Here is the next installment in our the Reader’s Questions Series which highlight questions emailed to me by you, the readers of Money Q&A. Be sure to find out at the end of this article how you can receive a free copy of Dave Ramsey’s book, The Total Money Makeover if your money question is chosen to be featured on the blog. If you're not familiar with Dave Ramsey's book, you should run right out and get it. It is one of my top ten best personal finance books that everyone should read. … [Read more...] about Reader’s Question: What To Invest In After The Company Match
One of the most important things that you have to consider is what your goals are for the money you are saving for your children. Do you want to have more money for them to go to college with? Do you want to be able to help them buy them a car when they are 16 years-old? Do you want to save for your daughter’s wedding? The goal will drive which investment choice that you make. Here are three options for you to consider based on your goals. Three Accounts To Invest For Your Children 529 College Savings Account A 529 College Savings … [Read more...] about Top 3 Investment Accounts to Invest in for Your Children
People email me and ask all the time where they should invest their short-term cash. Because of the stock market’s shaky returns lately or even those who are saving for a goal like a down payment on a home, more people are holding cash in their investment portfolios than ever before. That is the case for young investors too. Young investors are holding more cash than ever before in their investment portfolios instead of putting that money to work in the stock market. So, where should you stash cash in the short term? There are several … [Read more...] about Top 3 Short Term Cash Investments You Should Consider Now!
Betterment is an investing website that tackles the perceived complexity of investing head on. I hear it time and time again from the readers of Money Q&A and even my own family members that they simply are scared to invest because they think that it is too complicated. Betterment works to break down that notion and makes investing a simple process that is goal oriented. While Betterment is essentially a stock brokerage firm, it takes the title to a new level targeting the segment of potential investors that have been sorely lacking … [Read more...] about Betterment Review – An Easy Way To Start Investing
Last week I made a horrible confession. I am a greedy investor, or more importantly, I WAS a greedy investor when it came to my Lending Club account and investing in peer to peer lending loans. But, I have learned the errors of my ways. I love Lending Club and the idea of earning a great rate of return by investing directly in peer to peer loans of people who need funding and may not otherwise receive it. So, I’m not giving up on investing in peer to peer lending through Lending Club. I’m trying to be a better loan picker and evaluator. So, … [Read more...] about Dissecting My Twelve Loans That Defaulted On Lending Club
I completely messed up investing in peer to peer loans through Lending Club by being greedy. Jim Cramer is famous for saying that both bulls and bears can make money, but pigs get slaughtered. What he means is that it is one thing to make money or make a living with your investments. But, to try and make a killing on them, you will often be crushed by those very same investments. I’m ashamed to say that I got greedy with my Lending Club investments and tried to push the envelope, and I got burnt. Keep reading to see what happened and … [Read more...] about How I Got Greedy And Lost My Shirt With Peer To Peer Lending Loans