An ETF is an exchange-traded fund that is traded on the stock exchange. ETFs can hold a variety of investments like bonds, stocks, commodities, and even real estate via holding REITs (real estate investment trusts). They are similar to mutual funds in concept but work very differently. Exchange-traded funds are also an excellent choice for portfolio diversification […]
There are many investment platforms available today, and there are advertisements daily for new ones, it seems. With novice investors seeking opportunities to get started, it can become a little overwhelming to begin building a portfolio. But, let’s face it, you aren’t retiring on interest from a money market account. Two platforms have made it their […]
401(k) rollovers can be confusing, and kind of scary. You’re moving large sums of money from one account to another, and you’re doing everything you can to avoid messing up and landing a huge tax bill. I get it. In 2019, I did my very first, and hopefully only, 401(k) rollover! I learned a lot […]
When you think about opening a bank account, your general requirements may be simplicity and security. To begin with, you would probably establish your financial relationship by opening a checking, savings, or both. When you get to your bank, the representative may ask if you would like to open a money market account. Don’t let this […]
With free trading apps like Robinhood and effortless investment options like Betterment, more and more people are interested in investment. It doesn’t take long before you run into something called an “ETF” or “Exchange-traded Fund.” So, how are ETFs and individual stocks the same and different? Which one is “better?” We’ll attempt to answer those […]
In early 2019, I left my traditional job and needed to roll my 401(k)s over. Yes, I had multiple. I had a traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k). Since 2017, I’ve been using Betterment as my primary investment broker. I have accounts with Schwab, Robinhood, and Ally Invest as well, but I like how easy […]
Betterment is a Robo-advisor service that offers both financial planning advice as well as brokerage services. They also have plans that provide access to their Certified Financial Planners. Depending on your needs, they have pricing for many services, which we cover here. But how much does Betterment charge for their fees? That all depends on […]
I want to make the smartest decisions possible when it comes to my investments. Undoubtedly, you’ve seen all the different offers from brokers like TD Ameritrade, Schwab, Fidelity, eTrade, and probably dozens more. I’ve been through that, and I’ve used and continue to use many of them. Then I learned about Robo-advisors and decided I […]
Occasionally, times get tough or maybe we have an unexpected household expense! Whatever the reason for needing the money, you are here because you need to learn how to make 2000 dollars quickly! Although it seems too good to be true, it’s definitely possible! I have a bunch of money-making ideas for you below. How […]
Everyone knows you should save money, but very few people know where to start. In this article, I discuss how to create a bulletproof emergency fund, where you should put your emergency fund and how much money you need to save.
We used IncFile, but should you? IncFile is service for forming an LLC, C Corp, and S Corp. They also offer other services like Registered Agent services and creating an EIN. Read our full review to see how our experience went.
Everyone has heard the “Do what you love and the money will follow” quote, but if it is true, then why do so many people clearly do what they don’t love? More importantly, is there any truth to “Do what you love and the money will follow?” There are many examples I can think of […]
Before you know it, Christmas will be here. While it might seem a bit pre-emptive for me to discuss Christmas, when it comes to creating a business, you need to start as soon as possible! If the thought purchasing gifts and trinkets for family and friends brings something other than good tidings and joy to […]
Do you have a health blog, or do you want to start a fitness blog? Are you curious how you can make money with your blog? Look no further, those questions are answered here!
Small towns have a lot to love about them such as community, character, and just enough people. The other good thing for you is that they have plenty of unfilled needs. These unfilled needs are your small business’ opportunity! We are about to answer two questions: “What business does every small town need?” and “What […]
If you need to know what you’re aluminum cans are worth, then you’re in the right place. No matter how you get your cans, you need to know the value, or you might get ripped off when turning them in. Before we begin, which “can personality” are you most like? The Sports Household: You have […]
If it costs money, then it has a break even point. In college’s case, it is the point where the cost of tuition meets the potential income you can gain from the knowledge you are learning. We hear all the time about the cost of tuition rising, and in some cases students are rioting in the […]
It took a while before a solid budgeting app appeared in our app stores. A variety of free, pay, and unlockable apps are available to meet your needs. Two apps have appeared to rise above the rest–EveryDollar and Mint. This is not going to be a Mint Review or an EveryDollar Review but it will […]
When you’re a solo entrepreneur (a solopreneur), it is difficult to manage all of the demands. I needed a way to manage multiple websites and projects and do it as cheaply as possible. In this article, I discuss how I compared a service called CoSchedule, with my own custom solution of services and plugins. Update […]
It seems like all of the top famous entrepreneurs lists are obsessed with net worth. And, while net worth is a great measure for some standards, it doesn’t really measure “fame.” When coming up with this list, I tried to take other factors into account to determine who the truly most famous entrepreneurs are. I […]
It feels like my house is too small for my family! Whether your family is growing, or you’re buying more things, sometimes, it can seem like our homes are too small. Does this mean it’s time to buy a new house though? In this article, I cover some clever ways you probably never thought of […]