What’s the right way to invest? Most people I talk to about money end up asking me some version of that question. Heck, I continue
Everyone’s heard that investing can be a great way to grow your money over the long-term. But if you’re new to investing, it’s easy to feel
I recently came across a wonderful document published by the CFA Institute entitled Tips for Avoiding the Top 20 Common Investment Mistakes. (The CFA Institute
If you’ve done any research into saving for retirement, you’ve almost certainly heard of the most commonly recommended retirement accounts: The 401(k). The traditional IRA.
The term “FHA loan” is actually somewhat of a misnomer. That’s because the FHA, or Federal Housing Administration, doesn’t actually lend money to would-be homeowners.
Since its founding in 2006, Mint.com has grown from a small financial startup into a formidable personal finance tool with more than 15 million users.
Have you ever been in a meaningful relationship with another person? It could be a friend. Or a parent. Or a sibling. Or a significant
“If you’re renting, you’re just throwing your money away.” No doubt you’ve heard this oversimplification many places. Of course, a decision about whether to rent
I am 28, and my sister is 19. That kind of age gap presents positives and negatives. One clear positive for me is that I
If you’ve been watching the national news lately, one of the topics creeping back into the discussion is the federal debt ceiling. Our nation’s debt
If you follow any sort of financial news, it’s hard to escape buzz about interest rates. After intense scrutiny from every corner of the media,
She’s up. She’s down. And according to many industry experts, she’s spiraling into a bear market, or what many would call an ongoing decline in stock
TradeKing is a discount online financial trading platform. Why “discount”? As you’ll see below, its fees are lower than those of many other online brokers.
“Rule No. 1 is never lose money. Rule No. 2 is never forget Rule No. 1.” — Warren Buffett Buffett’s quote seems to state the
After much thought and deliberation, I’ve developed a theory on why such a staggering amount of NFL and NBA players go broke shortly after retiring.
Did you ever think you could trade stocks for free? Before the dawn of the Internet, it might have cost $50 or $100 to trade a
I’m convinced that annuities are the most misunderstood financial and insurance product in the financial services universe today. I think there are several reasons for
My industry, the business of providing financial advice, should be ashamed of itself. We’re supposed to be professionals versed in the knowledge of investments, financial