The stock market has been crazy this year. I have lost thousands, but I’m still in the game. Right now is a great time to pick up stocks on sale that could potentially bounce back. If you’re new to stocks, worried about which ones to pick, or even just taking this time to research, you should be using fantasy investing to get familiar with the game. As you all know, I love the Stash platform. They just recently came out with Stash 101 Fantasy Investing. Learn how to pick stocks and potentially Read more [...]
I really enjoy investing my money. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of extra money to invest. Therefore, I have to find ways to invest just small amounts. I also really enjoy supporting small businesses, especially local ones. So, earlier this year, when I heard about the app Small Business Bond (SMBX), I decided to check it out. And you know what? It's been a good experience!
What is Small Business Bond (SMBX)?
SMBX is a platform where you can invest in bonds for specific small businesses. Read more [...]
If you are saving money towards retirement, congratulations. You are one of the nearly 26% of Americans who are preparing for their latter years. There are many avenues for savings. Some people are merely using a savings account or high-yield savings account that generates little interest but remains stable. Others are utilizing retirement accounts like an IRA, 403b, or 401(k). I myself, am using a 401(k) to house my retirement funds. While many 401ks offer slim investment choices and possibly good Read more [...]
The art world has always fascinated me. The characters, the auctions, the drama that surrounds it all ... it's a fascinating world. And I've always wondered if I should invest in art. It seems like a daunting form of investment. But it also seems like a lot of fun. So, to help me decide, I opted to delve into some podcast episodes that discuss the topic. If investing in art is something that interests you then perhaps you, too, would like these episodes:
1. Should You Invest in Art?
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If you are like me, one day you hope to retire. I would like to retire very early so I can enjoy life longer. To meet our retirement goals, we must have savings. How do we save? We do so by squirreling away a portion of our check each month into a savings account or high-yield savings account. Simple savings alone is good, but it won't get you to your goal quicker. For that, you need to invest. Check out some of the best YouTube channels about investing to start your journey.
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Many people invest in gold. In fact, you might already be one of them. But what about investing in silver? It obviously also has monetary value. And yet you rarely hear about people investing in it. Given the opportunity, should you invest in silver?
Silver is Cheaper Than Gold But Offers Higher Investment Returns
It's actually surprising that you don't hear more about people investing in silver. A lot of people certainly do so. One major reason why is that silver is cheaper than gold. And yet, Read more [...]
The number of robo advisors around seems only to keep growing. This can make it hard to figure out which option is right for you. Not all robo advisors are created equal, both when it comes to their fee structures and historical performance. Additionally, they may have different feature sets, and some of them might not meet your needs. If you want to make sure you can get the biggest returns possible, here are three robo advisors worth exploring.
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Gold and silver spot prices can seem confusing. The significant amount of data required to calculate the spot price of gold and silver sheds light on just how challenging it can be to distinguish between market noise and core insights when analyzing prices.
The spot price is a measure of the price at which precious metals can be transacted and delivered at a given time. While the spot price can be determined using futures and forward contracts, it is important to make Read more [...]
For many investors, the idea of investing in a start-up that could become the next Amazon, Google, or Facebook is exciting. However, it can be challenging to find ground-floor opportunities. This is where Wunderfund come in.
Wunderfund makes it simple to invest in a start-up during the early stages. Through the platform, the general public can get involved with companies in a wide range of industries. Their participation helps the business raise capital. And, in return, they get to own a piece Read more [...]
Figuring out if you’re ready to start investing isn’t always cut and dry. While you may have what appears to be disposable income available that you can put to work. There are other factors that you need to consider as well. Even if getting started sooner rather than later is usually a good move. There are a few questions you need to ask yourself before you begin. If you are trying to figure out whether now is the time to start investing, here are four questions you need to ask yourself.
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