how-often-should-you-monitor-your-checking-account?

A checking account is a useful tool for paying bills and covering expenses when using a debit card. Thanks to online and mobile banking, it’s easier than ever to track debit and credit transactions. But how often should you monitor your checking account? According to a Lexington Law survey, 36%Continue Reading

when-should-you-hire-a-financial-advisor?

Getting educated about your retirement and wealth-management options is a necessary part of planning for your financial future. But let’s be honest: Not everyone has time to be a financial expert. If you would rather have an easy plan you can execute without having to constantly worry about changes inContinue Reading

should-you-pay-in-cash?

With the proliferation of plastic and digital alternatives to hard currency, many people consider carrying cash a throwback to an earlier age. In the modern age, it’s all about fast transactions provided by credit cards. Cash may be king, but “buy now, pay later” reigns supreme. While there are manyContinue Reading

should-amazon-(amzn)-antitrust-concerns-worry-investors?

Last week, I discussed some troublesome headlines for Google parent Alphabet Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL) and Apple Inc. (AAPL). I went over the recent Senate bill trying to level the playing field for third-party app stores on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms. If you’re worried about those stocks, check out thatContinue Reading

should-i-invest-or-pay-off-my-mortgage?

How Much $100,000 Can Potentially Earn in 10 Years  Invested Amount  Years  Rate of Return  Investment Gain $100,000 10 2% $22,019  $100,000  10  5%  $62,889  $100,000  10  7%  $96,715  $100,000  10  10%  $159,374 Investment Gains on $100,000 in 10 Years The above investment gains were compounded, meaning interest was earnedContinue Reading

how-should-i-analyze-a-company’s-financial-statements?

It behooves investors to take advantage of the wealth of information provided in a company’s financial statements to help them evaluate the company as a potential investment. In terms of overall profitability, the net income is the obvious starting point when analyzing a financial statement. This bottom-line dollar amount onContinue Reading

should-you-work-at-a-boutique-investment-bank?

Long gone are the days when an MBA or a Ph.D. from an Ivy League school would guarantee a coveted investment banking job at a large multinational firm. Since the global financial crisis of 2008-09, even high-caliber candidates are finding it difficult to break into investment banking. Recently, smaller investmentContinue Reading