If you’ve ever tried to create a savings habit you know how difficult it is to get started. After opening a separate savings account, you put as much money as possible into it each month.
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Charles Schwab, the creator of the popular discount stock broker, originally rocked the investment world by offering stock trades at a fraction from what traditional brokers were charging. Competition is good. Robo advisors, or as Schwab likes to call it — automated investing — has become really popular in the past few years. Firms like […]
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 […]
FeeX is a service that deals with an often overlooked aspect of investing, which is the fees you pay on the accounts you invest with. There are all kinds of fees associated with maintaining an investment account, and the job of FeeX is to reveal them to you, and then make suggestions as to alternatives. […]
I’ve been a long time user of Intuit’s Quicken, as I’ve mentioned in my Quicken reviews over the years. In fact, I’ve been using Quicken since it was a Microsoft MSDOS product (over 20 years). But due to the lack of new features, functionality, the software’s quirkiness, constant upgrades and bugs, it’s unfortunately time for […]
SigFig was developed by the same group who developed Wikinvest, and the company is a registered investment advisor. They recently updated their offerings from just the free investment advice and accoung aggregation, to offer 3 different types of services: asset management, diversified income, and portfolio tracking.
Like many people this time of year, I’m thinking about my financial goals and resolutions for the New Year. Last year was the first year I diligently tracked each and every expense, using a trusty excel spreadsheet. While I’ve been pretty good at using my system, it’s not a perfect system by any means. So […]