Credit Cards: Tips and Advice

Most consumers tend to mistrust credit cards. Credit cards don’t automatically lead you into debt however, and can actually be used to your advantage in many ways.  Credit cards are the most prominent form of revolving credit in the United States. But there’s a tendency to think of credit cards as a poor way to manage … Continue reading

Fractional Shares: Flexible Investing

Rubicoin has launched an option to buy fractional shares through its Invest app. But what are fractional shares exactly, and what are the benefits of buying them? Here at Rubicoin, we’re constantly trying to make it easier to invest. That’s why we’re delighted to announce a new update to the Invest app that will make investing … Continue reading

Just Say No: Investing Temperament

Becoming a great investor doesn’t just rely on the ability to study the market and take some risks. In fact, one of the most important attributes to have is the temperament to just say “no”. If you’re a regular reader of any financial publications, you’ll undoubtedly come across a story that tends to resurface at least two or three times a year. This story relates … Continue reading

The Seven Steps To Start Investing

Investing is one of the best ways to grow your long-term wealth. But before you start buying stock, there are a few things you need to do.  So you’ve decided to invest… Congratulations! You’ve made one of the best financial decisions of your life. Long-term investing has consistently been proven to be the most efficient way to … Continue reading

Index Funds: ProShares Dividend Aristocrats ETF

After huge success with our first index fund, we’ve decided to add a new ETF to our Showroom. Like dividends? Then you’re going to love this. Back in March, we decided to give our users the opportunity to invest in an index fund. This was the first time that we had included anything other than individual stocks … Continue reading

The Five Minute Read: The Richest Man In Babylon

In Rubicoin’s latest Five Minute Read, we review George S. Clason’s The Richest Man In Babylon – taking financial advice all the way back to ancient times.  George Samuel Clason was an American businessman and writer who founded The Clason Map Company – the first company to publish road maps of the United States and Canada. Clason’s business … Continue reading

Index Funds: The Vanguard S&P 500

Consistently picking great companies to invest in can take a lot of time and research. By investing money in an index fund, you can instantly gain access to a diversified portfolio.  In my twenty plus years of investing, I’ve owned hundreds of stocks. I’ve had incredible winners, disastrous losers, and a whole lot of laggards that ended up going … Continue reading

Rubi-Review: The Five Best Investing Videos

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the wealth of information that’s out there as you begin your investing journey. To make your journey a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best investing videos around. “Big Think: Everything You Need To Know About Finance And Investing In Under An Hour” – William Ackman Bill Ackman might be better … Continue reading

Time To Panic? The September Sell-Off

The stock market has been a volatile place in the last few weeks, as indices struggle and stock prices fall. But is it time to panic and sell off all your stock, or is there any truth in the September sell-off? T.S. Eliot once said that “April is the cruelest month”. Obviously he wasn’t much of … Continue reading

Earning Extra Income

Investing is all about growing your long-term wealth, but sometimes it’s hard to find that extra bit of cash you need to get you started. To help you out, Rubicoin takes a look at some novel ways to earn some extra income. You probably don’t need us to tell you that finances become stretched at times. It could be the run … Continue reading

Five Reasons Why You Should Start Investing Right Now

Although the stock market is hovering around all-time highs, only half of all Americans are currently invested. So why should you start investing in the stock market right now? There are plenty of reasons why people don’t invest. Skepticism from the last recession remains high. People are intimidated by the idea of crowded trading floors and screaming … Continue reading

Why Do Stock Prices Change?

Stock prices are a fickle thing. One day they might be booming, the next day they can suddenly fall. But what actually causes them to change? We know that stock prices are constantly changing. As investors, we hope that the price of our own stocks is going up! Particularly volatile stocks can move as much as 50% over the course … Continue reading

Back To School Basics: Top Tips To Save You Money

September means back to school, and back to school can mean only one thing – bills, bills, and more bills! Find out the best ways to cut some of the costs of going back to college. It doesn’t really matter if you’re a freshman starting college for the first time, or a battle-hardened senior who’s … Continue reading

“O Captain! My Captain!”: Visionary Leaders

How do you choose a good investment? There’s no surefire way to pick the next big winner, but investing in a visionary leader is always a good place to start!  As a young boy, Tim Duncan was one of America’s most promising swimmers. By the age of thirteen, he was already being touted to join the Olympic … Continue reading

The Five Minute Read: Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

Rubicoin’s latest Five Minute Read reviews Phillip Fisher’s Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, the go-to-guide for growth investing! Warren Buffett has often credited Benjamin Graham with teaching him the skills he needed to succeed in the stock market. Graham was a proponent of investing in companies that were greatly undervalued, regardless of the quality of the business. … Continue reading

Pay Yourself First: Get Your Money Working For You

Sometimes it feels as though your wages are spent before they’re even earned. But in order to put money aside and start investing, you need to start paying yourself first. A comedian walks on stage and begins his set by asking who in the audience works for a bank. A few nervous hands raise in the … Continue reading

Apply For A New Job… Every Six Months

Even if you’re completely happy with your current job, some career advisors think that you should apply for a new job every six months. We take a look at the reasons behind this strange career advice. Looking for a job can be one of the most stressful things you have to endure in your professional life. Whether … Continue reading

How To Avoid A False Economy

In our eagerness to save money on every day expenses, we sometimes inadvertently lead ourselves into a false economy that will punish us financially in the long run.  We all like to save money and we all like a good bargain. Contrary to popular belief however, the two are not completely aligned. What Is a False … Continue reading

Rubi-Review: Top Five Budgeting Apps

Rubicoin’s mission is to get millions of people investing successfully. But what if you can’t put any money aside to invest in the first place? In this Rubi-Review, we look at the best budgeting apps out there. Here at Rubicoin, our mission is to get millions of people investing successfully. But we live in the … Continue reading