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What to Look for When Investing in a Crowdfunding Project

For decades high-return investment in start-up companies has been off limits to regular investors. Rules by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) didn’t even allow advertisement of these investments to the public as venture capital firms like Bain Capital got fat on the opportunity. While Crowdfunding has not yet opened to everyone, new rules could […]

Why Rental Properties are a Great Way to Diversify Your Investments

Most financial advisers, television shows about money, and even colleges teach people to invest money in the stock market. Real estate is rarely mentioned as a vehicle to invest your money, except when buying a personal residence rather than renting one. I feel investing in real estate with rental properties is one of the best […]

The Millennial’s Intro Guide to Term Life Insurance

As money-wise millennials, we have a lot of goals in mind as we graduate from school, get started with our careers and think about what we want our finances to look like in the coming years. One financial consideration that often gets pushed to the periphery is life insurance. You may be asking isn’t life […]

How to Build An Affordable Foundation for College Success

Students seeking higher education in the United States today face a fundamental paradox. On the one hand, the economy is struggling and competition for jobs is fierce. Well-paid, full-time work is scarce, and even more so if you dare to dream of a job that offers inner fulfillment. An advanced degree is a valuable qualifier […]

The Ultimate Guide on When to Make Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA Contributions

When it comes to retirement accounts, the biggest debate that continues to rage on is this: Traditional IRA or Roth IRA.  You have several financial pundits that promote the traditional IRA, and you have just as many pundits that promote the Roth IRA. There is no definitive, “one size fits all” when it comes to […]

What is Spread Betting?

Financial spread betting was first conceptualized in the 1970s and it gives retail clients an opportunity to place leveraged trades on global markets.  One of the main attractions of spread betting is that it allows investors to short the market, e.g. place a trade against the market believing it will go lower. Spread betting is […]

Is Peer-to-Peer Lending Over?

Has the ship sailed on peer-to-peer lending for individual investors? Over the past few years, thousands of investors have been drawn to marketplaces like LendingClub.com and Prosper.com, seeking strong returns by buying up small portions of loans from borrowers. The set-up is a win-win: Borrowers get access to funds they wouldn’t otherwise be able to […]

Investing While Still In School

I met Robert from The College Investor at Fincon 13 this Fall.  My first thought on seeing his badge showing the name of his blog was that it was about how to invest FOR college, not IN college.  I spent essentially my entire 20s in school, and I confess I didn’t do much investing, at […]

Challenges That First-Time Home Buyers Face

Buying a home can be challenging for both the young and old, but buying a home for the first time can definitely be more difficult than you might think. If you have never bought a home before, you are probably unsure of everything that occurs in the process. Do you know what entails getting a […]

The Golden Rules for Graduating College Debt Free

There’s one thing that screws most of us over in our 20s when it comes to our money. It’s usually student debt. We go to college in hopes of coming out with a job and a bright future. We usually leave confused and in tons of debt. This doesn’t always happen, but it’s far too […]

Thinking of Investing in Gold? Here’s what you Need to Know

Since time immemorial gold has been considered a safe haven against sweeping global economic uncertainty. Much the same is true today where the financial crisis and near economic collapse has seen widespread uncertainty decimate entire economies. Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy are but a few examples of how severe an economic crisis can be, and […]