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..

Should You Invest in Stocks or Real Estate?

Should You Invest in Stocks or Real Estate?

January 22, 2016January 22, 2016

Investments are a great way to make some extra money, especially if you’re planning to have an early retirement or simply need funds to finance something important. Two of the most common invest..

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..

Modest Moneys Top 3 Investment Magazines

Modest Moneys Top 3 Investment Magazines

January 15, 2016January 15, 2016

To be a good investor, you must marinate your mind in investment information. The world of investment is impossibly complex. It is linked to every facet of worldwide economic and political realities. ..

Taking It to the Next Level

Taking It to the Next Level

January 13, 2016January 13, 2016

I have named 2016 as the Year of ACTION! In order to do the things and be the person you want, you must ACT. And, when it comes to having the life you want, having the monetary resources to execute is..

3 Reasons to Consider Adding Dividend Growth Stocks to Your Portfolio

3 Reasons to Consider Adding Dividend Growth Stocks to Your Portfolio

December 15, 2015December 15, 2015

There are a lot of different ways to slice and dice stocks. You have growth, value, momentum, blue chips, small caps, sectors, industries… The list goes on and on. Dividend growth stocks aren’t me..

Are Personal Capital’s Financial Advisors for the Small-Time Investor?

Are Personal Capital’s Financial Advisors for the Small-Time Investor?

December 8, 2015December 8, 2015

With its many powerful and user-friendly tools, Personal Capital makes it easy to manage all of your financial accounts in one place. And many of them are free. You can track your income, your expense..

The Value of Dividend Stocks

The Value of Dividend Stocks

November 18, 2015November 18, 2015

Entrepreneur, investment guru, and television personality Kevin O’Leary says the choppy financial markets in North America shouldn’t cause investors to run away. Instead, he says, stock in..

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..

Why I Like Low Yielding Dividend Stocks

Why I Like Low Yielding Dividend Stocks

June 5, 2015June 5, 2015

Dividends are wonderful.  Buy stock in a strong dividend payer, and you’ve now got a reliable stream of passive income coming your way each quarter. Many great personal finance sites are devote..

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..

An Investing Strategy That Works

An Investing Strategy That Works

January 28, 2015January 28, 2015

Guest contributor, Barbara Friedberg Are you interested in an easy way to take part of your income, invest it, and have tens of thousands of (dollars or more in the future? Do you think you need to be..

3 Reasons to Start Small with Online Investing

3 Reasons to Start Small with Online Investing

December 30, 2014December 30, 2014

Investing in the stock market comes with both risks and rewards. You could have a great investment that can make you a lot of money, or you could have a bad investment that results in you losing money..

Investing with Betterment Makes Investing Easy

Investing with Betterment Makes Investing Easy

December 26, 2014December 26, 2014

Who is Betterment? Betterment is a company that makes it easy and affordable to invest in stocks and bonds while making good returns and minimizing fees. They give you diversity by giving you access t..

Beginners Guide to Penny Stock

Beginners Guide to Penny Stock

December 19, 2014December 19, 2014

Many people are looking to figure out how to build a stock portfolio. Some of the best stocks are $100 or more per stock, which means that it can be very expensive to get started within the stock mark..

Why Dividend Growth Investing Works

Why Dividend Growth Investing Works

December 11, 2014December 11, 2014

Dividend growth investing is not for everyone.  It is a specific style of investing that focuses on finding high quality businesses that have the ability to increase dividend payments year after year..