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The First Step in Becoming a ‘Prudent Yield Hog’

Don’t underestimate pig smarts… Purdue University’s Dr. Candace Croney once taught pigs to play video games. And the University of Bristol’s Dr. Michael Mendl showed that pigs can deceive one another. In short, pigs aren’t as dumb as you might first believe… They can think and learn. The humble pig even found praise in the …

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The Facts Behind This Industry in Turmoil

Folks, I’m sure you’ve seen it on the news – and felt it in real life, too… We’re living in the era of the “everything shortage.” And that’s especially true when it comes to semiconductors. (That’s the industry term for computer chips.) The semiconductor shortage has hit just about every industry in recent months… For …

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Youthful Momentum Reigns Over the Longer Term in This Debate

You’ll either really love today’s essay… or you’ll stop reading in about 10 seconds. That’s because we’re going to talk about bitcoin – the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is polarizing, of course… Old-school investing traditionalists hate it. They might even go as far as calling it a “scam.” Meanwhile, the younger generation loves it …

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I Love This Company’s Sandwiches, But Not Its Stock

If you’ve never eaten at a Potbelly Sandwich Shop, you’re missing out… A colleague introduced me to the Chicago-based fast-casual restaurant chain during a business trip to the city years ago. At first, I balked at the long line… I just wanted to get a quick bite to eat. But I’m glad we were patient. …

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The Shift From ‘Buy Something’ to ‘Go Somewhere’ Is Just Beginning

The American consumer is not done consuming… not by a long shot. Heck, consumer spending in the U.S. just hit another all-time high in the third quarter. But the thing is, this type of spending can take on many different forms. And after many months of spending a lot of time and money at home… …

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It’s Time to Make Money… With Other People’s Money

Wall Street lives off “OPM”… That’s short for “other people’s money.” You might’ve heard this term before in relation to real estate… It’s a common strategy with “fix and flip” houses. By using OPM through a loan or other means to buy a property instead of an all-cash scenario, the real estate buyer can increase …

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