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How to Get Kids Interested in Coin Collecting

Jan 20, 2016 10:48:08 AM / by Mike Joyce posted in coin collecting

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Many parents today would like their children to have a healthy, enjoyable hobby that takes them away from a television or computer screen for a little while. In fact, pediatricians and educators have been pushing for this more than ever, wanting parents to keep screen time to two hours at the most. But what else can kids do that will keep their interest? Coin collecting is perfect for this! You may be surprised and how little you have to push your children to take up this new hobby, especially if you follow these simple tips:

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4 Fun Facts About January's Birthstone, Garnet

Jan 7, 2016 2:20:24 PM / by Mike Joyce posted in Birthstone of the Month

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Happy birthday, new year's babies! January’s birthstone, the garnet, has a rich and storied history. It has been known to symbolize many virtuous qualities, including a light heart, loyalty and enduring affections. Give a friend or family member the gift of a garnet and tell them some of the fascinating facts surrounding it:

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Is a Rolex Watch a Good Investment?

Jan 5, 2016 1:32:41 PM / by Mike Joyce posted in rolex watches

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The Perfect Diamond Cut For Wowing Your Holiday Sweetheart

Dec 23, 2015 9:43:54 AM / by Mike Joyce posted in Jewelry

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Brrrr: 3 Blue Birthstones for December Birthdays

Dec 16, 2015 2:32:21 PM / by Mike Joyce posted in Birthstone of the Month

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Your loved ones with December birthdays sometimes feel forgotten. Afterall, a lifetime of red and green wrapped birthday presents and Christmas/birthday combined gifts often makes them feel like their birthdays have been either forgotten or skipped over for everyone’s Christmas plans. This year, make them feel special by giving them a ring, necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings celebrating their birthday in style. And with a blue December birthday gemstone, there won’t be any red or green in sight!

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3 Reasons Every Investment Portfolio Needs Gold

Dec 15, 2015 10:30:00 AM / by Mike Joyce posted in Precious Metals, Investing, gold

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Gold is your wealth portfolio’s insurance policy. Just like you wouldn't own a home without insurance, you shouldn't have a portfolio without gold. Owning gold bullion or coins is not about making a huge profit, it is about minimizing risk to the downside. Still not sure if adding gold to your investment portfolio is for you? Here’s a few things to consider:

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Why Cufflinks Make The Perfect Christmas Gift For Men

Dec 14, 2015 5:00:53 PM / by Mike Joyce posted in cufflinks

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Men are notoriously difficult to shop for during the holidays, especially if they already have all the golf clubs and fishing equipment they need. Why not go for a gift that’s a little uncommon this year and give your significant other a memorable pair of cufflinks? Cufflinks are perfect for men who wear dress shirts every day to work or want an extraordinary pair for special occasions.

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Considering Platinum or White Gold? Here’s What You Need To Know

Dec 9, 2015 9:09:03 AM / by Mike Joyce posted in Jewelry

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Platinum and white gold may look similar, but are two very different metals. There are quite a few differences between the two, and learning these will help you decide which is the best choice for your jewelry. When choosing your next piece, consider:

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Investing in Rare Coins vs. Bullion Coins, Which One is Right for You?

Dec 8, 2015 5:00:50 PM / by Mike Joyce posted in Investing

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Collecting precious metals can be a fun and lucrative hobby. While you may enjoy it just for the pure pleasure of it, you want your collection to be a financially-sound investment as well. It can be intimidating, overwhelming, and stressful to decide how to start your initial investment if you don't take the time to do your research, so make sure you know the benefits and downsides before you’re financially involved. 

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How to Buy the Perfect Engagement Ring in Southwest Florida

Nov 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM / by Mike Joyce posted in Jewelry

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You’ve finally found your soulmate and it’s time to propose; making the decision was easy. Picking out the perfect engagement ring is the tricky part. Purchasing a ring for your soon-to-be fiancee should be one of the most exciting times of your life. As with other big milestones in your life, this excitement is all too often overshadowed by stress and fear of purchasing the wrong ring. Don’t let this type of trepidation ruin your big moment. Follow this simple guide to ensure your ring is perfect, just like your significant other:

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