How I Fought Back Against Wells Fargo Fees

I am an extremely frustrated Wells Fargo customer. Maybe since I’ve always been a capitalist at heart, I never really was bothered too much by bank fees, because most of the time they seemed, on some level, to make sense. However, earlier this month, I came across a fee at Wells Fargo that really made […]

All About Private Mortgage Insurance

In recent years, consumers have grown overwhelmingly reluctant to purchase a new home, and for good reason.  Although property values and mortgage rates are at all time lows, unemployment is at an all-time high.  This is consistent throughout the United States, where families feel a greater level of anxiety each day about the consequences of […]

What is an Insurance Dividend?

I was excited earlier this month when I received a “dividend” from my insurance company.  I was always surprised by this, because I never understood why an insurance company would pay a dividend.  I understood why stocks paid dividends – to return earnings to shareholders.  Well, insurance companies do the same thing, but they are […]

The Best Investment Advice I’ve Received

My name is SFI, and I blog at Six Figure Investor.  I want to share the best investment advice and other investing tips I received in my youth that was staring at me in plain view. It is my hope that the readers of The College Investor will find it useful and entertaining! Let’s go […]

Our Leaders Can’t Pass Economics 101

As with most Americans, I have been extremely disappointed with the political leadership in the country for some time.  The sad part is, while each side blames each other, they are both equally to blame.  Since this is a finance blog, I’m not going to cover every issue, but as the title says, how can […]

Finding The Best Credit Card

With the holiday’s coming up quickly, and so many changes in the credit card industry, it is essential to make sure that you are finding and using the best credit card possible.  Recent financial reform in Washington has caused a lot of credit cards to change their perks, and so many people who thought they […]