financial advice

Getting the Best Financial Advice – Who Influences You?

We all have influences and we all want to make sure we get the best financial advice. Other people often shape who we become, what we believe, and how we act. So, who influences me from a financial standpoint? I have had several influences. I’ll share a few of … [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

How The Average American Spends Their Money [Infographic]

This week's infographic may take a tilt of the head at first to read, but don't fret. It gets much easier to read and understand after the intro paragraphs. It's a great visual guide to what we owe and where we spend our money--or at least how the "average … [Read More...]

Is Home Insurance Worth Your While?

Homeowners insurance – you’re often not legally required to have it (though sometimes are) and it’s the type of thing that you theoretically could never use, but the truth is that home insurance is truly invaluable. It’s easy to tell yourself, “I’ll probably … [Read More]

How Taking Control Of Your Finances Changes Your Life

I don't know many people who, from first dollar in hand, knew exactly how to control their money. Learning how to control your finances is a learned skill. Some people are fortunate enough to have learned valuable skills from their parents or other role models … [Read More]

Ways To Make More Money: Part Two

There are quite literally millions of (legal) ways to make money. Most people get a job and work at said job as their only income source never really doing much about ways to make more money. They want more money, but few people actually do something about … [Read More]

First-Time Home Buyer Pitfalls [Infographic]

Buying your first home for most people is the largest purchase they will ever make. Talk about pressure!Most people cannot pay cash for their first home, so they get a mortgage to finance the property. But getting a mortgage isn't what it used to be. There … [Read More]

Investing Tips: Capitalize on Profitable Spinoff Stocks

One of the most underrated and profitable segment of the stock market is a spinoff. A spinoff transaction occurs when a publicly-traded company turns one of its subsidiary businesses into a new, completely separate corporation that becomes publically traded … [Read More]

Gordon Gekko

Choosing The Right Kind Of Broker

The brokerage industry has changed greatly over the last decade. It is now possible to buy and sell practically any security online, yet people still insist on paying hundreds of dollars for a broker to do it for them. I'm not saying that managing your own … [Read More]