Investing

27
Feb
Should Amazon Get Into Virtual Currency? Banking? Insurance? | LendEDU Survey

In 2018, you would be hard-pressed to name a company more relevant to society than Amazon. What started as an internet bookstore has evolved into the world’s largest e-commerce retailer, a cloud computing company, an original content producer, and an online grocer, amongst other things. At the time of writing, Amazon was trading at $1,516.19 […]

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20
Feb
3 Best Ways to Invest $5,000

Say you’ve come into $5,000, but aren’t sure what to do with it. The first thing you probably want to do is decide what the best way to invest $5,000 is. It might not seem like a lot of money, but you should consider that some millionaires and billionaires started out investing small. The decisions you […]

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14
Feb
Short-Term Capital Gains vs. Long-Term Capital Gains

A capital gain is the profit earned on the sale of an asset such as a stock, bond, mutual fund, option, or piece of real estate. Just like income you earn from working, the profit you earn from the sale of a financial asset is subject to income tax. Income you earn from a job, however, […]

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26
Jan
ETF Index Funds vs. Mutual Funds

For as long as there has been a need to save for retirement, mutual funds have been a mainstay for investors, and for good reason. They offer professional management and instant diversification, which is more than most investors can accomplish effectively on their own. However, with the advent of index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), […]

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23
Jan
How Much Does a Financial Advisor Cost?

Many people find it challenging to manage their day to day financial lives without some level of outside assistance. A licensed, professional financial advisor works to provide either one-time or ongoing financial advice to individuals wanting to shore up their financial goals and get a better handle on their money. Financial advisors offer a range […]

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23
Jan
Real Estate Crowdfunding: Best Platforms and Sites

If your understanding of crowdfunding is limited to cool new bullet journal ideas on Indiegogo or engineering toys for girls on Kickstarter, we’ve got news for you! In recent years, more startups have been looking at how to use crowdfunding as an investment tool. One of the most popular ways to do this is via […]

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18
Jan
How to Invest in Bitcoin

You’ve read about it in the newspaper, heard co-workers talking about it around the water cooler, and even Googled it a few times, but you’re still not exactly sure what it is or how to invest in Bitcoin. You’re not even sure if you should invest in it. All you know is that bitcoin has […]

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17
Jan
Robo-Advisors Encouraging Millennials to Invest, But Do They Understand How It Works?

Robo-advisors are largely considered “the future of investing” according to a new LendEDU poll that surveyed 1000 current users. This easy-to-use and widely available form of investing in the stock market is encouraging first-time investors to get involved. But, do these new players understand how robo-advisors work? Are they even aware of simple realities in the mar

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17
Jan
Should You Buy Bitcoin With a Debit or Credit Card?

It seems like every time you turn on the TV there is another news report about the meteoric rise of bitcoin in 2017. Many of these reports talk about whether or not bitcoin is a good investment, but few tell you how to start investing in bitcoin and the best ways to pay for your […]

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17
Jan
Should You Avoid Buying Bitcoin With PayPal?

Whether you’re just hopping onto the bitcoin craze or if you’ve been buying cryptocurrencies since they were first invented, you might be wondering if it makes sense to buy your digital currencies with PayPal. At first glance, you might think PayPal is the perfect buying solution for cryptocurrencies. After all, PayPal protects buyers in case they are [&helli

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