How Much Am I Charged for a Partial Fill and How To Avoid Partial Executions

Partial Eaten DonutLast month I was selling 1000 shares of a stock and I got a trade notification for a measly 20 shares. This is known as a partial fill. A partial fill occurs when you put in an order to buy or sell a stock and your brokerage can’t fulfill the entire order because there was insufficient shares at a particular price.

Find out how much commissions you can expect to be charged on a partial fill, and what you can do to avoid partial executions and paying extra commissions.

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Stock Trading Basics: How to Place Orders

Stock Trading Order BasicsIt is easy for a newbie investor to get overloaded by all the options that you need to think about when placing their first order. You are faced with things like market orders, limit orders, time-in-force, and more that you need to think about when all you want to do is buy a few shares of Starbucks.

On this post, I’m going to explain the various options that you will likely come across on the stock order placement page, what they do, and some things you will want to think about when buying a stock for the first time.

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What is Net Worth and How To Calculate Your Personal Net Worth

Personal Net WorthIf you follow the news whether it is politics, business, sports, or even celebrities, you will often hear the term “net worth” mentioned.

A quick look at the headlines for the past month reveals articles about President Trump inflating his wealth by billions, Jeff Bezos being worth $150 billion, to Kylie Jenner being the youngest billionaire. Forbes Magazine’s Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans is enormously popular and often referenced.

This brings up the question what exactly is net worth anyways?

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How to Close a Bank Account Easily Without Any Problems

Switching BanksAre you considering switching banks or closing your old bank account? You aren’t the only one. A Consumers Union survey found that nearly one in five checking account customers considered switching to a different bank or credit union, but less than half actually went through with it because it proved to be too much trouble.

Do your research and follow these steps and you will be on your way to taking control of your finances.

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Important Reasons Why You Should Always Carry Cash

Carry Cash In Your WalletRemember cash? Those pieces of paper with denominations and portraits of presidents printed on them? Besides rappers using them to make it rain at the club, cash is still accepted almost everywhere by people all over the world to pay for products and services. Yet with the rise in popularity of digital payments along with debit and credit cards, less and less people are carrying around this form of payment.

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7 Biggest Money Mistakes To Avoid In Your 20s

Snow Covered MountaintopI was making small talk with someone earlier this month and we were talking about what age would be the perfect age if we could go back in time. I settled on the age of 25. What’s not to like about your 20s. For many of us, we’ve finally got done with school and started our first real job that’s not asking someone if they want fries with that. We are all bright-eyed and ready to take on the world and experience all that it has to offer.

Since your 20s are the foundation for the rest of your life, here is my personal advice on the worst financial mistakes that I think 20-somethings should avoid making.

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The Tenant Screening Guide to Avoid Nightmare Renters

How To Screen TenantsWhether you are an aspiring real estate investor with plans for dozens of properties or if you are renting out your residence because you have to move for a job, knowing how to screen potential tenants can reduce the amount of stress and headaches from being stuck with a problem tenant.

I’ve been a landlord and I’ve also been a renter so I’ve been on both sides of the screening process. Here are some tips and a step-by-step guide on how to find great tenants.

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15-Year vs 30-Year Mortgages – Which One Is The Better Choice?

Which Mortgage Term Is BetterNot many people can pay cash for a house these days. According to Zillow, the median home sale price in the United States ending October 2018 was $225,900. You are going to need a piggy bank the size of a house for that.

For most people, buying a home means taking out a mortgage. The two most common mortgage terms are 15-year and 30-year fixed rate mortgages. This brings us to the question of which should one go with that makes the most financial sense.

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Why You Should Never Write A Check For Cash

Giant Mountain of PenniesWriting a check payable to cash might seem like a good idea. It’s simple enough. You write out a check as you would normally except instead of a person or company in the “Pay to the order of” line, you simply write “Cash”. Then you write in the amount, sign your name on the front, endorse the back, head to the bank, and give it to the teller. A minute later you will be walking out of the bank with a pocket full of bills.

Sounds great, right? But even though you can write a check for cash, here are many reasons why you shouldn’t.

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