Why Is Spread Betting Illegal in the US?

Investing is a heavily regulated activity, so it makes perfect sense that the rules and regulations that govern investing in different countries would vary. A UK company called Cantor Index, for example, engages primarily in providing spread betting services. The same company operating in the United States would be considered illegal. What is spread betting, … Continue reading Why Is Spread Betting Illegal in the US?

Can We Boil Down Personal Finance to Simple Ratios?

That’s the premise of a new book by Charles Farrell, “Your Money Ratios: 8 Simple Tools for Financial Security at Every Stage of Life.” The book lives up to its title—people at any stage of life can pick this up and figure out exactly how they relate to where they should be, according to Farrell. … Continue reading Can We Boil Down Personal Finance to Simple Ratios?