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Motif Investing Review – Up to $150 Cash Back Today!
  • Motif Investing Review – Up to $150 Cash Back Today!

Motif Investing Review – Up To $150 Cash Back Today!

By |September 21st, 2016|

Motif Investing in a Nutshell
Motif has been one of the most prominent up-and-comers in the latest generation of investing apps and platforms. As a service, Motif is part robo-advisor, part DIY portfolio building platform. Though Motif uses plenty of AI and machine learning, it’s a platform that leaves much of the heavy lifting to the […]

3 Ways to Pay Less in Investing Brokerage Fees
  • 3 Ways to Pay Less in Investing Brokerage Fees

3 Ways to Pay Less in Investing Brokerage Fees

By |August 18th, 2016|

Making investments through a broker can be expensive. This is true whether your broker sits across from you at a desk, or if you trade stocks through online brokerage firms. In some cases, their services are worth it, but in others it will be better for you to go it alone. We’ll deal with […]

Fundrise Review – The Future of Crowdfunded Real Estate Investing
  • Fundrise Review – The Future of Crowdfunded Real Estate Investing

Fundrise Review – The Future of Crowdfunded Real Estate Investing

By |August 15th, 2016|

Fundrise isn’t the most familiar name in the investing platform sector, but that’s not because it doesn’t fill a really important function. Like many other investment platforms available through web and mobile, Fundrise is about crowdfunding – taking little sums of money from lots of people, applying that money to big projects, and providing […]

Vanguard Vs. Betterment, Two Different Services for Two Kinds of Investors
  • Vanguard Vs. Betterment, Two Different Services for Two Kinds of Investors

Vanguard Vs. Betterment, Two Different Services for Two Kinds of Investors

By |August 11th, 2016|

Vanguard and Betterment are two of the industries leading brokerage solutions specifically designed for long term retirement investing. Vanguard has been around a lot longer, founded with the purpose of providing mutual funds and ETFs at the bare minimum cost. Betterment has emerged much more recently, coming into its own within the past five […]

Modest Money’s Wealthfront Review
  • Modest Money’s Wealthfront Review

Wealthfront Review – Smarter Auto-Investing

By |August 9th, 2016|

Wealthfront is among the cream of the robo-advisor crop that we’ve seen emerge over the past several years. Founded in 2011, Wealthfront quickly established itself as an affordable way for new investors to start strong portfolios. They now manage more than $4 Billion for thousands of different customers. Their portfolios, built on Modern Portfolio […]

Why a Betterment Portfolio Beats Your Portfolio
  • Why a Betterment Portfolio Beats Your Portfolio

Why a Betterment Portfolio Beats Your Portfolio

By |August 4th, 2016|

Betterment is pretty cool. We’ve covered this retirement savings robo-broker many times, and we’ve talked about its strengths and weaknesses. For people who are looking for a more in-depth analysis of this company, we urge you to check out these earlier write-ups. Today, we’re going to deal with a common question we hear from […]

Betterment Review – Insider Investing Scoop
  • Betterment Review – Insider Investing Scoop

Betterment Review – Insider Investing Scoop

By |July 29th, 2016|

Betterment in a Nutshell
Betterment is all the rage for new investors, and for good reason. Betterment allows normal people to start investing in a proven portfolio of stocks and bonds. With no account minimum and affordable fees, your new Betterment account can be set up to accomplish your investment goals. Betterment’s intuitive website shows […]

What Are Penny Stocks and Are They Worth Your Time?
  • What Are Penny Stocks and Are They Worth Your Time?

What Are Penny Stocks and Are They Worth Your Time?

By |July 28th, 2016|

Penny Stocks – everybody’s heard of them, few have ever bought or sold them, and most people don’t quite know what they are. For the greenest of green investors, Penny Stocks may sound like a great way to get into investing for people without a lot of money. And while that may be (partially) […]

Our Lending Club Review (A Must Read Before Borrowing or Investing)
  • Our Lending Club Review (A Must Read Before Borrowing or Investing)

Our Lending Club Review (A Must Read Before Borrowing or Investing)

By |July 25th, 2016|

Lending Club in a Nutshell
Lending Club is America’s most recognizable name in Peer to Peer (P2P) borrowing. American P2P has had some difficult early years, but the basic concept – people lending money to other people online, at great rates, with lots of safety measures – is stellar. Lending Club has pioneered this concept […]

Personal Capital Review - Taking Finances To The Next Level
  • Personal Capital Review - Taking Finances To The Next Level

Personal Capital Review – Taking Finances To The Next Level

By |July 21st, 2016|

Personal Capital in a Nutshell

Personal Capital is an online platform and mobile app to help you understand your money and invest it more wisely. Personal Capital is really two services: 1) a Personal Finance aggregator, for every financial/investment account you have, and 2) a discounted investment advising and wealth management service aimed at wealthy […]