Don’t Be Overwhelmed by Investing

July 27, 2015

Many of us feel overwhelmed by investing, partly because there are myths about how difficult it is to invest and partly because we don’t understand all the technical terms and concepts we read about or hear financial professionals use. However, investing doesn’t have to be hard, and you don’t have to be overwhelmed. Here are a few […]

I Don’t Have Much Money – Can I Still Invest?

June 29, 2015

What often causes people to not invest money is the perception that you need a lot of money just to get started. That’s actually not true. Even if you don’t have much money, there are still places that you can invest with very little. This is important because the first obstacle to investing at all […]

Four Ways to Lower Portfolio Risk in a Record Stock Market

January 20, 2015

Want a hot tip on the stock market? It’s more profitable to reduce risk at the top of the stock market than once a full-blown bear market develops. Is now the top of the stock market? We can’t know for sure, but what we do know is that the market remains in record territory, and […]

What To Do With Your Investments After a Layoff

August 25, 2014

If you’ve been laid off, but you were working with your previous employer for number of years, you probably accumulated a good chunk of money in your employer-sponsored retirement plan. And hopefully, you’ve also got some promising investments outside of your retirement plan. When you lose your job, and the search for ways to pay the bills is […]

Socially Responsible Investing for Beginners

February 11, 2014

Chances are that you feel strongly about certain issues confronting society today. Perhaps you strongly believe in environmental protection. Maybe you think stem cell research is wrong. From support of human rights to opposition to the gambling industry, there are a number of political policy positions to hold. However, no matter how much support you […]

The Amazing Benefits of Rental Real Estate

February 3, 2014

The stock market closed out 2013 with a new high. There’s certainly a lot of buzz around the market right now, but often that’s one of the best times to start seriously investigating alternative investments. As the saying goes, what goes up, must come down. That doesn’t mean that the stock market is headed for […]

Are You Paying Enough Attention to Your Finances?

January 21, 2014

At times, it’s all too easy let financial matters slip through the cracks. However, you need to make sure that you are on top of your finances in order to make the most of your money – you know that! Here are some of the problems that you can encounter if you don’t take the […]

5 Bucket List Investment Options

January 20, 2014

When it comes to investing, it’s too easy to just sort of decide on an asset allocation and then stick with it for the next 30 years. While asset allocation is an important part of investing, it’s also important not to take the lazy approach to investing in your future. One way you can change […]

3 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Investing

January 2, 2014

When I was growing up, my parents didn’t spend any time teaching me about investing. They talked about saving, minimizing debt, and making wise spending choices, but investing didn’t come up in conversation. I didn’t realize that investing was something I could actually get involved in until I was in college. I’m determined to make […]

Why Index Funds Are Your Best Investment Choice

December 18, 2013

Index funds are a lazy investor’s best investment choice. You can invest your money in them, and even if you never research a single stock or try to time even one market turn, you will never, ever under-perform the overall stock market. This makes index funds the logical choice for most investors. It’s not that […]

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