I want to discuss my personal investment strategy for my own benefit as much as yours. I am a far stretch from a financial expert, and I am confident that I can learn from the College Investor audience when it comes to developing a solid investing strategy. With that said, I believe that many in […]
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No matter how hard some people try to make personal finance all of the concepts are pretty darn simple. You don’t need to be a certified financial planner and you certainly don’t have to hire one to come up with your own financial plan. In fact, over the past years I have found that three […]
You’ve likely heard that investing is important. You’ve probably hear that investing is the best way to grow your money over time. But what exactly is investing, and how do you get started? According to the dictionary, here’s the definition of investing. Investing: to expend money with the expectation of achieving profit or material result by […]
Opening a solo 401k for your small business can make a lot of sense financially. When you’re self employed, the solo 401k allows you to save the most money versus all of the other self employed retirement plans (SEP-IRA, SIMPLE IRA, Keogh Plan). It is even better if you and your spouse run your business […]
By now you’re well aware of the benefits of saving for your child’s education expenses in a 529 plan. But did you know that you can also use a 529 plan to save for yourself, no matter your age? If you plan on furthering your education, such as going back to get a masters degree […]
We compare the most popular solo 401k options from providers such as Fidelity, Vanguard, Schwab, Etrade, and more to show you the best prices.
One of the common “main stream media” myths about why millennials aren’t investing is because they are scared. They’re scared of losing money in the stock market. They’re scared of not know what to do, what tools they should be using, and don’t think they can learn the Wall Street jargon. They’re scared of shady […]
Real estate investment has always been a game for the big dogs. With a high barrier-to-entry and a history of backroom deals and greasy palms, many investors would never even think of real estate investment as a viable option. Leave that for the big wigs, right? Not necessarily. Like many forms of investing, that stigma […]
You likely know that, if you leave your employer, you should roll over your old 401k into a Rollover IRA (Individual Retirement Account). This strategy typically gives you more options for investment and flexibility with your money. But did you know that you can also do a reverse rollover? This is where you take your […]
Until late last year, I NEVER listened to a podcast. I didn’t even really understand the concept before I tried it out. Now, about 6 months later, I love podcasts! Maybe it’s because I’m going to be a dad, and so it’s time to stop listening to “pop” and start paying attention to talk radio? […]
The Fraud Research Center estimates that Americans lose $40-$50 Billion dollars to fraud every single year, and up to 17% of the adult population falls victim to some form of financial fraud in a given year. Most of us believe that we’re too smart to fall prey to financial fraud, but successful fraudsters trick smart […]