Hi! My name is Marvin.
I am on a path toward financial freedom. On this blog, I share thoughts and ideas on Personal & Financial Freedom.
After all, money is just a means to an end: to be free to spend your time as you wish, to maximize your positive impact in the world.
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
― Mark Twain
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When it comes to ETFs iShares and Vanguard are two of the biggest competitors out there. Today we’ll take a look at some of their most popular funds to once and for all decide which fund is better IVV or VTI? And what are the differences? IVV and VTI are both large blend ETFs, meaning…
Merrill Edge is a brokerage firm run by the Bank of America Corporation and provides stock brokerage services to millions of Americans. I recently came across their stop quote order type and wondered what it was all about. I did some research and here is what I found: Stop quote orders are the same as…
With iShares’ phenomenal line of low-cost index funds, it can be hard to find the right fund for you. That’s why I have taken it upon myself to compare two of the most popular ETFs by iShares in this article: IVV vs. ITOT. So, what exactly is the difference between these two, and which fund…
When first starting out with M1 Finance the stock-buying can be quite confusing since there is no way to trade stocks manually. Instead, M1 Finance buys stocks for you at your request in specific time windows. So, when does M1 Finance actually buy stock? M1 Finance has two trade windows: one starts at 9:30 AM…
Choosing the right S&P 500 ETF can be a game-changer. Although most index funds operate the same way there are several factors to consider when picking IVV or SPLG. So, what are the main differences between these two funds? Both IVV and SPLG are large blend exchange-traded funds. They track the S&P 500 index and…
As two of the largest S&P 500 ETFs on the market, IVV and VOO have a lot to offer. Choosing one over the other can be a difficult choice given the near-identical nature of S&P 500 ETFs. So, which one is best and why? The differences between IVV and VOO are limited. There are two…