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The New Trend In Automated Savings: Auto-Escalation

When signing up for benefits this year, you may notice something different when it comes to your 401k contribution – opt-out auto-escalation.  Confused?  It’s the idea that employees need to decide NOT to join the 401k and NOT to increase contributions each year, rather than opt in. When enrolling in your benefits, you’ll notice something similar [...]

The Five Worst IRA Mistakes Made Everyday

Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are great vehicles for investing in for retirement. However, as with anything the government creates, they don’t always make it easy to navigate the ins-and-outs of the product. If you currently have an IRA, or are thinking about starting to invest in an IRA, make sure that you don’t do these [...]

How to Invest in Companies Outside the USA

Our world is becoming more and more globalized each day. In other words, there is more international trading, more foreign transactions, and simply more interconnectivity between business and countries that are thousands of miles from each other. It is definitely an exciting time to be alive because with this globalization comes many opportunities that did [...]

How To Find and Vet A Financial Advisor for Millennials

Millennials are just starting to consider hiring financial advisors en mass, and many different types of financial advisory firms are starting to market specifically to young adults.  Some of these are online services like we’ve reviewed here: WiseBanyan and iQuantifi.  Others are more traditional firms, like Sophia Bera’s Gen Y Financial Planning, but even these firms mix [...]

Warren Buffett’s Top 5 Tips For Investing

Warren Buffett is one of the best investors in history, and is widely regarded as the “Oracle of Omaha”.  Buffett is a value investor at heart, but he also shares a lot of other insights during shareholder meetings and in his annual letter to shareholders.  As such, it is pretty easy to understand Warren Buffett’s [...]

4 Finance Tips I Wish I Knew at 18

Man, sometimes don’t you wish you could go back in time and change something in your life – even your financial life?  Sometimes I wish I could go back to that time right after high school graduation and re-think some of the financial decisions I made.  While none of them have been detrimental to my [...]

How You Can Use SWOT Analysis for Investments

SWOT analysis is a strategic planning method that looks at: Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats It is commonly used in business development and marketing, but it is a great tool to apply to long term investing strategies as well.  When making any investment decisions about a company, you should carefully analyze these points.  As such, here [...]

Investing with Binary Options

If you have just started college and you are wondering how to make your financial situation better, then this article is dedicated to you. According to many people savings accounts are the easiest and the safest way to invest money. But the small risk involved also means the returns will be less.  During such time [...]

Investing in Cisco and the Tech Giants Gets Growth and Yield

Cisco, Intel and Microsoft Battling it Out for Dividend Yield. Just five years ago the title of this article would have seemed like fiction. At the time Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) had no dividend at all and large cap tech was not known as a sector to chase yield.   This has changed after years of [...]

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Since I started investing earlier this year I’ve used Sharebuilder to buy my stocks. Since I already had an account with Capital One 360 this seemed like an easy thing to do. So like a sucker, I paid $6.95 per trade which equated to a pretty decent amount of my investments. But with so many [...]

The 5 Minute Summer Portfolio Jumpstart

Given it’s the middle of summer, I wanted to put together a quick actionable for you to take today.  I’m calling it the 5 minute summer portfolio jumpstart.  The goal of this quick exercise is to jumpstart your portfolio and make sure that you’re on the right track. For today’s jumpstart, I wanted to tackle [...]

Online Trading Tips for Graduates

All kinds of people are trying their hand at online trading these days. The wide range of online discount brokers on the market makes it easy for anyone to jump in, learn more about the world of trading, and even make a good earner in the process. For new graduates considering moving into the business [...]

Alibaba IPO should Drive Yahoo Shares Higher

Yahoo was upgraded on Monday, June 30, 2014 by PiperJaffray to overweight based on the current share price undervaluing its interest in Alibaba.  In addition, Yahoo continues to look for ways to turn around its core business through innovation, acquisitions, and other changes. Marissa Mayer has led Yahoo for over a year now and has [...]

SoFi Review: Peer to Peer Lending for Student Loans

Are you sick of paying high interest rates on your student loans? Looking for a way to rid yourself of student debt faster? Good. You should be. And luckily for you, I’ve found another company that can help you do just that! We went over one option last week, CommonBond, and now I want to [...]