Category: investments


Ask M-Network: Move Retirement Account Or Stay Where I Am?

My Two Dollars reader Bud sent in the following question to the M-Network’s new feature “Ask The M-Network“: “I just turned 57 today. I retired from a company 2 years ago. I took a lump sum and gave it to Fidelity in a managed account. Needless to say I am down 30+%. My question is […]


A Primer On Lending And Borrowing With Lending Club.

Social lending is the process of enabling people to lend directly to and borrow directly from other people without using a bank. It really is a genius idea and one I wish I had thought of! Lending Club was one of the first to get in this game, and after a quick filing and reorg […]


Socially Responsible Investing: Can You Make Money?

Over at the NRDC site, they have a very interesting article about socially responsible investing. Some might immediately think that you could never make as much money investing in “green” ventures as big bad companies, but as it turns out, you can come close. At the expense of possibly losing a percentage point or 2, […]


3 Easy Steps To Get Started With Investing.

A recent article at laid out three simple steps to get started with investing, and I figured I would mention them here with my thoughts on each for anyone thinking of jumping into this strange market we have right now. Granted, it might not be the best time to begin investing, but at the […]


Time To Buy Stock In Gambling, Alcohol & Tobacco Companies.

You know what always does well in down times? Vice. Since things are looking like they are only going to get worse for the foreseeable future, now might be the time to start buying stock in casinos, cigarette makers and distilleries, no? When it comes to investing there is no proof that being a “goody […]

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