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..

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..

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 ..

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..

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..

Betterment Investing: How it Works in 2023

Betterment Investing: How it Works in 2023

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..

Is Betterment Good for the Hands-On Investor?

Is Betterment Good for the Hands-On Investor?

April 14, 2016April 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..

Investing in an Aging Population

Investing in an Aging Population

April 1, 2016April 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..

Short and Long End of the Capital Gains Stick

Short and Long End of the Capital Gains Stick

March 29, 2016March 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 ..

Why Company Earnings Matter

Why Company Earnings Matter

February 8, 2016February 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

Top 5 Reasons to Invest with Betterment

February 4, 2016February 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..

How to Stay Calm in the Financial Storm

How to Stay Calm in the Financial Storm

January 18, 2016January 18, 2016

This year hasn’t delivered us a ton of good news so far via the markets. Stock Markets are down. China is down. Oil is down. Not the exactly the start to 2009 we were hoping for. Wait 2009? It’s 2..

Here’s one Asset Allocation that Billionaires Recommend

Here’s one Asset Allocation that Billionaires Recommend

November 6, 2015November 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” ..

So You Think You Know the Stock Market

So You Think You Know the Stock Market

October 29, 2015October 29, 2015

By Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA. Charisse is a T.V. personality, financial wellness expert, entrepreneur, writer, and speaker. Charisse is the creator of the Charisse Says Show. You can follower her ..

Invest Wisely

Invest Wisely

October 29, 2015October 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..

4 Killer Strategies You Need When Investing For Retirement

4 Killer Strategies You Need When Investing For Retirement

October 16, 2015October 16, 2015

If you have researched investment options for retirement, you’ve certainly noticed the dozens of different strategies and ideologies touted by investment professionals. Too many confusing options an..

Managing Expectations for Investment Returns

Managing Expectations for Investment Returns

October 15, 2015October 15, 2015

Having reasonable expectations for investment returns can help investors cope with financial turmoil and prevent unnecessary risk. When Investment Returns Are Too Good to be True In China, the stress ..

Betterment: A Better Way to Manage a Trust Fund

Betterment: A Better Way to Manage a Trust Fund

July 17, 2015July 17, 2015

Generally, when I think of people with trust funds, I think of elderly gentlemen smoking cigars and drinking chardonnay behind a desk made of mahogany in an office the size of a small apartment. Bette..

Betterment Continues to Revolutionize the Way Real People Invest

Betterment Continues to Revolutionize the Way Real People Invest

June 19, 2015June 19, 2015

With more than half of Americans not investing in the stock market at all, it is little wonder that investment needs a revolution. People have a lot of reasons for not investing. Some people don’t u..

Thinking About Buying a Stock? Stop & Think About This First

Thinking About Buying a Stock? Stop & Think About This First

April 27, 2015April 27, 2015

I am a simple man, and I like Bank of America (BAC) this year.  We all know interest rates have been low for a long time and we all know they are going to rise.  It is only a matter of when.  We al..

Rolling Over a 401(k) to an IRA

Rolling Over a 401(k) to an IRA

March 20, 2015March 20, 2015

With 401(k) plans becoming less and less useful, many investors are looking for other options to grow their money such as by using Betterment. One of the main drawbacks of the modern 401(k) is it’s ..

The Best Books For New Investors

The Best Books For New Investors

February 13, 2015February 13, 2015

Your very first year as an investor is the most important. The decisions you make your first year of investing will determine a lot about how you will invest for the rest of your career. Make the righ..