Most military members have the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and have had it since their entry into service. Upon entry into service, each of us are automatically enrolled in SGLI at the maximum rate of $400K in death benefit at a price of $29 per month. Is this a great deal or have you … Continue reading Are You Getting Bent Over By SGLI?
This month's ETF choice is Fidelity's Information Technology ETF (FTEC). Like it or not, technology and information technology are the future of our world and the global economy. This ETF is a fantastic, low cost way to take advantage of the technology boom in the global stock market. The fund has over a couple hundred … Continue reading Aim High Finance’s ETF Pick O’ The Month
This month's pick is Broadcom Limited (AVGO). This tech powerhouse is one of the top players in the semiconductor market and is poised to reign for decades to come alongside the likes of Intel, Nvidia and Texas Instruments. I was hesitant to recommend AVGO since it is one of the top holding in the SOXX … Continue reading Aim High Finance’s Stock Pick O’ The Month
We are just shy of a month since the launch of the DoD's new Blended Retirement System (BRS). Now, it's time for Active Component Service members with fewer than 12 years since their Pay Entry Base Date, and Reserve Component Service members who have accrued fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of December 31, 2017 … Continue reading The Blended Retirement System and Your Opt-In Decision: Should You Stay or Should You Go?
Happy Saturday! Another week has mercifully ended and now that you've gotten (hopefully) and good night of rest, I want to take this opportunity to discuss a critically important topic...your road to financial freedom! I wish I could jump in a time machine and go back to 2011 and tell you to buy as many … Continue reading Your Road to Financial Freedom: Easy steps you can execute this weekend!
Recently I wrote a blog post about Robo Advisors and Auto-Saving Apps. One option in the auto-saving space that I personally recommend is Acorns. This service allows you to link any bank account, credit card or PayPal account you like and it rounds up all transactions to the next dollar and deposits that amount into … Continue reading Supercharge Your Savings to Start 2018 and Help Raise $1000 for Charity
If you're yet to establish your credit history or "life" has left your credit score in the shi!!er, fear not, I've got you covered! And honestly, even if you're simply looking to better understand credit scores and how to make yours better then this article is a must read. While the road to (re)building your … Continue reading How To (Re)Build Your Credit Score: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
My ETF pick of the month is the iShares Semiconductor ETF (SOXX). SOXX is a sector ETF, meaning it's a diversified portfolio of stocks but only from its sector, the semiconductor sector. Semiconductor companies makes the parts that go into the technology things that run your life (iPhone, iPad, laptop, etc) and that'll be a … Continue reading Aim High Finance’s ETF Pick O’ The Month
Truth be told, with few exceptions, we could all do better at consistently saving money. Luckily, there are quite a few robo-advisors and auto-saving serivces out there that can assist you with this task in a very simple and passive manner. The great part is that most are available at very low cost with tiny … Continue reading Saving for the Future and the Future of Saving: What Robo-Advisor Services and Apps can do for you!
This week I had the good fortune of purchasing my first investment property (pictured above). Through this process I learned a ton about real estate and the art of buying a property for investment purposes. My intent in sharing this experience is to empower anyone looking for their first or next real estate purchase. Buying … Continue reading Investment Property Chronicles – Chapter 1: Education