Fundrise – 2019 Review

Fundrise is an online real estate investing platform that allows investors to invest in commercial and real estate through crowdsourcing.  One of the advantages of Fundrise is that its investments are open to anyone.  You need not be an accredited investor to … [Read More...]

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Investing for Beginners | Newbie Mistakes to Watch Out For

I made my first stock trade back in the autumn of 2007. I had read a few books on investing for beginners by Warren Buffet and also the book The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing. I knew just enough to be dangerous. And dangerous I was. I made some fantastic … [Read More...]

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High Frequency Trading: Man vs. Machine

High frequency trading has existed for several years, but recently the trading strategy has come under a lot of added scrutiny. Traders utilize computer algorithms and lightning fast data connections to receive data and place trades at intervals quicker than … [Read More...]

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Eating Out Versus Cooking at Home

It is common sense that cooking your own food will save you money.  But how much can you save? And, what about some of the other benefits of cooking for yourself?  Can a case be made for eating out? I’m going to look at some of the details of cooking versus … [Read More]

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What You Should Know About Buy One Get One Free

We’ve all seen “Buy One, Get One Free” advertisements. It’s the single simple word “free” that allures us as consumers to buy a certain item or shop at a particular store. Be clear that these sales tactics are not due to the charitable nature of corporations … [Read More]

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List of Helpful Financial Resources

unsI thought it might be helpful to share my financial resource list. This is not a list of ideals but a list of actual financial websites, services, and publications that I use and have found value in. Hopefully you too can take advantage of some of these … [Read More]

Borrow Money and Still Drive Your Car

Here’s How to Borrow Money On Your Car and Still Drive It

A title loan on your vehicle gives you the ability to obtain a loan and use your car as collateral. This is a high-risk strategy to obtain money, and you should understand that it is not only risky, but you'll also need to meet certain criteria. Are you … [Read More]

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5 Reasons To File Your Tax Return Now

You Still Won't Have to Pay Until April 15Preparing a tax return is not most people's idea of a good time. As a result, we tend to procrastinate and wait until the last minute to file our returns. However, there are good reasons to start preparing your … [Read More]

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Keep Warm This Winter: How to Save Money on Oil Heat

If you are heating your home with heating oil, you know that prices can fluctuate wildly over time. I personally have an oil furnace, and I’ve paid anywhere from $1.95 per gallon up to near $3.00 a gallon in a three-year time span. So, what can you do to save … [Read More]