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Essential Tips for Beginning Investors



Best Investment Apps

Investing is now as easy as picking up your phone. But not all investing apps are worth it. Find out how Acorns, Robinhood and Stash compare to others.

The Best Way to Invest $100

$100 may not seem like much, but you can make it grow into more. Here are 10 clever ways to turn that $100 into a better future.

How Much Should I Save?

How much of my income should I save? Depends if it's for retirement, a house, college, a car or other goals. Find out how the 50/20/30 rule can help you.



Rankings

    Top 10 Best Online Savings Account

    The best online savings accounts pay a good interest rate, are fully secured, and allow for flexibility. Find the best high interest savings accounts to consider.

    Top 5 Best CD Rates

    CD accounts are fully secured and risk-free. Plus, they offer higher interest rates than traditional savings accounts. Read on for our list of the best high interest CDs to help you start saving.

    Best Free Checking Accounts

    Many banks offer free checking accounts. But are there really no fees? Here is a list of the best banks to open a free bank account.

    Best Robo Advisor

    Is robo investing a good idea? You need to compare the app's performance and cost. Find out how the best robo advisors can help retirees and beginners.

Broker Reviews

    Ally Invest Coupon Codes

    Ally Invest Review: Pros and Cons

    Ally Invest (formerly TradeKing) offers free trades for stocks and ETFs, but is it good? Read this review to learn the pros and cons and see comparisons with other online brokers.
    TD Ameritrade

    TD Ameritrade Review: Pros and Cons

    TD Ameritrade fees are higher than competitors, but is it worth it? We say yes and here's why. We analyze and compare it for you in our in-depth review.

    E*TRADE Review: Pros and Cons

    E*TRADE is a highly well-known name, but does that mean it's that much better than its competitors? Read our in-depth review and see how it compares.

    Robinhood Review: Is it Safe?

    Robinhood lets you trade stocks commission-free and has no account minimums. Is it safe? Are there hidden fees? Read on for the pros and cons.

    Merrill Edge Review: Is It Good?

    If you are looking for excellent customer service, competitive pricing, and robust investment options, you may have found what you are looking for in Merrill Edge.

    Interactive Brokers Review: Is It Good?

    Do you have $10,000 and plenty of trading knowledge? Interactive Brokers may provide you with a solid trading platform. With their competitive fees and robust trading options, they are a common choice for the experienced trader.

Tips

    How to Start Investing

    Want to invest in stocks or real estate? Beginners can start with as little as $100. Read this guide to learn how you can invest your money for the first time.

    Best Short Term Investment Options

    The best short term investment options provide good returns with low risk. Here are the top 10 strategies for your short term goals.

    Passive Income: Practical Ideas to Build Wealth

    The best passive income ideas help you build real wealth and achieve financial freedom. Here are 25+ opportunities and examples for beginners.

    Residual Income

    Make money and get paid even after the upfront work is done. Learn how residual (or passive) income works. Here are 10 good investment ideas to build it.

    Automatic Savings Apps

    Saving money can be harder than it seems. But automatic savings apps can help. Find the best one for your saving style in our guide.

    Best Money Making Apps

    Take a look at how money-making apps really work and which ones pay the most.

    Real Estate Crowdfunding

    How much money do you need to become a real estate investor? Not a lot. Find out how beginners can invest in crowdfunding real estate with just $5.

Popular Reviews

    Mint Alternatives

    Mint is completely free to use, but is it still the best finance app? Learn how other budgeting apps like Personal Capital, Quicken, Ynab compare (and if they are safe).

    Quicken Alternatives

    Is there a good replacement for Quicken? Check out this list of best alternatives (including free options) to manage your money.
    Betterment

    Betterment Review: Pros and Cons

    Betterment offers low fees and good returns. But there are risks you should NOT ignore. Read this review to see if Betterment is better.
    Personal Capital

    Personal Capital Review: Is It Worth It?

    Personal Capital is a free financial tool. But just how safe is it to use? Read this review to see how it compares and why you might want to use it.
    M1 Finance

    M1 Finance Review: Pros and Cons

    M1 Finance is a robo-advisor that lets you choose your investments. But is M1 safe and really free? Read this M1 Finance review for the pros and cons.
    Fundrise

    Fundrise Review: Is It Legit?

    Looking to make passive income? Fundrise lets you invest in real estate for as little as $500. But is there a catch? We answer all your questions in our review.

    Wealthfront Review: Is It Good?

    Wealthfront simplifies long-term, low-cost investing with a diversified portfolio. But is it safe? Read on to learn if Wealthfront is worth it.
    Acorns

    Acorns Review: Is It Good?

    Acorns automatically invests your spare change, so you can invest without thinking. It's great for novice investors, but there are downsides. Read on.
    Stash

    Stash Invest Review: Is It Legit?

    Worried that investing is too expensive or overwhelming? You aren't alone. But Stash claims that you can start investing confidently with as little as $1. Is it true?
    Blooom Coupon Codes

    Blooom Review: Is It Good?

    Blooom is an affordable robo-advisor for your 401k. But is it safe and legit? Read this in-depth review for the pros and cons.


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    What can you do with $5,000? If you're smart, you can turn a nest egg into passive income. Learn how to invest $5k, plus 3 investments you must avoid.

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    Passive Income Ideas to Make Money

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    IRS Refund Schedule

    January 12, 2020 - Tips
    The stress of tax season comes with one possible reward: a refund. When can you expect your tax refund? Find the answer to this and other 2020 IRS tax questions in our guide.

    Best Money Saving Apps

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    If you may find yourself spending more than saving, these easy-to-use apps can help. What's the best money savings app for you? Read on to find out.

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