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OptionsHouse – It’s Not Just About Options

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 … [Read More...]

Personal Finance

Setting SMART goals for your finances.

Your Guide to Setting SMART Goals For Your Finances and 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 […]

7 ways your finances are scarier than zombies.

7 Ways Your Finances are Scarier Than Zombies

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!!!

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Don’t Ruin Your Finances! Watch Out for These 6 Behavioral Finance Mistakes

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 […]

All About Investing

Why you absolutely must pay attention to investing fees!

Why You Absolutely Must Pay Attention to Investing Fees

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 […]

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Taxes on Investments: Are You Paying Too Much?

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 […]

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How to save money on college textbooks

10 Tricks to Get Textbooks For Less Money (Because Tuition is Expensive Enough!)

Textbooks for less money. Now that would be helpful! When I went back to school some years ago I expected tuition to be higher, and it was.   That wasn’t a shock, though.  I know that tuition goes up every year and how expensive it is.  I was prepared for that. Know what shocked me? […]

Instead of focusing on the process, focus on the end result.

Don’t Let Your Goals Fizzle Out! – 5 Reasons Goals Fail, and What You Can Do To Make Yours Succeed

It’s become a yearly ritual for many: Set ambitious goals for the New Year, tackle them enthusiastically for a few weeks, and then give up on them completely by March. This is a vicious cycle that encourages you to feel bad about yourself, and feel as though you’ll never get out of your rut. Whether […]

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What Do You Think of New Year’s Resolutions?

This is the time of year where you come up with a list of resolutions for the New Year. Some want to exercise more.  Others simply want to lose weight.  Some want to save more money, while others want to get out of debt. What do you think of New Year’s resolutions? I’m not sure […]

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Groupon American Apparel National Deal – Double Your Money, December 2015

You’ve heard me talk about Groupon before. I reviewed Groupon a while back.  They were the first big online deals site where you purchase a limited-time offer.  Many times, like for this deal, you get to double your money for purchases. The truth is I don’t usually mention deals here on Free From Broke, but this deal […]

Black Friday Sales

Think Long Term When Shopping Black Friday and Cyber Monday

When you do your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping don’t just think of things for the upcoming holidays — think long-term! Many sales are at their best on these days.  Black Friday kicks off the big end-of-the-year holiday shopping frenzy and lots of people use it as an opportunity to stock up on gifts […]

10 crucial tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

10 Essential Tips For Shopping Black Friday And Cyber Monday That Will Save You Money

Can you believe it’s November already?!? Know what that means?  Yeah, seeing family and overeating on Thanksgiving.  There’s that, sure. Know what else? Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals! These two days have turned into crazy whirlwinds of shopping and sales (actually the whole week is full of deals).  Do your homework and you can […]