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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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 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.
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.
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 […]
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 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, […]
When it comes to your long-term retirement plan, the sad reality is that you are often your own worst enemy. Too often, you end up sabotaging yourself with high fees, or by frequent trading. The wrong asset allocation might also trip you up. Figuring out how to stay out of your own way, and make […]