Investing

Robo Advisors – 5 Advantages to Automated Investing

by Kevin Mercadante January 19, 2016

There are many advantages to investing with robo advisors. They can be the perfect middle ground for investors who aren’t interested in managing their own portfolios, but lack the portfolio size to engage the services of a human investment manager. Why might robo advisors be the perfect place for you invest your money? 1. Hands […]

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Why I Still Have Debt — And I Don’t Plan to Retire It Early

by Miranda Marquit December 16, 2015

I have long flouted the “rules” of personal finance blogging, since I’ve been a staunch believer that it’s not always necessary to pay off debt as quickly as possible. This is a stance that has earned my sideways glances over the years. However, it’s one that I’m comfortable with, and it’s an approach that I […]

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Are You Investing in Assets – or in Stuff?

by Kevin Mercadante November 25, 2015

Have you ever seen those commercials on TV that tell you how much money you will “save” if you buy their product or service? It’s been said that only in America can a person save money by spending it. That’s the power of consumerism. You must buy, and the only way to save, is by […]

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4 Threats to Your Early Retirement Plans – And What To Do About Them

by Kevin Mercadante November 16, 2015

A lot of people would like nothing better than to be able to retire early. But early retirement presents special challenges. When preparing for early retirement it’s important to do some contingency planning. There are at least four threats to your early retirement plans – but more important – is knowing what to do about […]

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TradeKing Promotions – Best Promo Ever – Get $1,000 in Commission Free Trades!

by Ryan Guina November 8, 2015

TradeKing is one of the leading online discount brokers, and they are well known for a mix of great prices, a robust trading platform, and excellent trading tools. Here is a top level overview, and a rundown of their current promotions, including their biggest promotion ever, $1,000 in commission-free trades! TradeKing: Top Rated Discount Broker. […]

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7 Reasons Why Most of Your Money Should be in Index Funds

by Kevin Mercadante October 30, 2015

It sometimes seems that nearly everyone is looking for some foolproof method to beat the market and earn a lot more return on their investments. This can include investing in actively managed funds, buying individual stocks, taking a shot on penny stocks, or loading up in select investment sectors. But while any of those strategies […]

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Are Commodities Really an Inflation Hedge?

by Kevin Mercadante October 5, 2015

It’s generally thought that commodities are the best hedge against inflation, but is that really true? It actually depends on the kind of inflation we’re dealing with. Sometimes commodities can fill that role, other times they can’t. Two types of inflation to be concerned with One of the most basic problems in trying to deal […]

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