Investing

Seven Reasons to Love the House You Have

With spring in full swing and summer on its way, people are busy sprucing up their home’s outdoor areas. Perhaps you’ve cleaned out your garage, laid down some mulch, or attempted to repair winter damage to your lawn. Whatever hard work you’ve done, you’ll soon be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor – […]

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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 should care about broker costs. That’s because keeping more of your hard-earned money on the front-end lets you grow it faster in the stock market – and keeping more on […]

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How to Create a DIY Pension Plan

The retirement savings landscape has changed a lot over the past few decades. It used to be that if you held a steady job for most of your adult life, you could count on receiving a pension in retirement that provided a consistent monthly income based on the number of years you worked and the […]

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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 to learn the ropes along the way. And that’s exactly what we did; through experience, trial, and error, we came up with a rental strategy that made sense – at […]

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I’d Rather Be ‘Average’ Than Broke

When you read up on investing, it’s easy to get the sense that there’s one way to invest for “average” people, and another way to invest if you really know what you’re doing. You know what I’m talking about. You’ll hear people say things like, “Index investing is great for the average investor,” or, “If […]

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Ally Invest Review

Ally Invest offers low prices with a robust platform, but it falls short on mutual funds, and ETFs. Sign Up Launched in 2005, Ally Invest has since become widely known for offering some of the lowest prices among online stock brokers. Few consumers outside of the stock trading world really know about the firm, though. […]

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Best Options Brokers for 2017

Like many people, I was intimidated by options when I first started investing almost 10 years ago. They seemed complicated, because they are. It soon became obvious, however, that locking in the ability to buy or sell securities at a set price would be a powerful way to tap into good investment ideas I might […]