3 Lessons Monopoly Can Teach Us About Finance

Published on Dec 27 2013 // Personal Finance
3 Lessons Monopoly Can Teach Us About Finance
Over the holidays, my family and I played a ton of monopoly. After playing a few times,  I realized something: monopoly can teach us a great deal about finance. I mean, I think that’s mostly the point of the game, but you can really learn a lot of money lessons in just a short amount of time....

Book Review – I’m On My Own, And So Are You: Financial Security for Women by Judy Resnick

Published on Mar 18 2013 // Finance Books, Personal Finance
There are many personal finance books out there that cater to both men and women, but there are few and far between that focus solely on women.  Financial planner and stock broker Judy Resnick’s new book does just this. Renick’s Background Resnick, like many young girls coming of age in...

Investing for Everyone: Betterment Review

Published on Jan 24 2013 // Personal Finance, Product Reviews
Investing for Everyone: Betterment Review
Credit: Betterment Screenshot Whenever most people think about investing, it seems hard. It seems complicated. It seems like someone else should be in charge of it. However, these days, more and more companies have been devoted to simplifying finances. From high yield savings accounts that let you split...

How to Start Saving Money for Retirement

Published on Dec 03 2012 // Retirement, Supporter
How to Start Saving Money for Retirement
Save Money (Photo credit: 401(K) 2012) Many individuals believe that the biggest expense in their life will be the purchase of a home. However, the cost of purchasing a property pales in comparison to the cost of financing retirement. The thought of giving up money today in order to spend it tomorrow...

5 Reasons I’m a Fan of P2P Lending

Published on Sep 27 2012 // P2P Lending
Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is definitely the most creative of the investing models, and I’ve recently become a huge fan of the movement. There are quite a few reasons to love P2P, and I’m going to break down my top five right here in this post. #1 – You Can Cut Out the Middleman P2P lending companies...

Investing: One Motif at a time

Published on Aug 28 2012 // Investing
Motif Investing might help you see investing in a different way. The company is a fast-moving startup based in San Mateo, California. It’s a unique new platform for investing, and it enables people to invest in things they see all around them in their daily lives. When an investor buys a motif, he...

So You’re Debt-Free, Now What?

So You’re Debt-Free, Now What?
It’s not a common situation, but it’s one that I know must apply to some of you out there. Debt is the great equalizer, and the overwhelming majority of Americans are saddled with more than their fair share. But there are some who manage to tame the monster of indebtedness. Those people are left...

An Infographic Guide to Penny Stocks

Published on Jul 08 2012 // Penny Stocks, Supporter
An Infographic Guide to Penny Stocks
The term “penny stock” generally refers to low-priced (below $5), speculative securities of very small companies. While penny stocks generally are quoted over-the-counter, they may also trade on securities exchanges, including foreign securities exchanges. In addition, penny stocks include...

Think Before You Invest: What Are You Comfortable With?

Published on Jan 30 2012 // Investing
Investing in and for your future is a smart move. But there are so many different types of investments that it doesn’t pay to dive headlong into the first one you come across. It’s great to feel eager about investing your money. Maybe you’ve finally gotten around to setting a budget, trimming your...

How to Budget for Future Investments

Published on Sep 05 2011 // Investing
Recent volatility in the stock market shows us how important it is to be prepared to take advantage of opportunities. When the stock market drops, or when an investment you have been eying goes “on sale,” you want to be able take advantage of the opportunity. This means having money ready...

Disadvantages of Investing in Treasury Bills

Published on Aug 29 2011 // Investing
Disadvantages of Investing in Treasury Bills
Many people like investing in Treasury bills because they are generally safe, when compared to other investments. Indeed, even with current economic troubles, Treasury bills are still backed by the most stable taxpayer base in the world. As a result, it is relatively easy to feel confident went investing...

How to Invest During Inflation

Published on Jul 25 2011 // Investing
How to Invest During Inflation
Inflation is an almost-silent eroder of your wealth. Inflation represents a rise in prices; it’s a decline in your purchasing power. One of the goals of your investing plan should be to beat inflation. Many estimates put average annual inflation over a long period of time at about 3% annually....

5 Good Places to Look For Investment Advice

Published on Jul 04 2011 // Investing, Supporter
When it comes to investing, many of us feel a little bit overwhelmed. After all, there is a great deal of information out there, and it can be hard to determine where to get the best advice. The good news is that, even with all the noise, you can find some solid information about investing, and get good...

How to Save for Long Term Goals

Published on Apr 04 2011 // Finance Life Stages, How To Guide
How to Save for Long Term Goals
One of the essentials for financial freedom is saving for long term goals. It is important that you figure out what you want to do with your money in the long term, and then make efforts to meet your goals. What Are Your Priorities? The first thing you need to do is figure out what is important to you...

Income Investing vs. Growth Investing

Published on Mar 28 2011 // Finance 101, Investing
Income Investing vs. Growth Investing
When it comes to investing, it helps to understand some of the basic differences between various strategies. Two strategies that are quite common when it comes to investing are income investing and growth investing. Each type of strategy has its own merits, and there are specific reasons for engaging...

How to Develop Passive Income

Published on Jan 31 2011 // How To Guide
If you want to become less reliant on a single source of income, such as a traditional job, it is important to begin developing passive income. Passive income represents cash inflows that come as the result of putting something on “automatic”. Instead of being actively involved in earning...
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