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 […]
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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 […]
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.
If you think the end of the global economy as we know it is nigh, the latest book by James Rickards, The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System will worry you further. Even for those who don’t think we’re staring into the maw of the financial abyss might become concerned after […]
One of the more fun and investor-friendly platforms out there is Kapitall. Kapitall originally started out as more of a game, with a format that allowed you to build a portfolio and track your performance, but now the company has received the proper licensing to be a broker, so it’s possible to trade stocks using […]
If you have a lot of receipts you want to keep track of — especially for business and/or tax purposes, Shoeboxed can be a great option. Shoeboxed is a company that digitally stores your receipts, and helps you manage them. You can choose from a number of options, from a “forever free” account to different […]