Low cost brokerages changed the world of finance. You no longer have to be a Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham or Peter Lynch to invest like them. This is a cause for celebration among the small investor community. Motif Investing is one brokerage committed to this change. They offer an intuitive, easy to use investment platform. […]
Have you ever thought about how you physically handle your money? I’m talking about your cash – where you put it, how crisp and organized your keep it, how you hand it to others. Have you ever thought how you physically handle your money could be a reflection of your money mindset – and it […]
Asset allocation refers to the overall mixture of stocks, bonds, and asset classes in your portfolio, and it’s the biggest success factor.
I had an interesting conversation with a reader of The College Investor a few weeks back and I wanted to highlight an important aspect of investing that may be missed: laziness. The dialogue started with the reader asking me if I thought it was okay to speculate with my portfolio. My answer: no! In fact, I […]
The first time I ever heard of MLPs was from my Uncle Jeff. Imagine an enormous lumberjack, with a Santa Claus beard and a penchant for stretching the truth. “You know who’s really getting rich up there in Williston? It ain’t them truck drivers. It’s them MLPs. They’re earning all this money without paying any […]
Here’s our Jackson Hewitt Tax Software review, where we found they offer a solid interface at competitive prices.
Frequent traders use a combination of research, current events and technical analysis to buy and sell stocks and options. This approach to investing sometimes yields Alpha (over-performance relative to a benchmark), but it always yields more complicated tax filing. If you buy and sell financial positions, you need to stay organized to avoid an IRS […]
Do you remember where you filed your tax return? What about your tax return from 3 years ago? The IRS recommends that you keep at least 3 years of tax returns on hand. But what if you can’t find your tax return in your black hole filing cabinet? Tax Transcripts are the answer. Below we explain […]
One of the biggest challenges of getting a private student loan is that most private student loans typically require a cosigner. At this point in time, most people have written it off as common practice ( in fact, a recent CFPB study found 90% of private loans had cosigners). However, it’s still possible to get […]
We look at Credit Karma Tax Software, which promises free tax filing. It actually turned out to be a great product, but not for everyone.
We’re proud to offer a $2000 scholarship opportunity to the student who shares the best story about how they are earning money in school.
Learn how to pay off debt fast by taking inspiration and motivation from five people who’ve done it in record time.
Here’s our list of crazy ways to make $10,000 that you’ve likely never heard of, from selling your stuff, to creating a unique business.
Business analytics provide the key metrics used to make logical & sound decisions for growth, customer satisfaction, acquisitions, employee retention, and more. A business operating without an understanding of their metrics (reinforced through analytical data) are flying in the dark; ignoring this data happens frequently, which is one of the many reasons why businesses fail. […]
Going on vacation can be expensive. The average summer vacation costs $1,145 per person, and a typical family trip for four works out at $1,792 per person on average. However, just one third of that amount is used for travel and accommodation – the rest goes on spending money, eating out, clothes, gifts and other […]
1040.com is not a good choice for complex tax filers, and the 1040.com tax software is more expensive than other options. Maybe next year…