The Financial Index: Monday, Jan. 23

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Financial Index is Daily Capital’s roundup of our Editor’s Picks for the day – featured trends and market analysis from around the Web.

How We Paid Cash for Our First Home

Get Rich Slowly: By setting big goals, living frugally on a written budget, and working side jobs, this couple was able to pay cash for their first home in under three years. Crystal Paine shares her story.

If You Must Own Media, Get It in an EFT

Investor Place: Through media stocks haven’t been particularly successful, if investors want to put their money in media, Investor Place recommends buying exchange-traded funds instead of stocks. By mixing your media stocks with others in an ETF investors gain diversity and better returns.

The Wisdom of Internet Crowds

The Psy-Fi Blog: Data from the internet can be used to track everything from employment trends to the spread of disease to celebrity hairstyles. Psy-Fi blog examines the possibility of predicting stock market trends based on social media and investor sentiment.

The Greek Debt Accord is By No Means Finalized

FX Street: There are some parts of the Greek debt accord that are yet to be completed. There are other options, leaving the completion of the debt accord up in the air as the Euro falls.

Guest Post: Joe Terranova on the Advantages of Individual Investors

Abnormal Returns: Joe Terranova shares a chapter from his new book, Buy High, Sell Higher: Why Buy-And-Hold Is Dead And Other Investing Lessons from CNBC’s ‘The Liquidator’,” on making an investment calendar.

Currency Wars: EU Bans Iran from Trading Gold and Silver

FX Street: Gold is already up 6 percent this year, gaining momentum as uncertain situations in Europe and the Middle East grow more tense. The EU agreed to freeze the assets of the Iranian Central Bank and banned the trade of gold and other metals with Iran.

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