Make Money with the TradeKing Referral Program

Tradeking inherited me as a client back in 2012 when Zecco and TradeKing merged. Since then I have been using TradeKing and I’ve been pleased with their services. TradeKing is an online discount brokerage that was launched in December of 2005. TradeKing offers a low rate of $4.95 per stock, ETF, and options trading. Options have … Read more

Money Market vs. Certificate of Deposit (CD)

I often here individuals asking what’s the difference between a Money Market Account and a Certificate of Deposit (CD). A Money Market and a CD are both products of a bank or a credit union. They both earn interest and are both federally insured to a set limit amount by the FDIC or NCUSIF depending … Read more

What We Can Learn from Don Draper

Don Draper’s character on AMC’s Mad Men as a big-time advertising executive and ruthless business man based in the 1960’s was inspiring for many who watch the show. He wore admirable suits, was charismatic, was successful, drank good whiskey, and when his mind was set on something he thought he wanted he took it. Here are a … Read more

How to Payoff Student Loans in Nelnet

Updated: February 12, 2017 It’s now that time, time to start paying off your student loans. Many of us didn’t think twice about these loans while we were still enrolled in college and didn’t fear the consequences or think about the commitment of the loans when we accepted them before the start of each semester, and … Read more

Techniques to Pick Winning Stocks

Picking strong companies to buy shares of stock can seem difficult especially with the current market being as inflated as it is. Finding individual stocks to buy at a discount is possible by sticking to the fundamentals. This means finding well-established companies that have been around for many years with good track records of past … Read more

Get More Done with Less Distractions

We see and experience them every day and they’re everywhere. Their mission is to make you less productive. They come in different shapes and sizes. They can be addicting and hard to resist. They’re in your home, your office, all over the web, and on our phones. Some may have conditioned you to believe they’re … Read more

Term Life Insurance vs. Permanent Life Insurance

If you’re thinking about starting a life insurance policy you’re going to have many options depending on the company you go through and how you want your policy set up. There are different ways to set up a life insurance policy and different types of policies to choose from. The two main types are Term life … Read more

Unconventional Investing

Once in a while, here at Oddballwealth.com we like to think outside the box. We have all heard of the common or conventional ways to invest your money whether it’s with mutual funds, ETFs (exchange-traded funds), 401k, IRAs, or individual stocks and equities. Although, it’s nice to sometimes think “outside the box”, when it comes … Read more

An Example of an Elevator Pitch

Here’s an elevator pitch that I constructed in college for an Elevator Pitch Competition I was in. Feel free to use it as a reference when crafting your own pitch. One thing you’ll notice when you read this pitch is that it’s under 60 seconds. My Elevator Pitch Example “Hello, my name is Tyler. I’m … Read more