Risk Management Basics: Using a Stop Loss

Risk Management Basics: Using a Stop Loss

September 19, 2016September 19, 2016

Imagine entering a position where your upside potential is infinite while downside risk is limited. Well it exists in every stock using a Stop Loss Order. A Stop Loss Order is an open order to sell an..

The Internet of Real Estate Property Value – Part 1

The Internet of Real Estate Property Value – Part 1

September 13, 2016September 13, 2016

When buying real estate, it is important to understand the property value. Both investors and owner occupants are interested in finding out what their property is worth. Fundamentally, this warrants a..

Making Money in a Bear Market

Making Money in a Bear Market

September 12, 2016September 12, 2016

Anyone who follows the stock market can tell you that Friday was a tough day for investors. The Dow closed down more than 400 points and none of the other indexes fared much better. It was only a few ..

What are the Best Strategies for a New Investor?

What are the Best Strategies for a New Investor?

September 8, 2016September 8, 2016

It’s no secret that there is more volatility in the market now than there once was in the past, and much of this is due to the emergence of online brokers. The market can change dramatically from ye..

4 Strategies for Investing in International Real Estate

4 Strategies for Investing in International Real Estate

September 7, 2016September 7, 2016

Property investors are increasingly widening their search overseas, favoring international real estate as opposed to a property closer to home. Many real estate investors are positioning themselves to..

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 ..

Opportunity in Depressed Neighborhoods

Opportunity in Depressed Neighborhoods

July 27, 2016July 27, 2016

This July, RealtyTrac published a study report that analyzed the “best of the worst” neighborhoods across the country. Surprisingly, Columbus, Ohio’s 43206 zip code was ranked 19th on the list. ..

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..

Our LendingClub Review (A Must Read Before Borrowing or Investing)

Our LendingClub Review (A Must Read Before Borrowing or Investing)

July 25, 2016July 25, 2016

Modest Money’s LendingClub Review LendingClub in a Nutshell LendingClub is America’s most recognizable name in Peer to Peer (P2P) borrowing. American P2P has had some difficult early years..

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..

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..

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..