Kate Cochran

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The 10 Cheapest Vanguard Funds on the Market

The task of finding cheap Vanguard funds is simple, but filtering through them to find the cheapest Vanguard funds on the market takes a bit more …

Here's How to Analyze a Mutual Fund and Learn About Future Performance

How to Analyze a Mutual Fund<p>Updated September 11, 2017<p>We all know the worn out financial services industry mantra, "past performance does not …

In Your 40s? 3 Stocks You Might Want to Buy

Especially if you're behind the curve on your retirement savings, your 40s is an incredibly critical decade for your investment plan. You're still young enough to invest aggressively and let compounding do much of the heavy lifting to get you to a comfortable retirement. At the same time, though, …

Investing

10 Incredible Financial Statistics That Sum Up the Average American

Here's an overview of how much money Americans make, owe, and save.<p>How much money does the average American earn? How much do they owe? And how much …

6 Real Estate Startups Poised To Disrupt The Industry

Silicon Valley may be the technology hub of the United States, but there are exciting things happening in tech around the country as well, including several real estate startups cropping up in New York that could have national implications.<p>With CBRE’s acquisition of Floored in January, I noted that …

Real Estate

These are the only 5 financial accounts you really need

Managing your cash doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, it shouldn't be. The more transparent your finances are, the easier it is to see whether …

I've worked in the financial services industry for 17 years, and I think understanding your money comes down to 2 simple reports

But that can be hard to do when you're not sure where all your money goes or how much you even have. Getting financially organized can bring clarity to your money situation so you can develop achievable goals that make sense for your life.<p>But where do you start? From good old pencil and paper to …

4 investing tips all millennials should know

There are nearly 76 million millennials living in the US right now. Out of those 76,000,000 young people, Google logs just under 90k searches per month for "investing tips for millennials".<p>90,000/76,000,000 = <b>0.118%</b><p>Clearly we aren't too concerned with investing. (Yes, I know there are other search …

Personal Finance

A 31-year-old who ditched her 9-to-5 with $1 million in the bank shares the spreadsheet she used to get there

That's how Shen says she and her husband Bryce were able to bank $1 million by age 31 and quit their jobs as computer engineers in Canada to travel the world.<p>"I think tracking is absolutely paramount. That's one of the things that would help people a lot financially," Shen told So Money podcast …

10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills

I like making money in the stock market. But I <i>love</i> dividends. You see, the problem with capital gains is that in order to actually enjoy them, you …

Can You Save Too Much in Your 401(k)?

Over-investing in your 401(k) can lead to a taxing retirement. It's one of the biggest mistakes investors tend to make, and it’s avoidable.<p>When …

This Shampoo Has 9000 Positive Reviews on Amazon—and We've Never Heard of It

Amazon never ceases to amaze us with its under-the-radar beauty gems—and oftentimes, these products already have thousands of devout followers by the …

What to do with a 401(k) from an old job: How to roll over your retirement account the right way

You finally landed your dream job. Congratulations! But as you head off to greener pastures, make sure you didn't forget something along the way — …

The Best Eyebrow Growth Serum That Transformed My Brows in a Month

I’ve had thick, bushy, kind-of-curly eyebrows my whole life, and I can’t say that I ever truly felt comfortable with them. Even throughout the ‘90s, …

Makeup

12 Ways to Make Your Hair Shinier

Switching out conventional, potentially toxic beauty essentials for clean, non-toxic ones is more challenging with hair products—simply because most …

Can We All Agree That Chemical Peels Are the Best Treatment for Your Skin?

What is a chemical peel?<p>Basically, <b>chemical peels help your skin do what it naturally does better</b>. As you age, your skin cannot renew itself as well …

7 Ultra-Cheap Value Stocks to Buy Now

What makes value stocks … well, values? When is a cheap stock actually inexpensive … and when is it just plain ol’ cheap?<p>When a company has size and …

Another way to measure retirement readiness: Your 'Power Percentage'

If I were to approach you on the street and ask you how your financial life was going, on what basis would you answer the randomly invasive question?<p>You can spin your wheels for years and then eventually wander around aimlessly, if you use the wrong metric to evaluate your financial standing. It’s …

Personal Finance

The 9 Best Personal Finance and Budgeting Apps in 2017

2017: Top 9 Personal Budget Software Apps<p>There's an app out there for almost any budgeting goal<p>Updated September 21, 2017<p><i>Budget</i>. The word makes a lot …

Keep Your Budget Simple By Sticking to Three Categories

You could spend hours trying to devise a flexible system to categorize and label every single expense you have, but it won’t necessarily help you. …

8 Natural Skincare Ingredients Blowing Up in the K-Beauty World

There's a reason the Korean beauty trend is still firmly cemented in our skincare routine: <i>it works</i>. Korean beauty brands are constantly innovating, …

The best trick for cutting down on sugar

<b>Try this trick to finally get your sugar habit under control.</b><p>If you are like me, after a sugar binge you may want to bring new fervor and commitment …

Nutrition

7 FinTech Companies Helping Millennials Dominate Their Finances This Year

If you’re a millennial, you already know just how hard it is to get ahead. Student loan debt, much of which is shouldered by millennials, surged to $1.3 trillion dollars last year.<p>That leaves the average college graduate ages 20 – 30 with a monthly payment of $351. And let’s not forget that, as of …

Personal Finance

5 tips for investing in your 30s

Haven't started investing for your retirement yet? Getting started now gives you plenty of reasonable paths to build a healthy $1 million by …

Retirement

3 Smart Money Moves to Make in Your 20s

Financial literacy and money management are important life skills. Unfortunately, most people never study this in school, leaving many young adults ill-prepared to deal with their finances as they enter the work world, often in their early twenties.<p>When you begin your career, you begin the asset …

Retirement

Millennials Will Be Still Be Working at 75 | Investopedia

For the longest time, 65 has been the standard retirement age. Not everyone retires at that time, but enough to make it the average. But for …

Retirement