Investing

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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04
Jan
What Are Required Minimum Distributions?

Contributions made to an IRA are fully tax-deducible, allowing consumers to save more money for the future by taking advantage of tax-deferred status. However, when you start withdrawing from a traditional IRA, the withdrawals will be taxed as ordinary income, which is why you should want to defer withdrawals as long as possible. The problem […]

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19
Dec
Poll: Some Investors Use a Credit Card to Buy Bitcoin and Then Carry Over the Balance

In case you have not been paying attention, Bitcoin is hot and (mostly) everybody wants a piece of the action. Buy Bitcoin and you will see returns unheard of on Wall Street, or so the narrative has gone thus far. But for those looking to hop onto Bitcoin Mania at this stage in the game, they […]

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18
Dec
Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster or Invest?

Consumers often find themselves asking an age-old question in finance. Should they pay off their mortgage first or start investing their money? If they pay off their mortgage, they’ll own their homes outright and build equity in their name. On the other hand, if they invest the money, they could potentially earn a great return […]

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