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LOYAL3 Review: An Easy, Inexpensive Way To Begin Investing

One of the most common questions I receive is “I want to start investing, but I don’t have a lot of money and I have no idea where to start.” The investing world is intimidating. There are hundreds of brokers to choose from and tens of thousands of … [Read more...]

tradeMONSTER: An Inexpensive Platform For New Investors And Active Traders Alike

Investing as little as $50 a month can net you tens of thousands of dollars over your lifetime.  And the sooner you start putting money to work in stocks and bonds that appreciate and pay dividends over time, the faster you’ll be able to achieve fi … [Read more...]

How To Get Started With Sustainable Investing

When you begin investing, you need to learn a few basics about how Wall Street works. The ocean of available investment choices and conflicting advice is distracting and intimidating. Once you understand how to find a few mutual funds or ETFs that … [Read more...]

How To Interview A Financial Advisor: A Proven Script From A Wharton School Expert

Hooking up with a good financial advisor can be a lot like finding an ace mechanic: Wherever possible, you’ll want to use word of mouth from trusted friends or family members to find someone who’s ethical, honest and has the experience, if you will, t … [Read more...]

Millennials Who Fall Behind In Saving Will Struggle To Retire

Talk to your parents or your grandparents, and chances are they can describe a past that would sound entirely alien to you: when companies gave employees lifetime jobs, awarded them generous pensions and covered them with low-cost comprehensive … [Read more...]

How To Open Your First IRA

Unfortunately, most of us in our 20s and 30s can't rely on the government or a fixed pension to provide financial security when we grow older. As a result, we face a sobering choice: Save -- often and early so you can one day stop working … [Read more...]

Your Investments Are Up: When To Sell And Take A Profit

Everyone loves a winner. Success in the stock market draws a crowd like a celebrity spotted out shopping -- and it's all the more exciting when you're the one that made the discovery. When a stock or mutual fund you own is up, the last thing … [Read more...]

Don’t Lose Your Shirt To The Next Stock Market Bubble: The Easy Guide To Smart Portfolio Diversificaiton

As an investor, do you have a difficult time understanding -- or implementing -- diversification? If so, you aren't alone. When I used to work as a financial advisor, diversification was one of the hardest concepts to convey to my … [Read more...]

How To Start Saving For Your Kids’ Education (Plus: The Biggest Mistake Parents Make Saving For College)

As parents -- whether current or prospective -- we all want the best for our children. We hope to give them better opportunities than we had earlier in life than we had them and we want them to grow up and surpass us in life. Imagine the pride … [Read more...]

End Your Fear of Investing

You're ready to invest. You sit down at your computer with a stack of investment guides and mutual fund prospectus’s haphazardly laid out next to it and pull up your new brokerage account. You rub your hands together and prepare to buy that stock y … [Read more...]