Review of online broker OptionsHouse Part I

OptionsHouse is yet another discount broker offering low trade commissions. Even though I like my current broker Scottrade, the commissions were killing me.  I decided to check out OptionsHouse. Here’s a quick review. Objectives I’m not a day trader and I could care less about research tools.  Most of the information I need I can […]

March 20, 2010 0
Map of the Market

I absolutely love this tool!

Having invested a considerable amount of my savings in the stock market, I certainly would like to know how the markets are performing. But I want facts not Jim Cramer’s opinions and being glued to the TV or financial websites is unhealthy to your financial well being, especially in these times! This tool from SmartMoney […]

March 16, 2010 0

How to learn your credit score without spending a dime

Knowing one’s credit score is the first step towards managing one’s finances. But how do you learn your credit score? Most of the ‘free’ credit reporting services are not really free. Why does FreeCreditReport.com require your credit card? Most of these companies are borderline scammers. I myself got scammed by a credit monitoring service called […]

March 15, 2010 7
Opening a fidelity roth ira account

Opening a Roth IRA account at Fidelity – A walkthrough

In my previous post I went through the process of deciding on a Roth IRA broker. I chose Fidelity. In this post, I’ll describe how my account opening experience with Fidelity was. I’ve put up a nice slideshow of the process, so you’ll get a picture of what’s involved. Browser I used Google’s Chrome browser […]

March 13, 2010 0
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Where to open a Roth IRA account?

I recently opened a Roth IRA account. But the decision making process wasn’t an easy one! Here’s how I went about choosing a Roth IRA custodian. The most fundamental rule of smart investing is to keep taxes and expenses low. A Roth IRA account by its very nature is tax efficient like a 401K. But […]

March 12, 2010 1
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