Betterment vs. Wealthfront: Which Is the Best Robo-Advisor in 2017?

Two of the biggest robo-advisors are Betterment and Wealthfront.  At first glance they may appear to be virtually identical. Both create diversified portfolios with similar low cost ETFs. Both rebalance your portfolio, reinvest your dividends, and offer tax loss harvesting. Both have slick, easy-to-use websites. But there are some significant differences between Wealthfront and Betterment […]

USAA Auto Insurance Review: Does It Live Up to Its Perfect Score?

USAA is a highly ranked auto insurance company that consistently shines in consumer surveys. In fact, the company earned a perfect score in the category of Overall Satisfaction from the 2016 J.D. Power U.S. Auto Insurance Claims Satisfaction Study. The interesting thing about USAA is that it provides banking and investing services in addition to […]

JL Collins’ Tips for Achieving Financial Independence

It is not often that people become financially independent a mere 15 years after starting their career. Although he didn’t know it right away, Jim Collins did just that. In 1989, he became financially independent, only a decade and a half into his profession. Jim Collins is now the author of A Simple Path to […]

5 Quick and Easy Ways To Start Your Christmas Saving Plans Now

I know, I know, Christmas is months away. Exactly half a year away, in fact. So, why are we talking about it right now? Well, it’s because way too many Americans go into massive amounts of debt for the holidays — precisely because they don’t start thinking about them now. Not convinced that you need […]

The 10 Most Expensive States to Insure Your Automobile

As any driver knows, a whole host of variables can affect how much you pay to insure a car on the road. Getting older? The most dangerous drivers are younger than 25. The safest, between 50 and 65. Statistically safer drivers, women tend to pay less overall. Accidents and tickets within a recent number of […]

The Ultimate Guide to Eliminating Your Law School Debt

The year was 1992. I had just graduated from Boston University Law School, magna cum laude no less. My mom was proud. The school handed me a diploma. The government handed me $55,000 in school loans. In today’s dollars, my law school debt was the equivalent of about $100,000. Ouch. It’s somewhat ironic that after […]