American Money

Alternative Ways to Pay for College [Video]

August 16, 2017

Imagine a day when a college degree takes just one year to complete. Tuition is free and, upon graduation, companies like Spotify and Lyft want to hire you. Adam Braun, founder of MissionU, wants that day to be now. Earlier this summer I spoke with Braun to learn more about his latest...
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Is Mondelez International Overvalued?

August 14, 2017

Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) stock and several of its peers in the food industry have underperformed the S&P 500 over the last five years. This is largely because sales growth has been very difficult to come by, as consumers are turning away from sugary, heavily processed foods in favor of healthier choices. Still, Mondelez stock...
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So You Want to Invest in Bitcoin: Here’s What You Should Know

August 12, 2017

This article was updated on August 7, 2017, and originally published on March 25, 2017. Earlier this year the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rejected a bid by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the twins infamous for claiming that Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea of Facebook from them while they were undergrads at Harvard, to...
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Rethinking Diversification: How to Prepare Your Portfolio in Case of Another Crisis

August 10, 2017

If you’re like most investors, you’re probably invested in the stock market through a retirement account or individual brokerage account. But what if I told you that almost every major institutional investor earned higher risk-adjusted returns than you by following a different investment strategy? Major institutional investors diversify their portfolios across both public and...
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Mint Money Audit 6-Month Check-In: How Did Michelle Allocate Her Windfall?

August 8, 2017

In March I offered some financial advice to Michelle, a Mint user who was struggling with debt, a lack of retirement savings and a bit of family financial drama amongst her siblings. Michelle was anticipating a cash bonus from her company and wasn’t sure if she should save the money or use it to...
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