New Retirement Fund Option: MyRA

by Miranda Marquit February 3, 2014

During his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama unveiled a plan designed to encourage more people to save for retirement. The new account is called a MyRA, and it’s designed to be a sort of Roth IRA lite. Before you rush to open you account, however, you need to understand what it […]

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Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits

by Ryan Guina January 14, 2014

Updated for 2016: One of the best ways to save for retirement is with an Individual Retirement Arrangement, or IRA. Because of the great tax advantages, the IRS places maximum contribution limits on IRAs. These caps are set by Congress, and can change from time to time. The IRS recently announced the 2016 Traditional and Roth […]

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How to Invest in Dividend Stocks for as Little as $10

by John Schroeder January 13, 2014

Believe it or not, investing in dividend stocks does not take a huge initial investment to start. I use to think that it took thousands and thousands of dollars to get started in the stock market. While most methods for accumulating stock (i.e. online broker) require larger sums of money to get started, there are […]

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5 Reasons Why Dividend Stocks May Be Better Than Bonds

by Kevin Mercadante January 8, 2014

Are you interested in increasing the fixed income portion of your investment portfolio, but completely unhappy at the fact that even very long-term bonds are paying interest rates in the low single digits? If you are, there are at least five reasons why dividend stocks may be better than bonds, if income is what you are […]

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Best Discount Brokerage Reviews – Online Stock Trading Made Easy

by Ryan Guina December 31, 2013

The online brokerage community has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years, which is great for investors who like to participate in online stock trading. The competition has forced innovation, cheap online stock trades, and additional features such as educational and training centers, articles, videos, free webinars, chat rooms and forums, social […]

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Want to Be a More Confident Investor? Educate Yourself

by Miranda Marquit December 23, 2013

One of the biggest misconceptions associated with investing is that it is complicated and hard. This misconception is probably one of the reasons that so many people feel inadequate when it comes to making investing decisions. Indeed, according to the 2013 Jackson Investor Education Survey, most people feel as though they don’t have the education […]

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Why an IRA Makes Sense Even If It Isn’t Tax Deductible

by Kevin Mercadante December 4, 2013

When it comes to making contributions for retirement, many people won’t fund an IRA if the contribution isn’t tax-deductible. That raises an interesting question: is the primary purpose of an IRA to build savings for retirement – or is it primarily seen as a tax deduction in the current year? Tax deductibility is certainly a […]

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