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Marotta On Money - September 19 Newsletter


Youth and Finances

How to Win the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge (09-19-2011)

CNBC's million-dollar portfolio challenge begins this week. Participants can trade a fictional account of stocks and currency. Prizes are given over each of the 10 weeks, and then a grand prize winner is awarded a million. In 2006 I wrote a column "How Your Children Can Win the Stock Market Game. " I'm going to use that same logic to help you maximize your chance of winning the CNBC challenge. A balanced portfolio of a dozen exchange-traded funds (ETFs) would be an ideal portfolio if this were real money and you wanted the best chance of meeting your retirement goals.
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David John Marotta Interviewed for "Investment News" Article

David John Marotta was interviewed for a recent article in Investment News magazine discussing Roth conversions and the pros and cons of recharacterizing some Roth IRA accounts in October.

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Raising Money Savvy Kids - Teen Budgeting (03-19-2007)

Many parents are concerned about raising their children to be financially savvy. If you want to raise kids who can create and manage wealth, there are a handful of key life skills every child should practice. Every kid should practice living within a budget before leaving home, not after. One way to provide opportunities for real world lessons at home is to give your children some oversight of the family budget. Just as your children need opportunities in order to develop their athletic and academic abilities, they also need opportunities to develop their money management skills.
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