Which Debt Should I Pay Off First?

Which Debt Should I Pay Off First?

It started with a student loan for college. Then you bought a car and a home. Then you had some unexpected expenses that you charged to your credit card. Now you’re staring down a mountain of debt and not sure which one you should tackle first. It would be nice if there were a simple formula that could answer that question, but it isn’t quite that easy. It all depends on your financial goals, your…

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Can Lamb Weston Stock Keep Beating the Market?

Can Lamb Weston Stock Keep Beating the Market?

The stock of Lamb Weston Holdings (NYSE: LW), one of the world’s largest potato processors, recently hit a new 52-week high after its fiscal 2019 first-quarter earnings report surpassed analyst expectations. Revenue rose 12% to $915 million, driving net earnings 29% higher to $107.8 million. The company beat estimates on the top and bottom lines, marking the eighth consecutive quarter since its spinoff from Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) in November 2016 that it exceeded Wall…

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2 Out of 3 Americans Aren’t Prioritizing This Major Expense

2 Out of 3 Americans Aren’t Prioritizing This Major Expense

Many working Americans understand the importance of building a nest egg to pay the numerous bills they’ll face in retirement. And make no mistake about it: Postcareer seniors often wind up spending as much as they did during their working years, and it’s because many of life’s expenses inevitably end up staying the same. But if there’s one expense that’s likely to increase in retirement, it’s healthcare — especially when we lob long-term care into…

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3 Simple Ways to Profit From the Popularity of “Fortnite”

3 Simple Ways to Profit From the Popularity of “Fortnite”

Epic Games’ Fortnite has consistently been one of the most popular video games in the world since its launch last year. Over 78 million gamers were playing Fortnite in August, according to Epic Games, and Newzoo ranks it as the second most popular core PC game in the world. Fortnite is a survival game with two main game modes: Save the World, a cooperative shooter in which players work together to fend off monsters and…

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2 No-Brainer Stocks to Buy in the Entertainment Industry

2 No-Brainer Stocks to Buy in the Entertainment Industry

If for no other reason than the fickle nature of popular taste, even the entertainment industry’s strongest companies will have their ups and downs. A studio might produce a whole roster of hits one year, then strike out on virtually everything it releases the next. That’s why the true no-brainer stocks to buy in the space belong to a pair of companies that have managed to mostly eliminate such volatility. Both Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and…

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The PC Market Still Reigns Supreme for Intel

The PC Market Still Reigns Supreme for Intel

Chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has talked a lot about its attempted transformation from a so-called “PC-centric” company to a “data-centric” company. Its “data-centric” businesses include its fast-growing data center group (DCG), its non-volatile memory solutions group (NSG), its programmable solutions group (PSG), and its Internet of Things group (IoTG). Although Intel’s PC-centric revenue has become a smaller part of the company’s overall business, investors need to understand that Intel’s financial performance still is significantly…

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What to Watch When First Solar Reports Earnings

What to Watch When First Solar Reports Earnings

It’s been a wild 2018 for First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) and its stock. Shares nearly doubled early only to fall to about flat for the year, where they’re trading today. Enthusiasm over rising bookings and earnings early in 2018 has been overshadowed by falling global solar panel prices and weakening demand in China. When First Solar reports earnings after the market closes on Thursday, Oct. 25, investors will get a better idea of how the…

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Get Ready for Intel Earnings

Get Ready for Intel Earnings

In just a few days, chip-giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is set to report its third-quarter financial results and offer up financial guidance for the fourth and final quarter of the year. Ahead of Intel’s earnings release, it’s worth recapping what the company told investors to expect and what the analyst community is expecting. Let’s dive in. Continue Reading Below Recapping guidance and expectations When Intel released its second-quarter financial results on July 26, it provided…

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7 Reasons You Should Start Paying Down Your Debt Now

7 Reasons You Should Start Paying Down Your Debt Now

You might be thinking that however much debt you have is a manageable sum, and that you’ll pay it off one of these days. After all, there are plenty of other items you want to spend your dollars on. It’s worth rethinking that position, though, because getting out of debt is a supremely worthwhile goal, and the sooner you pay off most or all of your debt, the better off you’ll likely be. Here are…

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I’ve Had an Amazon Dot for a Year, and Here’s What I Think About It

I’ve Had an Amazon Dot for a Year, and Here’s What I Think About It

Amazon‘s (NASDAQ: AMZN) cheapest home speaker, the $49.99 Echo Dot, seemed like the best of both worlds when I bought it for 30% off during a holiday sale last year. The Dot has a broad range of functions, yet doesn’t break the bank. At the end of September 2018, Amazon announced the third generation of the Echo Dot, its most popular Echo speaker. The Dot had last been updated in the fall of 2016. This…

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