To say that women are becoming more involved in the financial world is an understatement. While income inequality is still an issue, females are earning higher salaries and taking more agency with their finances than ever. So why aren’t they investing? Research shows that men are five times more likely than women to prioritize investing. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Every investor and trader wants a cheap investing site to do their online trading. Just like nobody likes paying taxes, nobody likes paying expensive commissions when trading. Here are the cheapest investing sites out there so that you can make sure that you’re getting a good deal when you trade. We’re going to strive to […]
Generating a passive income is hard to do, but there are many ways to do it (here’s a list of 20 different ways to generate a passive income). But today I specifically want to talk to you about how to invest to generate a passive income. It is important to note that most income is […]
Here’s our mega guide to crowdfunding investments, including equity crowdfunding, real estate crowdfunding, and the due diligence needed.
The key to investing success is finding asymmetric risks and rewards. Over time, if you consistently invest your money into assets with small downside potential but huge upside potential, you will see huge returns. It is a well documented fact that finding asymmetric risk through the stock exchange is a struggle. Professional fund managers who […]
We review Quicken 2017 For Mac and look at the new features, but honestly are still left with a lot to be desired in investment management.
How to get started investing in your 30s if you’ve never invested before, with a look at life events, financial balance, and more.
Our complete guide on how to start investing after college, specifically crafted for millennials that are 22 to 29 years old.
Kickfurther is a crowdfunding platform that connects individual looking to earn money to small business owners with inventory funding needs. Kickfurther screens the companies that need inventory but is open to all individuals, also known as “Buyers.” This platform is another example of how powerful crowdfunding can be for both the business and individual. If […]
I celebrated my first Father’s Day this past weekend. I had a great day celebrating with my family, but the entire day I was stuck thinking about the future and how my life has changed. Am I providing well enough for my family? Am I preparing well enough for the future? Are we saving enough for […]
Opening a 529 plan to save for your child’s college expenses can be a great way to build savings while reaping tax benefits. Remember, some of the benefits of a 529 plan include tax free growth and tax free withdraws if the money is used for “qualified education expenses”. But one thing that stops many would-be 529 […]
Trading commodities is complex and requires a lot of upfront work to make sure you fully understand the underlying concepts. You purchase and use commodities every day, but do you understand them as an investment? What forces drive commodity prices? What are the different varieties of commodities? What are the risks of trading them? Commodities […]