home depot checkout lane

Seven Ways to Save Money As a Landlord

Around a decade ago, my husband and I bought our first rental property. We weren’t entirely sure what we were doing, but we were determined

man reviewing investments stocks mutual funds expense ratio

Everything You Need to Know About Expense Ratios

If you want better investment returns, one of the smartest things you can do is find lower-cost investments. Not only are smaller fees a good

12.27.16
wall street in 1929 glass-steagall act

The Glass-Steagall Act, Explained

Glass-Steagall refers to four sections of the Banking Act of 1933, which were set to remedy the absolute power of the financial sector by creating a

12.22.16
wood beam in house construction - economist predictions for housing market in 2017

Six Predictions for the Housing Market in 2017

It’s nearly impossible to discuss the 2017 real estate market forecast without factoring in the Trump Effect. President-elect Donald Trump and his rhetoric, which may

12.19.16
woman in winter jacket - new years investing resolutions

Five Investing Resolutions for 2017

How can you make better investment decisions in 2017? Decisions that increase your odds of success and get you closer to reaching your goals? Here

12.15.16
home exterior conventional loan mortgage

What is a Conventional Loan?

A home is the largest purchase most people ever make. To underscore the importance even further, let’s not forget that most people end up paying

12.09.16
stacks of coins on desk - roth ira income limits for 2016 roth ira contribution limits

Rules of the Roth IRA: Income Limits, Contributions, and More

For many financial growth professionals, Roth IRAs are the most exciting play in the retirement savings game. It’s easy to understand why: tax-free growth and

11.30.16
stock price displays on digital display

Best Free Stock Trading Brokers of 2017

I’ve been investing for over a decade and have rubbed elbows with many different kinds of investors. It never ceases to amaze me how some

11.28.16
man looking at long road - short-term investments

Should You Invest Your Short-Term Savings?

A lot of people hate the idea of keeping money in a savings account. They feel like it’s just sitting there, earning next to nothing,

11.21.16
woman looking at investments on ipad - investing to beat the market

Why Do You Want to Beat the Market?

Just about every investor at some point compares his or her investment returns to the market. Professional investment managers advertise their services by comparing their performance to

Can Alternative Credit Scoring Help You Get a Mortgage?

By Peter Miller Lenders have an ongoing problem: No matter how many loans they create, they want to make even more. And that brings us

11.08.16
investing charts

Best Brokers For Penny Stock Trading of 2017

For most investors, a simple buy-and-hold portfolio of index funds is the way to go. The majority of my own portfolio, which I’ve been managing

casino roulette wheel - binary options trading

Binary Options Trading: A Not-So-Cheap Thrill

Binary options trading might sound like a complex, technologically advanced thing to do, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. If you can understand prop

11.07.16
man using ipad - whole life insurance as an investment

Can You Use Life Insurance as a Retirement Investment?

At some point in your life you will almost certainly be pitched the idea of life insurance as an investment. The pitch will sound good. It

11.02.16

Vanguard Review

Vanguard is an excellent choice for investors thinking about retirement, but if you intend to actively trade, you can find a better deal elsewhere. is

10.31.16
houses - how much is my house worth

Zillow Zestimate vs. Reality: How Much Is My House Worth?

Almost everyone these days begins their search for a new home inside their old home. That is, if you’re looking to buy (or sell) a house, you’re

10.26.16
man looking at stock charts and financial information

Best Discount Brokers of 2017

Whether you’re an active day-trader who makes several trades a week, or a patient buy-and-hold investor who just makes a few trades a year, you

10.25.16
investing charts

Merrill Edge Review

Merrill Edge is a full-service broker with low fees that’s free to access for Bank of America customers, but isn’t the best option for experienced

Simple Share Buttons
Simple Share Buttons