12 Personal Finance Podcasts to Consider for Your Commute

Personal Finance Podcasts

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!

TradeKing Black Friday BOX

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 to obtain than years before (three […]

$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

Rebalance IRA

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 2014: 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 […]

Why I Use OptionsHouse for Trading and Options

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I know many of you are interested in beginning a taxable investing account and so I’m back with a quick review of another online stock broker to help you do your cheap stock trading. OptionsHouse is an options-focused broker that also offers extremely cheap stock trades. As you may or may not know, options trading […]

Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2014

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The 2014 IRA contribution limits remained stagnant from last year to this year. Traditional IRA and Roth IRA These Individual Retirement Arrangements or Accounts (IRAs) were created to provide a tax incentive to save for your own retirement. They are both excellent tools to help you in your efforts to secure a comfortable retirement. I have […]

Signal Speculator Portfolio Update (-0.7%) ADEP Flatlines [Grow Your Dough Throwdown Part 2]

ADEP Part 2

Well, two months have come and gone and I haven’t made a dime in my attempt at stock speculation. Cue the sad piano. I’ve been participating in the Grow Your Dough Throwdown with some other bloggers. Read Part 1. This contest has us each investing in the assets of our choice (stocks, funds, gold, businesses, […]

Why Investing Women Rock and You Can Too

Men vs Women Investing

This article comes from friend and blogger Maria Nedeva. A couple of days ago I was browsing a forum on an investment-focused site. It was smooth reading, until I read: “…Women can’t invest because their heads are full of shoes and handbags.” My disbelief rapidly matured into growing irritation. Hold on a minute! I like […]

Book Review: The 5 Years Before You Retire

5 Years Before You Retire

The 5 Years Before You Retire: Retirement planning when you need it the most, just hit bookshelves. As you would expect, it’s perfect for anyone around 5 years away from retirement. So if that’s you, or if you know someone in that category, then pay attention. I read the book so I could confidently pass […]