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How Well Do Your Savings Skills Stack Up?

Last month we shared an article, 28 Easy Ways to Save for Investing, that offered one simple savings tip for every day in February. That made us wonder: which of these 28 tips get implemented most frequently in daily life? We polled TradeKing clients and employees to find out and recapped the results in this Yahoo Finance article.   It’s worth reading the entire article, but here are a few interesting highlights:   Three out of four investors find saving for investment tough. No shocker there, although it did surprise us that almost a quarter of investors surveyed felt they’d […]

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An Open Letter to the Teams at Betterment & Wealthfront:

Just a quick note to say: We’ve been there. Charles Schwab has been making a lot of noise over the past several months about their “robo advisor” offering…announcing that they’ll be announcing an announcement soon. They are gearing up the marketing machine, and there will be much money spent. But just as you are about to, we’ve faced “Chuck” before and have not only lived to tell, but have a thriving business to show for it. Back in 2005, many told us there was no way TradeKing could compete against the established online brokers – we were entering a mature […]

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