Is Robinhood a Scam?

When an investment app advertises free stock trades, it is normal to be suspicious. After all, most people understand that if something sounds too good to be true, it is probably a scam. As a result, many wonder whether Robinhood, the commission-free online broker is legit. Here’s what you need to know.What is Robinhood? Robinhood is an investment app and online brokerage firm. The app launched in December 2014 and initially had a waiting list of more than half a million people. Now, Read more [...]

5 Sites that Tailor to the Gig Economy

Over the past five years, the number of freelancers has increased by 3.7 million in the U.S. While some of the increase represents the desire to take control over one’s career, it is also bolstered by technology improvements that make connecting online easier. As a result, more sites are tailoring their services to the gig economy, taking advantage of the increased interest. Here are five websites that cater to the world of freelancers and the businesses that need their help.1. Fiverr Since Read more [...]

Top 3 Bitcoin-Related Stocks to Look at in 2019

Bitcoin. It's all that we've been hearing about for months upon months. The idea of trading cryptocurrency has become one of the fastest growing investments the world has ever seen - and it shows no signs of stopping.Frankly, you don't want it to stop. There's too much good stuff going on, and you want to keep working the business.With that being the case, might we introduce you to bitcoin related stocks?Blockchain stocks are a credible investment, and could even been seen as going Read more [...]

Fly high, spend low — 5 thrifty business travel tips

Whether you’re a momtrepreneur or a footloose female business maverick, travel might become crucial to your sustained success.While tech wonders mean remote contacts and colleagues are closer than ever, face-to-face networking and negotiating are still some of the best ways to grab leads and seal deals.However, if you don’t quite have the travel budget of Sheryl Sandberg or Arianna Huffington, you might not be able to splash cash on each trip.With that in mind, here are five thrifty Read more [...]

Here’s How to Find Insurance When You’re a Gig Worker

Being a freelancer comes with a lot of benefits. You often get a substantial amount of control over your schedule. You can decide what kind of work you want to do, and may even be able to set your own prices. However, gig workers don’t automatically have access to certain kinds of insurance. Usually, professionals secure their medical, disability, unemployment, and other forms of coverage through their employer. Unfortunately, gig workers don’t have a company to rely on. Luckily, that doesn’t Read more [...]

House Survival: Here’s What You Should Do in the Case of a Flood

It's not every day your home has a foot of water running through it. But, this unlikely event is the least of your problems if there's a flood warning in your area.The presence of water in your home is not the biggest concern you should have during a flood; it's inevitable even if you have sandbags and plastic liners set up. Instead of focusing on keeping water out, you need to think about your safety and preserving the valuables in your home.Here's a complete list of what to do in case Read more [...]

Finding the Best Family Insurance

Insurance provides your household with a certain amount of protection. You typically end up with access to cash or reduce service costs, allowing you to avoid financial hardships in specific scenarios. When it comes to life insurance, finding a suitable family insurance policy can feel like a challenge. Luckily, there are things you can do to make sure you end up with the ideal plan for your needs.Estimating Your Family Insurance Needs Before you start looking for a policy, you need a Read more [...]

Night and Day: A Novice’s Guide to Making Money Day Trading

You've always been interested in investing. You have a great portfolio now, you constantly monitor your retirement fund, and you're the first to know about new investment opportunities.Lately, you've been wondering if you can do more. The idea of day trading appeals to you.But can you make money day trading?If you take your time, do your research, and set realistic goals and limits every day, the answer is certainly yes. In some cases, especially as a novice day trader, it may make sense Read more [...]

Here Are My Financial New Year’s Resolutions

About one-third of Americans intend to have a financial resolution for 2019. Some want to save more while others are focused on paying down debt. Aspiring to spend less is another common goal this time of year. Like them, I have also set some financial New Year’s resolutions. If you are looking for inspiration, here are the ones I intend to use.Stick to My Budget Budgeting is important for financial wellness, so I am recommitting myself to sticking to my budget in 2019. In preparation, Read more [...]

Is FAANG Losing Its Luster?

In August 2018, Apple hit the $1 trillion market cap mark for the first time. Then, in September, Amazon reached the milestone too. It seemed like high-growth tech stocks were taking the world by storm. However, things shifted during 2018’s third quarter. The NYSE FANG+ index has fallen by 12 percent since mid-September, and many are wondering if FAANG is losing its luster.What Are FAANG Stocks? FAANG is an acronym that refers to five high-performing and popular tech stocks. Facebook, Read more [...]