How to Become a Millionaire: 10 Lessons Distilled

I want to become a millionaire one day, and I believe I’m on the right track. I make a decent income and am net worth positive (assets minus liabilities). I have very few expenses, no mortgage, no dependents or pets. I’m financially savvy and manage my investments wisely. My goal is to reach the milestone … 

 

8 Ways to Make Money on Your Phone

Making money online is still a popular topic, and it’s how I stay self-employed. Yet, an additional wave of financial and career opportunities has surfaced on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Instead of having to work from a desk or laptop, you can now earn money with possession of only a phone. For … 

 

Dawn of the FinTechs: Say Goodbye to Your Costly Advisor

There was a time when investment advisors (IAs) offered reasonable value, but now 99% of them no longer do. In fact, investors who still use IAs are throwing away good money after bad. IAs belong to an age of limited financial information, lack of online services and tools, and few options to invest wisely as … 

 

Here’s How You Boost Your Income and Career Prospects

There is a robust correlation between how much you know (education) and how much you earn (income). The more you can offer your employer or new skills you can bring to your business, the more you can potentially make in salary and revenue. Of all the ways to increase your income and career prospects, becoming more … 

 

Ellevest: Right for Female Investors?

I never became a Sex in the City fan. I watched half an episode to see what all the fuss was about, but it didn’t grab my attention. Still, the series was on target with their message about female empowerment concerning life, relationships, social issues, and other. Fast forward and America is on the cusp … 

 

TransferWise: Cheapest Way to Send Money

It’s been almost a year since I’ve been using TransferWise for foreign exchange transactions and sending money abroad. To date, I’ve transferred £24.4K and saved £760. I had previously used PayPal but switched after I delved into their currency conversion fees which are high, hidden, and unjust. I’m very content with TransferWise and will detail my … 

 

3 Must-Read Books for Every Investor

Information regarding how to invest is everywhere we look. There are 24-hour finance channels, websites, books, and magazines in the thousands, and a trillion dollar industry pumping out millions of so-called “experts” via financial advisors. Most of these resources do nothing but confuse investors who are looking for straightforward, simple, and clear advice. In fact, websites … 

 

How Much Is PayPal Stealing from You?

First things first, any self-employed person, online or offline, who intends on making more than six-figures annually or who plans on being a major player should open a US bank account (assuming he isn’t from the US). Believe it or not, it isn’t that hard to open a US bank account as long as you … 

 

Questrade Investing Platform

This post is for Canadian investors.  I’ve been investing and trading for many years, and it amazes me how many online platforms get their user interfaces wrong. Investing can be challenging enough without ill-conceived layouts to make matters worse. Questrade offers an excellent layout and many other benefits which we can explore together. My Background …