Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) stock has performed well over the past year. The PC forecast has improved. Should investors buy Microsoft stock now?
Archives for August 2014
Here is an overview of the riskiest investments you can make, including leveraged ETFs, penny stocks, and initial public offerings.
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 […]
This is an easy way to find companies and stocks to invest in, without doing diligent research — just invest in what you know.
An emergency fund is a great way to start investing in yourself. Here are five steps you can use to get started building your emergency fund.
Morgan Stanley Research issued five “sustainability picks” earlier this month for investors. The stock picks are all companies that can benefit from the large long-term risks in the global market. The big risks were listed as climate change, water scarcity, vast urban waste, food insecurity, public heath burdens, economic inequality, and demographic cliffs. These risks […]
There are a lot of odd hypotheses and weird indicators when it comes to stock market performance over time. I thought it would be fun to share a few that have actually been pretty successful over time (there are, of course, thousands of others that are not as successful). Who knows, maybe there is some […]
Auto-escalation of 401(k) plans is the new trend in saving for retirement with more plans offering opt-out auto-escalation for employees.
Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are great vehicles for investing in for retirement. However, as with anything the government creates, they don’t always make it easy to navigate the ins-and-outs of the product. If you currently have an IRA, or are thinking about starting to invest in an IRA, make sure that you don’t do these […]
It’s important to invest in companies outside of the United States to take advantage of growth, and you can do it via mutual funds and ADRs.
Here are the top job-hunting tips for college graduates so that they can enter the career that they want after graduation.
Do you have absolutely no idea what career path you should be going down? Luckily, there’s one question you can ask yourself to find out.
Millennials are just starting to consider hiring financial advisors en mass, and many different types of financial advisory firms are starting to market specifically to young adults. Some of these are online services like we’ve reviewed here: WiseBanyan and iQuantifi. Others are more traditional firms, like Sophia Bera’s Gen Y Financial Planning, but even these firms mix […]
Warren Buffett is always dropping hints and tips about how he invests his money. Here are his top investing tips for investors.
Here are four personal finance tips that I wish I knew at 18 before I made these common financial mistakes. Learn from my stories.
The average age for Americans to get married is 27 years old. At the same time, there are approximately 37 million people in the United States with outstanding student loans – and that number continues to grow. According to recent studies, that breaks down to the following: Under 30: 14 million student loan borrowers 31-40: […]
Here are the biggest financial preparations to make for college to ensure that you and your child have a great start.
Today I have the pleasure of introducing Jeff Gawronski, the Founder and CEO of DormCo.com. Jeff has such an interesting story about starting a business in college, setting it aside for a few years, and then making it super successful after graduation. Jeff graduated from Xavier University in 2001 and actually started working in pharmaceutical sales with […]
Here are three things that students should consider when signing up for classes in college, especially when signing up for freshman classes.