TradeKing $200 Cash Bonus for New Accounts

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TradeKing, one of our favorite online discount brokers has launched a spring promotion where new customers earn a $200 cash bonus!  In order to receive the bonus, there are a few stipulations that must be met. The account must be opened before April 30th, 2015 $3,000 or more needs to be deposited A minimum of $3,000 […]

Women Aren’t Talking About Money – Here’s Why

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A recent study by Fidelity Investments has uncovered some intriguing paradoxes about women’s relationship with money. Despite the fact that 92 percent of the women involved in the study want to learn more about financial planning, and 83 percent want to get more involved in their finances in the next year, a whopping 80 percent […]

TradeKing Advisors Review | New Investment Advisory Service with No Fees for a Year

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Are you comfortable managing your own investments or do you prefer a professional to do it for you? Personally, I’ve worked with financial advisors in which I was completely hands off (too much so) as well as subscribed to a professional momentum investment strategy where I did all the trading and rebalancing based on their […]

Think You Can Pick Better Stocks Than Me in 2015? Join Me in the Grow Your Dough Throwdown 2.0

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Important Note: 99% of my investing is boring, focused on retirement, and involves tax-advantaged accounts and low cost index funds. I love it! What you’ll read below is not part of that strategy and is just for fun and education – to show how easy it is to get started investing. In 2014 I participated […]

Final 2014 Signal Speculator Portfolio Update (+33%) – I Won the Throwdown!

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Happy New Year! As you may remember, I dabbled in stock speculation in 2014. It was all part of a “Grow Your Dough Throwdown” in which I competed with other financial bloggers to pick investments for the year. Turns out, I won! My initial $1,000 portfolio appreciated by 327.05. That’s a 33% return on my […]

12 Personal Finance Podcasts to Consider for Your Commute

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I know a lot of people have rough commutes. After living in two major metropolitan areas and having to patiently ride out the commute to and from the office each day – I get it. 30 minutes here, 45 minutes there, and before you know it, you’re on the road for over an hour everyday. […]

$50 TradeKing Account Opening BLACK FRIDAY BONUS!

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This offer is no longer available. TradeKing is giving a $50 bonus to new account holders who open their accounts before December 2nd, 2014. TradeKing, one of the best online discount brokers is offering up their yearly promotion of a free $50 when you open a new TradeKing account.  This year’s bonus is slightly more difficult […]

$2,500 AAPL Stock Giveaway from Nvestly

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We all know that personal money management has it’s fair share of challenges.  Sometimes you can feel like you’re on an island all by yourself trying to figure things out.  This may be especially true for some of you when it comes to investing for the future. There are certainly well-known options you can pursue […]

How Do You Know if it’s Time to Retire?

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Editor’s note: Obviously if you’re my age (late 30s) this question may not be the first thing on your mind each day – although, as someone who is interested in financial independence and early retirement, I do personally find it helpful to begin thinking about these life-after-work concepts.   But for both my father and my […]

The Top Secrets of Successful Retirees

Secrets of Successful Retirees

What if you could take a glimpse into your retirement future? What would it look like? Would your retirement goals be obtained and would you be living the lifestyle you currently desire in the later years? While you can’t see your future self in the retirement years, you can learn from others who have traveled […]

Rebalance IRA: A Balanced Approach to Managing Your Retirement Portfolio

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I’m certainly not an investment guru, but I’m always interested in learning about investment services such as Rebalance IRA. Why? Let’s face it, picking and managing investments for an IRA, (or any retirement account) isn’t easy for the average Joe and it’s serious business. After all, these decisions impact you in your retirement years! Wouldn’t […]

Betterment Review 2015: We’re [Still] All Investors Now

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Update: This comprehensive review now includes the latest on the revolutionary personal investing service, Betterment. Here are the details. Fees – Back in the day, Betterment used to charge 0.3% to 0.9%, depending on your account balance. Now they are charging from 0.15% to 0.35% (this is on top of investment expenses). They categorize their […]