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Do You Make These 6 Investing Mistakes?

Everyone makes mistakes.  But if you learn from those mistakes, it never a bad thing.  However, it is even better if you can learn from others’ mistakes and avoid making them in the first place.  Here are six common investing mistakes that you could be making right now!  Read up, and try to avoid them [...]

11 of the BEST Money Saving Hacks for College Students

Interested in hacking your way through college? Or at least saving money in some very unique and very smart ways? Who isn’t! As a college student you need to be stretching your dollars as far as they can go. So you can put your money toward more important things…….like tuition. If you’re ready to supercharge [...]

Why the Street Hates Utility Stocks

Utilities are the classic defensive investment.  Generally slow growing, but high-yielding and inexpensive relative to earnings, utilities are the traditional dividend value stock. Now Wall Street seems to have turned on the utilities business.  Should you listen?   What Utilities Really Are An understanding of what utilities actually do really helps to explain why Wall [...]

The Best Self Employed Retirement Plans

Shifting from working to self-employment can be tough financially, because the burden of setting up a lot of the “financial tools” for your future shift to you.  When you work a job, your employer takes care of your insurance (or at least offers you options), and your retirement – typically through company sponsored 401ks or [...]

Activision Stock is our Favorite Pick in the Video Game Space

In an article we published last week, we dove a bit into the console manufacturers and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) in our article. EA is the best performing of the major game producers up over 60% YTD while Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) and Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ: TTWO) are up 22% and 33%, respectively. All [...]

What Lies Ahead for EA Sports and the Video Game Publishers?

Every fall EA Sports (NASDAQ: EA) releases its latest game in the Madden series and the other video game developers prepare for the holiday season.  These stocks have all outperformed the market this year. Both Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO) and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) are up 32% year-to-date while EA Sports is up over 60%.  [...]

Quicken 2015 For Mac Review: It’s Finally Here

I’m very excited to announce that Quicken has finally released a full version of their popular personal finance software for Mac.  It’s Quicken 2015 for Mac.  Unlike past version of Quicken for Mac (i.e. Quicken Essentials), this is a full version of Quicken that includes Investment management and tracking, which is a feature that was [...]

4 Different Types of Spread Betters

Spread betting has grown increasingly popular due to its quick nature. For those who don’t know spread betting is simply wagering on an asset such as a share, currency, commodity, or treasury. Only unlike investing in financial products you’re not actually purchasing an asset. Instead, you’re wagering whether the asset chosen by you will go [...]

Residual Income: 7 Super Smart Ways to Build It

You’ve thought about it before: creating several streams of passive income to live off. But it just sounds too good to be true. I mean, how can a regular person like you create residual income? Obviously you know it can be done or people wouldn’t be buzzing about it all over the internet. Or are [...]

The Riskiest Investments You Can Make

Investing is a game that involves balancing the risk and reward of the thing you’re investing it.  However, there are some investments that are much riskier than others.  And these are investments that you should really think carefully about before jumping in.  Because, even though they’re risky, when they do yield rewards, the rewards are [...]

Do You Want to Invest in Future Business Leaders? Prodigy Finance Can Help.

Do you want to invest in future business leaders? Dumb question. Who wouldn’t? As you may have noticed the Peer to Peer lending industry is exploding. (Need proof? Read this, this, and this.) And now that these niche markets have emerged you have the opportunity to invest in just about any type of person you can [...]

The Easiest Way To Find Great Companies To Invest In

Thinking and finding companies to invest in can be hard.  That’s why I wanted to share with you the best way to find great companies that you can invest in right now.  It doesn’t require diligent research; it doesn’t require vast investment knowledge; and it doesn’t require any special skills.  All it requires is a [...]