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If you’re looking for a comprehensive full-service investment advisory service, Wells Fargo Advisors may be the company for you. Not only do they offer nearly every investment option available, but they provide their services at a very reasonable cost. And if you’re already a Wells Fargo customer, you can streamline your banking and investment operations.
I just read the news that Quicken is now for sale by Intuit. According to Intuit, they are still committed to supporting Quicken while it’s for sale. What does this mean for the service and how will this affect you?
Formally known as Robinhood Financial, LLC, the Robinhood app takes from the rich and gives to the poor. Well, no it doesn’t do that, it just allows you to make stock trades for free. Robinhood is a no-frills stock broker with no minimum deposit.
As investment technology becomes more easily available, even big-name brokerages are looking for ways to get into the robo-advisor space. The goal is to offer personalized investment management at a lower cost to customers, and that’s where Vanguard is looking to expand their services with their new Personal Advisor Services platform.
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 a similar fashion. But there are differences between the two that could serve you and your investments better.
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?
If you’ve spent much time on investment sites, you’ve doubtlessly heard of Fisher Investments, or at least its founder, Ken Fisher. His ads are all over the financial web. As of 2013, the firm manages approximately $65 billion in assets, and has been called the largest wealth manager in the U.S.
Editor’s Note: We liked The Mint Manual so much that we acquired the rights to the eBook on July 1st, 2015. Everything about the review remains the same. 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 where The Mint Manual comes in!
If you’re at all concerned that storm clouds are gathering over the U.S. economy and financial markets, or that chronic structural problems (like debt) are unlikely to be remedied, you might take a close look at Casey Research. This organization — and its services and newsletters — have been created with those assumptions as the basic premise behind their investment strategies and advice.
Building a budget is one of the basic premises of personal finance. A budget can help you come up with a spending plan, so you can give each dollar a job and actually know where your money is going. In the past few years, Mint.com and YNAB (You Need a Budget) have reigned supreme in the battle of budgeting software, but a new contender is entering the ring.