VROOM VROOM: SHOULD I BUY LOW AND OWN OR MAKE PAYMENTS

“To own small or pay big.” getting a car When making the decision to purchase a car, this is a financial decision that must take time. Should I buy a used car outright? Or, should I have car payments over time? And to me, it makes sense to own one outright so you don’t have the financial burden. But to others, they would like a newer car with payments each month. Now, you might say to me, what about theRead more

SELF TRADING: HOW THE BUSINESS OF STOCKS HAS CHANGED OVER TIME

“When you’re the trader.” you be the broker For the greater part of the history of the New York Stock Exchange, you needed a broker for trading stocks. Now the average Joe that wants to invest can play the market. And they don’t have to worry about going through the broker process. How does this change the game for a small time trader? Someone like me, who would like to invest one day, but don’t want to go through theRead more

HAVING THE SKILLS: HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN AMERICA

“How to take time and patients.” what is money Money is the tangible and intangible form of payment for a good or a service. And how does money work, meaning, the transferring of money from hands to hands and its impact on our lives. This is when you have to start to realize what yours do for you. What does your money do for you? And, how does your money work on a daily basis? You would be surprised howRead more

PUT UP OR RAISE IT: SHOULD YOU FINANCE YOUR DREAMS OR GET SOMEONE ELSE TO DO SO

“Use their money or your money.” financing dreams Since moving to New York City, I have been pursuing my career endeavors which include screenwriting, photography, books, and soon podcasting. But with me so focused on working a day job as well, how should I finance so many goals? Better yet, who should I get to finance goals? And that is when you find yourself in a strange situation. And I say strange because when someone else finances your work thereRead more

HOW TO INVEST WHEN COMING FROM POVERTY

“Where do I start?” from the bottom For those of us who grew up poor, once you decide to embark on a journey in your career, you have to think about something. How you will invest your money once you start making good money. Because when you come from the bottom you really don’t quit understand what it means to save or invest your money. You have an idea of what it takes to invest money, but you don’t know.Read more

LENDING A HAND: SHOULD I CARE FOR OTHERS FINANCIALLY

“Mouths to feed can wear on you.” dependents¬† Are you someone who people truly depend on to get things done? Wait a minute, that’s way too vague and broad. Are you a major bread winner that other people depend on for finances as a means of survival? That sounds more like it. And if you are one of these people, is this a good thing? Should you be taking care of everyone? Who are the types of people you shouldRead more

MOVE IN SILENCE: HOW PEOPLE LEAVING PEOPLE IN THE UNKNOWN CAN BE GOOD

“They don’t need to know everything.” the come up quiet As you are building your success in life, you never want people to know too much of what you are doing in life. Because not only does it kill the suspense, but you also want to be able to grow without too much intervention from individuals who may have the power to slow you down. People should look up and before you know it, you are in a position aheadRead more

DECEMBER: A MONTH TO FINANCE

“A month in knowing your dollars.” finances This is the month of December and the last month of the year. I decided to dedicate this month for finance not only because it is a big spending month for Christmas, but it is also the month before a new year. A new year means new resolutions and new beginnings. It’s the start of what will be another building year toward something. A time for looking over the course of the yearRead more