This blog is about everything money – making it, saving it, spending it – and finding financial freedom.

The Investment Corner (AKA AtomSmiths) covers everything from real estate investing to asset allocation to zero coupon bonds. We also discuss how to teach financial responsibility to your kids. Your parents might even need some money-handling tips, especially if they’re nearing retirement age.

We encourage and appreciate comments. Sharing your ideas makes this blog more interesting, and you may even be able help others navigate their own financial issues!

Quick Links

Personal Finances: Many users start with this section of our website. It’s dedicated to making and managing your own money through investments and small business. We’ve packed it with helpful resources and links to articles that tell you how to make the best use of your money.

Credit Cards: For most people, their credit cards play a key role in all their financial activity. On this page, we’ve collected thoughts and experiences with credit cards and overcoming debt.

Who is The Investment Corner?

Allan Akerman

Allan Akerman has 20 years’ experience in stock market trading and real estate investments. He founded The Investment Corner to simplify money management for everyone. Every year 200,000 people visit this blog for his take on investing and personal finance.

Allan earned a B.A. in English from Chicago University and later, a law degree from Berkley University. He lives with his wife and two children in North Carolina.

Talia Dugan

Talia’s B.A. in English Literature came from Miami University. She works freelance journalist, covering topics like personal finance, health and wellness. She is based out of Miami Beach, where she likes to spend her spare time thrifting and planning delicious, nutritious meals for her husband and children.

Ted Coolidge To attend the University of Chicago for his math degree, Ted built up a debt of over $255,000. He’s learned a lot on his journey to financial freedom, and he enjoys writing about his successes – and struggles – in handling his money.