Using SWOT analysis for investments or company stocks can be a valuable tool for investors to fully understand the risks of their investment.
Archives for July 2014
In just a few short weeks it’ll be time to pack up and head back to school. If you haven’t snatched up your back to school gear yet, now is the time. There are currently some awesome back to school sales and you won’t find prices any cheaper. I’ve scouted the internet looking for the […]
You’ve heard the sayings from every personal finance pundit: max out your IRA each year and contribute to your 401(k) to the maximum. And all of these are great tips to some extent. But, depending on your personal goals, you could be saving too much for retirement. Yes, there is such a thing as saving […]
The shares of EOG Resources increased by 56% over the past year and 233% over the past five years. EOG is a high-quality oil shale play but with its rise, has it played out or is it still a good way to invest in the sector. It is flirting with breaking its 52-week high and […]
After college, your biggest expense will be housing. But what about while you’re in college? Housing can still make up a huge percentage of your expenses. Unfortunately, most freshman will be out of luck in the savings department due to universities requiring first-year students to live on campus. But every year after that you have options. […]
College is the absolute best time to start investing for your future. Heck, college itself is an investment in your future (just not such a financial one). College is when I started investing. College is when a lot of famous investors started investing. The bottom line is that investing for college students just makes sense. […]
You’re probably not surprised that UK students get students loans, just like American students. But what you may be surprised at is how their system for paying for college is much more efficient, resulting in lower overall education expenses and less burden for student loan borrowers after graduation. Let’s take a basic look at how […]
Cisco, Intel and Microsoft Battling it Out for Dividend Yield. Just five years ago the title of this article would have seemed like fiction. At the time Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) had no dividend at all and large cap tech was not known as a sector to chase yield. This has changed after years of […]
Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with Travis Freeman, who is the President of Four Seasons Financial Education. He is also a Certified Financial Planner. But that’s Travis today. He didn’t grow up with money, and his role models for money were his parents who struggled to get by. But he didn’t let […]
Given it’s the middle of summer, I wanted to put together a quick actionable for you to take today. I’m calling it the 5 minute summer portfolio jumpstart. The goal of this quick exercise is to jumpstart your portfolio and make sure that you’re on the right track. For today’s jumpstart, I wanted to tackle […]
Millennials change jobs every four to five years, so it’s important to roll over your 401(k) to keep all of your investments consolidated.
There are so many websites and apps nowadays that it can be tremendously hard to weed the useful from the useless. So we set out to do this for you. Whether you’re a college freshman just getting your start or have been in the game a bit longer these ten websites can make college life a little […]
I recently interviewed a bunch of college financial aid advisors and they told me a bunch of secrets about college financial aid. One of the top secrets was the need for students to start early — starting to plan for college in high school. And it goes beyond financial aid. One of the best ways […]
Yahoo was upgraded on Monday, June 30, 2014 by PiperJaffray to overweight based on the current share price undervaluing its interest in Alibaba. In addition, Yahoo continues to look for ways to turn around its core business through innovation, acquisitions, and other changes. Marissa Mayer has led Yahoo for over a year now and has […]
The TEACH Grant Program is an awesome program that will give you free money to go to school if you plan on becoming a teacher. Currently, the program gives you up to $4,000 per year if you take certain classes and programs to become a teacher. You also have to sign an agreement that states […]