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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 […]

Could Corporate Inversions Raise Your Taxes?

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The media is currently buzzing about corporate inversions and their effect on the economy, taxes, and business. What exactly is a corporate inversion? It’s when a U.S. based company merges with a foreign company as a way to offset the steep 35% corporate tax rate here in the United States. How will this move affect […]

How to Get Over Your Fear of Investing in the Stock Market

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One common image used to portray “investing” is the frantic buying and selling, conducted in loud yells and spastic hand motions, on the floor of the stock exchange. The hectic rush of floor traders desperately trying to close out their orders before the bell rings at 4:00 PM sharp. Don’t let the stock market’s ups-and-downs dictate how you […]

The True Cost of Waiting to Save For Your Retirement

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We all decide to start saving for retirement at different ages in life. But whatever age you decide to start, understand this: there will be a cost of waiting to save for your retirement. The cost will come in the form of either a smaller retirement portfolio, increased funding requirements later in life, or both.

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.”

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

Wealthminder review

“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 […]

Kiva Review – Microfinancing That Changes Lives

Kiva

Kiva is a fairly new kind of microfinancing venture that empowers people around the world to change lives with a $25 loan. Since starting in 2005, their goal has been to connect people all around the globe with the funds they need to bring their business ideas to life. Kiva is made up of volunteers, […]

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