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4 Free Tools to Optimize Your Social Security Benefits

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Many investors get so caught up in retirement investing that they overlook an entirely obvious retirement factor — Social Security benefits. Fortunately, there are free tools and websites to optimize your Social Security benefits, and you should add this search to your other retirement planning efforts.

Folio Investing Review – Build Your Own Folios

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Folio Investing, also known as FOLIOfn, is an investment platform that provides investing and portfolio management which allows customization as well as tax and cost management benefits. It combines investing in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, with individual stocks, in what it calls folios.

5 Simple Ways to Get the Most Out of Your 529 Plan

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As you are probably aware, the cost of obtaining a college education is an extremely expensive one these days. Even students and families from an upper middle class background can feel pinched by the burden created by tens of thousands of dollars in tuition costs, textbooks, and living expenses. This grim situation has increasingly forced […]

Peer-to-Peer Lending: Where P2P Stands Today

Lending Club and Prosper

Peer-to-peer lending (frequently referred to as P2P lending), is a unique alternative investment platform that allows borrowers to skip over a financial intermediary, such as a bank, and borrow funds from an individual, or peer — hence the name.

How to Estimate Your Social Security Benefits for Retirement

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When planning for retirement investors often overlook Social Security retirement income and focus exclusively on building the largest retirement portfolio possible. While it’s always prudent to plan for a worst-case scenario, having a rough idea of what your Social Security benefits will be at retirement age is vital. Here’s how to estimate your Social Security […]

TD Ameritrade Review – The Perfect Online Broker?

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TD Ameritrade has a long history in the brokerage industry. You have probably heard of TD Ameritrade due to its famous television commercials. Actor Sam Waterston or Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy from the Law & Order franchise is the company spokesman. They are not only accessible online, but you can visit one of the […]

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TD Ameritrade Review – The Perfect Online Broker?

TD-Ameritrade-logo

TD Ameritrade has a long history in the brokerage industry. You have probably heard of TD Ameritrade due to its famous television commercials. Actor Sam Waterston or Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy from the Law & Order franchise is the company spokesman. They are not only accessible online, but you can visit one of the […]

Wealthminder Review – Tailored Advice to Reach Long-Term Financial Goals

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“When you read survey after survey, you discover that Americans are not on track to meet their financial goals,” says Rich Ellinger, the CEO of Wealthminder. “We aim to change that by creating a platform that helps investors tailor their plan to meet their long-term financial goals.”

Motif Investing Review – $150 Signup Bonus

Motif Investing

There are a number of online brokers out there that provide you with the chance to invest on your own at a reasonable price. One of the more novel brokerages is Motif Investing, a discount brokerage that helps you invest based on themes. It’s like building your own mini-ETF. Recently Motif ranked number four of […]

FutureAdvisor Review – Automatically Manage Investments

FutureAdvisor

FutureAdvisor is an online investment advisor that automatically manages your investments. It helps you to do this in an advantageous way by using modern portfolio theory (or MPT), to build and maintain a portfolio to maximize your return based on certain levels of risk indicated by your investor profile.

Betterment vs. Wealthfront – How Do These Robo-Advisors Compare?

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Automated investment platforms seem to be springing up all over the web. Some are gaining a reputation well ahead of the pack. Two examples of this are Betterment and Wealthfront. In so many ways, the platforms function in similar fashion. But there are differences between the two that could serve you and your investments better.

The Mint Manual Book Review – How to Use Mint.com

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By now you’ve probably heard about Mint.com and how to use it to manage your finances. By linking all your accounts, you get an overall snapshot of where your money is going, and the progress you’re making on your goals. But do you really know how to make Mint.com work to your advantage? This is […]

Betterment Review – Asset Allocation Made Simple

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In this low-interest rate environment most investors know parking their money in a bank CD is almost a surefire way to lose money against inflation. For the average individual, investing in the stock market can be complicated. So, what is someone to do?

The Annuity Stanifesto by Stan Haithcock – Book Review

The Annuity Stanifesto

One of the most confusing financial products on the planet is the annuity. There are so many different types of annuities that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. Annuities come with different terms, benefits, transfer rules, and different ways of earning money. From market-index annuities to fixed-rate annuities and from immediate annuities […]

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