Investing

The biggest misconception about investing is that it is only something you can do if you’re rich. But investing is actually easy and ANYONE can become an investor. In fact, you should begin investing today! These posts will help you become your own financial advisor because why pay someone when you can do it yourself!


What’s the Secret to Picking Winning Stocks? Don’t Fall for the Bullshit

It’s no surprise Americans are so distrustful of the finance industry. We’re constantly bombarded with stories of bad actors like Bernie Madoff, billionaires are getting richer while regular folks are having trouble paying their rent, and at the most basic level, the finance industry uses complicated jargon to make regular people uncomfortable with investing so they’ll hire a financial advisor to do it for them. But unless you’re a millionaire, hiring a financial advisor is a complete waste of money. Like financial advisors, 401ks and investing apps use marketing tricks to get you to make bad investment decisions too. If you’re looking for the secret to picking winning stocks, it’s to not fall for these bullshit marketing tactics. Here’s how to do it.

Women Are Exactly This Much Better at Investing Than Men – Spoiler: It’s A Lot

Just 9% of women think that they will outperform men as investors, so to put it mildly, women are not confident investors. While this lack of confidence is frightening because it keeps women from investing at all, it’s also what gives the ones of us who do invest a leg up. Female investors earn, on average, .4% more annually than their male counterparts, which may not seem like much, but that .4% adds up. This is exactly how much better women are at investing than men.

Should You Invest with Acorns?

Acorns’ round-up feature lets you link all of your cards to your Acorns account, and whenever you make a purchase, they’ll round it up to the nearest dollar and invest the extra change. It’s a super-easy way to ensure money is constantly flowing into your investment accounts. But when deciding which brokerage firm to invest with, you should pick the one that will make you the most money. So I explored whether Acorns’ subscription model really works in your favor and whether you should invest with them.

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