Tagged 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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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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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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Is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold Bullion?

This blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay. All opinions expressed are our own. As 2014 comes to a close our American financial house in disarray with $17.956 trillion debt, and each tax payer owing $153,000 it’s no wonder why people are starting to look at investing in gold! Hit shows like …

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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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Can Kids Invest in Stocks or Mutual Funds?

At 13 years old I asked my parents if I could start investing money in the stock market through a mutual fund. I’d saved about $1500 from starting my own hog selling business, and through working in the fields during the summer. My small nest egg was the result of 4-5 years of hard work, …

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5 Reasons for Having a Large Sum of Cash

Recently, while I was reading over J$’s monthly updates on his net worth I noticed a category for a large cash hoard, which he calls “Monster Cash.” As any typical man, my jealousy immediately spiked, and I said to myself, “I want a large sum of cash too!” :) (sounds like my kids do when …

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How to Pick a Financial Advisor

Recently, I’ve been looking at the pros and cons of working with a financial advisor. I have met with a couple of them here and there to get feedback and advice – but have never had a long-term relationship with one. And, picking an advisor is not as easy as it might seem. I really …

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