Should You Actually Tell People What’s in Your Portfolio?

John and I used to play golf regularly until one day when he started asking me about what stocks I invested in. At this point in time, I refused to tell him what I was specifically doing until he mentioned what he was doing and just wanted to know why I was doing whatever I […]

Do These Five Things Prevent You from Earning More Money?

Do you want to earn more money but feel like there’s always something standing in your way? At The College Investor, it has been proven over and over that side businesses can turn into huge businesses and that college students can earn money while still in school. There are, of course, limiting factors like time […]

Apple – iPhone Falls Short but Story Still Intact after 1Q14 Earnings Report

Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) earnings results for 1Q14 released yesterday, on initial review, were mixed.  EPS and sales were ahead of consensus forecasts, but iPhone volumes and 2Q guidance fell short of Street expectations.  This has led to a sell-off in the shares and a possible buying opportunity for those interested in looking at Apple long, […]

The 5 Worst Financial Mistakes College Students Make

Your college years have the potential to become the most unforgettable time of your life — as is the case for many students. Usually, this time is filled with a sense of freedom, parties, nights and weeks of studies, love, and friendship. It’s a pity, but financial errors and troubles can be a part of […]

Going Debt-Free: 5 Tips to Make This the Best Financial Year

Getting out of debt is always one of the most chosen New Year’s resolutions in any year besides losing weight. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most broken resolutions, too. However, this year is going to be different. This year you’re going to keep the promise you make to get out of debt. Here are […]

AGCO – A Value Play in the Agriculture Sector

Increasing demand for agricultural equipment from growing food demand and the improved financial condition of farmers drove earnings and the shares of AGCO up since 2009.  However, demand for ag equipment in 2014 is expected to decline slightly and current forecasts are for softness to continue into 2015.  But, this is priced into the shares […]

The Straightforward Truth About Earning More Money

You know my style by now: I don’t worry about the latte factor — I don’t care if you want to go out to dinner and order drinks with friends. I think these are the simple pleasures in life. And while these things cost money, my mindset is simple: I’d rather earn more than spend […]

90% of the World’s Millionaires Do This to Create Wealth

Over the last two centuries, about 90 percent of the world’s millionaires have been created by investing in real estate. For the average investor, real estate offers the best way to develop significant wealth. As with any and all forms of investing, it is best to get started early with real estate so you can put […]

How to Make $100K in College: Students Prove It’s Possible

“College students don’t invest because they don’t have any money!” Have you heard that before? A reader called me out and said that my story about working and investing while in college was rare, and that most college students earn next to nothing. I call B.S. In fact, I think most college students can earn decent […]

Building an Income Portfolio to Achieve a Monthly Income

Investing seems pretty straightforward, until you are faced with the simple question: “How do you actually generate a monthly income from your investments?” Then, things can become challenging. Investing no longer becomes a “stash it away” objective, but rather, an art of generating money to live off of. And it’s easier said than done. For example, […]

How to Know If You Are Ready to Refinance Your Home

Your mortgage is your key to owning your own home at some point. As long as you are paying your mortgage every month, you are able to maintain ownership of your property. The problem is your finances might have changed at some point and you will not have the ability to pay your mortgage. Even […]