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 […]
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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 […]
Robert’s note: We don’t typically discuss trading, because for many of our readers, a long term, ETF-based investment strategy makes sense. However, trading stocks is a path to wealth, and many people have been successful at it (we’ve spoken to Timothy Sykes before). But today’s guest post is great, because it’s thorough, and it acknowledges […]
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 […]
Funding your retirement is a challenge with so many different options and a prevailing environment of low interest rates making savings accounts an unattractive option, which is why some investors are looking into the potential of a precious metals IRA. Keeping tabs on the price movements of precious metals like gold and silver is a […]
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 […]