Alternative Ways to Invest with ETFs


When I have a little extra money to invest, I like the idea of trying something a little different. While most of my investments are very boring (think index ETFs and dividend aristocrats), I do have a few somewhat alternative investments in my portfolio -- just for fun. ETFs make it a little easier to get a bit out of your comfort zone and mix it up in your investment portfolio. If you have a little play money, and you are looking for some alternatives to stocks and bonds, exotic ETFs and alternatives can be one way to go. Adding…

Should You Take Investment Advice from People You Know?


It always seems as though someone you know has a friend who got rich off an investment opportunity. Or what about the guy at the office who is always talking about how well his portfolio is doing? When you look at your own investments, it might be tempting to get advice from the people you know to try and boost your returns a bit. Before you believe what your sister-in-law says about the next big thing, though, it's a good idea to step back and decide whether it's always a good idea to take investment advice from people you know.…

Several Ways to Lead a Non-Profit Organization


Everyone wants to do something good with their lives, like give to charity, or work for a non-profit organization. There are many opportunities in the non-profit sector, such as charitable organizations, shelters, churches, and even some schools. Being a leader of a non-profit organization can be very difficult. Knowing how to handle the finances and what charities to support is a very difficult decision for some people. Since there are so many people who need help in the world, non-profits are starting to pop up everywhere, and you could end up leading one. Learn how below. Volunteers and Community Advocates…

The Great Thanksgiving Charity Giveaway!!!


A few bloggers both north and south of the border have decided to host a pre and post Thanksgiving Charity giveaway! The contest will run from November 5th, 7am EST to November 27th, 11:59pm EST. We're starting at $125 for the winner and $125 for charity.  But we're allowing more bloggers to sign on as we want to grow the charity pot. Winners can choose to donate to one of the following charities:   - Tabitha (http://tabitha.ca), - World Wildlife Fund. - Big Brothers Big Sisters,  - The SPCA, - or the Red Cross. Sponsor add-ons   New sponsors will be…

5 Easy Ways To Save Money While Traveling


I bet you like to travel. I know I do. In all my years, I've really only met one person who doesn't legitimately enjoy getting away from it all for a few days -- and that's my dad. He really hates sleeping in a strange place. In fact, he gets so worked up about it that I like to tell him about my adventures just so he'll start on a rant about how I'm wasting my money. It never gets old. If you're my dad, you're probably going to want to click the back button. The rest of y'all should…