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25 Most Common Investing Terms and Definitions

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You don’t have to know everything to start investing. In fact, if you wait until you know everything before you get started, you’ll probably never start investing at all! But there are some basic terms you might want to have in your investing arsenal.

YCharts Review – Alternative to Bloomberg Terminal?

YCharts

YCharts is an investment research data service that could be called the web based version of a Bloomberg Terminal. In essence, YCharts is making a prettier, more data metrics, and user-friendly Yahoo or Google Finance while delivering hard-to-calculate data in a quick and easy format. We have updated this YCharts review for 2014.

What’s Next? A Guide to Setting Long-Term Goals After Paying Off Debt

whats next after debt

Paying off debt successfully requires a lot of determination and hard work, oftentimes at the expense of other financial goals. This can push back your goal of saving for retirement and investing to build wealth. As someone that’s dealing with the plight of student loans, I have neglected many other financial priorities in hopes of […]

4 Lessons to Teach Your Teens About Long-Term Investing

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Teenagers: Often derided as irrational, emotional, and impulsive. But the teen years aren’t totally bad. Teens are cognitively mature enough to understand more complex reasoning (unlike younger children) and not yet set in their ways like adults. The impressionable teen years are the perfect time to assimilate children into the cult of long-term financial goals […]

Quicken 2015 for Windows Review – Analyze Your Investment Portfolio

Quicken 2015 for Windows

I’ve been a long-time user of Intuit’s Quicken since 1992 — now over 20 years. My family and I track 60+ accounts within Quicken. So to say I’m a power-user of their product would be an understatement. We have every bank account, credit card, asset, retirement, investment, and liability linked within the software. For this […]

Could FeeX Reduce All Investing Fees? Interview with CEO, Yoav Zurel

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“Last year alone, Americans paid $600 billion in financial services fees,” says Yoav Zurel, the CEO of FeeX. “That’s more than entertainment and construction, and it accounts for about 4% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Profit.” According to says Zurel, the financial services sector collects about $1.3 trillion in fees a year, worldwide. That’s a […]

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Quicken 2015 for Windows Review – Analyze Your Investment Portfolio

Quicken 2015 for Windows

I’ve been a long-time user of Intuit’s Quicken since 1992 — now over 20 years. My family and I track 60+ accounts within Quicken. So to say I’m a power-user of their product would be an understatement. We have every bank account, credit card, asset, retirement, investment, and liability linked within the software. For this […]

LOYAL3 Review – Stock Market Investing for Beginners

LOYAL3

LOYAL3 Securities is a new entry into the discount stock broker niche, but much different than the other brokerage firms we’ve reviewed previously. With traditional stock brokers, you pay a commission every time you make a trade. You buy a stock, you pay a commission. You sell a stock, you pay a commission — you […]

Financial Engines Review – Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans

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Financial Engines bills itself as your very own financial team, and they do this by providing customers with assistance in retirement planning through an unlikely source: employer sponsored defined contribution retirement plans. If you’re thinking about trying out Financial Engines, read our review first.

Quicken 2015 for Mac Review – Should I Switch?

Quicken 2015 for Mac

One of the biggest pieces of news in the world of personal finance is the fact that Intuit finally released a new version of Quicken for Mac. The last time there was a true update for Quicken for Mac was in 2007. Quicken Essentials for Mac was released after that, but no one really takes […]

Mvelopes Review – Manage Your Budget with Digital Envelopes

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There are many different budgeting systems out there, but one of the more popular methods for getting your finances back on track is the envelope budgeting system. The envelope budgeting system, made popular by Dave Ramsey, uses a cash-based budget that is divided into several different categories.

TradeKing Advisors Review: Interview with CEO Rich Hagen

Rich Hagen TradeKing Advisors

For years, TradeKing has been recognized as one of the best discount brokerages out there. TradeKing is inexpensive, and offers a number of tools aimed at helping investors make the most of their money. However, these tools are largely best for those who have time to utilize them and do the legwork of building an investment […]

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.

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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