Five Tips for Negotiating Your Salary at a First Job

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The job market has been so disappointing for so many years that many new grads are simply happy for a job — any job that pays. This reality is reflected in the current pay that many college grads can expect to see. Right now, reports the Economic Policy Institute, new grads are earning less for their first jobs than new …

Ignore the Headlines: How to Invest the Right Way

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Whether we like it or not, money is emotional. We know that we need to separate emotion from our money, but it can be easier said than done. This is especially the case when it comes to investing in the stock market. Our emotions can motivate us to make rash decisions when we see our brokerage and 401(k) accounts lose …

How To Save for Retirement on a Low Income

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Saving for retirement is something most of us know we need to do, but can easily get lost in the traffic of other needs. This is especially true when you’re trying to save for retirement on a low income. A recent poll indicated that nearly half of Americans aren’t investing in the stock market. The main reason given was lack …

Can You Reach Your Goals Without Investing in the Stock Market?

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If you have invested in the stock market during the past decade, your mettle has almost certainly been tested. With the Great Recession came days and months of wild market swings. Seasoned investors have seen their retirement portfolios take significant hits and younger investors have been left with a taste of distrust in their mouths. This latter point is bared …

4 Things to Know About Starting Your Side Hustle

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The college class of 2015 faces the best job market in years, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is ready to get back to the business of relying solely on a traditional career path for financial prosperity. Millennials remember the difficulties associated with the post-recession job market, and they remember seeing the hardships their parents faced. It’s no surprise that …

Millennials Have Goals, But Lack Comprehensive Financial Plan

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76% of respondents would utilize online solutions for advice Nashville, Tenn., April 7, 2015 — iQuantifi, a RoboPlanner that provides comprehensive, goal-based financial planning and investment advice through financial institutions to millennials and young families, announced today the results of its first annual survey on the financial habits of millennials. The study found that while almost three quarters (72%) set financial goals, …

Could You Handle a Financially Stressful Situation?

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After the financial crisis of 2008, the word “stress test” popped up on the radar. Regulators like the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank started conducting high-profile stress tests of big banks to get an idea of how well these banks could handle economic stress. When it comes to your own family finances, you should consider a stress test …

Understanding the Pros and Cons of For-Profit Colleges

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While there has been some thought about the power of a college education, there is no mistaking the necessity of one to obtain a higher-paying job. In a recent Pew Research study, it shows Millennials who have a college degree earn on average $17,500 more per year than those with just a high-school diploma. They also earn $15,500 more than …

iQuantifi’s Planning Technology Recognized with Bank Innovation Win and Selection to Plug and Play Accelerator

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Nashville, Tenn., March 5, 2015  — iQuantifi, a virtual financial advisor that enables banks and other financial institutions to provide automated, personalized and comprehensive financial advice, today announced it was voted Best in Show at the Bank Innovation 2015 DEMOvation Challenge and was also selected to participate in Plug and Play’s FinTech Accelerator program. Bank Innovation 2015 showcased innovations in …

Its Tax Season! Which Documents Stay and Which Can Go?

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Documents You Should Keep One area many people struggle with when it comes to taxes is which documents should they keep and what should they dispose of. We’re here to make this a little easier and share with you what should stay and what can go!  Let’s start with the documents you should keep. Medical Expenses Often forgotten are medical expenses …