Bob Haegele

About Bob Haegele

Bob Haegele is a personal finance writer, entrepreneur, and dog walker. He's a money management expert and investing connoisseur. Bob has been writing about personal finance for three years and now manages several personal finance sites, including The Frugal Fellow and Modest Money. You can also find him contributing to popular websites such as GOBankingRates, Bankrate, and You can see more of his work on Muck Rack and Contently, or connect with him on LinkedIn.

What Is a Brokerage Account and How Do I Open One?

January 1, 2021January 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?

December 24, 2020December 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?

December 23, 2020December 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..

How Tax-Loss Harvesting Can Help Maximize Returns

December 21, 2020December 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..

How to Buy Stocks for Beginners (Start Investing the Right Way)

November 27, 2020November 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..

Is Timing the Market a Good Idea?

November 23, 2020November 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..

5 Easiest Ways to Start Passively Investing in Stocks

November 20, 2020November 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 Market?

November 16, 2020November 16, 2020

Table Of Contents What is a Robo-Advisor?How Do Robo-Advisors Work?Do Robo-Advisors Beat the Market?Real-World ReturnsHow Much Do Robo-Advisors Charge?Can Robo-Advisors Make You Mo..

How Socially Responsible Investing Is Reshaping Wealth Creation

November 13, 2020November 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.  There are man..

Roofstock vs Fundrise vs RealtyMogul: Comparing the Best Crowdfunding Platforms

November 7, 2020November 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, Fundrise, and RealtyMogul.Each plat..

Do I Need a Financial Advisor? Here’s How to Decide

November 6, 2020November 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: What You Need to Know

October 31, 2020October 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..

8 Best Ways to Invest in Real Estate: How to Get Started

October 19, 2020October 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..

How to Buy Fractional Shares and Boost Your Portfolio

April 4, 2020April 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..

5 Things to Beware About Betterment

October 15, 2016October 15, 2016

Table Of Contents 1. Betterment Does All the Work For You2. Not the Cheapest Way to Invest3. It Might Stunt Your Investment Knowledge4. Is it the Best Investment Strategy?5. Potent..

Betterment: An Ideal Platform for the First-Time Investor

August 25, 2016August 25, 2016

The online world has has made it easier for people to invest, and they don’t need a lot to get started. The market is more accessible for first-time investors thanks to online pl..