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  • How to Build a High-Yield CD Ladder

    How to Build a High-Yield CD Ladder

    Photo Courtesy: [Rapeepong Puttakumwong/Getty Images] Purchasing certificates of deposit (CDs), along with the process of laddering them, have historically been investment strategies favored by people who are on the lookout for lower-risk investing opportunities that can help them earn income over time. Whether you’re new to investing and want to learn the ropes, are looking […]

  • Is There a Way to Get Free Stock on Robinhood?

    Is There a Way to Get Free Stock on Robinhood?

    Photo Courtesy: Bloomberg/Getty Images Millions of amateur investors can’t be wrong — and with those millions of people signing up to use the Robinhood Financial app, it’s worth looking into what they’re finding so enticing. People choose the app because it provides a simplified way to trade stocks, options and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from a […]

  • What Are the 12 GAAP Principles in Accounting?

    What Are the 12 GAAP Principles in Accounting?

    Photo Courtesy: AndreyPopov/iStock Accounting can make or break a company, and accountants need a set of principles to help them stay on track. Companies in the U.S. are guided by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), which are established and upheld by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants […]

  • Free Financial Literacy Courses to Boost Your Money-Management Skills

    Free Financial Literacy Courses to Boost Your Money-Management Skills

     Photo Courtesy: [damircudic/Getty Images] April is Financial Literacy Month, and there’s no better time to get serious about your financial future. It’s always helpful to do your own research, but taking a course can really reinforce your learnings and let you get hands-on. Financial literacy courses are designed to help you gain practical, applicable knowledge […]

  • 5 Ways to (Safely) Earn Free Cryptocurrency

    5 Ways to (Safely) Earn Free Cryptocurrency

    Photo Courtesy: Prostock-Studio/iStock Whether you learned about cryptocurrency through news outlets, blockchain podcasts, family and friends, or simply by spending time online, you’ve probably noticed crypto is popping up nearly everywhere these days. If you’re thinking about investing, however, you might discover that various coins’ increasing values could mean funding a crypto investment isn’t the most […]

  • What Is Fractional Share Investing?

    What Is Fractional Share Investing?

     Photo Courtesy: svetikd/E+/Getty Images If you’re new to investing, you might have your sights set on buying and selling stocks. But there’s a lot to learn before you get started — and you might not be totally comfortable with the level of risk investing can pose. That’s where fractional shares come in; they can be […]

  • Forward vs. Future Contracts: Are They Different?

    Forward vs. Future Contracts: Are They Different?

    Photo Courtesy: Serhii Sobolevskyi/iStock In the world of investing, there are many more options available than the traditional stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETFs you may be familiar with. But because diversifying your investments is one of the most common investing tips, understanding what other assets and strategies are available is wise. Doing so gives […]

  • Fyre Festival Co-founder Ja Rule Is Making Mogul Moves With NFT and Crypto Endeavors

    Fyre Festival Co-founder Ja Rule Is Making Mogul Moves With NFT and Crypto Endeavors

    Photo Courtesy: [Just_Super/Getty Images, Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images] In Spring of 2021, the lead vocalist of the early ’00s hits “Mesmerize” and “Always on Time” sold a painting for quite a lot of money. Jeffery Bruce Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, had begun selling off memorabilia related to the infamous Fyre Festival. […]

  • What Is a FINRA-Registered Broker-Dealer, and How Can They Help You Invest?

    What Is a FINRA-Registered Broker-Dealer, and How Can They Help You Invest?

    Photo Courtesy: [Westend61/Getty Images] When it comes to investing in stocks, consumers have plenty of options. We’re now able to make purchases and trades from our smartphones, and social media has made trading advice much more accessible than it was even a decade ago. But while some key investing processes have modernized and digitized, stockbrokers […]

  • What is a Fiduciary? And What Are Fiduciary Funds?

    What is a Fiduciary? And What Are Fiduciary Funds?

    Photo Courtesy: iStock You may have heard the term fiduciary, but do you know what it means? Maybe you know that fiduciaries are people who can help with financial situations. Part of the confusion may stem from the fact that there are both fiduciaries and fiduciary funds, which are related concepts, but not the same […]

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