When it comes to investing, there are all sorts of options to invest your money. You could go with mutual funds or stocks or exchange traded funds. From there you have countless online discount brokers, full-service brokers, and even automated investing services. The only problem is that many times when you invest, you have to […]

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How Diversification of Income Can Change Your Life

Posted by Madison on May 11, 2015

Most of us are familiar with the concept of asset allocation, or diversifying our portfolio. However, just as important is your ability to diversify your income. Diversifying your income streams reduces risk and positions you against the unknowns: job loss, a downturn in the market, business failure, and more. It also gives you the chance […]

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Motif Investing $150 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on May 1, 2015

I just checked in on my Motif account that I opened last summer. If you haven’t taken advantage of the Motif offer, Amanda previously highlighted that Motif has a program to create your own investment fund and earn a royalty check as one of her 7 Passive Income Ideas to Make Extra Money. One of […]

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Do you know the difference between an ETF and a mutual fund? When it comes to investing, there are many options for what type of investment to invest in. Your options include: Stocks Bonds Mutual Funds ETFs REITs Commodities Alternative Investments Most investors are familiar with the first three on that list. ETFs have become […]

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Can You Have a 401k and an IRA at the Same Time?

Posted by Madison on November 5, 2014

A few people that I’ve talked to recently thought that because they had a 401k at work, they couldn’t open an IRA. Not true! Let’s take a closer look at investing in both an IRA and a 401k at the same time. Since the tax deadline (which is also the last day to contribute to […]

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Should You Consider Investing In Marijuana?

Posted by Don on September 24, 2014

The other week I was traveling for vacation and while sitting on the plane, my seatmate started talking to me about the various marijuana stocks that are now being traded in the stock market. He was selling this one stock in particular (I won’t mention it since it’s a penny stock), telling me how he’s […]

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What is a Stock Buyback?

Posted by Don on August 27, 2014

If you pay any attention to business news, you will no doubt hear stories on how so-and-so company is implementing a stock buyback program or how they are increasing the amount of their current stock buyback program. The question is, what the heck is a stock buyback program and as an investor, should you care? […]

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Have you heard of the new debt instrument the Treasury Department issued earlier this year? It is called the two year floating rate note. You may be wondering why the Treasury is issuing a new instrument now. The answer lies in the fact that it is still pumping money into the economy to right the […]

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Motif Investing Review to Earn $150 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on July 22, 2014

I just finished opening my new Motif Investing account to take advantage of the Motif Investing $150 Sign Up Bonus. Here’s an overview of how it went and how Motif Investing is different than the other online discount brokers we’ve reviewed. Motif Investing Review What is a Motif? A Motif is a portfolio of stocks […]

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Investing in mutual funds can be a challenge when you take into account the fees that are associated with them. As time has passed, some mutual funds have become very sneaky in how they charge you fees. I say sneaky for two reasons: First, they will claim that the fund doesn’t charge a fee when […]

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