Risk Management Basics: Using a Stop Loss
September 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..
What are the Best Strategies for a New Investor?
September 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..
3 Ways to Pay Less in Investing Brokerage Fees
August 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
August 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..
Why a Betterment Portfolio Beats Your Portfolio
August 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..
Personal Capital Review – Taking Finances To The Next Level
July 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
July 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
July 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
July 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..
Investing – One Gear in Your Financial Machine
July 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?
June 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..
How an IRA Can Supplement your Social Security Income
June 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..
Betterment Investing: How it Works in 2023
June 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..
Five Socially Responsible ETFs for The Socially Conscious Investor
April 15, 2016
According to a Pew Research Center survey 18% of US social media users have changed their profile picture to raise awareness or draw attention to an event or issue. Most of those that have changed the..
Is Betterment Good for the Hands-On Investor?
April 14, 2016
Based in San Francisco, Betterment has everything built for the first-time investor. More than that, it caters to people who don’t have a lot to put into the market – at least, not in the beginnin..
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..