Jonathan Ortiz

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10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Stock

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It may seem like a given that you should do your homework before plunking down your hard-earned cash on a company's stock -- …

Investing

10 countries racing to buy American homes

International homebuyers are attracted to the United States for a number of reasons. These include favorable housing prices, good weather, the country's relative economic stability and an attraction to America in general. As the housing market improved and home prices rebounded, the interest of …

Cramer on Buffett: 'His luck's about to change'

Jim Cramer is coming to Warren Buffett's defense.<p>This headline in <i>The New York Times</i> caught Cramer's eye: "The Oracle of Omaha, lately looking a bit ordinary."<p>The story cited a new statistical study by Salil Mehta that compared Berkshire Hathaway's performance to the benchmark S&P 500 stock …

'Never Too Early' to Open Your Kid a Bank Account

NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) -- Moms and dads are getting serious about teaching their kids about money, and earlier than ever.<p><b>BMO Harris Bank</b> says 74% of …

Frugality, Small Business, and More with Thousandaire's Kevin McKee

I recently had the chance to chat with the hilarious and talented Kevin McKee from Thousandaire! Kevin is a personal finance expert and adds a fun …

6 Small Investment Ideas When You Have Less Than $500

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be rich to start investing. Even if you have less than $500 to invest, you can get in on some good …

Here's The Difference Between Someone Who Starts Saving At 25 Vs. Someone Who Starts At 35

If you want to have a comfortable retirement, it is very important to begin saving early. It's a point that can't be reiterated enough.<p>Here is another example why.<p>Consider two hypothetical savers, Emily and Dave. Emily puts $200 per month into a retirement account with an estimated 6% rate of …

How A Personal Finance Journalist Manages Her Own Money

<i>This is one-half of a pair of stories on how I manage my money and career as a freelance personal finance journalist. Read the other half, on how I manage my money, time, to-do list and despair as a freelancer.</i><p>I never had a budget until just after my 34th birthday.<p>Before then, I was always a mess …

4 Types of Savings Addicts: Which One Are You?

While it seems more like a utopian concept, the argument that some consumers could be addicted to saving money might not be as inconceivable as it …

4 Tips to Cut Your Monthly Car Costs

Seeing your hard-earned money get drained month after month by recurring fees and expenses can be incredibly frustrating. Between the necessities of …

Financial Secrets Of The World's Wealthiest People ... Revealed

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Like most broke university students, Steve Siebold wanted to get rich. But unlike most college kids, he did something about it.<p>“In 1984 I was a sophomore in college,” he recalls. “And I was sitting in class listening to business professors telling me the …

Free Classes to Boost Your Career

Instead of taking on more student debt, continue your education with massive open online courses (or MOOCs).<p>Lifelong learning is part of many …

Online Education

The Real Reason Small Investors Can't Compete Has Nothing To Do With High-Frequency Trading

In his new book, Michael Lewis argues high-frequency trading by professionals has made it impossible for mom-and-pop investors to get a fair shake in the stock market.<p>On CNBC this morning, Business Insider Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget disputed that assertion.<p>Blodget said there'd never been a level …

12 Smart Ways to Turn $500 Into a Better Future

Do you have a little extra money you don't know how to spend? Maybe you've been tweaking your budget so that you now have $500 saved. Or perhaps …

The Secret Power of No

It’s tempting to think of “no” as a bad word, because who likes to be told no? But get to know the secret power of no, and you’ll discover that “no” …