It’s just too easy to bash cable companies for their pitiful customer service. It’s why so many people have cut the cord and opted for television programming alternatives — streaming services like NetFlix, Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus. But these customer-unfriendly companies also provide Internet
The Market Crashes, Then Rebounds: Why Trading Fever Follows Fear and How to Invest in Today’s Market
Wall Street thrives on churn. The institutional money runners, high-frequency trading algorithms — and to a much lesser degree, misguided retail investors — practice a feverish “reflex investing.” Last year, the Securities Exchange Commission estimated that trading triggered by algorithms accounted for more than half
Good news, retirement savers: The market’s crashing. Finally. Last week, the Dow dropped more than 1,000 points. It did so again this morning, before recovering most of the loss by midday. The financial reporters were chasing their tails faster than ever. “The market is down!
Imagine owning a cozy second home at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in scenic Estes Park, Colorado. Elk saunter through your backyard and you enjoy fishing and snowshoeing in the crisp fall air. Exhausted and rejuvenated, you eventually pack up and head home, locking
Your retirement security likely depends on that mysterious investment machine known as the 401(k). There are a lot of moving parts in that thing, and most of us have only a vague idea of how it works. Somehow, we put money in and the machine
Kendrick Wakeman, CEO of Boston-based FinMason believes individual American investors face a grave enemy: the pie chart. You often see them on the top of your brokerage or 401(k) statement. Wakeman says these charts represent analysis that Wall Street feels is really useful but MainStreet feels is completely useless.
Once you’re married or in a committed relationship, money should be the least of your concerns, right? Shared expenses, perhaps more than one income – how could something like an old loan or a credit score get in the way? Is your money history really that important?
You hand the cashier a buck or two, get a little change in return and your Snickers bar is bought and paid for. Easy as that. A majority of consumers (56%) believe that cash is the safest method of payment, and for small purchases that makes sense. But 59% of us carry $20 or less – and only 11% have paid for something in cash in the past day.
Here’s a disturbing question — which lasts longer: the typical U.S. marriage or the average American car loan?
The message seems to finally be getting through. Americans are getting serious about saving for retirement – and some tangible results prove it. A soaring stock market for the past few years hasn’t hurt either. Fidelity Investments reports the number of “401(k) millionaires” has nearly doubled in the past two years. Here’s how to become a seven-figure saver.