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Why Leveraged ETFs Don’t Match Market Performance

Why Leveraged ETFs Don’t Match Market Performance No product on Wall Street draws more criticism than leveraged ETFs. Leverage funds are designed to multiply the performance of indexes, but often do so poorly in the long run. These products were built for traders – not investors. They match the daily return of the underlying index and multiply that. As such, …


Investing, Passive income

Can You Contribute to a 401k and an IRA?

Can You Contribute to a 401k and an IRA? In recent years, more and more has been said about the importance of saving for retirement. Watching so many current retirees struggle for cash has left many Americans concerned about saving enough. According to The Economic Policy Institute, the average family aged 56-61 has only $163,577 in retirement savings. If a 61-year-old …


The Top Five Investing Apps That Let You Invest For Free

The Top Five Investing Apps That Let You Invest For Free Investing is risky. It comes with few guarantees. But here are investing apps today that make investing easy – and that’s a start. Legendary founder of Vanguard, John Bogle, once said, “The grim irony of investing is that we investors as a group not only don’t get what we …

The College Student’s Guide to Investing In College

The College Student’s Guide to Investing In College So, you worked all summer and now you have some extra cash on hand, maybe $1,000 or more. If so, nice job! Now, do you take that $1,000 and spent it on beer all year? Or do you take that money and invest in college? Well, if you spent it on beer, …

The Basic Guide to Getting Started With Options Trading

The Basic Guide to Getting Started With Options Trading Options trading is a leveraged style of trading and different from buying or selling stocks. There are many strategies, but to keep things simple, we’ll focus on one-legged strategies as opposed to the more complex multi-legged strategies. To trade options, you need approval from your brokerage to open a margin account. …

Acorns Investing Review 2018: Automatically Invest Spare Change

Acorns Investing Review 2018: Automatically Invest Spare Change If you’re anything like me, you probably remember your parents or grandparents filling up cups, jars, cup holders and desk drawers with leftover coins from daily cash spending. Once in a blue moon, you might have rolled these coins and deposited them at the bank. It was a surprisingly effective way to …

Learn How You Can Start Investing in a Mobile Home Park

Learn How You Can Start Investing in a Mobile Home Park When most people think of real estate investing, single-family homes or apartment buildings come to mind, which means dealing with tenants and contractors on a daily basis. The latter puts off many would-be investors as does the high cost of entry. There is an alternative that is fairly low-key …

How To Start Investing In Your Twenties After College For 22 – 29 Year Olds

How To Start Investing In Your Twenties After College For 22 – 29 Year Olds You know you want to invest. You know you need to invest. But honestly, how do you start investing? Who do you trust? Do you pay someone to help? How do you know you’re not going to be ripped off? Or even worse – how …

The Best Places To Open An HSA (Health Savings Account)

The Best Places To Open An HSA (Health Savings Account) HSAs offer more than just tax advantages for medical expenses. You can also invest any idle cash into various investments for a potentially higher return. For 2018, IRS contribution limits for family HSAs are $6,900, while for individuals they are $3,450. HSA savings are generally FDIC-insured. However, investments generally are …