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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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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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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The Triple Benefit of Municipal Bonds

Posted by Don on July 10, 2014

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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New Robinhood Brokerage Offers Free Trading

Posted by Madison on June 17, 2014

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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