John Oliver Hammers the 401(k) Industry - Why blooom Loves it

John Oliver Hammers the 401(k) Industry, and Here’s Why We Love It

By now you may have heard about or seen a Facebook or Twitter share of the recent segment on John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” show, which discussed our screwed up 401(k) industry. Not exactly something you’d expect to get a...

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The Fiduciary Rule and Financial Technology

It didn’t take the DOL ruling ("Final Rule") or a report by Cerulli Associates for blooom co-founders, Chris Costello and Kevin Conard, to understand that more than 70% of investors are missing out on access to much needed investment advice....

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Class of 2016 – Change the world, but try this first!

Change the world. Find your passion. Make a difference. The number of cliché phrases used as words of advice in commencement speeches would provide for a pretty great drinking game...which I’m sure already exists (à la, drink every time you...

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This is your brain. This is your brain on investing.

That, folks, is a human brain and in it resides why most of us struggle with investing. See that red section? That is the amygdala. It works the same for everyone - it is not influenced by a college degree,...

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Don’t Sacrifice Your Future

Don’t sacrifice your future: retirement vs children’s education Every parent, at some point, has made a decision to put their children’s needs ahead of their own. Starting from the moment your child becomes a part of your family, you’re putting...

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