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How Fidelity’s Planning & Guidance Tools Simplify Retirement Preparation to Help Americans Reach Financial Independence

How Fidelity’s Planning & Guidance Tools Simplify Retirement Preparation to Help Americans Reach Financial Independence

In a Nutshell: Although most Americans know the importance of planning for retirement, the nuances of how -- and how much -- to properly save can be challenging. To help make the planning process simpler, Fidelity Investments offers a suite of calculators and tools, including the easy-to-use Fidelity Retirement Score. By answering six basic questions, users can get a sense of where they stand on the path to reaching their retirement goals. They can also modify the four key aspects of... read more »

Sedo Turns Domain Ownership Into an Investment Opportunity Through the World’s Largest Web Address Marketplace

Sedo Turns Domain Ownership Into an Investment Opportunity Through the World’s Largest Web Address Marketplace

In a Nutshell: Buying a web domain might seem like an unconventional investment strategy, but numerous opportunities exist for trading online addresses. Sedo, the world’s largest domain marketplace, helps domain owners auction off or sell prime digital real estate to eager buyers, who either plan to start a new site or hold on to the investment. Sedo, which stands for Search Engine for Domain Offers, is an online marketplace listing more than 18 million addresses and providing... read more »

$137.6B Returned to Investors — The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) Protects Millions of Investors Against Brokerage Firm Bankruptcies

$137.6B Returned to Investors — The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) Protects Millions of Investors Against Brokerage Firm Bankruptcies

In a Nutshell: Although investing is never without risk, the securities industry was once significantly more hazardous -- until the formation of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). SIPC protects investors against loss of assets due to brokerage firm bankruptcy (such as the 2008 Lehman Brothers collapse). The organization is responsible for overseeing the liquidation and distribution of a failed firm's customer assets, ensuring they are returned to customers. While... read more »

1,500+ Experts, 35K+ Attendees: MoneyShow Gives Investors Unique Access to Some of the Best Minds in the Industry

1,500+ Experts, 35K+ Attendees: MoneyShow Gives Investors Unique Access to Some of the Best Minds in the Industry

In a Nutshell: Few things are as important as healthy finances, so when it comes to finding a financial advisor, we all want the best of the best. While few actually have the ability to put together their dream-team of financial experts, you can get the next best thing -- with MoneyShow. By hosting eight annual conferences, MoneyShow connects high-net-worth individual investors and active traders with some of the brightest minds in the industry. For a more intimate setting, MoneyShow... read more »

America’s First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange — itBit’s Unique Platform Facilitates Both Global & OTC Trading

America’s First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange — itBit’s Unique Platform Facilitates Both Global & OTC Trading

In a Nutshell: In less than a decade, bitcoin and blockchain technology have appeared and revolutionized business on a global scale. A peer-to-peer cryptocurrency with built-in security, bitcoin challenges traditional banking and significantly cuts transaction costs. These advantages have made it a hot trading commodity for individuals and businesses, as well as an investment opportunity for financial services who see its potential. Launched in 2013, itBit offers a suite of bitcoin... read more »

Find Your Perfect Advising Model with Charles Schwab, 2017’s Top Financial Institution for Wealth Management Services

Find Your Perfect Advising Model with Charles Schwab, 2017’s Top Financial Institution for Wealth Management Services

In a Nutshell: One of the biggest falsehoods in all of product marketing has to be the idea of "one size fits all." Whether it's a baseball cap or little black dress, there isn't a product on the market that truly fits well for everyone -- and that doesn't just apply to retail goods. When it comes to financial planning and wealth management, for instance, you need a strategy designed around your specific needs and goals, not an amalgamation of tactics based on the "average" investor.... read more »

Why Benzinga.com Should Be the First Stop of Everyday Investors Looking for the Latest Investing News and Market Updates

Why Benzinga.com Should Be the First Stop of Everyday Investors Looking for the Latest Investing News and Market Updates

In a Nutshell: It's no secret that investing successfully isn't easy; if it were, you probably wouldn't hear so many stories of people losing their shirts -- along with everything else -- to the stock market. Beyond simply knowing the ins and outs of investing, there are many micro and macroeconomic events that can affect your stock portfolio. Therefore, keeping abreast of important financial news and market events can be just as crucial for everyday investors as it is for... read more »

$22B+ Borrowed to Date — Lending Club’s Lower Interest Rates and Solid Returns Mean a Win-Win Experience for Borrowers and Investors Alike

$22B+ Borrowed to Date — Lending Club’s Lower Interest Rates and Solid Returns Mean a Win-Win Experience for Borrowers and Investors Alike

In a Nutshell: The internet has changed a lot of things; you can order pizza with a computer, shop for shoes on a tablet, and stream TV to a phone. You can also take out a personal loan -- or invest in one -- without the hassle and anxiety of dealing with Big Bank by using peer-to-peer giant, Lending Club. Offering competitive interest rates as low as 6% to qualified borrowers, while providing historical annual returns between 5% and 7% for investors, Lending Club is a win-win,... read more »

Full-Featured Trading at Discount-Broker Pricing: TradeKing LIVE Makes It Easy & Affordable to Start Investing

Full-Featured Trading at Discount-Broker Pricing: TradeKing LIVE Makes It Easy & Affordable to Start Investing

In a Nutshell: In my experience, the average person is more inclined to think of investing as something out of their reach than within it, be it because of a lack of education or a lack of finances. The truth, though, is investing doesn't have to be scary or intimidating -- especially when you use TradeKing. In addition to being one of the most affordable brokers in the marketplace, TradeKing's LIVE trading platform offers a wealth of features, tools, and information to help ensure you... read more »

Barry Ritholtz Focuses on the “Big Picture” With Data-Driven Wealth Management Tools

Barry Ritholtz Focuses on the “Big Picture” With Data-Driven Wealth Management Tools

In a Nutshell: Barry Ritholtz utilizes data-driven strategies to help investors grow wealth over the long-term through his financial planning and asset management firm Ritholtz Wealth Management. There, he and his team conduct research on behavioral finance and use that data along with best practices in portfolio management to help clients achieve their financial goals. In addition to running RWM, Barry also offers astute, easy-to-follow financial advice on his popular blog The Big... read more »