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.
There’s no more quintessential stereotype than the college student waiting tables to help cover tuition, or maybe even staying in the restaurant business after graduation while waiting for the big break to come through. Many students blow off their time in the food service as little more than an exercise in character that throws them […]
Every new investor faces two challenges: The barrier to entry being too high Not having the slightest idea of what to actually invest in It’s no secret that investing jargon can sound like a foreign language. This can deter many people from ever taking the time to learn what they actually need to know. On […]
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 […]
While graduating from college is an exciting time it can also feel a bit scary. After all, you’re leaving the student life and heading into official adulthood – a land full of working, paying bills and other responsibilities. (Don’t worry it’s not all bad – there’s plenty of fun to be had too.) Building your […]
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 […]
Robinhood is one of the newest and hottest brokerage firms that started in the last year. It recently came out of beta and is accepting individuals to join it’s commission-free trading firm. It bills itself as the future of trading – with $0 trades, a fancy smartphone app (the Android version went live in the Google […]
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.
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