Tagged Investing

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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How to Buy a Single Share in Facebook

Next Tuesday Yesterday, one of the biggest phenomenons in the internet world offered themselves for sale in what could be one of the largest IPO offerings to date. Facebook sold 180 million shares for about $38 per single share. Are you going to be one of those millions buying a piece of the pie? Before …

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7 Actions that Endanger People’s Finances

People can avoid financial difficulties. It takes planning and knowing that they need to be in good financial standing after they have stopped working. The main things they will want to do are remain free of debt and always contribute to their retirement accounts. If they avoid the following six things, they will be on …

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What Do Wild Dogs Have In Common With Investing?

The following is a guest post from Andrew Hallam, author of Millionaire Teacher:  The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School.  This is the world’s only finance article comparing investment decisions to wild dogs…real wild dogs….those that want a chunk of your Levis and a rare piece of gluteus maximus.

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