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How to Get Started with Real Estate Investing for Beginners

Real estate investing can be a great way to build passive income, achieve financial independence, or just bring in some extra income every month. Here are the steps you need to go from complete beginner to purchasing your first investment property.

Jen Smith11 Feb
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Peer-to-Peer Lending: The Ultimate Guide for Borrowers and Investors

Peer-to-peer lending relies on a crowdsourcing model where other people can fund your loan. Peer-to-peer funding attracts two different types of people: borrowers who need money, and investors who want to make money funding other people’s loans.

Lindsay VanSomeren18 Dec
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How to Start Investing with $100

You don’t have to be wealthy to start investing. You don’t even have to have a full-time job. In fact, with the advent of new technologies and more flexible brokerage firm accounts, you can start investing with only $100.

Jeff Proctor31 Oct
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5 Best Micro Investing Apps for Beginner Investors

Micro investing apps allow anyone to get started passive investing with as little as $5 in many cases. They’re designed to make investing fun by offering well-designed interfaces and often feature easy-to-understand descriptions of exactly what you’re doing and why.

Lindsay VanSomeren28 Aug
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How and Where to Open an IRA

An IRA should be part of your retirement arsenal. It’s one of the best savings and investment vehicles you can have. Here’s how to open an IRA and where to start your account, including which brokers have the lowest fees.

Cat Alford30 Jul
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How to Create a Financial Plan to Reach Your Goals

Not having a plan to reach your goals is like taking a road trip without a map and hoping you reach your destination. The biggest benefit of a financial plan is that it provides actionable steps to achieve your goals.

Lindsay VanSomeren04 Jun
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401(k) vs. IRA: Pros, Cons, and Key Differences

The details of a 401(k) and IRA may get a little complicated, but choosing the right fit is actually pretty simple. Here’s what you need to know to get started investing in the right retirement account for your future.

Zina Kumok19 Apr
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Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA: What You Need to Know

When it comes to choosing the right retirement account, over-analysis can lead to paralysis. It’s important to learn the difference between a Roth IRA and traditional IRA and know when is the best time to use each one.

Zina Kumok12 Apr
man contemplating a stock market correction

8 Tips for Dealing With a Stock Market Correction

Despite the expectation of daily stock market changes, the impending scare of big drops looms. Emerging now from the worst year for investors in a decade, it’s likely 2021 will be another volatile year for the stock market. Still, there’s no need to panic.

Amy Beardsley22 Feb
woman explaining the difference between ETF and mutual fund

Understanding the Difference Between ETFs and Mutual Funds

When it comes to your investment portfolio, diversification is the best strategy. The trouble is deciding which types of investments to include for the best performance. Two popular options to consider are ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, and mutual funds.

Amy Beardsley13 Feb