The best investing apps in 2019

It’s amazing that in 2019 it’s possible to invest in a complex, diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds with just a couple of taps on your phone.  In fact investing has never been easier.  You don’t need lots of money to start investing anymore.  In fact you can get started with as little as $5.

In this post I’m going to share with you my two favourite investing apps for 2019 and why you should be using them.

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Losing Money on Raiz? Here is what todo

Have you started using Raiz but noticed that your account balance has gone down?  In this post I’m going to explain what’s going on and what you should do.

What you’re investing in

When you invest using Raiz, your money is invested in a diverse portfolio of stocks and bonds.  So it’s important to understand that the stock market does go up and down.  So if you’ve invested right before the market has a downturn then your account balance on raiz will go down a little bit.

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Raiz launches a messenger chatbot

My favourite investing app, Raiz, has launched a Facebook messenger chatbot.

You can use the bot for things like:

  • Ask what your Raiz balance is
  • Ask how much you spent on shopping last week
  • Ask the total of your roundups for the week
  • Ask if you can afford to go out tonight

This is a really nifty idea.  When I first heard about the chatbot, I didn’t think anyone would need it, but looking into how much it can actually do, it really does seem useful.  As well as questions about your account, you can also ask support questions on how to use Raiz and even general finance questions like “what is a stock”.

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Get $20 free to start investing on Spaceship Voyager

Update: Check out this post for the latest promo code

Spaceship Voyager is a great little app that lets you invest small amounts in “futuristic” companies.  Why invest where the world has been when you can invest in where the world is going?!

Read on to find out how you can get $20 to start investing on Spaceship Voyager.

How to Get $20 Free on SpaceshipVoyager

Here is how to get a $20 bonus on SpaceshipVoyager:

  1. Sign up through this link
  2. Link your bank account and transfer $5
  3. $20 will automatically be added to your account

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How to save your first $100,000

Guru investor Charlie Munger once said “The first $100,000 is a bitch”.  It sure is.  When you start out investing and saving, your money will gain very little from compounding.  Most of your growth will come from putting aside money from your salary and other side income.

Once you hit $100k though, things will start to become a little easier.  For many people $100k seems completely unreachable.  But there are countless stories of people who have been dilligent with their finances and managed to overcome that barrier.  Here are some tips you can use on your journey to ammassing your first $100k.

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