Investing

Where Should You Invest First – 401(k) vs IRA?

by Ryan Guina June 30, 2016

One of the most important things my father taught me about managing money is investing for retirement. Based on his advice, I opened an IRA at age 19 and have been investing ever since. When I first started investing, I was eligible for an IRA, but I was in the USAF and we did not […]

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Personal Capital Review – Free Online Financial & Portfolio Management

by Ryan Guina February 11, 2016

Limited Time Offer: Open a free Personal Capital account and link one financial account and you will be entered to win a free trip to Hawaii! Visit Personal Capital to learn more! (expires Valentines Day, 2016) Personal Capital is one of my favorite money management tools, and one I use frequently to track my investments […]

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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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