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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Why Are Interactive Brokers’ Margin Rates So Low?

Most online brokers offer margin trading accounts with margin rates commonly ranging between 2.5% to 8%, depending on (1) the broker and (2) the account’s debit balance. However, Interactive Brokers offers margin rates of 1.59% or less. How is this possible? Interactive Brokers provides a platform that is tailored to active and experienced traders, who…

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Why E*Trade Is Bad

Many disgruntled customers’ reviews have been consistent: terrible execution time, outdated live feed, glitchy application, horrendous customer service, covers only U.S. markets, and no forex. With barely 1.3 stars reviews on Trustpilot.com, E*trade has been highly criticized throughout review websites and forums over the past few years. Customers have reported that execution time has been…

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