age of 18. Although experts said the findings are not definitive, they do fit in with signs that the drug is harmful to developing the brain. Study participants in New Zealand were tested for IQ at age 13, likely before any significant amount of drug use,¬†and again at age 38. The mental decline between the two ages were in people who used pot before the age of 18.

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