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How to Transfer a Retirement Account to Robinhood Retirement

Earlier this month, as I prepared for my tax-time IRA contributions, I learned two things about my IRA situation. First, I discovered that one Traditional IRA I had changed my investments due to the discontinuation of one of its fund options. Second, I found out that Robinhood Retirement was offering a bonus for Robinhood Gold customers who transferred their IRAs to the platform. Needless to say, this provided to perfect...
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How I've Been Working to Increase My Investment

A few years ago, I made it a goal to learn more about investing and really make an effort to invest more of my money. Well, while I've had some great successes since — including my wife and I both maxing out our IRAs on an annual basis — I'll admit that I haven't been steadily contributing to my Vanguard account as I originally envisioned. So, recently, I've been revisiting the idea...
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Roboadvisors: What Are They and Are They Right For Your Investments?

If you’ve researched investing in the past few years or so, one option you’ve probably seen increasingly come up is roboadvisors. With a futuristic sounding name that instantly instills images of autonomous mechanical arms making trades, roboadvisors have proven exciting to some while giving other potential investors pause. After all, who wants to trust their financial well being to a robot? Well, as it turns out, there’s more to roboadvisors...

A Guide to the Best Feel-Good Alternative Investments

Investing is something that most Americans do and yet it still carries a somewhat negative connotation. Many might think of movies like Wall Street featuring lines like “greed is good” and think that investing is all about the rich getting richer at the expense of everyone else. In reality that’s hardly the case. Today investments come in all shapes and sizes. While stocks and bonds still make up the bulk...
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Earn Passive Income By Renting Your Timeshare

Depending on who you ask, timeshares are a great way to save on vacation or a money trap that’ll end up costing you. Despite some of the negative connotations some of these arrangements carry, the popularity of timeshares continues. In fact some properties have evolved their models, making them more flexible and allowing owners to get the most use out of them. Still, what do you do if you still...
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Money at 30: Charles Schwab Investing Starter Kit Overview

These days, there is no shortage of easy-to-use brokerage accounts that consumers can turn to when they're ready to begin investing. From SoFi to Public and, of course, Robinhood, these fee-free accounts have revolutionized the industry in ways both good and bad, leaving traditional brokerage accounts to evolve as well. One such firm that's seen a number of changes in recent years is Charles Schwab, which has attempted to bring...
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Peer to Peer Real Estate Investing for Accredited and Non-Accredited Investors

At some point in your life you’ve probably heard that real estate is a good investment. The problem is that the average individual is unlikely to have the capital required to purchase multiple properties on their own. But what if you could partner with dozens or hundreds of other investors to buy a portfolio of real estate projects and share the profits? That’s the basic idea behind peer-to-peer real estate...

A Guide to Understanding Your Retirement Account Options

These days, retirement is proving to a massive topic. Between consistent talk and speculation about the future of Social Security to the fact that we as humans tend to be living longer now, there have been many efforts to make individuals aware of how they should be preparing for retirement. While you may know the basics — such as start early and save as much as you can — you...
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A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories: Amazon.com, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...
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Bilt Announces Home Collection Deal for May 2024 Rent Day

For May's Rent Day, Bilt is offering a deal that will allow members to decrease their rent bill while also adding to their home decor. About the Home Collection offer: Bilt has crafted a unique Rent Day offer for May 2024. Through the 1st, when Bilt members redeem their points toward rent payments, they'll receive the same number of points to be used toward Bilt Home Collection items. To take...