Investors are bearish on gold: so what? 

In the words of the business magnate Warren Buffet, “Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful.” Gold prices are very low right now compared to its prices in 2011 so why aren’t more investors, investing in the precious yellow … [Read More...]

Investing

Price of the Facebook stock

Facebook IPO: Price

Update 5/15: Facebook has set its IPO price in the range of $34 - 38. My estimate of $33.75 - 37.87 was about as close as you can get.In my last post, I covered the date of the Facebook IPO and how you can purchase the stock.  Now comes the important part - … [Read More...]

Infographics

Do Women Pay More When Using Credit Cards? [Infographic]

This week's financial infographic depicts some insightful information--that although some women are more inclined to shop around for deals, they are less likely to do so when "shopping" for a credit card. Overall, do women pay more when using credit … [Read More...]

What to do for fun when you have a day off?

What To Do When You Have an Extra Day Off

Whether you have an extra day off because it's an official holiday like Martin Luther King Jr. Day (this year it falls on Monday, January 15) or you claim some form of paid time off, there's no reason to be bored -- unless you want to be. But if you don't like … [Read More]

Common Forms of Trading Explained

It’s no secret that the stock market has been on an upward tick for the last 8 years or so. In fact, this is one of the longest bull runs ever on record. Usually you would think that a continuously rising stock market would instill comfort and confidence for … [Read More]

Borrow against 403(b) or other retirement plans at your own peril.

Should You Borrow Against 403(b) Plans — or Any Other Retirement Accounts?

You can borrow against 403(b), 457(b), 401(k) or a Roth IRA plans -- if the plan sponsor allows it  -- but only the solo 401(k) lets you do so without having to pay a penalty. … [Read More]

The Future of Marijuana Stocks in 2018

Marijuana legalization has been a long time coming, but it is happening slowly and methodically all over the United States. With Colorado, California, Washington and other states solidly on the recreational marijuana bandwagon, the sector is on the cusp of a … [Read More]

How To Become Independently Wealthy

In another article, we discussed how to build wealth, and while we gave several reasons, it is still true that one option holds true over all others.Starting a BusinessThe number one way to become independently wealthy is to start your own business. … [Read More]

Why You Need a Personal Investment Plan: Now

There are several reasons to start a personal investment plan, ASAP. The bottom line is that if you are spending everything you save, then you work is not leading you in the right direction. Eventually, you will want all of your income to be from your … [Read More]