3 Ways to Pay Less in Investing Brokerage Fees

3 Ways to Pay Less in Investing Brokerage Fees

August 18, 2016August 18, 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 servi..

Vanguard vs Betterment, Different Services for Two Kinds of Investors

Vanguard vs Betterment, Different Services for Two Kinds of Investors

August 11, 2016August 11, 2016

Vanguard and Betterment are two of the industry’s leading brokerage solutions specifically designed for long term retirement investing. Vanguard has been around a lot longer, founded with the pu..

Creating Success from Flipping Homes

Creating Success from Flipping Homes

August 9, 2016August 9, 2016

If you ever dreamed of getting into real estate investing, you probably have heard of flipping homes. It’s simply buying a house or a property with the intention to renovate it, sell it, and make mo..

Why a Betterment Portfolio Beats Your Portfolio

Why a Betterment Portfolio Beats Your Portfolio

August 4, 2016August 4, 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 analysi..

What Are Penny Stocks and Are They Worth Your Time?

What Are Penny Stocks and Are They Worth Your Time?

July 28, 2016July 28, 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 ..

ETF Risks Uncovered

ETF Risks Uncovered

July 26, 2016July 26, 2016

If you haven’t noticed, the ETF market has EXPLODED over the last ten years. The Investment Company Institute estimates that over 5.2 million Americans now own ETFs. There are currently over 1400 th..

Personal Capital Review – Taking Finances To The Next Level

Personal Capital Review – Taking Finances To The Next Level

July 21, 2016July 21, 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..

Betterment IRA: Everything You Need to Know

Betterment IRA: Everything You Need to Know

July 21, 2016July 21, 2016

Regardless of your age, it’s important to plan for your retirement, and the sooner you get started the less of a chance you will have of outliving your income. But in this day and age, it can seem l..

4 Questions to Ask Your Benefit Consulting Broker

4 Questions to Ask Your Benefit Consulting Broker

July 20, 2016July 20, 2016

Being able to offer your employees group health insurance benefits them as individuals and you as a business owner. When your employees receive proper health care, their quality of life improves and t..

Bad News: You Will Absolutely Need to Save More to Retire Comfortably

Bad News: You Will Absolutely Need to Save More to Retire Comfortably

July 19, 2016July 19, 2016

Hello everyone, I hate to bring bad news, but there is something going on around you, something you may have missed until now, but it is something we absolutely can no longer overlook as responsible i..

How the Future Will Dramatically Change Your Retirement

How the Future Will Dramatically Change Your Retirement

July 16, 2016July 16, 2016

500 years ago it took a century for significant change to occur. Today, meaningful change can occur in months. It will be our ability to grasp these changes that will radically affect our lives for b..

Why Index Funds Might Be Worth Investing In

Why Index Funds Might Be Worth Investing In

July 15, 2016July 15, 2016

There are many choices when it comes to investing the money you’ve worked so hard to earn. Individual stocks such as Motley Fool stock picks, mutual funds, real estate investing and commodities inve..

Finding the Right Online Investment Broker

Finding the Right Online Investment Broker

July 14, 2016July 14, 2016

As you search for an online broker, there are many things you have to consider. But most importantly, you have to understand your current financial situation as well as your future financial goals. Th..

Investing – One Gear in Your Financial Machine

Investing – One Gear in Your Financial Machine

July 5, 2016July 5, 2016

Recently I shared about the 7 Gears of Wealth and focused on the first gear; which is cash flow.  There is an old saying among investors that says, “Happiness is a positive cash flow”. The secon..

Interest Deductions When Refinancing a Reverse Mortgage

Interest Deductions When Refinancing a Reverse Mortgage

June 30, 2016June 30, 2016

For many homeowners, a long-held advantage of buying a home has been the ability to write off mortgage interest from their taxable income. It’s also possible for reverse mortgage borrowers to take a..

Gold Backed Bonds – Safest Corporate Debt Obligations to Invest In?

Gold Backed Bonds – Safest Corporate Debt Obligations to Invest In?

June 29, 2016June 29, 2016

Due to recent events, particularly the Brexit vote, corporate bonds have been taking a hit in the markets, and it does not seem as though it will slow down anytime soon. Since the referendum, junk bon..

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 the grapevine of a ho..

How an IRA Can Supplement your Social Security Income

How an IRA Can Supplement your Social Security Income

June 23, 2016June 23, 2016

Using an IRA to supplement your Social Security can improve the quality of your retirement, but there are some things you have to be aware of. Having an IRA can affect your benefits, but it will not r..

Than Merrill Explains How to Get Started in Real Estate (Part Two)

Than Merrill Explains How to Get Started in Real Estate (Part Two)

June 22, 2016June 22, 2016

The basic component to becoming a real estate investor is the ability to turn an idea into fruition – but it doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it commands a well-devised game plan furnished w..

Can You Use Life Insurance as an Effective Investment Tool?

Can You Use Life Insurance as an Effective Investment Tool?

June 15, 2016June 15, 2016

The primary reason that most people invest in life insurance is to provide financial security to their loved ones in case of an early death. However, it also works as a powerful investment and retirem..

Betterment Investing: How it Works in 2024

Betterment Investing: How it Works in 2024

June 9, 2016June 9, 2016

We all know that online investing isn’t a new thing, and many well-known trading companies use very clever (and sometimes humorous) marketing techniques to make people believe that they have a simpl..

A Micro Celebrity in Real Estate Investing

A Micro Celebrity in Real Estate Investing

June 7, 2016June 7, 2016

“Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that’s really about it.” – Fran Drescher Real estate investing is as m..

Than Merrill Explains How To Get Started in Real Estate (Part One)

Than Merrill Explains How To Get Started in Real Estate (Part One)

June 1, 2016June 1, 2016

It’s no secret that buying and selling real estate is one of the most popular investment vehicles among entrepreneurs. Coupled with flexibility and passive income, real estate investment offers an u..

Benefits of Buying Land for Real Estate vs an Existing Building

Benefits of Buying Land for Real Estate vs an Existing Building

May 25, 2016May 25, 2016

If you need to buy a new home or business space, you’ve likely been checking Zillow for months, contacting agents, and looking for deals. Buying existing real estate is a great move for many buyers...