Investment Reviews

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Vanguard Personal Advisor Services – Low-Cost Personalized Investing

Vanguard personal advisor services
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.




The Mint Manual Book Review – How to Use Mint.com

The Mint Manual
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!

Casey Research Review – Should You Invest in Gold?

Casey Research
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.

EveryDollar Review – Baby Steps to Budgeting

EveryDollar
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.



Simple Review – A Better Way to Bank and Save

Simple
The financial systems is full of regulations, old-school ideas, and processes for saving money. But thanks to up-and-comers like Acorns, Digit, and now a new banking software called Simple, we have access to better banking and saving methods. I had a chat with Amy Dunn, who’s the lead for the communications department for Simple and how they plan to revolutionize the world of banking.