Note -This post may contain affiliate links or links from our sponsors. All opinions are my own. If your company provides a 401k plan for its employees, are you getting the best returns possible on your 401k? The upside to 401k retirement planning is that you have some level of flexibility when it comes to deciding who will manage your investments until you’re ready to retire. Unfortunately, many experienced investment advisors are too expensive for everyday folks who just want to maximize their savings so they can retire by 65 or … [Read more...] about Blooom Review – A Robo Advisor to Manage Your 401k Plans Easier
For some investors, getting great returns on their investments is just one of multiple factors that influence how they allocate their portfolios. An increasingly popular trend among investors is socially responsible investing – or SRI – which emphasizes an individual’s responsibility to invest in companies and industries that seek to promote a better future for all of us with their innovative research and progressive solutions to societal problems. If you’re concerned about the future of humanity and the sustainability of Earth amid changing … [Read more...] about Swell Investing Review – How to Invest in Socially Responsible Investments
There are so many different available options for investing today, though don’t let this seemingly endless array of investments overwhelm you. If you prefer a simplified approach to investing geared towards relatively straightforward goals such as passive wealth accumulation and/or saving for retirement, then Stash Invest could be just what you’re looking for. Stash Invest launched its first app in 2015 with the goal of simplifying the investment process so even folks with just $5 to invest could try it out. Oftentimes people who feel like … [Read more...] about Stash Invest Review – How to Invest with as Little as $5
If you find yourself struggling to save money or find other areas of your budget to cut back on, then you’re not alone. Millions of Americans want to save more money, but it’s easier said than done in many cases. After all, it doesn’t just come down to an individual’s financial discipline. For instance, consumer cable bills have risen 40% between 2012 and 2018, which isn’t something you can easily control for, thanks to the relative monopoly status that cable companies have in their markets. Fortunately, free personal finance apps like Trim … [Read more...] about Ask Trim Review – Save Money with Trim Automated Finance Personal Assistant
If you’re trying to cut back on your budget and save money on regular expenses, then your monthly cell phone bill is a good place to start trimming. After all, the average person spends hundreds of dollars per year on data, texting, calling and phone upgrades – but is this really necessary? Step aside, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile; it’s all about saving money with Mint Mobile now. This up-and-coming cell service provider offers incredible 4G LTE coverage and low, transparent prices on their phone plans compared to other major service … [Read more...] about Mint Mobile Review – Cheap Mobile Phone Plans Starting at $15 per Month
When it comes to investing with robo-advisors, there are plenty of low-cost, automated trading platforms available today. While there are unique advantages (and disadvantages) to each one, the newest robo-advisor on the market called M1 Finance gives the more established, sophisticated investors great investing options.
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One of the biggest barriers people face when they want to get started in investing is the perception that they don’t have enough money to set aside in an investment portfolio. If you’re in a similar situation, then low-cost investment options are the perfect solution to help you build interest-accruing savings with minimal upfront monetary requirements. Take Stockpile, for instance, which allows investors to get started with as little as $5. Many of us can afford to invest $5-10 per month, though a platform as easy-to-use as Stockpile, you … [Read more...] about Stockpile Review – Stockpile Is an Easy Way to Start Investing in Stocks
It’s important for all consumers to keep their credit scores as high as possible, but a vast majority of Americans don’t even check their credit report on an annual basis, let alone weekly or monthly. Although there are laws and regulations in place to help consumers protect themselves from thieves and cyber-hackers, you could lose quite a bit of money or watch your credit score plummet if you don’t act quickly when you see fraudulent activity on your credit report. In 2017 alone, 1.1 million consumers reported incidents of finance-related … [Read more...] about Credit Sesame Review – Get Your Free Credit Score & More?
There are many different ways to save money while shopping online, but the most popular tactics typically involve researching valid promo code offers, signing up for e-newsletters to get access to special deals (clogging your inbox in the process), and ironically spending more money to get access to offers like free shipping or rebates. If you’re looking for an effortless and free way to save money at the store and online then look no further than the Dosh app. Launched in April 2017, the Dosh app has revolutionized the way consumers save … [Read more...] about Dosh App Review – How to Get Cash Back for Your Everyday Purchases
Do you ever wish there was an easy, affordable solution to transform your productivity with the click of a button? As impossible as this may sound, it actually exists: a nifty subscription service called Setapp (also referred to as the “Spotify of Mac apps”). Launched in 2017, Setapp has since acquired more than 15,000 subscribers for its multi-app access service, which is designed to make your academic, professional and personal tasks as simple as possible with the help of more than one hundred apps included in the subscription package. Setapp … [Read more...] about