For far too long the investment industry has been ripping off its clients – and odds are, you are one of them.
Bankers and financial advisors continually and purposefully use confusing industry lingo and financial jargon to keep you in the dark. The sad truth is the finance industry does not have your best interest in mind and it is up to you to do something about it.
We believe in a simple, 3-step approach to cementing your future financial success. We explain things in everyday language so that readers of any age or background are able to understand. If you ever have a question, all you have to do is ask.
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What You Need To Do
Simply put, it is time to get to work.
We've compiled a list of resources to help you with the three step process we outlined above.
Think you are ready for Step 2 or Step 3? Great. We realize not everyone has the same financial outlook.
That's beauty of having such a simple system. Some of you may move back and forth between the steps over time but you should never proceed to Step 3 if you haven't completed Step 1.
The items below are blog posts we wrote, or products we designed, specifically with you in mind. Some resources may also link to outside products that we at VTX have tried and endorse and/or otherwise feel provide value to our reader (even if we ourselves do not use them).
1) Fixing Your Finances
Since there is no such thing as a one-size fits all approach to organizing your finances we've pulled together a few articles that may help you get on the right track:
- 5 Tips to Manage Your Money Smarter
- 5 Critical Budgeting Mistakes You Could be Making
- 5 Frugal Choices That Strengthen Your Financial Stability
- Living Paycheck to Paycheck: Why You Never Have Enough Money
- Getting Out of Debt: Stop Paying Interest and Earn It
Some of you may need more help than that and that's okay.
There are a number of great products out there (often free) that can be of use if you're trying to track your spending habits, check your credit score, or lower your loan interest rates. Services VTX recommends are:
Organize Your Finances
Credit Score Reporting and Repair
2) Increase Your Income
Unless you're grossing $430,000 a year, and have quite literally broke into America's top 1% of earners, odds are you could benefit from a least a little more take home pay. At VTX Capital, we not only show you how to stretch your hard earned dollars further, but also present you with extra income ideas to help pad your pockets.
As an affiliate to many major retailers, we're able to offer exclusive deals on many of your everyday purchases. From cashback shopping to steep discounts on one time purchases, we promote frugal living choices that lead to financial stability. Beyond saving money, we often get the inside scoop on promotions that will quite literally make you more money.
If you think your financial ducks are in a row and are simply looking to make and save more money, check out these articles to get started:
- 10 Ways to Make an Extra $1000 this Month
- How You Can Make Extra Money Driving with Uber
- How We Made $1,500 in One Month Blogging
- Get Paid to Take Online Surveys
- How to Earn Free Gift Cards
Think you have a decent idea how it works now? Good. Then you should understand by now that the first step in making more money is keeping more of the money you make. Between cashback credit cards and cashback shopping, there is no excuse for buying items at full price ever again – better yet, you can get both of those on top of any listed store promotions. In today's capitalistic society, companies are more desperate for market share than ever before. And they're willing to literally give you money in exchange for purchasing everyday, household items through them. Be smart and take advantage of their over-zealousness.
More Ideas for Extra Income
3) Grow Your Money with VTX
VTX Capital, LLC was founded on the premise that the investment industry no longer has your best interest in mind. Years of experience in private wealth management has afforded us the knowledge to help you protect your hard earned money.
For far too long now financial advisors and banks have sold you products or enrolled you in services that serve one purpose: to make them more money. From selling you high-fee mutual funds (for which the advisor gets a kickback) to signing you up for accounts that you do not need (the recent Wells Fargo scandal), the industry has reached a new low.
At VTX, we aim to provide you, the individual investor, the knowledge you need to make your own investment decisions. As such, we've compiled a list of blog articles and other resources that we think you will find useful in your journey to financial freedom. Check them out below:
High Interest Savings Accounts
What Others Think
Before You Go