Shoeboxed Review – Organize Your Receipts for Tax Time and More

Shoeboxed Review

Whether you’re looking to do some cleaning, looking to go green or paperless, or just want to get a little more organized, Shoeboxed.com can help you.

Imagine this…

You’re getting ready to finally do your taxes. Besides all the tax forms you need you also have to put together your receipts. But where are they?

If you’re like most people they are piled up someplace, like a shoebox, waiting to be organized. Or they are spread out all over the place and you hope you can find each and every receipt.

Not fun.

Shoeboxed offers a service where you can send in your papers/receipts that you want a digital copy of, they’ll extract the data for you, and it’s all available in your own account.

They also allow you to scan in receipts yourself so you have one place to keep everything.

Read on in our review and you’ll see what Shoeboxed is all about and how it can help keep you organized for tax time and more!

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OptionsHouse – It’s Not Just About Options

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As the bull market marches relentlessly on, investors are spreading their investment wings, expanding in to different and often uncharted asset vehicles as they gain confidence in the strength of the markets and in their own ability to trade.

One of the fastest growing investment niches is options trading.  And one of the best platforms available to trade in them is OptionsHouse.

And even if you don’t want to trade options, OptionsHouse it a pretty solid platform to trade more conventional assets, like stocks and mutual funds.

Keep reading and find out what OptionsHouse is all about and if it’s good for you.

OptionsHouse Review – Great for Options and More

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tradeMONSTER Review – Low Commissions With Professional Quality Tools

tradeMONSTER Review

tradeMONSTER is a real time investment trading platform that features some of the lowest trading fees in the industry.

Though it has only been around a few years, it has grown steadily in to one of the most popular trading platforms for active, self-directed investors.  If this describes you then read on see if tradeMONSTER is for you!

Who Is tradeMONSTER?

tradeMONSTERtradeMONSTER was co-founded by Jon and Pete Najarian and Dirk Mueller-Ingrand.  All are professional traders and respected investment industry experts.  When founded, the company was a subsidiary of tradeMONSTER Group Inc.

The founders initially created optionMONSTER.com, a provider of financial market intelligence and analytical commentary.  The site was created in 2006 to help make their investment approach available to the general investing public, in an attempt to close the gap between self-directed investors and institutional investing.

tradeMONSTER began operations in 2008 as a real-time trading platform, and immediately won a four star rating from Barron’s.

The platform has continued to grow and to earn industry accolades since.  In fact, last March, Barron’s named tradeMONSTER “Best For Options Traders” in its Best for Online Brokers of 2014 survey for the fifth consecutive year.

In May of 2014, the company announced a merger with OptionsHouse, a subsidiary of PEAK6 Investments.  Under the agreement, both companies will be acquired by General Atlantic, who will be the majority shareholder in the combined company.  The combination was completed in early September, but the two companies will continue to operate as separate entities for the time being. Continue Reading

ShareBuilder Review – Easy to Use and Low Commissions, Great For the New Investor

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ShareBuilder isn’t the lowest cost investment platform around, but it’s the complete package for the individual investor.

Is it one of the best platforms you can get?  That will depend on what’s important to you, and what features interest you most.

Who is ShareBuilder?

Capital One ShareBuilderShareBuilder is part of Capital One which is one of the largest financial institutions in the US.  Capital One started in 1988 and has grown from a small bank to becoming a Fortune 500 company, with over 45 million customers nationwide.

ShareBuilder is the individual investment platform of Capital One, that offers “online investing, without clutter”.  It has become one of the most popular investment platforms available, as well as one of the longest running platforms in the industry.

ShareBuilder seeks to offer low-cost trading through a dynamic website that offers all of the tools that investors will need in order to be successful.  The platform has innovative tools and applications, some of which are unique to the industry. Continue Reading

Do You Know What All Your Investments Are? – Personal Capital Review

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It’s tough keeping track of all of your money and investing accounts.

There’s your savings, checking, Roth IRA, Traditional IRA, 529 plans, investing accounts, 401(k) plans… it can go on and on.  If you’re lucky some of those accounts are with the same company so you can see a few of your accounts in one place.  But odds are you’re still going to need to jump around to get a complete picture of your finances.

It’s not impossible to track everything, for sure, but it can be a pain switching between accounts to see exactly what you are invested in for which account.

Wouldn’t it be great if you had one place that can give you a snapshot of your money?

And then wouldn’t it be awesome if you could get a better idea of your allocations to better make sure you are diversified  in the right places?  Oh, and if you could see what your fund fees were costing you in one spot that would be nice too, right?

Some objective financial advice based on your accounts would be a sweet thing to have access to as well, wouldn’t it?

Enter Personal Capital.

Personal Capital describes itself as “Your Next Generation Financial Advisor”, and it may be just that.

Not only does the application allow you to combine your various financial accounts in one place, but it also provides expert, personal investment management with low fees.

How Personal Capital Makes Your Life Easier

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