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Coinbase and Crypto’s Coming of Age

Old Wall Street, meet new Wall Street. Coinbase, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, went public on Wednesday via a direct offering of shares. At the end of the day, the company was valued at $65 billion, launching it into the top 150 largest U.S. public companies. Everybody seems to have an opinion on […]

Trading

Start Investing: Digital Tools to Track Your Investments

When you hear a song but can’t place the title or artist, you Shazam it. And if there’s a person, place, thing or idea that you want to know more about, chances are, you hit up Wikipedia. So when you need help tracking your investments and potential wealth building opportunities, follow suit and try these […]

Career

21 Ways to Make Money Online for Beginners

The internet is the land of alternative income opportunities. Unlike a position where you may have to be somewhere at a specific time — like pulling weekend retail shifts or babysitting for your next-door neighbor — many digital side gigs can be done from the comfort of your own home and often on a timeline […]

Financial News

Q2 Outlook: Cautiously Optimistic

It’s hard to believe we already have one quarter of 2021 under our belts. Three months flew by, but investors should be feeling good. The S&P 500 jumped 5.8%, better than the long-term average increase of 2.1%. It feels like the wind is at our back as we start the second quarter. The vaccine rollout […]

Car Shopping

Get Plugged Into the Costs and Benefits of Electric Cars

It seems you can’t drive a mile these days without stopping at a red light behind a hybrid or electric car. The uptick in vehicles running on batteries instead of gas is not surprising, as several major car manufacturers from GM to Ford and beyond continue to put out new models. While battery-powered options become […]

Guest Voices

3 Investors, 3 Ideas for How to Invest $5,000

Even when you have smart digital tools and a budget that aligns with your financial goals, saving money and building wealth still requires some effort. But how great would it be to have a fairy godmother or a genie in a bottle granting wishes, especially if one of those wishes gave you $5,000 to invest […]

New Home

What to Expect If You’re Buying a Home in 2021

Hope is in the air this spring as the economy gains strength, an increasing number of Americans receive vaccines, and post-pandemic life starts to feel within reach. As the weather warms, this sense of excitement and confidence can be felt even in the housing market. Mortgage rates remain at historic lows, while more homeowners begin […]

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’re deciding between options vs. stocks or leaning […]

Trading

Understanding the Tax Implications of Stock Trading

Whether you mapped out an investment strategy for months or certain stock news quickly piqued your interest in the market, you might not have given much thought to your taxes. Read on to learn how investment returns can impact your tax return. Taxes on Stocks Investing in and trading stocks can be a great tool […]

Stocks

Types of Investing: The Inspiration You Need to Get Started

From far away, the road to financial wellness might look steep, winding, or cluttered with roadblocks. But the truth is, it doesn’t have to be as bumpy a ride as it first appears. In fact, the key to taking control of the financial steering wheel is in your hands — you just have to grab […]

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