Tim Lemke

Tim Lemke has been writing about business and investments for nearly 20 years. He began his career as a reporter for newspapers including The Washington Times and Washington Business Journal, where he covered everything from stocks and real estate.

His work included coverage of the dot-com bubble, the Enron scandal, the attacks of September 11, the issue of steroids in baseball, and the construction of Nationals Park.

As a freelance and contract writer, has worked as a copywriter for sites like The Balance, Wisebread, and more.

Tim has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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7 Ways to Invest in Farmland

Did you know that you can invest in farmland without ever setting foot on the property? Farmland and agriculture can diversify any investment portfolio and may help smooth out risk, as returns are often not correlated with other parts of

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SoFi Personal Loans Review

Whether you want to refinance debt or are seeking to make a big purchase that you haven’t quite saved enough money for yet, a personal loan may be right for you. Gone are the days where you need to go

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10 Ways to Invest Small Amounts of Money

Looking for ways to invest small amounts of money? It may seem like the system is stacked against you. Many mutual funds require an initial investment of thousands of dollars, and they take a percentage of your money on top

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CIT Bank Savings Builder Review

Low interest rates are great if you want to borrow money, but not too helpful when you are trying to save it. At your typical bank, you’ll be lucky to get even .10% interest on money placed in a savings

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Gusto Payroll Review: Is it Worth it?

Running a small business is hard, and it only gets more difficult as you begin to add employees. When you hire workers, it brings challenges in the form of payroll, benefits, human resources issues and legal concerns. However, the arrival

10 Best Credit Repair Companies

Most credit repair companies offer many of the same services. They tend to specialize in helping you remove inaccurate or unfair items from your credit reports, and will do the work of challenging credit bureaus and creditors. Some will even

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Motley Fool Review: Is Stock Advisor Worth it?

Investing is important to building wealth and saving for retirement. In addition to investing in index funds and target-date retirement funds, holding individual stocks can boost your investment performance. However, finding high-quality stocks to invest in can be time-consuming. Motley

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Happy Money Review (Previously Payoff Personal Loan)

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Upgrade Personal Loans Review

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For those who are looking for an easy way to file a state and federal tax return, Credit Karma Tax may offer a solution for you. Credit Karma Tax offers the ability to file state and federal tax returns entirely