Options

What’s the Difference Between Options and Stocks?

Building a portfolio can be like dining out. You have lots of choices (Chicken or beef? French fries or side salad?), but not all of them suit your appetite. Stocks may be your go-to pick, but options can also be a wise choice for your portfolio. Whether you choose stocks, options, or a combination of […]

Trading

How to Build an ETF Portfolio – Strategies to Consider

We know the world of investing can be intimidating. The abundance of acronyms and bounty of buzzwords is a lot to take on alone — then you have to make sense of it all, strategize, invest, sell, and more? It’s enough to make you say, “I’ll buy one stock in Berkshire Hathaway, one in Amazon, […]

Family

Game Night Fun: Buy Property, Build Hotels, and Learn Valuable Financial Lessons

On rainy summer afternoons or cozy Friday nights, there’s nothing like huddling around the dining room table, pizza stacked on nearby plates, with a wad of rainbow-colored cash in hand and the buzz of anticipation in the air. Whether you’re gearing up to battle for the doctor career card in The Game of Life® (who […]

Technology

A Roundup of Our Best Tips to Help Protect You from Cybercriminals

Keeping your information safe and secure is a huge priority for us — and not just when it comes to your online banking. We know there are numerous ways cybercriminals target the unsuspecting (and even the uber-prepared, at times), whether it’s through social media, online shopping, public Wi-Fi, or other avenues. That’s why we’ve compiled […]

Saving

Have a Holly, Jolly Budget: A Guide to Saving for the Holidays

While it might feel premature when stores start hauling out holiday decorations in the middle of August, it’s never too early to create a budget and savings plan for the winter shopping season. The average American spends almost $850 on gifts during the holiday season, with millennials spending the most ($1,034). Once you factor in […]

Stocks

Q4 2019 Market Outlook: Stay Calm. And Invested. 

If you’ve been watching the stock market on a daily basis over the past month and a half, you might feel emotionally exhausted from the increased volatility, or big swings, in the market. To blame? A combination of several items, including disappointing economic data points (manufacturing and services data), uncertainty regarding trade tensions between the […]

Finance Basics

Bad Money Habits: Stop Overspending on Subscriptions

Bad habits. We all have them. And while some are relatively harmless (biting your nails, snapping your gum), others aren’t so benign. For instance, if you’re in the habit of setting and forgetting subscription services (like video and music streaming, weekly meal kits, or endless others), your habit can lead to serious consequences. That’s why […]

Car Shopping

Buying vs. Leasing: Which Is Right for You?

When it comes to cars, there are two types of people. There are those who grow attached to a set of wheels and drive their beloved clunker into the ground before even considering a visit to the dealership. Then there are the folks who live for that leathery new car smell, an odometer at zero, […]

Finance Basics

Sprints or Marathons: How Do You Run Your Money?

When it comes to managing personal finances, we generally see two types of people: those who treat money like a sprint and those who treat it like a marathon. The sprint mentality encourages you to focus on one financial goal at a time — it’s especially trendy now, as we see more articles like “How […]

New Home

Do You Need A Real Estate Agent to Buy or Sell Your Home?

The home-buying/selling experience is a deeply personal one. After all, this could be the biggest transaction you ever make. A real estate agent can help simplify confusing paperwork, connect you with the right buyers/sellers, work out deals, and reduce your anxiety about the entire process. But even though working with an agent is the norm […]

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