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  • David Christoph
    Published a day ago
    Budgeting

    Budgeting

    Creating a spending plan, or simply put, a budget, was my saving grace financially. Before, when I never used to have one, I had no substantial savings at all, apart from the £2,000 I had saved up in a pension pot in the course of five years since I started working! When I came to the realisation that I could do better since I was in my twenties and having a decent income, I decided to self-educate on personal finance by reading published material, and watching a lot of personal finance videos online.
  • Kevin
    Published 2 days ago
    Filing the Right Tax Forms

    Filing the Right Tax Forms

    The process of filing the correct tax forms is often both difficult and anxiety inducing. The tax code is a complicated set of rules and regulations that many people do not have the time nor expertise to master. Unfortunately, the tax code is something that affects almost everyone in the United States and even some people who live outside of the United States. Setting aside the technical language, legal terms and complicated accounting that is inlaid within the tax code, many people find that actually filing their taxes is one of the most complicated parts of the tax code. Often, this is due to someone not fully understanding what type of tax form they are supposed to use. The appropriate tax form to file often depends on whether the filing is related to an individual or a business, as well as the manner in which the income being reported was earned. Fortunately, the IRS offers some guidance on their website and various publications that many people often find helpful in determining what form they should file. Unfortunately, the forms on the IRS website are not user friendly and often require some level of legal or accounting knowledge to fill out appropriately.
  • Dennis McKonkie
    Published 2 days ago
    Pyramid Schemes and Other Ways People Lose Money

    Pyramid Schemes and Other Ways People Lose Money

    Most people have fallen prey to questionable or non-existent investment schemes. In the process, they have lost a lot of money. Before you invest in a new venture, take your time and research to ascertain whether it is genuine or not. Take caution to avoid getting into the trap of fraudsters.
  • Wendy
    Published 9 days ago
    Financial Management 101

    Financial Management 101

    I was never taught how to manage money when I was growing up. So most of my life has been spent in total chaos and poor. Working raising a family and paying bills were a major challenge for me.
  • David Wyld
    Published 10 days ago
    4 Steps to Financial Fitness

    4 Steps to Financial Fitness

    (BPT) - The new year is just around the corner and it’s never too early to think about your 2020 goals — and for many, this means prioritizing finances. Taking the time to focus on your goals and determine what’s important to you financially is the best way to set yourself up for success, but actually following through can be difficult. These easy financial exercises from Vanderbilt Mortgage will help you reach your goals in the new decade.
  • Robert Cordray
    Published 11 days ago
    Doing the Numbers on a Living Wage

    Doing the Numbers on a Living Wage

    Money is always a sensitive topic, but it's also one we can't afford to ignore. It's widely understood that the current minimum wage is a long way from being a wage that you can live on. There's a lot of discussion about companies paying a living wage to their employees, but what is a living wage? What does that look like and how do we calculate it? Is there one number that's going to work across the whole country, or will it be different from state to state, county to county or even person to person? What would a living wage look like for you?
Staff Picks
  • Jeremy Frommer
    Published 24 days ago
    A Microcap's Guide to Uplisting

    A Microcap's Guide to Uplisting

    Statistically, most microcap OTCQB companies fail. Only the great ones don’t and only the very best ones make it to a higher national exchange.
  • Isaiah Goodman
    Published 2 months ago
    Becoming Wealthy

    Becoming Wealthy

    When we work with clients, we say that we help with Wealth Formulation. But why should you "Formulate" your wealth? What does this mean?
  • Lester Lee
    Published 12 months ago
    Yield Curve Inversions and What It Could Mean for Your Portfolio

    Yield Curve Inversions and What It Could Mean for Your Portfolio

    If you’ve been a follower of financial news you have been hearing about all this talk about the so-called yield curve. In fact, it was fears of a yield curve inversion that have sent the Dow and S&P 500 indices tumbling from their recent highs just before the New Year.
  • Patty Ramsen
    Published about a year ago
    10 Best Investing Books for Teens

    10 Best Investing Books for Teens

    Today's teens are expected to know what they want to do with the rest of their lives by the time they graduate high school. Consequently, many strive for the highest paying job possible. But this doesn't have to be the case. If we teach teens to invest early, they can build enough of a nest egg before adult life kicks into full gear that they'll be more comfortable choosing a career for passion rather than income. Whether you're a teen looking to get started early or an adult striving to guide someone younger in your life, the best investing books for teens can help any up-and-coming investor take their allowance and turn it into long-term gains.
  • Roland Barnes
    Published about a year ago
    Best Udemy Courses for Value Investors

    Best Udemy Courses for Value Investors

    Udemy was founded on the premise that “the world’s best teachers aren’t always found in classrooms.” They offer courses in a variety of topics and in over 50 different languages, so there’s definitely something out there for everyone.
  • Riley Raul Reese
    Published about a year ago
    I Tried Qapital's App, and It Wasn't What I Thought It'd Be

    I Tried Qapital's App, and It Wasn't What I Thought It'd Be

    I need to work on being more fiscally stable. Being a writer often means having to weather the highs and lows of a gig economy, and in many cases, you may need to save money in the high times just to make ends meet in the low.
Advice
  • Dennis McKonkie
    Published 2 days ago
    Pyramid Schemes and Other Ways People Lose Money

    Pyramid Schemes and Other Ways People Lose Money

    Most people have fallen prey to questionable or non-existent investment schemes. In the process, they have lost a lot of money. Before you invest in a new venture, take your time and research to ascertain whether it is genuine or not. Take caution to avoid getting into the trap of fraudsters.
  • Lynda Arbon
    Published 2 months ago
    Is Securing an Unsecured Business Loan Right for Your Business or Franchise?

    Is Securing an Unsecured Business Loan Right for Your Business or Franchise?

    Entrepreneurs seek business loans to fund their startups, or for investing in a franchise. The cash infusion is inevitable, as it is required for continued business operations, to pay off salaries or rent, purchase inventory, or to take up other day-to-day business functions. In order to meet the needs, companies at times seek loans in lieu of collateral. The loans, in this case, are secured against a personal asset that can be redeemed in case a person defaults on a loan.
  • Isaiah Goodman
    Published 3 months ago
    Becoming Protected (Part 2)

    Becoming Protected (Part 2)

    What would happen if you were to suddenly become injured or ill and were unable to work for several months? Would you be able to make your mortgage payment? Would you be able to continue paying off your credit card debt? Could you afford to cover your child’s daycare
History
  • Brett Tortorello
    Published 10 months ago
    10 Must Read Economics Books

    10 Must Read Economics Books

    Economics can be, admittedly, a pretty boring subject to casually read up on. Not everyone is a fan of how the US economy—or any economy for that matter—works.
  • Fred Eugene Park
    Published 11 months ago
    What Is the Origin of Bull Market and Bear Market Terms?

    What Is the Origin of Bull Market and Bear Market Terms?

    With its global financial epicenter in New York City, the stock market has long been a source of curiosity for many Americans. With numerous popular films like Wall Street and The Wolf of Wall Street uncovering the unsavory side of investment, people are often skeptical of the financial industry. Though few truly understand the inner workings of the world economy, they are fascinated by the culture around it and are envious of those who thrive off of trading in the stock market. If you have an intermediate or advanced knowledge about the world of finance or investment, you have at very least probably heard the terms bull and bear markets. These terms are used to describe the performance of the stock exchange in terms of stock prices and subsequent investor confidence. There are few factors more important in the fluctuations of the market than the state of investor confidence. The state of the market hinges greatly on the confidence of the investor, meaning that high confidence is good for the market and low confidence is obviously bad. In fact, before the Great Depression, many of the large economic collapses in history were referred to as "panics," occurring every few decades, despite the general upward trend of the nineteenth century. The origin of bull market and bear market terms still stands today, though, as vocabulary has evolved to describe trends in the market, and are exceedingly important for anyone with a vetted interest in the stock market to know.
  • Vidello Productions
    Published 11 months ago
    15 Expensive Houses Owned by Billionaire Wall Street Bankers

    15 Expensive Houses Owned by Billionaire Wall Street Bankers

    15. Fifth Avenue Fortress - Bruce Kovner
Investing
Personal Finance
  • David Christoph
    Published a day ago
    Budgeting

    Budgeting

    Creating a spending plan, or simply put, a budget, was my saving grace financially. Before, when I never used to have one, I had no substantial savings at all, apart from the £2,000 I had saved up in a pension pot in the course of five years since I started working! When I came to the realisation that I could do better since I was in my twenties and having a decent income, I decided to self-educate on personal finance by reading published material, and watching a lot of personal finance videos online.
  • Kevin
    Published 2 days ago
    Filing the Right Tax Forms

    Filing the Right Tax Forms

    The process of filing the correct tax forms is often both difficult and anxiety inducing. The tax code is a complicated set of rules and regulations that many people do not have the time nor expertise to master. Unfortunately, the tax code is something that affects almost everyone in the United States and even some people who live outside of the United States. Setting aside the technical language, legal terms and complicated accounting that is inlaid within the tax code, many people find that actually filing their taxes is one of the most complicated parts of the tax code. Often, this is due to someone not fully understanding what type of tax form they are supposed to use. The appropriate tax form to file often depends on whether the filing is related to an individual or a business, as well as the manner in which the income being reported was earned. Fortunately, the IRS offers some guidance on their website and various publications that many people often find helpful in determining what form they should file. Unfortunately, the forms on the IRS website are not user friendly and often require some level of legal or accounting knowledge to fill out appropriately.
  • David Wyld
    Published 10 days ago
    4 Steps to Financial Fitness

    4 Steps to Financial Fitness

    (BPT) - The new year is just around the corner and it’s never too early to think about your 2020 goals — and for many, this means prioritizing finances. Taking the time to focus on your goals and determine what’s important to you financially is the best way to set yourself up for success, but actually following through can be difficult. These easy financial exercises from Vanderbilt Mortgage will help you reach your goals in the new decade.
Product Review
  • Wendy
    Published 9 days ago
    Financial Management 101

    Financial Management 101

    I was never taught how to manage money when I was growing up. So most of my life has been spent in total chaos and poor. Working raising a family and paying bills were a major challenge for me.
  • Trish Gilmore
    Published 8 months ago
    Top 11 Books on How to Survive a Recession

    Top 11 Books on How to Survive a Recession

    Let's start with the basics; what's the difference between recession and a depression? I'll start with the more colloquial definition.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 10 months ago
    10 Fascinating Books About Bernie Madoff

    10 Fascinating Books About Bernie Madoff

    In the 1990s, the Madoff name was associated with the man who helped create the NASDAQ index, brought computers into Wall Street practice, and acted as a major player on finance ethics boards. Saying you had an account with Madoff was the same as saying you had it made.
Stocks
  • Jeremy Frommer
    Published 24 days ago
    A Microcap's Guide to Uplisting

    A Microcap's Guide to Uplisting

    Statistically, most microcap OTCQB companies fail. Only the great ones don’t and only the very best ones make it to a higher national exchange.
  • Giorgi Mikhelidze
    Published about a month ago
    Explaining High-Frequency Trading: Why Everybody Wants It Gone

    Explaining High-Frequency Trading: Why Everybody Wants It Gone

    High-Frequency Trading (HFT) is something that has been talked about on every news channel you’ve probably watched. In most cases, it’s a large debate between somebody who supports the idea (and likely owns a High-Frequency Trading setup) and somebody who is completely against it.
  • Jeremy Frommer
    Published 5 months ago
    Reversing Forward

    Reversing Forward

    Reversing to move forward is part of Jerrick's journey from the OTCQB to the NASDAQ Capital Markets.