Bid-Ask Spread: Free Trades Aren’t Free

Bid-Ask Spread: Free Trades Aren’t Free

What is the bid-ask spread? Why should you pay attention to it? And, how exactly can you avoid paying this pesky fee? Those are the three questions we are going to answer in today’s blog post.  Robinhood, a newer investing platform with its own snazzy app, aims to revolutionize the investing industry by making free trades…
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The Right Way to Use Homeowners Insurance

The Right Way to Use Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance is more than just another bill the mortgage company makes us pay every year! It’s the price we pay for peace of mind if our property is damaged in a fire or destroyed in certain natural disasters. Unfortunately, homeowners insurance isn’t cheap. And if you don’t take steps to mitigate the costs of…
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Should I Sell Stocks Now?

Should I Sell Stocks Now?

The stock market has only gone up, up, up the last few years. Should you sell stocks now? Maybe, but you should ask yourself an important question first. “Why?” Do you want to sell stocks to rebalance your portfolio or as part of your financial plan? If so, then it’s possible offloading some stock is…
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Do I Need to Own International Stocks?

Do I Need to Own International Stocks?

Do you need to own international stocks? Maybe. After all, investing in the stock market can be a frightening enterprise. Going abroad with your investments can make it even scarier. After all, who is ever comfortable with losing money – especially if you lose money with a company overseas who has a name you can’t…
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Should I Invest in Bitcoin?

Should I Invest in Bitcoin?

I first wrote about Bitcoin in January of 2017. Given everything that’s happened with cryptocurrency in the last few months, we are due for an update. For some perspective, let’s take a look at the original opening paragraph of this blog post from January of 2017 If you’ve been watching Bitcoin prices lately, you already…
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The Smart Way to Save Money On Auto Insurance

The Smart Way to Save Money On Auto Insurance

Are you trying to save money on auto insurance? Then look no further! I’ve got some simple advice that can help you save hundreds of dollars in the budget category that is your auto insurance policy. Every year, thousands of people make a specific mistake with their coverage that costs them big time. These people…
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Making Big Life Changes and How to Avoid Money Mistakes

Making Big Life Changes and How to Avoid Money Mistakes

Anytime you consider making a big life change or embarking on a new adventure, there’s at least one issue you’ll always have to contend with – money. Whether you have the money you need to make a big move or not can help you along or stand in your way. That’s not to say money…
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