3 Simple Ways to Save For Retirement on a Budget

3 Simple Ways to Save For Retirement on a Budget

Save for retirement

A few months ago I talked about what to do if you felt that you could not afford to save for retirement and it spurred some good discussion for many that are facing that challenge. Another factor that many face in regards to saving for retirement is finding simple ways to do it and this is especially the case as you first start. With that in mind, I thought it would be … [Read more...]

March 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

March 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

IgniteDenverIAmAwesome

I just returned from the first of my wedding related trips, this one to Santa Barbara, and I'm excited for the adventures ahead. I just shared a new post on travel hacking, and have to say I'm loving some of the recent benefits, like waiting for my flight in the United Club lounge instead of at the gate. … [Read more...]

Get Rich By Doing It Slowly

Get Rich By Doing It Slowly

Saving Money

Have you ever had the urge to get rich? To go out to eat whenever you wanted, buy that perfect cottage on the lake, and travel to every possible country you can think of? It sure sounds nice doesn't it? Many people actually have this lifestyle, but there's just one problem - they are NOT rich. They are just as poor as you or I (maybe poorer). Sure, they might earn more money … [Read more...]

February 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

February 2014 Earnings and Investments Update

Eric Rosenberg Curling

Happy February friends! This month has always had a soft spot in my heart because of my birthday, which is tomorrow! I'm entering my last year a twentysomething blogger, but looking back at all of the posts I have written since the blog was born on October 7th, 2008, I am thrilled with how far we've come together. … [Read more...]

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

Wall Street Station

Have you ever wondered what the Dow Jones Industrial Average actually is? When did it start and what does it represent? Believe it or not, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was originated in 1896, well over 100 years ago, by Charles Dow and Edward Jones (hence the name Dow Jones). It was created to represent the United States industrial market and was originally made up … [Read more...]

Start Your New Year Investment Goals for Free – How Loyal 3 Works

Start Your New Year Investment Goals for Free – How Loyal 3 Works

Future Investing

A few months back, I shared a great new investing platform at Loyal3. Loyal3 offers retail investors (that means you and me, not super high volume traders) a way to buy stocks in companies we believe in and use every day with no trading fees. I thought it was too good to be true, so I tried it out and asked the great folks at Loyal3 some questions about how their platform … [Read more...]

4 Simple Steps To Help You Get Started Saving For Retirement

4 Simple Steps To Help You Get Started Saving For Retirement

Save for retirement

I spoke with individuals on a daily basis for a number of years who were terrified about starting to save for retirement. It usually went back to a number of similar reasons, but what they all had in common was simply not knowing where to start. The thing is, saving for retirement, or investing in general, doesn’t have to be that difficult, but it’s the lack of knowledge that … [Read more...]

Create a Basic Retirement Plan

Create a Basic Retirement Plan

Retirement Scrabble Finance

Most personal finance experts agree that you will need about 80% of your monthly income replaced during retirement. To make that possible, it is important to save and invest throughout your working life. Want to know where to get started? Read on. … [Read more...]

7 Unexpected Uses for Banks

7 Unexpected Uses for Banks

Bank ATMs

Most of us think about banks for checking and savings accounts, tellers and ATMs, but don’t know about the wide array of services some banks offer. In my time working in a bank, I learned a ton about what we had to offer, and some larger, national banks offer even more. … [Read more...]

The Easiest and Cheapest Way I Have Ever Found to Invest – Loyal3

The Easiest and Cheapest Way I Have Ever Found to Invest – Loyal3

Loyal3 SBUX

Many investors know that there is money to be made in the stock market, but don’t think they can afford to get started, are scared of fees, or think the stock market is just too complicated. One great company has emerged that completely changes that, and I gave it a try today. For brand new investors and seasoned investors alike, I am excited to introduce you to Loyal3. … [Read more...]

How to Steer Your Investment Portfolio in the Direction of Success

How to Steer Your Investment Portfolio in the Direction of Success

Investment Portfolio

Before my wife and I started our own business I worked in the investment industry for a number of years, which always allowed me insights as to how an individual would manage his or her investment portfolio. Some of these instances were great as it allowed me to learn something new to implement with my own portfolio; others were not things I’d recommend anyone to do. I learned … [Read more...]