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Jennifer Coombs has nearly a decade of experience in the investment world, with a variety of titles and investing functions from trading to model building. GradMoney was created from a desire to change the way young adults view the stock market and a desire to save the general public thousands ... more


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9 Reasons Why Saving For Retirement Is 'Sooooo Harrrrrd'
There's an old saying that you should 'treat your friends and family as though you would die tomorrow, but treat your money as if you would live to be 100'.
Passengers Hate Airlines...Unless They Invest In Them
Despite all of the "controversies" at every major airline in recent years, there is no doubt that airlines have been on a tear since the stock market began to recover at the end of the recession.
Macro Mondays: ESG Investments
One acronym that gets thrown around constantly is "ESG" which stands for "Environmental and Social Governance". These stocks are evaluated and held to a much higher standard than the traditional run-of-the-mill investment.
Financial Planning Basics: For 40-Somethings
Here are some steps to take in your financial planning practices in your 40s -- but as always, I highly suggest that you pay for the assistance of a financial planner who can help you to put all of your eggs in a row.
The Yoga Of Personal Finance
Learning to see money as an energy is a big step, but doing so can make your life a whole lot easier. t takes practice (as with all that is yoga) but it can be done. Here are 5 steps to hopefully inspire you to get started.
Russia's Buying Power On The Rise
Consumer prices have been increasing in Russia, rising by 4.3% year-over-year in March, which was in-line with expectations but below the 4.6% year-over-year reading in the prior month.
Macro Mondays: Roth IRA
Quite possibly the best thing to happen to retirement planning is the Roth IRA. Traditional IRAs are great, but the Roth offers some awesome tax benefits that other retirement accounts do not.
How Millennials Can Save The World
If you're of any other generation, I'm sure you're sick to death of hearing about Millennials, but like it or not, what this consumer group says and wants is becoming more 'mainstream' by the day.
Blindsided By Boycott: The Power Of Investors
Although we often get mad at big corporations for one reason or another, it's pretty incredible what LOTS of mad consumers can do to force corporations to change their ways.
Snapchat: The Beginning Of The End?
The stock remains in negative territory relative to its very optimistic IPO price from a couple months back.
Why The Traditional "Emergency Fund" Is A Bad Idea
Now I am sure that I'm going to get a lot of heat for this one, so just let me say that if you do have an emergency fund, that is great, but you are only halfway there.
Delaying The Fiduciary Rule = A Dumb Move
The fiduciary rule that was scheduled to be established by the Department of Labor (DOL) on April 10th of this year, has been delayed out by a month or two after all.
Macro Mondays: Unit Investment Trusts (UIT)
A unit investment trust is an investment company that offers a fixed portfolio, generally of stocks and bonds, as redeemable units to investors for a specific period of time. It is designed to provide capital appreciation and/or dividend income.
Creating A College Savings Plan For Your Kids
62% of college graduates will have a student loan debt averaging $27,236, totaling $101 billion nationwide (Student Monitor) - The total amount of student loan debt today is closing on well over $1 trillion, and much of it will be insolvent.
8 Financial Mistakes To Avoid (In Your 20s & 30s)
When you're in your 20s and 30s, you're excited to build the life you envisioned for yourself but may not realize that there are specific financial hurdles that need to be completed in order to get you where you want to go in life.
Macro Mondays: Annuities
In some form or another, you may have heard annuities mentioned on infomercials or by well-known insurance providers. But what exactly are annuities, and why are they primarily the favorite child of insurance salesmen?
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