Investing

21
Apr
401(k) Early Withdrawals: What You Need to Know

No matter which financial planner you consult, one piece of retirement advice that you will always hear is to consistently contribute as much as you can to an employer-sponsored retirement plan such as a 401(k). However, when hard times hit, it can be difficult to know that all those funds, which are technically yours, are tied up […]

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19
Apr
Best Investment Apps for Micro-Investing

Micro-investing is the act of regularly routing small amounts of money into investment apps. This is opposed to traditional investing which usually requires larger amounts of money to be invested on a more erratic schedule, typically when savings reach a large enough number to justify the cost and effort involved in choosing stocks or other […]

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13
Feb
Investing in Cattle: How It’s Possible

Due to limited supply and high demand, now is the perfect time to invest in cattle. The limited supply means you can expect higher profits than ever before. As an investor, you try to find the best investment opportunities for your needs. Investing in cattle could be that opportunity for you, especially since you have the […]

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10
Feb
401(k) Basics for New Grads

This article is from our friends at Captain401, written by Damian Davila. Congratulations on your first job! With student debt looming and the thrill of getting a regular paycheck for the first time, you may decide to put retirement savings on the back burner and delay contributions to your employer-sponsored 401(k). Let’s talk about why it’s […]

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09
Feb
Finance for Good: Socially Responsible Investing 101

This article was written by our friends at OpenInvest. Investing is Anyone’s Game Investing can seem complicated. Between Wall Street movies and jargon-filled articles, it’s easy to think that it’s only for the elite. But that’s not the case. Investing can be a smart and accessible financial move for anyone, especially with the increase in […]

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14
Jan
LendingClub vs. Prosper for Investors

Have you been considering investing in peer-to-peer (P2P) lending but are unsure how to get started? When it comes to the world of P2P lending, there are only two solid choices available so far: LendingClub and Prosper. These two platforms share more similarities than they have differences, but they do have some slightly different features. This […]

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12
Jan
CFPB Virtual Currency Complaints – Data & Report

In August 2014 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a consumer advisory warning about the risks of virtual currencies, including Bitcoin. The CFPB was created out of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform act. In short, the organization is tasked to protect American consumers when dealing with consumer financial products and services. By the time of

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10
Jan
Motif Investing Review

If you haven’t yet heard of Motif Investing, you’re missing out on a fun and useful means to organize your stocks while investing in a way that’s most meaningful to you, the investor. A motif is a reoccurring element in a story or design, and it accurately describes the idea behind Motif the investment brokerage. […]

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15
Dec
Should You Max Out Your 401(k)?

Saving for retirement is a mystery to most people that is filled with acronyms, percentages, and far too many numbers. But understanding how to save for retirement is key to achieving your retirement goals. This includes making an active decision on how much you should put into your 401(k) account. Should you put in the […]

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30
Sep
Why Millennials Are Fearful of Investing

There is enough information on how to start investing, that you wouldn’t think anyone could literally fear the stock market. There’s also just enough information to prove that people don’t have full confidence in the stocks or other investments right now. But millennials have some extra challenges when it comes to investing. In a recent survey about [&helli

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