About Jeremy K. Biberdorf Page 2

Jeremy Biberdorf is the founder of Modest Money. After working many years in the website marketing industry, he decided to take on blogging full time and also get his finances headed in the right direction. Also check out his contributions to Equities.com and Benzinga.

Leverage Alternative Investments to Diversify Your Portfolio in 2019

Leverage Alternative Investments to Diversify Your Portfolio in 2019

April 3, 2019April 3, 2019

What would you do if extra money were to suddenly land in your lap? According to the IRS, approximately 70 percent of Americans can look forward to receiving a tax refund each year..

Crowdfunding Real Estate Investing: New Way to Fundraise & Invest

Crowdfunding Real Estate Investing: New Way to Fundraise & Invest

March 14, 2019March 14, 2019

Crowdfunding has revolutionized the traditional fundraising system. Through crowdfunding, the funds are raised from a large number of investors in small proportions to finance a pa..

How to Supplement Your Income with Stocks

How to Supplement Your Income with Stocks

March 11, 2019March 11, 2019

Wouldn’t it be great to replace some of your income with stock investing profits? Whether you’re currently working and want some additional incoming cash or you’re retired an..

Choosing the Identity Protection Plan that is Right for You

Choosing the Identity Protection Plan that is Right for You

January 26, 2019January 26, 2019

I’ll never forget the fall of my sophomore year of college when my roommate decided it would be hysterical to dress up like me for Halloween. At first it was kind of amusing, see..

Stocks vs Index Funds – The Urge to Risk It All

Stocks vs Index Funds – The Urge to Risk It All

January 7, 2019January 7, 2019

We understand where you are coming from. You see the returns on individual stocks (in retrospect) and you want a piece of that action. The advice given by the grand majority of the..

Recession Preparation – How to Survive the Looming Bear Market

Recession Preparation – How to Survive the Looming Bear Market

January 3, 2019January 3, 2019

NASDAQ CHART: Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/index/comp/charts Dow Jones: Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/index/djia NASDAQ was trading in a range abov..

10 Tips for Flipping Houses

10 Tips for Flipping Houses

February 22, 2017February 22, 2017

If you want to be successful at buying a house to flip, you need to get as many house flipping tips as you can. Flipping houses can be a profitable enterprise, if you learn from ot..

Are IPOs on the Rise Again? Here’s What You Need to Know

Are IPOs on the Rise Again? Here’s What You Need to Know

September 27, 2016September 27, 2016

Say what you want about 2016 from an investing standpoint, but there’s no denying this has been a terrible year in terms of new IPOs hitting the market. So far this year, there h..

Local vs Long-Distance: Where to Invest in Real Estate

Local vs Long-Distance: Where to Invest in Real Estate

June 24, 2016June 24, 2016

Investing in real estate is often done in areas that people know best. They take the plunge when they see a property around the corner listed for sale or the word travels through t..

Betterment: A Better Way to Manage a Trust Fund

Betterment: A Better Way to Manage a Trust Fund

July 17, 2015July 17, 2015

Generally, when I think of people with trust funds, I think of elderly gentlemen smoking cigars and drinking chardonnay behind a desk made of mahogany in an office the size of a sm..

House vs. Apartment: Which is Better for Investment?

House vs. Apartment: Which is Better for Investment?

October 20, 2014October 20, 2014

Investing in a real estate property is a great way to secure a steady extra stream of income for yourself in the future. It’s a popular trend for many young families that tends t..

Exclusive Interview with Betterment CEO Jon Stein

Exclusive Interview with Betterment CEO Jon Stein

August 12, 2014August 12, 2014

Last year at FinCon, I was lucky enough to meet up with the great folks from Betterment. Some other finance bloggers and I had a good chat with the CEO Jon Stein. He had some inte..

Realizing the Importance of Side Income

Realizing the Importance of Side Income

April 16, 2014April 16, 2014

Recently my friend Shannon from The Heavy Purse e-mailed about a special she was hosting for financial literacy month. Normally I wouldn’t think much of these initiatives and..

Getting My First Home Mortgage

Getting My First Home Mortgage

April 23, 2013April 23, 2013

As some of you may recall, my girlfriend and I are in the midst of purchasing our first home. Previously, I wrote about the importance of a good realtor and the benefits of quality..

Why I Would Never Lease a Car

Why I Would Never Lease a Car

October 18, 2012October 18, 2012

When you purchase a vehicle, you basically have 3 options: finance, lease or pay with cash. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the patience to save that much cash..

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Cheap Pet Food

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Cheap Pet Food

July 2, 2012July 2, 2012

As mentioned in my Friday post, one of my cats was a bit under the weather recently. Now I’d like to share an important lesson I learned about owning a pet. Both of my cats h..

Why I Don’t Want A Smartphone

Why I Don’t Want A Smartphone

June 25, 2012June 25, 2012

Ok I admit that part of me does really want a smartphone, but I am just not willing to get one right now. With my current situation, the negatives of getting this fine piece of mob..

The Latte Factor Explained

The Latte Factor Explained

June 19, 2012June 19, 2012

David Bach coined a term in his book The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-step Plan to Live and Finish Rich called “the latte factor.” Within the New York Times best sel..

Top Canadian Investing Blogs

Top Canadian Investing Blogs

June 16, 2012June 16, 2012

Back in April I created a poll to rank the Top Canadian Personal Finance Blogs. Thanks to all the bloggers who shared that list with their followers, that post has remained the mos..

Overcoming Unemployment Challenges

Overcoming Unemployment Challenges

June 4, 2012June 4, 2012

As many of you know I’ve been unemployed the whole time I’ve been running this blog. It actually goes all the way back to August. So that’s pretty close to 10 mon..

Putting Your Health Before Your Finances

Putting Your Health Before Your Finances

May 28, 2012May 28, 2012

So far, a big part of my blogging journey has focused on thinking back to my previous financial decisions. It’s made me think about my Betterment portfolio performance. I ad..

Thank You For Irresponsible Credit Card Usage

Thank You For Irresponsible Credit Card Usage

April 23, 2012April 23, 2012

There are many personal finance blogs that tell you to cut up your credit cards or exercise greater willpower with credit cards. While that may be good advice depending on your sit..

Outsourcing Online Business Tasks To Earn More Money

Outsourcing Online Business Tasks To Earn More Money

April 2, 2012April 2, 2012

Last week I told the story of how I started my side business. It was quite interesting to read and respond to all of the comments. Lots of people were interested in starting a busi..