Investment fees are one of the biggest culprits in reducing investment returns. Beyond the performance of your stocks and bonds, if you’re paying out a bunch of fees every year – you’re just losing money. While some investment fees are transparent, many fees are hard to spot, and harder to calculate how much they cost over […]
If you’re looking for an overview of SIPC insurance limits and some information on what’s not protected, you’ll find that in this article.
Find out about the retirement system of the military. How does it work? What are the options available? How do matching contributions work?
A look at what a Boglehead is, and how they follow the investing philosophies and lessons of Jack Bogle the founder of Vanguard.
In this KINFO review, you’ll learn what KINFO is, how secure it is, and a little about social investing to wet your appetite. Learn more!
Do you know why your portfolio underperformed? It can be frustrating, but here are some reasons why and solutions you can consider to increase your annual return.
DIY.Fund is a completely free database that gives investors the tools that professionals use when it comes to tracking your portfolio and analyzing portfolio metrics. Learn more in this DIY.Fund review.
Investing can be a great way to build wealth, but it’s important to understand how investment fees can destroy your portfolio returns. Check out this post to learn about common brokerage fees and what to avoid.
Do you feel you’re paying too many taxes on investments? Learn how to optimize your investments for tax minimalization in this post.
Investing isn’t as difficult when you use the right tools to develop your portfolio. Here are 5 tools every investor should use.
Maintaining the proper asset allocation over time is one of the three keys to investing success over the long term. The reason is simple: over time, your ideal portfolio gets out of whack because some investments do better than others. For example, if you were looking at your portfolio like I did last year, you […]
Asset allocation refers to the overall mixture of stocks, bonds, and asset classes in your portfolio, and it’s the biggest success factor.
It’s one of the worst moments that can happen to you while working – getting laid off and losing your job. And guess what? The job market and economy is still weak and millions of Americans don’t have a stable job. Even big companies, like Wells Fargo, are announcing layoffs. In fact, I was just […]
Have you heard of the Rule of 72? Maybe if you go back to your college finance class? And even if you did remember it, you probably haven’t thought about it since then – especially in an investing context. However, the Rule of 72 is a great tool that every investor should use – it […]
There are a ton of personal finance apps out there today. The list keeps growing and growing – almost at an alarming rate. I get asked to review apps almost daily from new startups, it’s actually kind of scary. I mean, honestly, how many apps do we need? Today, I wanted to ask you what […]
Ever since I started writing about personal finance, all of my friends loved talking to me about their investments. Even though I’ve always had an interest in investing, saving and making money, it wasn’t until I started blogging and writing professionally that I became an authority on the subject. Nothing really changed about my knowledge […]
Inflation – it’s a scary word for investors. It’s really a scary word for retired people. But it should be something that everyone keeps in mind when looking at their investments. Inflation is simply the changes in prices of goods and services used by households. Price change over time (they usually go up). This […]
With technology growing at such a rapid speed the playing field is being leveled for the masses. Are you using this to your advantage?
Before you start investing you need to first assess your risk tolerance. Here are a few super easy ways to do that. This will be an immense help when it’s time to start investing!
Here’s what to look for when searching for value stocks and what fundamentals to screen for. Here is a free value investing cheat sheet.
The hardest part of deciding where to invest is actually deciding what criteria you want to look for in a company. I am a huge value investor, and look for solid companies that can be purchased at a discounted price (maybe due to bad short-term news). The trick to finding these companies is to use a stock screener. Most online brokerages have them, as does Yahoo! Finance or Money.com. What I highlight below are some key fundamentals you may want to look at when investing in a company. Remember, a number or ratio may look good, but it is important to understand why that number looks good, or if it looks “too” good.
In the last year traditional financial advisors have started to be replaced by technology at a more rapid pace. At first this can seem like a scary thought – computers having the ability to give financial advice? Then when you give one of these new platforms a try you’re more than pleasantly surprised. Financial advising […]