Category: Investing

A Love Letter to Millennials, From The Stock Market

Kicking off my investing series with this open letter from the Stock Market to you. Before we start to talk about the how, let’s address those rumors you’ve been hearing about the Stock Market’s behaviors.  Dear Millennials, While reading The

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Beneficiaries: the Easy Way to Protect Your Money

During the course of a three-hour class that occurs from 6 pm to 9 pm after working a full day, the mind may begin to wander. I on occasion will begin to plot my next travel adventure or wonder when

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The Day I Got Bullish with Money

I’m not what you’d call a risk taker. In fact, I’m more along the lines of a classic goody-goody. The worst thing my teachers would say about me on a report card was that I could sometimes get “too talkative”.

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Spell Check Ruined Millennials #LOL

Social media didn’t ruin millennials. Copious participation trophies didn’t ruin millennials. A bad economy didn’t ruin millennials. Spell check ruined millennials. Spell check is the original “Google it.” Spell check meant we no longer had to educate ourselves with those

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Breaking Down 401(k) and IRAs, Millennial Style

Part II in my on-going series about retirement accounts. Read Part I here and Part III here. More than half of the American millennial population are in debt. Please, hold your gasps of disbelief. A week doesn’t pass without a

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A 401(k) Restored My Childhood Belief in Magic

Almost a year ago, I landed my first “career job.” After a year of barely making ends meet, it was a relief to have a small, but steady, paycheck. Even more exciting than the reliable paycheck was getting my first

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Why hiding your funds under a mattress makes you lose money (and not because it was stolen)

In June of 2011, three weeks after college graduation, I packed two bags and boarded a plane to New York City. I had landed a job working as a page for an iconic late night talk-show host. A fun, rewarding

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