Stock Options vs. Individual Stocks: Battle Royale

There are two ways to build up a profitable stock portfolio. One way involves unlimited downside risk and the other involves limited upside risk. Today we are going to assume you are interested in purchasing individual stocks. (Please remember that this is not investing advice, continue to the full disclosure for posts regarding investing.) There […]

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Real Estate

How Much Do We Save to Buy a House?

Let me start by saying that I have never purchased a house, so researching this post was a great exercise for me and it actually convinced me that I should not rush into renting and instead focusing on saving money to become a … [Read More...]

Build Credit

Best Credit Card for Young Adults

As a young adult it is important for you to establish a credit history. More than that, it is important for you to establish a good credit history. Oil tycoon and billionaire J. Paul Getty says, "..borrowed money must always be promptly repaid. … [Read More...]

Small Business

How to Start a Business

After interviewing several young entrepreneurs, I wanted to write a simple guide to starting your own business. How to Start a Business Start with an Idea The first thing you need to do when starting a business is to start with a great idea. It … [Read More...]

Living

Raspberry and Serrano Sangri­a

I absolutely love Sangria. I think it all started when I went to Spain for a study abroad. It was always my go to drink at a tapas restaurant. I found an interesting recipe that includes spicy serrano pepper. Usually, I include serrano peppers in my guacamole so seeing it in this … [Read More...]

College Students

Loan Glossary: Learn More about Private Student Loans & Federal Student Loans

As you are going through the college loan application process, you may run into a number of words or loan options that you are unfamiliar with. Before walking away a confused borrower, use this list of terms to gain a better understanding of broad student loan … [Read More...]

Personal Finance

Common Financial Mistakes You Make in Your Twenties

For many of us in our twenties, we experience the elation of suddenly earning substantially more than we’re otherwise used to; long gone are the days of babysitting and summer … [Read More...]

Career

5 Interview Tips for Recent College Graduates

When you're ready to graduate and get a job you're going to need to go on an interview and interviews can make or break you. You've got to be ready to answer the questions to present … [Read More...]

Travel

4 Vacation Spots You’ve Never Heard of But Should Visit

Are you tired of traveling to the same locations for vacation? Maybe you've been to Florida or Jamaica too many times to count. Jamaica, Miami, Cancun, and Los Angeles are just a few common vacation spots populated by thousands of tourists each year. Traveling to … [Read More...]

Investing

Stock Options vs. Individual Stocks: Battle Royale

There are two ways to build up a profitable stock portfolio. One way involves unlimited downside risk and the other involves limited upside risk. Today we are going to assume you are interested in purchasing individual stocks. (Please remember that this is not investing advice, continue to the full disclosure for posts regarding investing.) There […]

What Were You Doing While the Market Gained 16% Last Year?

I once heard that time is the single most important factor when it comes to investing. The more time you have, the better off your investing portfolio. Mostly because short term movements in the market are gradually smoothed out over time. In 2012, the broad market, as measured by the S&P 500®, gained 16%. What […]

How Can a College Student Invest?

In my opinion college students are the best investors. They are constantly learning and not afraid to make mistakes. As you get a college education, you should be getting an education in building wealth. Most Investors Start with Stocks When you first start investing you will most likely want to start with stocks. The reason […]