Kevin Mercadante

What Is the Net Investment Income Tax?

If you earn over $200,000 per year, you may be subject to the net investment income tax (NIIT), an additional tax levied on the investment income of taxpayers considered to be high income. This article will explain how the NIIT works, and give you some tips on how to reduce the potential expense.

T.J. Maxx Credit Card Review: Earn TJX Rewards of Up to 5%

If you are a regular T.J. Maxx customer or shop at one of their popular subsidiaries - including Marshalls, HomeGoods, HomeSense, and Sierra - you may be interested in the T.J. Maxx Credit Card. It works at the many thousands of stores within the T.J. Maxx family, a who's who of popular American retailers.

VOO vs. SPY: Which S&P 500 ETF is Best for Your Portfolio?

The easiest way to hold the S&P 500 is through index funds. Two of the top S&P 500 index funds are the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY). Both funds perform a similar function, so which one should you buy?

Arrived Homes 2022 Review: Real Estate Crowdfunding for as Little as $100

If you’re like many would-be real estate investors, you may be stuck watching the action from the sidelines. But a real estate crowdfunding platform, Arrived Homes, provides the ability to invest for as little as $100. If you’ve been looking to diversify your portfolio out of paper investments and into “hard assets,” Arrived Homes might be worth considering.

Best Penny Stock Trading Apps: Free Trades, Welcome Bonuses, and More

Penny stocks allow you to buy in large blocks and potentially earn outsized gains if and when the stock price takes off. But not all brokers offer penny stocks. To help you in your search, we’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be the 6 best penny stock trading apps available right now.

Money in Excel Review: Meet the New Microsoft Money

If you’re familiar with Microsoft Money, Money in Excel may interest you. The upgraded version of Microsoft Money enables you to keep track of transactions, create budgets, and establish and work toward reaching your financial goals. This Money in Excel review covers everything you need to know, from features to pricing to Money in Excel alternatives.

10 Best Dividend ETFs to Buy Right Now 

One of the best ways to invest in dividend stocks is through exchange traded funds (ETFs). Many funds specialize in high dividend stocks, so you can avoid having to buy individual companies and construct a portfolio from the ground up. Here is our list of the 10 best dividend ETFs to buy right now.

Copilot Review: Paid Budgeting App Worth It?

Copilot is financial management and budgeting tool designed to help iOS users to master their financial lives. If you’ve been looking to get better control of your financing across multiple accounts, Copilot may be the right choice for you. It gives you the ability to track your spending, create budgets, and have more control over your financial destiny.

VXUS vs. VEU: Which is the Better International ETF for Your Portfolio?

Long-term investors understand the importance of diversification, including the need to spread capital beyond US markets. Two popular international stock funds include Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) and Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU). The question is, which is the better international ETF for your portfolio - VXUS vs. VEU?

How to Buy Hulu Stock

Hulu is one of the most popular streaming services on the market. The growing interest in Hulu might make buying its stock seem like a winning proposition, but for one not-so-small complication, there’s no way to buy it outright. That said, there are a couple of ways to leverage the Hulu surge.

Globe Life Insurance Review: Online Approvals Without a Medical Exam

If you’re looking to quickly purchase a life insurance policy with a relatively low death benefit, Globe Life Insurance is worth checking out. That’s the exact type of policy they specialize in. They offer an all-online approval process for both adults and children, often with no requirement for a medical exam.

6 Best Crypto Portfolio Trackers for 2022

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin, the blockchain, wallets, exchanges - how do you keep track of your crypto? Increasingly, crypto portfolio trackers appear to be the solution. What are the best crypto portfolio trackers? We answer that question and let you know why they’re becoming increasingly important to crypto investors.

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