FutureAdvisor Review – Investment Management and Advice With Low Fees (Even Free)

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FutureAdvisor is a web-based investment platform that automatically manages your portfolio.

The site offers comprehensive investment management and does so with one of the lowest fee structures in the industry.

Read on as we review FutureAdvisor and you’ll see whether they are a great investing platform for you.

FutureAdvisor – Get Professional-Grade Investment Management at a Low Price

Who Is FutureAdvisor?

FutureAdvisor

FutureAdvisor gives you automatic investment management as well as free tracking.

Based in San Francisco, FutureAdvisor began in 2012.  The founders and management team of the platform are made up of finance gurus, data scientists and software engineers, who are backed by the same venture capital team that started PayPal and Google.

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Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard – Review: 40k Bonus Miles, 2x Rewards, and More

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When you use a credit card wisely it’s a great tool to have in your pocket.  But it’s even better when you can earn some nice, juicy rewards that can help you travel!

That’s what the Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® does.

Stick around and keep reading our review and I’ll show you why the Arrival Plus World Elite is aching to be part of your credit card tool set.  You’ll also see what’s it’s a great all-around travel rewards card.

The Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® – Rewards That Are Easy and Keep Coming Back

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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

Discover it® Chrome Review – A Good On-The-Road Travel Card, and Still Good to the Consumer

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A while back Discover decided to re-brand their cards.

They essentially started from scratch to create credit cards that were fair for the consumer.

The Discover it® series of cards was born.

They recently tinkered around with their cards again and have released some new additions to the “it” family: Discover it® Chrome.  These new cards make cash back a little simpler, especially if you eat out and drive often.  Follow along below and I’ll tell you all you need to know about the Discover it Chrome cards.

Discover it Chrome Card – Eating Out, Driving, and Still Fair to the Consumer

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Loyal3 Review – Is Fee Free Investing for Real? Maybe

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How do you pick a brokerage firm?

Is it based on a funny commercial or the latest print ad you saw?  (I hope you take your retirement more seriously than this!)

Or it is based on a careful analysis of costs, investment options, and overall value?

Here’s the deal: Not all brokerage accounts are the same. Many are similar in investment options and cost leaving only marketing to differentiate them.  Every once and a while you run across a new brokerage that really is running their business significantly different than their competitors.

Loyal3 is one of those firms.  Read on and find out what they are all about and if they are for real in our Loyal3 review.

What is Loyal3?

Loyal3 is a brokerage firm with a different take on investing.
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The Discover it Card Review – An All-Around Card That’s Fair to the Consumer

Would you like a credit card that didn’t hit you with a ton of fees?  

Maybe even a card that was fair to its users? How about a card with generous cash back?  Let’s add in customer service from a company known for its customer loyalty?

Oh, and keeping track of your FICO® credit score would be awesome too, right?

Mix that all together and you get the Discover it® card.

Discover set out to make an all-in-one card made up of the best qualities that consumers are looking for.  They created an all new line of cards: the Discover it card.

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