My first update of my Lending Club and Prosper investments for 2015. Many things have happened since my last update, but have kept a steady pace of investing in P2P.
Technology has made it easy to spend all day checking our iPhones, tablets, and laptops. In fact, it’s become so accessible many of us are guilty of following stock tickers and other related streams of financial information for hours every day. How do you get anything else done, like work — or even keep a […]
“People come to the end of the year and the beginning of a new year, with ambitious goals,” says Lauren Brouhard, Senior Vice President at Fidelity Investments. “Unfortunately, a lot of times life gets in the way.” It’s not uncommon to set New Year’s goals related to money, but we easily get derailed and lose […]
Inflation presents special challenges to investors. Even if your investments are growing in value, inflation is still reducing that value on the backend. The only way to deal with it successfully, is to be sure that your money’s in investments that are likely to benefit from inflation, while avoiding those that tend to be especially […]
We often think of investment goals in terms of a single investment strategy, but in truth they really require several strategies, each tailored based on the specific goal. Not all financial goals can be met with a single investment strategy. And with the New Year upon us, the one size fits all often becomes one […]
The long-term trend is that investment trading fees are becoming lower and lower. In fact, it isn’t even ridiculous to say that trading fees are heading towards zero at a rapid pace. There’s pressure on investment brokers, of all types, to lower their management fees, offer better services, and it’s coming from different directions.
There’s been a lot of buzz about the rise of robo advisors lately. These are companies that aim to help investors put assets to work on their behalf with the help of algorithms. Using some pre-set equations, based on certain assumptions, robo advisors can provide you with an investing plan that’s meant to prepare for […]
There are a lot of investment and money management apps available today. So how do you know which one is right for you and your investment situation? After reviewing many different apps, tools, and software programs, we’ve come up with a comparison list for smart investors. Here are some of the best smartphone apps for […]