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Your First Investment Account: In Search of the Friendliest Brokers for New Investors

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Ready to open your first investment account? Congrats. Here’s what to look for in a broker or mutual fund company when you open an IRA or other trading account.

The Start-Up That Thinks Quality Investment Advice Shouldn’t Just Be For Rich People

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The majority of the financial services industry pays little attention to young people. For example, unless you’re sitting on a seven-figure trust fund, the best financial advisors probably won’t return your calls. (And you should be wary of those who do, especially if they’re hawking life insurance policies to you when you’re 24, single, and […]

Beginning Stock Investing: A Starter Guide

Beginning Stock Investing A Starter Guide

When you are just getting started investing the amount of information available is overwhelming. With so much advice and strategies it’s hard to decide which is best. What you need is quick guide to getting started investing. Here are the five things you need to know to get started.

P&L and T&A (Or, How to Read an Income Statement)

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Greg McFarlane is an advertising copywriter who lives in Las Vegas and Lahaina. He recently wrote Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense, a financial primer for people in their 20s and 30s who know nothing about money. Buy the book here (physical) or here (Kindle) and reach Greg at Greg at ControlYourCash dot com. […]

How to Research a Mutual Fund

Trying to pick the right mutual fund can seem like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The entire process can seem endless with hundreds of fund companies offering thousands of different mutual funds. Don’t fret! We’re here to help. There are specific criteria that you should use to evaluate whether a fund is […]