Why This Gold and Silver Company Is Shifting Gears

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) is hailing its latest streaming deal as a diversifying transaction that gives it access to the growth potential in the battery market. That’s true, and it’s a good reason to like the deal it just inked with Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) to support the miner’s Voisey’s Bay cobalt mine. But there’s […]

3 Stocks With Impenetrable Moats

Truth be told, there are a lot of ways to lose money in the stock market. Buying penny stocks, chasing the latest hot trend without understanding the economics behind it, or trying to time the stock market, are examples of easy ways to watch your nest egg shrink. Then again, sticking to a short list […]

Credit Card Skimmers: Why You Should Pay Cash For Your Summer Gas

Do yourself a favor when you’re filling up with gas for your summer road trips across California and beyond — and pay with cold, hard cash, the Secret Service warns. Clever fraudsters have installed credit card “skimmers” at fuel pumps across the nation to steal unsuspecting motorists’ personal financial information — and ultimately, their money, […]

Should You Take On a Side Hustle?

You can drive for a ride-share service, deliver for various companies, or take on task-based work with very little effort to get started. In many cases, these side-hustle gigs take nothing more than filling out an application (assuming you have the applicable skills). It can be tempting to take on extra work in order to […]

Do your homework before moving into a retirement community

Retirees hoping to spend their golden years in an idyllic retirement community should slow down before signing over their savings. Continuing care retirement communities, or CCRCs, give retirees the opportunity to age in one location, moving from independent living to assisted living and eventually skilled nursing care. The arrangements are convenient and often luxurious, but […]

Reality check: Social Security will survive, but will it be enough?

Many Americans have a curious attitude toward Social Security, presuming the program one day will disappear or get significantly scaled back, but not doing much to prepare for it by saving and investing more. The skepticism about Social Security’s future shows up in one consumer poll after the other. For example, just 45 percent of […]

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