Ting Pen

Ting is a ValuePenguin Co-Founder. She previously evaluated corporate mergers and acquisitions as a Financial Analyst at Citigroup.

Mutual Funds: Transaction Fee Comparison

Here we compare the transaction fees incurred when purchasing mutual funds across 15 online brokerage accounts. We also explain why buying...

Online Brokerage Account Transfer Fees: Comparisons & Promotions

Here we explain the account transfer (ACAT) fees charged by online brokerages and what an investor should consider when transferring...

DePaul University Psychology - Q&A with Sophia Odeh

Sophia Odeh is a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology major with a concentration in Human Services. She will be graduating in the spring of 2015.

Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs)

This guide explains what consumers need to know about Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs) and their fees. We also explain who its...

Direct Stock Purchase Plans: a Viable Alternative to Online Brokerages?

This guide explains what you need to know about how DSPPs work and what fees and requirements there are for buying and selling shares. We...

Best Online Brokerages for Commission-Free ETFs

Every time you trade a financial product through an online brokerage, you are charged a commission, which is a broker's fee for executing...

LOYAL3: an Alternative Online Brokerage Option for Beginners

In our review of LOYAL3, we discuss the pros and cons and no-fee structure of the platform's unique offering to novice and beginning...

Best Five Cities for Firefighters

The man or woman who runs into the burning building (when everyone else is running out of it) seems to deserve the adoration of a hero. But...

Best Cities for Lawyers

Lawyers get a bad rap. They also get a good salary. The 603,310 lawyers employed in the U.S. in May 2014 earned $133,470 on average, or an...

Best Cities for Bank Tellers

Why is being a bank teller the job for you? You can help your local community with their financial needs and more. Read to find out which...

Best Cities for Bartenders

The 579,700 drink-makers employed in the U.S. in 2014 earned $22,620 on average, or an hourly wage of $10.88, according to the Bureau of...

Best Cities for Chefs

With the emergence of reality TV shows centered in the world of cooking, the team at ValuePenguin was curious to see which cities were best...