What is hyperinflation and what causes it?

Can you imagine a loaf of bread costing $2 and by the end of the month it costs $10 or more? What do you do if your paper money buys less every day until it becomes worthless? While most of us can’t imagine that extreme happening, it has happened to other countries and has, in […]

Wealth Building

How Financial Advisors Can Help a Hands-on Investor

Self-directed investing puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to building a portfolio. You decide when to press on the gas or hit the brakes, so to say, when buying and/or selling securities. You also get to determine which asset allocation model works for you. Managing your own trades and investment decisions can […]

Wealth Building

Goal Setting vs. Advising: How Our Wealth Advisors Give You Both

As you travel through the journey of life, new goals and challenges constantly arise. Maybe you go to school to become an engineer, but it turns out working with animals is your life’s calling. Perhaps you always saw yourself living in your beloved hometown, but that all changes when you fall in love with someone […]

Wealth Building

Need Money to Make Money? Strategies to Start Building Wealth

You’ve heard the adage: You need money to make money. While this common financial advice may sound a little counterintuitive on the surface, the nugget of truth underpinning it is the reason it’s so popular. Wealth can seem like a word that only belongs to those who already have it. The gap between saving and […]

Wealth Building

Robo Advisor vs. Financial Advisor: Which Is the Best Fit for You?

How do you prefer to handle your money? You probably know intuitively based on how you manage your everyday activities. Preferring to call and order pizza versus whipping out your phone for your favorite delivery app might give you a pretty good indication that you prefer a more manual process to automated. That manual versus […]

Wealth Building

What Is Wealth Advising and Why Is It Important?

What is wealth advising? At first glance, you might assume that you have to have considerable wealth in order to take advantage of wealth advising — and that can be true, but what constitutes “considerable wealth” varies greatly by firm. A Magnify Money survey revealed that 42% of Americans think financial advisors are only for […]


23 Bizarre Investing Terms, Explained

From baseball’s food-themed pickle and rhubarb to photography’s Uncle Bob and Shutter Nutters, seemingly every industry has insider vocabulary. If you’re thinking about investing in the market, you might’ve come across some odd investing terminology. But don’t let it act as a roadblock to building wealth. Deciphering stock market lingo isn’t remotely as tough as, […]


Breaking Down NFTs: The Digital Trend That’s All Over the Internet

Beyond knowing the term NFT (that’s non-fungible token, by the way) exists, how much do you actually know about this digital trend that’s sweeping across your news feed? Maybe you heard from a friend of a friend of a friend who’s an accountant that NFTs are related to the blockchain and cryptocurrency, but there’s a little more […]

Mutual Funds

Mutual Funds vs. Index Funds: What’s the Difference?

Deciding whether you want to invest in mutual funds or index funds may seem like a really tough decision, like deciding between your favorite two desserts. Of course, you could invest in both mutual funds and index funds — just like you could order both desserts — but regardless, there are some differences between both […]


The Rookie’s Course on Options Trading With Expert Brian Overby

Options trading can help you diversify your portfolio beyond stocks, bonds and mutual funds. But what are options exactly? And how do you get started with options trading? This rookie’s course answers those questions and more. Options trading basics What is an option? In simple terms, it’s a contract that gives an investor the right […]

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