8 Best Vanguard Funds for Long-Term Investors

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We’re big fans of Vanguard, but admittedly, it’s a bit more complicated than using a Robo Advisor.  In this article, we break down what we think are the 8 best Vanguard funds, balancing both performance and cost.

Robo-Advisor Fees: 11 Investment Services and How They Stack Up

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Robo-advisors are a digital, low-cost alternative to a traditional financial advisor. As with any investment platform, fees can make all the difference. This post examines robo-advisor costs, including management fees and expense ratios, and how they vary based on your needs.

Zero to Hero: Investing with Empty Pockets

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Investing advice is often crafted for high earners. What about the rest of us? We have investing tips when you don’t have money to invest. 

SoFi Invest Review: Will It Empower Your New Financial Life?

SoFi Invest Review: Will It Empower Your New Financial Life?

Are you a beginner investor? Don’t know where to start? Our detailed SoFi Invest review highlights its fees, account minimums, and more. Discover how SoFi Invest makes its platform so accessible.

Acorns vs Stash: Two Micro-Investing Apps Go Head-to-Head

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With so many investment products available, the decision can feel overwhelming. Whose fees are lower? What are your options? What’s the minimum deposit requirement? What’s micro-investing?! In this Acorns vs Stash article, we’re going to look at which company is the better choice for you.

How to Get Rich: A Comprehensive Guide to Achieving Financial Freedom

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Many people want to know how to become a millionaire, but getting rich isn’t about learning a few financial secrets. There’s no such thing as getting rich quickly. Unless you win the lottery, which you won’t. And there is a very significant difference between wealthy people and rich people. We’ll show you how to get rich and stay wealthy.

Investing In The Age Of Anxiety

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Investing can spark a lot of fear and anxiety but to grow our wealth we have to do it. Investing in the age of anxiety is tough but we can do it.

Inside Betterment with Jon Stein

John Stein: C.E.O. of Betterment

LMM delivers the big names! Betterment CEO Jon Stein gives us a behind the scenes look at how the company operates and makes your money work for you.

Understanding the Pros and Con of Dave Ramsey’s Investing Strategy

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We break down Dave Ramsey’s controversial investment advice. Can we all retire millionaires as he promises? Today we find out.

Betterment vs Vanguard Showdown: Which Investment Platform Reigns Supreme?

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When I started investing, I didn’t have a clue. I’d never heard of words like tax-loss harvesting, rebalancing, or mutual funds. I thought it was […]

The Minimum Variance Portfolio: Reduce Risk and Optimize Your Returns

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We talk a lot about the importance of diversification, asset allocation, and portfolio construction at Listen Money Matters. Throughout it all, you may have heard the term “minimum variance portfolio” tossed around. What the heck is that? This post will explain.

The Newbie’s Guide To Bitcoin and the Cryptocurrency Market

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What even is cryptocurrency? Some kind of dog coins and bits of coins or something. I don’t know so if you don’t either, we can find out together because this episode is the newbie’s guide to the cryptocurrency market.

The Robo-Advisor: What They Are and How Investing Got Easier

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Before creating robo-advisors, your investment options were either to hire a financial advisor for a “small” fee or to research and pick the funds yourself. Now there’s another way. Robo-advisors have become increasingly popular. But why should you consider using one?

Betterment vs Wealthfront vs Acorns: Which Robo-Advisor Wins This Year?

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Competition is heating up among the Robo-Advisors. If you’re looking to invest in the right service, it’s getting hard to tell where you should put your money. I’ve used Acorns, Betterment and Wealthfront extensively and I’m going to break down each of their services for you.

How To Invest Money Like An Expert Without Being One

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Investing is not as mysterious as it seems. It’s actually pretty easy. We’ll teach you how to invest money like an expert without being one.

Learn How The Market Works Before You Start Investing

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About half of Americans don’t invest in the stock market. 20% of those simply just don’t understand how the stock market works. Another 16% feel like stocks are too risky, or don’t trust brokers. The truth is, buying stocks is the best paths to long-term wealth generation for individual investors like you.

An Investment Strategy for Beginners: The Ultimate Blueprint

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So, you’ve got your debt under control and you want to know what’s next? That’s great because investing is where real wealth is built.

Passive Investing: Why It’s the Easiest Way to Build Wealth

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Ready to start investing but not sure you have the time or knowledge? Passive investing is the answer. We’ll explain how to invest the hands-off way.

Small Investments, Big Returns: Unleashing the Power of Starting Small

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You don’t have to be a millionaire to invest. Investing is how you become a millionaire. We look at small investments on a small income.

Socially Responsible Investing: Invest In The World You Want to Live In

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What is socially responsible investing? It’s a method of investing that allows you to change the world around you and make money at the same time.

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