About Bob Haegele

Bob Haegele is a personal finance writer, entrepreneur, and dog walker. Bob has been writing about personal finance for three years and now manages several personal finance sites, including The Frugal Fellow, Modest Money, and Blooming Wealth. You can also find him contributing to popular websites such as Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, and GOBankingRates. You can see more of his work on Muck Rack and Contently, or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Atom Finance App Review and Comparison

Atom Finance – App Review an

August 4, 2021

Table Of Contents Atom Finance – A New StandardTradingView – Web-Based ChartingYahoo! Finance – Worth the Price?Conclusion “Big data” is a trendy phrase used in practical..

How M1 Finance Automatic Rebalancing Works

How M1 Finance Automatic Rebal

August 4, 2021

Table Of Contents What is Automatic Rebalancing?What’s the Best Way to Allocate Your Investment Assets?M1 One-Click RebalancingAre There Any Tax Implications with M1 Rebalancing?..

How Taxes Work with M1 Finance Investing

How Taxes Work with M1 Finance

August 4, 2021

Table Of Contents Does M1 Finance Offer Tax-Loss Harvesting?Short-Term Capital Gains vs. Long-Term Capital GainsHow Do Taxes Work with M1 Finance?M1 Finance Tax MinimizationM1 Fina..

What Stocks Can I Buy with M1 Finance?

What Stocks Can I Buy with M1

July 28, 2021

Table Of Contents What Stocks Can You Buy with M1 Finance?Does M1 Finance Offer Fractional Shares?Why Fractional Share Investing is So PowerfulAuto-Invest – The Best Way to Buy M..

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Profits with Motley Fool Stock Advisor

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Pro

July 28, 2021

Table Of Contents 1. Diversify Your Motley Fool Stock2. Focus on the Long-Term3. Sprinkle in Some Rule Breakers Recommendations4. Be Wary of the Motley Fool Chat Room5. Avoid Check..

Firstrade Fees and Broker-Assisted Trading

Firstrade Fees and Broker-Assi

July 28, 2021

Table Of Contents 1Firstrade – Streamlined Investing2Broker-Assisted Trades – Are They Necessary?3Firstrade – Bang for the Buck Firstrade is a low-cost broker and trading pla..

How Do Motley Fool Stock Advisor Simulator Tools Work?

How Do Motley Fool Stock Advis

July 26, 2021

Table Of Contents The Right Investing Style for the Motley FoolProbability of Positive ReturnsProfit Value SimulatorLong Term Investing is the Key to SuccessWhich Motley Fool Recom..

Is SoFi Invest the Right Investment Platform for You?

Is SoFi Invest the Right Inves

July 26, 2021

Table Of Contents Beginner InvestorsInvestors Who Lack FundsLong-Term InvestorsInvestors Who Want to Buy CryptocurrenciesIs SoFi Invest Ideal for Advanced Investors?The Bottom Line..

How to Build a Balanced Cryptocurrency Portfolio with SoFi Invest

How to Build a Balanced Crypto

July 26, 2021

Table Of Contents Understanding SoFi CryptocurrencyHow Much of My Portfolio Should Be Invested in Crypto?How Do I Trade Cryptocurrency with SoFi Invest?Does SoFi Invest Offer Cold ..

5 Reasons to Invest in Farmlan

July 16, 2021

Table Of Contents 1.  Hedge Against Inflation2.  True Diversity in Your Portfolio3.  Equity and Dividend Earning Opportunities4.  Add Stability to Your Por..

Benzinga Pro Guide How to Use the Squawk Box

Benzinga Pro Guide – How to

July 16, 2021

Investors looking to succeed must incorporate fundamental analysis into their strategies. In our Benzinga Pro review, we effused the benefits of setting aside a budget to gain acce..

Mindful Trader Review - 5 Reasons to Put Your Trust in Mindful Trader Stock Alerts

Mindful Trader – 5 Reasons t

July 16, 2021

Table Of Contents 1. Backtested Strategies2. Long-Lasting Stock Alerts3. Critical Statistical Tests4. Transparent Results5. Low Management ThresholdIs the Mindful Trader Foolproof?..

TradingView Charts and Screeners –Review and Analysis

TradingView Charts and Screene

July 16, 2021

TradingView’s charts and analysis software suite gives us the tools to make better, more informed stock picks. A web-based package offering a wide variety of charting options, st..

Which Robo Advisor is Right For You

Which Robo-Advisor is Right Fo

July 15, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links.Robo-advisors ar..

Betterment Cash Reserve Review

July 14, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links. 4.7/5★★★..

M1 Plus?

M1 Plus Review: Is This M1 Fin

July 12, 2021

Table Of Contents 1What Do You Get with M1 Plus?2Smart Transfers3Lower Interest Rates with M1 Borrow4M1 Spend Cash Rewards5How Much Does M1 Plus Cost?6Is M1 Plus Worth it for Inves..

SoFi Invest Review 2021: How it Compares, Plus Expert Opinion

How to Invest in an IPO with S

July 12, 2021

Table Of Contents Is Investing in an IPO with SoFi Invest a Good Idea?Step-by-Step Guide for Investing in IPOs with SoFi InvestAre There Any Special Rules for IPO Shares?Pros and C..

Webull Review 2021: Should You Finally Ditch Robinhood?

Is Webull Safe? – A Conclusi

July 12, 2021

Table Of Contents Registered Broker Dealer – Defining the LegitSIPC – Securities Investor Protection CorporationSEC – Insurance Against Market ManipulationFINRA – Regulatin..

Webull and Day Trading – A Perfect Match

Webull and Day Trading – A P

July 12, 2021

Table Of Contents Off-Hours Trading – A Main Component of SuccessMargin Trading – Get In the MixCharts and Graphs – Intelligence That MattersThe Perfect Match Day trading rev..

M1 Borrow Review: Everything Y

July 12, 2021

Table Of Contents What is M1 Borrow?How Much Does it Cost to Use M1 Borrow?Is Taking a Margin Loan with M1 Borrow a Good Idea?M1 Borrow in ActionPros and Cons of M1 BorrowFinal Tho..

M1 Finance Pies

M1 Finance Pies: The Easy Way

July 12, 2021

Table Of Contents What is the M1 Finance Pie Approach?What Does it Cost to Invest in M1 Finance Pies?Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Your First PieExpert Pies on M1 FinanceThe Bott..

Motley Fool Rule Breakers Over Stock Advisor

Motley Fool Rule Breakers Revi

July 12, 2021

Table Of Contents What is Motley Fool Rule Breakers?Do these Motley Fool Stocks Beat the Market?How Much Does Motley Fool Rule Breakers Cost?Pros and Cons of Motley Fool Rule Break..

How Should You Invest with the

July 12, 2021

Table Of Contents Lesson #1 – Most Investors Should Stick to Regular, Monthly InvestingLesson #2 – Take Your Risk Tolerance into AccountLesson #3 – Avoid Short Term TradingLe..

Betterment review

Betterment Checking Account Re

July 8, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links. 4.8/5★★★..

Asset Allocation by Age

Asset Allocation by Age: Is Yo

July 5, 2021

Table Of Contents Asset Allocation at a GlanceWhat is Asset Allocation?Why is Asset Allocation Important?Asset Allocation by AgeAsset Allocation and Risk ToleranceExamples of Asset..

The Complete Retirement Guide:

June 28, 2021

Table Of Contents Why is Retirement Savings So Important?Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans401(k) Plan403(b) Plan457(b) PlanDefined-Benefit PlansEmployee Stock Ownership PlansProf..

Automatic Savings Apps

6 Best Automatic Saving Apps f

June 4, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links. Automating..

Best Investment Newsletters

9 Best Investment Newsletters

May 27, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links. If you thi..

Stock Picking Services

9 Best Stock Picking Services

May 18, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links.Picking stocks o..

Stock Chat Rooms

10 Best Stock Chat Rooms to Ga

May 15, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links. Trading st..

Acorns vs Stash

Acorns vs. Stash

April 11, 2021

$5 to start investing No commissions ETFs in seven asset classes get started $5 to start investing Useful guidance for new investors60 ETFs and 150 individual stocks get started In..

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Stash Review 2021: Is This Inv

April 5, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links.4.5/5 ★★★..

BlockFi Review 2021: Best Cryp

April 5, 2021

4.0/5★★★★★ get started In a nutshell: BlockFi offers cryptocurrency investors the chance to maximize the potential of their crypto assets.This bank-like platform offers a..

Option Strategies Insider Revi

April 4, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links.4.8/5★★★..

Roofstock review

Roofstock Review 2021: Invest

April 3, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links.4.9/5★★★..

Blooom review

Blooom Review 2021: Pros, Cons

April 3, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links.4.9/5 get starte..

Acorns Review Featured

Acorns Review 2021: Does It Li

April 3, 2021

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links.4.7/5★★★..

M1 Finance vs Robinhood

M1 Finance vs. Robinhood

April 2, 2021

Pie-based investing One-click rebalancing No cost for a basic account Learn More No account minimums Easy to UseCryptocurrency trading Learn More When comparing M1 Finance vs. Robi..

Best Online Trading Platforms

Best Online Trading Platforms

March 11, 2021

Online trading is all the rage these days, and it's not likely to go away anytime soon. That's why we decided to take a look at the best online trading platforms.Keep in mind that ..

Betterment vs Wealthfront Featured

Betterment vs. Wealthfront

February 26, 2021

Low Management Fees Tax-Coordinated Portfolio Automatic Investing get started Free Access to Financial Planners 529 PlansAutomatically Invest Extra Cash get started Betterment and ..

Robo-Advisor Fees Featured

Robo-Advisor Fees: What is The

February 23, 2021

Robo-advisors have made investing access to just about everyone. Not only are fees very low; they also often have no minimums and fractional shares. Nevertheless, fees still matter..

Net worth by age

Net Worth by Age: Are You Savi

February 17, 2021

Table Of Contents Net Worth by Age: A Closer LookWhat is Net Worth?What Should My Net Worth Be By 30?What Should My Net Worth Be By 40?What Should My Net Worth Be By 50?What Should..

Personal Finance Statistics Featured

41 Interesting Personal Financ

February 11, 2021

Table of Contents InvestingNet WorthCredit Card DebtBudgetingStudent Loan DebtMortgagesPersonal LoansAuto LoansFinancial LiteracyRetirement SavingsEmergency FundsWhy Do Personal Fi..

Motley Fool Review - Logo

Motley Fool Stock Picks and Re

February 5, 2021

The Motley Fool recommends two stocks picks each month through its Stock Advisor program. Therefore, we'd like to assess the performance of Motley Fool stock picks from last quarte..

Modern Portfolio Theory

Modern Portfolio Theory: How i

January 22, 2021

Modern portfolio theory (MPT) is an investing strategy that looks to maximize returns. After all, we like making money, but we dislike losing money even more. Generally speaking, o..

Betterment vs. Mutual Funds: A

January 15, 2021

Table Of Contents A Typical Mutual FundThe Betterment AdvantageBetterment in More DetailRetirement Accounts Advice at BettermentTax-Efficient Investing With BettermentResponsible I..

11 Best Robo-Advisors for 2021

January 7, 2021

Robo-advisors manage your investments for you by using a combination of investing algorithms and artificial intelligence. As a result, they give you the option to spend little to n..

What is an IRA

What is an IRA?

January 2, 2021

If you have ever researched retirement savings, you have likely heard of an individual retirement account (IRA). These accounts are retirement accounts individuals and couples can ..

What is a Brokerage Account

What Is a Brokerage Account an

January 1, 2021

A brokerage account is a type of account many investors use to buy and sell securities. You can think of them as a bank account used exclusively for trading.In fact, many banks off..

What Are Mutual Funds

What Are Mutual Funds?

December 24, 2020

If you don’t know a whole lot about mutual funds, you may have heard of them because of your employer-sponsored retirement plan. But, beyond that, you might wonder what these fun..

What Are Expense Ratios

What Are Expense Ratios?

December 23, 2020

These days, there is no shortage of low-cost investing tools and platforms. That’s great news for investors, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t still costs.In addition to mutua..

Tax-Loss Harvesting Featured

How Tax-Loss Harvesting Can He

December 21, 2020

Tax-loss harvesting allows investors to minimize capital gains taxes on investments. It can also offset some of your ordinary income.This strategy has gained popularity in recent y..

Betterment vs Acorns

Betterment vs. Acorns

December 1, 2020

Low Management Fees Tax-Coordinated Portfolio Automatic Investing get started $5 to start investing No Trading commissions automatic round-ups get started Investing is a critical p..

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How to Buy Stocks for Beginner

November 27, 2020

Table Of Contents Choose Your StrategyOpen an AccountResearch InvestmentsDecide How Much to InvestBuy Your SharesSet it Up for the Long HaulStart Early - And Stay Committed Investi..

Betterment vs. Vanguard

November 26, 2020

Betterment and Vanguard are two popular investment platforms. Vanguard has been around since 1975, while Betterment is much newer on the scene. If Vanguard has been around that lon..

Timing the Market Featured

Is Timing the Market a Good Id

November 23, 2020

   You hear it regularly online: “I have money to invest. Should I wait for the market to drop a bit before I buy?” While this question is understandable - we al..

Passively Investing Stocks Featured

5 Easiest Ways to Start Passiv

November 20, 2020

  Investing is an important part of building wealth. The problem? It can also be a lot of work.  That’s why this post is going to focus on passive investing.&..

Do Robo-Advisors Beat the Mark

November 16, 2020

Ever since robo-advisors first appeared on the scene in 2008, they have been hugely popular. However, you may be wondering if they are as good as the hype.  Perhaps more ..

Sustainable Investing Featured

How Socially Responsible Inves

November 13, 2020

  The economy changes rapidly; so, too, does the way people invest. And in recent years, socially responsible investing (SRI) has seen increasing popularity.  T..

M1 Finance vs Betterment Featured

M1 Finance vs. Betterment

November 10, 2020

Pie-based investing Low fees Easy rebalancing get started Tax-loss harvesting Passive investingAutomatic rebalancing get started Both M1 Finance and Betterment are leaders in the g..

Fundrise vs Roofstock Featured Image

Roofstock vs. Fundrise: Compar

November 7, 2020

There is no doubt that real estate continues to be a strong investment. That is likely the reason we have seen new platforms, such as Roofstock and Fundrise coming to market.Each p..

Do I Need a Financial Advisor Featured

Do I Need a Financial Advisor?

November 6, 2020

Financial decisions can be complicated, and that might make you wonder if you need a financial advisor. In many cases, that may very well be true - but not always.  In th..

Real Estate Investing for Beginners Featured

Real Estate Investing for Begi

October 31, 2020

Real estate investing is one of the most effective and dependable ways for investors to generate income. Better yet, it’s possible to invest in real estate while spending far les..

ways to invest in real estate

8 Best Ways to Invest in Real

October 19, 2020

The more you learn about real estate, the more you realize there are more ways to invest in real estate than just buying a house or two in the neighborhood and turning them into re..

Fractional Shares Featured

How to Buy Fractional Shares a

April 4, 2020

Investing is one of the best ways to grow your wealth, everyone should consider investing if possible. One great way to do that is to buy fractional shares.See, some of the best co..

Investors Underground review

Investors Underground Review:

March 31, 2020

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. This means we earn a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you purchase a product through our links.4.7/5 get starte..