Betterment Review

Betterment is the  online broker that aims to make investing easier for those that may not know where to start. I only cam across Betterment.com recently and decided to write a review of the company’s services. The company is not a traditional broker in that it does not have all of the options of most full service and discount brokers. [Read more...]

ING Direct Review

ING Direct is one of the leading online banks in the country. The country’s name is known all around the United States because of its competitive interest rates and banking features. ING Direct has some of the best banking offers in the industry and has made my list of the best savings accounts you can have. I have been an ING direct customer since the 90′s because of the great array of banking products offered. [Read more...]

TradeMONSTER Review

Today, I would like to take a look at a newer broker in the marketplace that is making some noise because of its unique features and its famous owners. TradeMONSTER has only been on the scene for a few years but has already attracted a following of dedicated traders. The brokerage is part of the OptionsMonster family which has the corporate philosophy “Invest Like A Monster”. [Read more...]

Best Credit Cards For Balance Transfers

Any regular reader of this blog knows that I am not a big credit card guy. I do have a credit card but I only use it on select occasions. I have avoiding delving too much into the credit card topic because I do not want to encourage indebtedness. I do however realize that a credit card might be needed in the event of an emergency situation. A credit card can be a useful tool if you do not run your balances up and pay off your bills on a monthly basis. For those in the market for a credit card, here are my favorites. [Read more...]

ETrade Review

Today, I would like to take a look at one of my favorite long term online brokers. The broker regularly makes the list of best brokers. ETrade is the broker with the talking baby commercials that are always shown during halftimes of Super Bowls. ETrade’s commercials have been growing in popularity over the years as people love to see what new commercials the company is offering. [Read more...]

Zecco Review

You may not be that familiar with Zecco. Zecco is an online broker that has been in business since 2005. The company is a four star rated broker by Barron that specializes in trading stocks, options, bonds, and mutual funds. Zecco only deals in securities that are traded on the United Stated markets. The company’s target market is individuals that are active traders of stock and options positions. [Read more...]

Mint Review

Mint.com is a free web based form of personal finance software. The software allows users to manage all of there personal finance needs in one place. You can keep track of your bank accounts, credit card accounts, loan accounts, and financial accounts all in one place. The goal of Mint is to make keeping track of your finances easier. This way you can monitor all of your spending and saving habits without having to visit multiple sites. [Read more...]

Ally Bank Review

Ally Bank has been around for a long time although the name is probably new to banking customers. Ally Bank used to be GMAC prior to 2009. GMAC was a large financial services unit that gave both auto and home loans. When GMAC converted into a bank holding company in 2009, the company transitioned into its new name Ally Financial. Ally Bank is a subsidiary of Ally Financial. [Read more...]

Discover Bank Review

An online savings account is a valuable tool for any investor to have. Online savings accounts are good for storing up emergency funds in case of job loss, hardship, or some other financial catastrophe. These accounts are useful because they are guaranteed by the FDIC and offer protection against riskier investments that have the potential to decline in value. [Read more...]

Morningstar Review

Every good investor has to do his research before making any investment. If you buy a stock, mutual fund, or exchange traded fund then you need to checkout the fundamental before investing. There are a number of sites like Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, and AOL Dailyfinance that provide lots of basic investment information. For detailed information, Morningstar is a good tool to use. [Read more...]