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The Dollar Build
General Finance
Saving and Investing, Early Retirement, Risk and Asset Management, Millennials, Student Loans, Debt Management, Lifestyle, Behavioral Psychology, Smart Spending, Making More Money
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You’re probably well aware of the incredible run the stock market has been on for several years now. Now entering year nine of its bull run, the S&P 500 has nearly quadrupled since 2009. Since 2013, the S&P 500 has increased by more than 79%! Despite fears that the run may be nearing an [...]The post Why You Should Ignore Hot Stock Tips appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Often times, when we evaluate our financial responsibility, we’ll attempt to offset potential vices by pointing to behaviors we think should be commended. A couple examples: “I go out to eat for every meal, but that’s okay because I’ve owned most of my wardrobe for over five years.” Or, “I just bought an expensive [...]The post Which of these 5 Financial Personality Types Are You' appeared first on The Dollar ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 10:00 AM
If you’re interested in investing for the long-term like I am, you’re probably always looking for ways to ensure that your investments grow as much as possible. There ARE so many different approaches to building a portfolio, it can be tough to know what’s right for you. But there’s one often overlooked aspect of [...]The post M1 Finance Review 2018 – Invest for Free! appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Dry cleaning isn’t actually dry. Peanuts aren’t really nuts. And Koala bears are marsupials, not bears. On the same level as these bizarre misnomers, sits the Federal Reserve. Perhaps, the misunderstanding begins with its name. While the name might create the impression that it’s a public entity whose actions are subject to the President [...]The post What is the Federal Reserve' appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 10:00 AM
These days, it seems people don’t realize how straightforward and simple building wealth can be. That’s probably because the personal finance world is littered with get-rich-quick schemes, absurd investing strategies, and expensive solutions (read: gimmicks). All this noise muddies the waters and leaves people feeling overwhelmed and confused.People assume that they aren’t smart enough to [...]The post A Simple Path to Building Wealth appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Feb 01 2018 @ 3:00 PM
Every year I take part in a March Madness betting pool. Usually the pool consists of 15-20 individuals who pay a buy in fee and then unconfidently pick how every game in the 64 team tournament will play out. If you haven’t seen a bracket of this size here is what it looks like: [...]The post A Guide to Grass Roots Investing: How to Select Individual Stocks appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 23 2018 @ 3:00 PM
Roughly one-third of Americans have saved $0 for retirement. And it’s hardly a surprise when you consider how complex and intimidating investing can appear to be. Recognizing this challenge, the Stash founders set out on a mission to make investing accessible to everyone. They launched Stash in 2015, delivering financial education resources to simplify [...]The post Stash Review 2018 appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Jan 17 2018 @ 11:28 PM
The demand curve is one of the more fundamental concepts of economics. It illustrates the relationship between the price of a product and the demand for that product. In most cases, demand curves are “downward-sloping” because price and demand typically move in opposite directions. That’s because there is usually an inverse relationship between price and [...]The post Why You Don’t Need to Invest in Bitcoin appeared first on The Dollar ...
Posted: Jan 10 2018 @ 3:00 PM
If I were to converse with somebody who manages a water purification factory, I would expect that individual to have a near expert-level understanding of the facility’s inner workings. I’d assume that they could explain the water purification process, the chemical change that takes place, and perhaps the difference in overall purity before and after. [...]The post Bitcoin: Know the risks before investing appeared first on The Dollar Build. ...
Posted: Jan 04 2018 @ 2:48 PM
Generally speaking, psychologists have established that positive centers of the brain are activated when individuals use the word “mine.” As in, that cell phone is mine. The word “theirs,” on the other hand, tends to stimulate a negative physiological reaction. This human idiosyncrasy is further provoked by a society that tells us that owning [...]The post Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Cell Phone' appeared first on The Dollar ...
Posted: Dec 21 2017 @ 3:00 PM


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