Category: Investing

Stock Picking Challenge Results + Giveaway Winner

The 1st Annual Stock Picking Challenge is in the books and I have to say that it has re-ignited a desire in me to start investing in stocks again. It’s been fun to research them and then see how they perform over the month. I knew this before – but doing the Challenge has reinforced my …

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How Land is a Better Investment Than Gold or Silver

For the past 7 or 8 years I have been a big proponent of gold and silver investing. I am a big opponent of paper money and our fiat currency. Plus, the ever increasing national and global debts doesn’t make me optimistic about where things are headed and does not comfort me at night. Regardless, …

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1st Annual Stock Picking Challenge

Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve had a strange fascination with the stock market. It was in a junior high economics class that I had my first experience with the stock market. We had to research and select a certain number of stocks – and track them over the course of the trimester. It was amazing to …

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What Harvest Teaches Me About Managing Finances

Last weekend, my family and I took the trip back home to northwest Iowa to help my family with harvest. Dad let me run the combine for two days, and he hauled the corn into town and put it away in the bins for the winter. As I rode up and down the corn rows …

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Personal Capital – An All-in-One Financial Platform

Personal Capital is one of the growing number of investment platforms available. But it may be even better described as an account aggregator since it also connects virtually all of your financial accounts, including your bank accounts, investment accounts, credit cards and even your mortgage. On top of that, they also provide investment advice to …

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Tips for Investing in Silver

This blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay. All opinions expressed are our own. If you haven’t been living in a cave the last few years, then you may have noticed all the advertisements about investing in silver. Companies that are willing to buy or sell silver, because the demand has …

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What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery?

During my time of growing up on the farm, I got to see how my Grandpa was always a very private man.  He especially kept his financial business to himself. He wanted very little to no attention on his family, and enjoyed his private life on the farm. Whenever, I’d get a speeding ticket it …

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Is it Better to Choose Your Own Investments?

When it comes to choosing investments, there are tons of variables. Therefore, when beginners dive head first into the investment game, they’ve got some big decisions to make. However, lately, there have been several online platforms that do the choosing for you. Today, we’re going to look at the pros and cons of choosing your …

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Betterment Review – Low-cost Investment Advisory and Management Service

Betterment is an investment advisory and management service that has been drawing praise and growing rapidly over the past couple of years. Whether you are a new investor, or seasoned one, Betterment is worth checking out. What is Betterment? Based in New York City, Betterment.com is an online investment advisor, providing investment advice and automated …

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