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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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

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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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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With the volatility of the stock market and low interest rates, many investors are looking for ways to earn a decent return on their money and also keep their principal safe. While it is common knowledge that you cannot earn a high return unless you take on a higher risk, you can still earn a [...]

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Since I have brokerage accounts scattered all around, I’m always on the lookout to find a company that will top our list of Best Online Discount Brokers. There’s a new broker rolling out free trading in an effort to build a lean business model that cuts out the overhead of other brokerages. Robinhood, a new [...]

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Recently, Amanda posted about using flexible CDs to access money quickly. She decided to go this route as opposed to investing in the stock market because: I believe the stock market is going to dip again. I am not an expert by any means, but I do watch the news and quite frankly, the world [...]

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Amanda mentioned earlier this week 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. As I looked into the royalty program, one of the requirements is to open a Motif Investing account. If you are interested [...]

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