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Millennials are job switchers. Gallup polls have found that 21% of millennials report changing jobs within the past year. Outside of learning the new company org chart, job switching presents another challenge: what to do with your old 401(k) or 403(b).   Currently, many millennials do nothing. As a result, a 2017 study found that 59% of 25 – 34-year-olds had at least one old 401(k). For most individuals who are far away from retirement, this […]

Adam from Tampa is skeptical about working with a financial advisor and wants to know how to invest on his own. Andy,  I have a hard question for you.  For most of my life, I have been told what to do with my money. I had a family member work for Morgan Stanley and he invested for us for years.  Last year, we had some issues within the family and decided to part ways. My […]

People want money I recently spoke to someone on Twitter who confronted his financial advisor about the exceptionally high commission on their entire fund value. The FA eventually just shrugged and said: “Well, we all need to live!”. This is true – we all need to live. And we need money for living.  People want to get paid. Whether it’s through active or passive means, they will go to great lengths to get more cash. […]

Save money, invest said money and repeat. This portfolio strategy is basically that simple and it helps you earn more money and keep that money in your hands. Who wouldn’t want to try out a simple strategy that helps them make more money? This is the strategy I have been using for the past 6 years. I was taught it when I was an intern at a wealth management firm outside of Boston. These advisors […]

I love our dividend stock portfolio! Dividend income is my favorite form of income because it is very passive. I don’t have to do much and the dividends will keep rolling in AND grow. I used to like rental properties as well, but they are too much work for me now. These days, I don’t have time or to be a DIY landlord anymore. That’s why I invest in Real Estate Crowdfunding. I can benefit […]

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Last week, we talked about how compounding works for us when we invest in the stock market.  When we invest, we are on the right side of interest- the ones collecting the interest, not paying it!  Today, I’d like to dive further into retirement investing.       Let’s get into how to get money working for us in the stock market.       Just a reminder that I’m not a financial professional.  I’m just a […]

Have you ever thought about investing in property? Well now because of sites like Fundrise, almost everyone can. Fundrise is an online crowdfunding platform focused on real estate investments. With as little as $500, the average investor can create a public non-traded REIT portfolio. The only other real estate investment alternatives are publicly traded REITs […] The post Fundrise Review 2020: Real Estate Crowdfunding appeared first on The Budget Engineer.

Ahh, I can hear the screaming already. The costs of homeownership – and rent, for that matter – keep skyrocketing, to the point that few Millennials are confident they will own a home. “But you should!” cry out a lot of current homeowners. “That’s how you’ll make good money! IT’S AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE!!!” A lot of people have made their millions by investing in real estate. Whether residential or commercial, there’s definitely a […]

One of the reasons we’re living in the golden age of the individual investor is the number of research and investing tools available for free. When I first started working in the investment industry, all the tools we used were subscription-based or pay-to-play. There are still things worth paying for but also a number of useful free stuff on the web. I’ve been using NYU professor Aswath Damodaran’s annua… The post Some Lessons From 92 […]

The stock market outlook starts this week in an uptrend, with prices near all time highs.

We’re a month later than we would have liked for this video, life in Mexico has gotten in the way! Nevertheless, here’s the latest from…

2020 kicked off so quickly !! We have been very working on new projects for the blog but also personal life. To our own surprise we are already mid February. Last year we reflected on the growth of our foster child Anisha’s portfolio. Since the start of 2015, we have been disciplined growing money in a fund plan of Keytrade bank. At the end of 2014, I decided to become a godparent of a Cunina […]

If for some reason you want to switch from Robinhood app to other similar investment options, here is a comprehensive list of the best Robinhood alternatives that may make even better sense. Best Robinhood Alternatives: Slick Apps to Invest Money Online real estate investment apps are a great way to earn a passive income through your earnings. If you’re already familiar with crowdfunding and investment apps like Fundrise, or YieldStreet, you probably know that their […]