How Dividends Impact the 4 Percent Safe Withdrawal Rate
April 16, 2017
When I first started looking at planning for retirement and following personal finance blogs, I came upon the concepts of early retirement and the 4 percent “safe withdrawal rate.” I wonde..
Investing with Significant Others – Brilliant Idea or Bad Times Ahead?
March 31, 2017
Some people get cold feet when saying “I love you” to each other for the first time. Imagine how it can feel making a commitment to long-term investing for the first time! Whether you are newly li..
Revisiting The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville
March 23, 2017
By Ned Hawley A generation ago Warren Buffett delivered a speech at Columbia Business School titled The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville. The title is a nod to the intellectual debt owed to t..
Creating a Balanced Portfolio Using Alternative Investments
March 23, 2017
Investing in Alternative Asset Classes It’s never easy to predict what markets will do in the future. That’s why it’s best to maintain a well-diversified, balanced portfolio to weath..
Top 3 Ways to Get Involved in Real Estate Investing
March 16, 2017
Real estate investing has long been one of the most secure and lucrative forms of investment. Real estate is a tangible investment that you can see and feel, and forms the bedrock of any economy. Peop..
Be Smart with Your Retirement: 4 Ways to Boost Your Nest Egg
March 14, 2017
This is a post from Pauline of InvestmentZen.com Sometimes, there seems like there is not enough money to do it all. Save for the next holidays, for a new car, to buy a house, send the kids to college..
Tired of Renting But Not Ready to Buy? Here’s a Solution for You
March 7, 2017
Renting has its perks. Renting is a lot easier to qualify for than purchasing a home. Renters also have the advantages of not having to worry about the property maintenance, insurance, taxes, or fees ..
Traders vs Forex Brokers: What Makes a True ECN Broker?
March 7, 2017
In the middle of the last decade, there was a global explosion of retail forex trading as market makers and ECN brokers entered new markets. Fueling this growth was a combination of two factors: the i..
Millennials Are Buying up Real Estate – Here’s Why
March 3, 2017
Young Homeowners Are More Likely to Borrow From Parents Home prices in the United States and across many other parts of the world have been growing at a reasonable pace for the past five years. One co..
Why You Shouldn’t Let Student Loans Stop You from Investing
March 2, 2017
By Miranda Marquit It can be discouraging to look at your student loan balance. And when you see that huge number, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. You might be consumed with the idea of paying off ..
Investment Diversification: 5 Risky Mistakes to Avoid
February 17, 2017
The Importance of Diversification Investors often have a lot to consider. But few investment decisions matter more than asset allocation. A well diversified portfolio is as important for millennials a..
Finding Valuable Stocks in Complex Financial Data – P/E and P/B Ratios
February 9, 2017
Stock market analysis websites are packed with data. New investors get overwhelmed with the onslaught of information available instantly through the internet, but comparatively few investors actually ..