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Essential Tips for Beginning Investors



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.

Top 5 Best Online Checking Accounts

The best online checking accounts are free, have minimum fees, and even offer interest. Find the best high interest online checking accounts to consider.

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.



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.

    Best Free Checking Accounts

    Many banks advertise free checking accounts. But does free really mean free? And what's the right one for your needs? Read on for our list of top free checking accounts.

    Best Investment Apps

    Investment apps let beginners (even college students) manage stocks and ETFs from your phone. Find out how Acorns, Stash, Robinhood and more compare.

    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? Learn the pros and cons and see comparisons with other online brokers in this in-depth review.
    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 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

    Making money with your phone sounds ridiculous, but it's possible. You can earn money for shopping, working out and other activities you're already doing. Here's a list of our top money making apps.

    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.

    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

    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 with just $5, you can start investing confidently. 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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    Becoming a parent is one of the most meaningful things you'll ever do. And the most expensive.

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    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.

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    December 13, 2019 - Tips
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    Best Money Saving Apps

    December 12, 2019 - Tips
    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.

    InboxDollars Review

    December 5, 2019 - Reviews
    InboxDollars lets you earn cash for sitting on your couch playing games or watching videos. Sound too good to be true? Read this to learn how to get started.

    Earnin Review

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    Tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck? Earnin gives access to your cash before you get paid. It's like a payday loan without the fees. But is there a catch? Read on.

    Rich Dad Poor Dad Review

    November 1, 2019 - Reviews
    You don't need to earn a high income to be rich. That's the moral of Kiyosaki's bestselling book. Is Rich Dad, Poor Dad worth reading? Find out in our review.

    EveryDollar Review

    October 26, 2019 - Reviews
    EveryDollar promises to help you get out of debt by sticking to a user-friendly budget. But does it work? Read this review to learn more about this budgeting program.

    Tally Review

    October 19, 2019 - Reviews
    Tally promises to get you out of debt and save you money while doing it. Read this review to see if this is a debt management advisor that lives up to its claims.

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