What’s Next For Zecco Users

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Zecco put an end to their free trades last week enraging a lot of users in the bargain. Zecco was a relatively new entrant to the highly competitive discount broker space and had a number of users switch to their system due to their hard-to-beat offering of unlimited free trades with a minimum balance of […]

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Happiness Is Never Having To Pay An ATM Fee!

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ATM fees are reaching an all time high. The average, last year, rose by 5% to $2.33 and you could potentially pay as high as $11! ATM fees could be two-fold. Your bank might charge a fee for using an out-of-network ATM and the ATM owner could charge you an additional fee for the convenience. […]

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Woohoo! Vanguard to offer commission free trades on ETFs!

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Vanguard announced today that it is offering its entire range of ETFs commission free to its clients! This is huge, since Vanguard has some of the lowest expense ratios and Fidelity and Schwab were slowing eating away Vanguard’s market share by offering commission free trades on their range of ETFs. For example Fidelity offers EEM […]

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Where to open a Roth IRA account?

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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 […]

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