Investing

[2019] Trim’s Debt Coach Helps Cut APR

Having trouble staying on top of your credit cards? Want help negotiating down sky-high APRs? Trim to the rescue! Trim is a Messenger app...

Investing

Investing

I Used Sweatcoin for 30 Days: Is it a Scam? [A 2019 Review]

When I first heard about the Sweatcoin, I thought it sounded like a scam. The app rewards you for walking. You earn points in the form of digital currency (“Sweatcoins”) for every step you take. You can redeem these Sweatcoins for real-life rewards. I used Sweatcoin for a month to try and rack...

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If you’re not tracking your net worth, here are 9 reasons why you should

By: Marc | Vital Dollar There are a lot of different numbers and metrics involved in personal finance. Income, net worth, savings rate, credit score, and many others. While they all have a place, net worth is often overlooked and not emphasized. But really, in terms of finances, what matters...

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The Yield Curve Inverted: Why It’s Not as Bad as You Think (Yet)

An unusual event occurred last Friday: 10-year Treasury yields fell below 90-day Treasury yields. Why is this bad? Economists consider the inverted yield curve to be a reliable predictor of a coming recession. Is This Actually a Big Deal? (Short version) Yes. The joke about predicting 30 of the...

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Think that you can do almost anything with your traditional IRA? Think again

By: Fred | Money With A Purpose Most people planning for retirement have a traditional IRA. Did you know there are certain things you cannot own in your IRA? The IRS considers these prohibited investments. There are also transactions not permitted in your IRA. Prohibited transactions...

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Financial Freedom Chapter-by-Chapter Book Review

As I announced yesterday on ESI Money, today is the release date for Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need. It’s the new (and very good) book by Grant Sabatier, the founder of Millennial Money. To give Rockstar Finance readers a complete overview of the book, we...

Investing

Protect Your Investments in a Volatile Stock Market

By: Fred | Money With A Purpose Editor’s note: Although this article was originally published in February of 2018, it’s still very applicable today I thought this would be a good time to talk about how to protect your investments a volatile stock market. Though mostly MIA for the last...

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Hey first-time investors! Use these 7 critical tips to help minimize financial risk

By: Todd | Invested Wallet I remember being a first-time investor back in 2014, although that really wasn’t that long ago. But I do recall being nervous to get in the stock market, but also excited and a bit overwhelmed. Technically, I already had a 401k for a year at this point, but I had no...

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Is living off *only* your dividends possible?

By: Millionaire Mob Historically, dividend investing has been viewed as a way for risk-averse, “belt and suspenders” investors to invest in the stock market. I couldn’t disagree with that mentality more. Dividend investing is one (if not my most) of my favorite ways to increase my income...

Investing, Newsletter, Retirement

Stop Putting Money in Your Retirement Plans

By: Dr. Cory Fawcett | DrCorySFawcett.com We have been trained from the day we started earning money to put some of it away for the future. For most of us, the lion’s share of this is saving for retirement. The government has given us many helpful vehicles to do this: Traditional IRA, Roth IRA,...