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Considering Roboadvisors: The Pros and Cons

Last week, I mentioned that I had finally taken the next step in my investing journey by opening my first real brokerage account. Incidentally, before arriving at that decision, I explored a few other options — namely roboadvisors. See, I had definitely heard of this technology for some time, although...

Teachable Creator Challenge: Why It's the Perfect Time to Build Your Course 2

The Internet truly is an amazing place. While we may take it for granted sometimes, the access and connection it brings us is kind of mind-boggling when you stop to think about it. Perhaps one of the most incredible aspects of today's online world is that you can learn just...

Opening My First "Real" Brokerage Account (And the Mistake I Already Made) 2

Over the past few months, I've mentioned multiple times that my big goal this year was to start investing and contributing to a brokerage account on a monthly basis. Well, at long last, I took a major step toward reaching that goal this week as my wife and I opened...

Roasting Marshmallows: Following My FIRE Flirtation 2

Ever since I attended FinCon last September, I've been learning a lot about the personal finance blogging community. In doing so, I've also continued to seek my rightful place among its many subsections. While I haven't quite found it yet, lately I've been finding myself most attracted to the FIRE...

Save Money on Bank Fees with These Online-Only Banks 3

It's no secret that many Americans have a complicated relationship with banks. In many ways, they may just seem like a necessary evil people put up with for convenience sake. As a result, consumers tend to grin and bare it with the various fees they're charged on a monthly basis....

When Packing Light Goes Wrong

Surely everyone knows that, given the fees airlines like to charge for checked or in some cases even carry-on luggage, the ability to pack light can mean saving a few bucks. That's why my wife and I have been adamant about keeping the number of bags we bring with us...