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U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

Tips and Tricks to Start a Side Hustle

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“Side hustles” are all the rage now and many people are starting them to make extra cash. This is in addition to their full-time jobs, and while there is plenty of opportunity out there for people to start one, many are not because they feel it is too difficult to start one. Below are some tips and tricks to help make sure you can get your side hustle off the ground. I can promise you,...
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5 Things to Look for In a Stock Trading App

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In the past, trading stocks would have required you to meet with a stock broker who would make the trade on your behalf. In exchange for making the trade, the stock broker would charge a fee and even require a minimum investment in the five or six figures. Smartphones and the fintech evolution have made stock investing much easier, faster, and far less expensive. With stock trading apps, you can start with a minimal investment,...
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What is an ETF

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As many of you are likely already aware, many individuals and companies are investing into exchange-traded funds or what are commonly called ETFs. This have almost become the new normal to investing, but I propose the question of if people actually know what exchange traded funds are. Below is a high level summary and feel free to post any follow up questions. Exchange traded funds or ETFs are not all that different from regular mutual...
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What is Ethereum?

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Over the last few months, I have written a few articles on various topics of cryptocurrency. Given the increased demand around cryptocurrency, I wanted to continue these brief articles and wanted to discuss what Ethereum is. Below is a high-level summary of what Ethereum is. Please feel free to post any follow up questions in the comment section below. Ethereum is an open software platform based on blockchain technology that enables developers to build and...
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Over the last few months, I have written a few articles on various topics of cryptocurrency. Given the increased demand around cryptocurrency, I wanted to continue these brief articles and wanted to discuss what cryptocurrency exchanges are. Below is a high-level summary of what cryptocurrency exchanges is. Please feel free to post any follow up questions in the comment section below. A cryptocurrency exchange is a platform where you can exchange one cryptocurrency for another...
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What is BlockChain?

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Last month, I wrote an article on what Cryptocurrency is . Given the increased demand around Cryptocurrency, I wanted to write a brief overview of the technology behind Cryptocurrency, which is blockchain. Below is a high-level summary of what Blockchain is. Please feel free to post any follow up questions in the comment section below. As previously discussed in the Cryptocurrency article, in the language of cryptocurrency, a block is a record of new transactions...
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What is a Health Savings Account (HSA) and What are the Benefits?

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The landscape of healthcare and healthcare costs are dramatically changing. Many companies are now offering high coverage plans and many are pushing high deductible plans to its employees to help keep costs down and put the “cost ownership” in the individual’s hands. Therefore, Health Savings Accounts or HSA, are becoming very popular. However, many people do not know exactly what they are and what kind of benefits come with Health Savings Accounts. Below is a...
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What is Cryptocurrency?

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No matter where you turn to on the internet, you see articles and articles on Cryptocurrency. Even friends and family are likely pushing you to “invest” in cryptocurrency. However, given the incredibly fast rise of cryptocurrency, do many people even know what cryptocurrency really is? I decided to try to summarize what cryptocurrency is and offer you some additional high level details. What is Cryptocurrency? A cryptocurrency is a digital / virtual currency designed to...
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Wanderer
Really appreciate your offering all this information in one place. For me it has been so scattered I could not understand. At leas... Read More
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:47
latoyairby
This is a great comprehensive introduction.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:54
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Top Tips for Funding an Emergency Account

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Do you have an emergency account? Have you come to realize that you need to start one as soon as possible? Are you concerned about finding enough money to fund the account? There’s no better feeling than having a fully funded emergency account. With this in place, you know exactly where you’ll turn if you need cash in a hurry. Unfortunately, some people find it challenging to find enough leftover money every month to fund...
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Frank
I advise people to save 1-6 months of your normal expenses for an emergency fund.
Monday, 26 February 2018 15:33
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Why Your 401k Is Important

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Paying off your loans is very important for a young individual. But saving for retirement is also very important. 401ks are a very important part of your retirement. Retirement savings is critical for every person and are critical for young investors. Delaying your retirement options, especially investing in your 401K can be detrimental to your life savings. The earlier you start, the better off you are likely to be. Below are a few advantages to...
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Frank
I hope everyone that is employed had a 401K. Has anyone started one this year?
Friday, 23 February 2018 14:30
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