Three Simple Ways the Average Investor Can Protect Their Portfolio
April 5, 2016
The stock market has certainly been less popular than back in the late 1990s. I remember the Dow Jones was making new highs almost every day and everyone was making double digit yearly gains. People..
Investing in an Aging Population
April 1, 2016
A report commissioned by the National Institute on Aging suggests that there are approximately 617 million people aged 65 and older in the world today. These individuals make up 8.5% of the world̵..
Where Should I Put My Money? (A Guide to Asset Allocation)
March 31, 2016
I’ve got a problem. I suspect you have a problem, too. I can’t figure out what to do with my money. Can you? I just freed up some liquidity via the sale of my house, and I’m nervous about plow..
Short and Long End of the Capital Gains Stick
March 29, 2016
Are your investments making money? Have you been investing efficiently? Are you accumulating critical retirement assets? Are you achieving your ultimate financial goals? If you have answered yes to ..
The Rewards and Risks of Financial Spread Betting
March 22, 2016
Often the most rewarding pursuits carry an element of risk. This is certainly true of financial spread betting. If you successfully navigate the risks, then the rewards can be massive. However, you co..
5 Safe Investment Tips for the First-Time Investors
February 15, 2016
What would you do if you become a millionaire all of a sudden? Ask this question to ten people. I bet nine would give you the most cliched replies that they’ll use the money to go on a vacation trip..
Why Company Earnings Matter
February 8, 2016
If you have been following the Charisse Says series via Modest Money, you have learned how to take over a position of power over your money, why you need a financial advisor to grow your wealth, how t..
Top 5 Reasons to Invest with Betterment
February 4, 2016
Based in New York City, Betterment is a fairly new company that seems to cater to new investors. Their tools are not only designed for ease of use, but they can also help newbies to get a leg up in th..
10 Reasons the Rich Use Life Insurance to Create Wealth
January 25, 2016
Just a few short years ago, I was staunchly opposed to whole life insurance, because that’s what I was taught by national “gurus” 25 years ago. I wholeheartedly believed (as many peo..
Why You Should Add Real Estate to Your Portfolio
January 13, 2016
Although across history, real estate was primarily used as a tactical investment, it has more recently become popular as a long term core strategy as a result of increasing concerns about the future..
Investment Lessons from The Big Short
January 2, 2016
The Big Short is a recently released movie about several outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of 2007. They decided to take on the big banks for ..
Extreme Sports and Investment Risk Tolerance: a Shaky Analogy
December 7, 2015
It occurred to me while watching professional trick skiing over the holiday break, “How in the world does someone learn how to do this?” Sure, I’ve skied before, but my journey from the top of t..
401(K) Basics For Your First Real Job
December 5, 2015
Many of our readers are “Millennials” and people who are even younger than that. For people in this age group, everybody knows that the economy they entered in their young adulthood was not the be..
Forex vs Stocks: Which is a Better Investment?
November 27, 2015
One thing that everyone considering trading Forex is whether it’s the right choice. There are other options that you’ve heard a lot more about – especially if you have watched financial ..
What Lies Ahead for Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016
November 19, 2015
In the three years since the passage of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, crowdfunding has become a force to be reckoned with in the investing arena. Though relatively new, the real estate..
What You Need to Know to Invest Wisely
November 9, 2015
Investing can be an intimidating financial process, especially when you’re not an investment advisor expert. But if you follow the steps outlined below you will be well on your way to creating an ..
Here’s one Asset Allocation that Billionaires Recommend
November 6, 2015
“This stock is hotBuy this right now!It’s going to go higher. ” Sound familiar? If you watch TV or read the news about the stock market that’s pretty much what journalists, “specialists” ..
Should You Pay Off Student Loans Before Investing?
October 31, 2015
Millennials who have been out of college for a few years are starting to wonder if they should start investing before they’ve paid off their student loans. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to th..
Investment Trend Forecast for Real Estate in 2016
October 30, 2015
The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report makes projections in both commercial and residential real estate for the next year. A highly respected report, it surveys more than 1,400 people in the real e..
October 29, 2015
Excerpted from The Business of Family: How to Stay Rich for Generations by Linda Davis Taylor Though this is easier said than done, the numbers don’t lie. Over 30 years from 1983 to 2013, the St..
The Richest 1 Percent Owns Half of World’s Wealth
October 21, 2015
A new world’s wealth report released by Credit Suisse Financial Group claims that for the first time in history, the top 1% of the world’s richest now owns 50% of all the wealth. This means the mo..
7 Irresistible Tips You Can Use to Invest $10,000 This Summer
August 13, 2015
Have you over woken up one day and realized that you were thousands of dollars in debt? This happened to me, and it could happen to you too. Times are hard, and you end up using your credit cards more..
Is Wine Investment Actually Worthwhile?
August 7, 2015
Opportunities for expanding investment portfolios have massively diversified throughout previous decades. In recent times, traditional and popular investments have included property, shares, gold and ..
Investment Opportunities in Canada & Why Choose Binary Options
July 31, 2015
Canada is blessed with several investment opportunities. For several years now, Canadians have invested in oil, farmland, and small business equity. While these are excellent investment opportunities,..