How to Invest $1,000 Wisely

You have $1,000 to invest. Perhaps you earned it or received it as a gift. Either way, you’re considering ways to invest it. Two investments that most people consider include real estate and financial securities such as stocks and bonds. This post will tackle the latter. Alternatively, you might want to invest in yourself to … 

 

Best Online Money Service: PayPal, Revolut, TransferWise, or Xoom?

There is a fierce battle taking place in the lucrative foreign exchange (forex) market. At the retail level, many forex companies are vying for our business. Traditionally, banks got our patronage while competing among themselves and money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram. In the past ten years, the landscape has changed significantly … 

 

Four Ways Actively Managed Funds Destroy an Investor’s Wealth

Investments, like stocks and bonds, can be incredible, wealth building assets. Investors who choose the correct securities and products will profit over time. On the other hand, investors who select bad investments are not likely to achieve good outcomes and might lose their investments. Choosing good investments and becoming an intelligent investor is easy. The … 

 

Ellevest: Right for Female Investors?

I never became a Sex and 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, career, relationships, social issues, and so on. Ellevest is a robo-advisor that seeks to “redefine … 

 

TransferWise Review: The Cheapest Way to Send Money Online

It’s been more than 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 previously used PayPal to send money but switched after I reviewed their currency conversion fees, which are relatively high. I’m very happy with TransferWise and will detail my … 

 

Three Must-Read Books for Every Investor

Information regarding how to invest is everywhere we look. There are thousands of websites, books, and magazines covering investment and personal finance topics. Most of these resources do nothing but confuse investors who are looking for straightforward, simple, and clear advice. In fact, websites like TheStreet (TheStreet Network) and media personalities such as Jim Cramer … 

 

Questrade Review: Canada’s Best Discount Broker

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

 
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