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? ShareBuilder is part of Capital One which is one of the largest financial institutions in the US. Capital One started in … [Read More...]
It’s that time of the year where people start fresh and make new goals, many of those are financial. But are they smart goals? Did you know that according to a 2007 survey by British psychologist Richard Wiseman, 88% of resolutions end in failure? We tend to try to do too much with little willpower to achieve […]
Thanks to the Walking Dead zombies are more popular than ever this Halloween. You might even say they’re cool. But do you know what’s scarier than zombies? Facing yet another Halloween with your financial demons! Here are 7 Ways Your Finances are Scarier Than Zombies…Read on…IF YOU DARE!!!
Behavioral finance is the study of how our behaviors affect our finances. In many ways, the way that we see the world, and our reactions to what is happening around us, define our finances. We might not even realize how our biases affect our finances. The first step to overcoming biases in your life, especially […]
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It doesn’t seem like much. A 2% management fee for a managed fund. A $9.95 transaction fee when you make a stock trade. There is no getting around fees in the investing world. You’re going to pay them at some point. However, you can reduce what you pay in fees — and you should. You […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of E*TRADE for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. There are three main realities that will erode your real returns on investments: inflation, fees, and taxes. There isn’t much you can do about inflation, other than to plan ahead, but you can reduce your fees […]