Category Archives: Investments

Start a Side Hustle Now, It’s Easier Than You Think

I recently wrote a post about how I hate listening to people complain about mediocrity when there is so much opportunity out there and in response a fellow personal finance blogger/entrepreneur left a comment about a new side hustle he was starting up.  So I asked if he would take my readers through the creationContinue Reading

There’s No Perfect Time to Be Entrepreneurial

This guest post is by Mr. Broke Professional: the husband in the husband/wife team behind Brokeprofessionals.com. When you tell friends or family that you want to start your own business, you will likely hear one of two responses. Response A: “You can’t do that!  You’re too young!  You need to keep working for your employerContinue Reading

Increased Regulation of Forex Markets and Brokers Upcoming

After releasing new regulations to govern retail foreign exchange dealers in September 2010, the US Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) is now beginning to penalize dealers who remain non-compliant. The new CFTC regulations were implemented as a part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Food, Conservation, and Energy ActContinue Reading

3 Income Investments for Retirement

In Ecclesiastes, the Bible tells us that “to every thing there is a season.” The season of retirement is famously a time for preservation of capital and maximization of income, not for aggressive risk-taking. Some options, like savings accounts and Certificates of Deposit, emphasize preservation of capital to the exclusion of almost all else, tradingContinue Reading

Is My State Financially Literate?

FINRA, The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the President’s Council on Financial  Literacy came together to survey American across the country to determine those States with the most and least amount of financial literacy.  Specifically, The Financial Capability Study, …highlights how many Americans are disadvantaged by their lack of financial capability, and offers aContinue Reading

What Does it Mean When an ETF Jumps the Track

I was reading Investment Advisor Magazine the other day when I saw an article titled, “Despite Growth, More ETFs ‘Jump the Track’” and I thought to myself how could an ETF jump the track? Is that like jumping the shark?  Well, as it turns out the term, jump the track, has very little to doContinue Reading