4 Critical Things to Know About 401k Vesting Schedules
July 22, 2019
What is a 401k? A 401k is an employer-sponsored retirement account where employees can contribute a set amount or a percentage of their wages into an investment account which can then be used later fo..
Review of A Random Walk Down Wall Street (by Burton G Malkiel)
May 21, 2019
Depending on who you ask, Burton G Malkiel classic investing book should be the first on the list of any ambitious investor. Having devoured the first edition in college, I decided to tackle the revis..
How An Expense Ratio Is Robbing You Daily
October 23, 2018
Investing in mutual funds and exchange traded funds are great ways for smaller investors to begin investing in the stock market. They are also a great way for people without a lot of money to invest i..
How to Use the 4% Rule to Thrive in Retirement
October 19, 2018
Look at most any magazine or news story related to your money and retirement, and you are going to see outrageously high numbers for what your nest egg should look like. And there is value in knowing ..
Understanding Market Timing and How to Profit from It
August 21, 2018
There is money to be made in the stock market. How you go about investing however is totally up to you. Some investors are buy and hold types. This means they buy a stock, mutual fund or ETF and hold ..
How to Profit by Investing in Exchange Traded Notes
July 23, 2018
There are a lot of investment instruments for investors to choose from when investing their money. The most common are stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. But there are some other ..
Understanding and Reducing 5 Risks of the Stock Market
July 16, 2018
When it comes to investing in the stock market, you might think that the only risk you face is the risk of losing money. While you do risk losing money, there are many risks within the market that lea..
Why Blue Chip Stocks Should Be Your First Investment
June 25, 2018
There are a lot of options to invest in when it comes to putting your money into the stock market. Aside from investing in individual stocks, mutual funds or exchange traded funds, investors have to c..
Amount of Millionaire Retirees Continues to Increase
May 4, 2018
There is a new study out from money manager United Income regarding the recent wealth of American retirees. The study finds that while the country’s retirees may be trending both healthier and wea..
4 Reasons Why Preferred Stocks Are Smart Investments
April 26, 2018
If you are an income investor, it could make sense for you to look into owning preferred shares. This is because for income and dividend investors, owning preferred shares has many benefits, most of w..
6 Concrete Reasons Why Smart Investors Own Gold
March 16, 2018
6 Concrete Reasons Why Smart Investors Own Gold Gold has always been a smart, long term investment for investors. It hasn’t been until the housing bubble crushed the stock market and volatility star..
Using Financial Calculators to Gain Control of Your Finances
February 21, 2018
In the old days, if you wanted to figure out how you were doing financially, you had to sit down with a pen, paper, and a calculator and do some math. But as technology has advanced and more people to..
Investors Guide to Surviving Volatility in the Stock Market
February 9, 2018
It’s back!!! After well over a year of a smooth ride in the stock market, volatility is back with a vengeance. Even on days where the market closes down a few points, a closer look shows..
Irrational Exuberance: How to Cash in When Others Are Losing Money
January 31, 2018
Greed and fear rule the market. For individual investors, the majority base their investing decisions on these two emotions and as a result, end up losing money more often then make money. You might e..
How to Use Behavioral Finance to Your Investing Advantage
January 18, 2018
Do you know why you make the choices you do when it comes to investing? I’m sure you could look back on some of your past investment decisions and wonder what in the world were you thinking. While s..
Why Your 401(k) Plan Is Your Most Powerful Investment Account
January 16, 2018
As an investor, you have many different accounts that you can use to invest your money in. And each of these different accounts has its own advantages and disadvantages. But there is one account that ..
Why Investing in Exchange Traded Funds Will Grow Your Wealth Fastest
January 10, 2018
As an investor, you have many options for where to put your money. You could invest your money into certificates of deposit at your bank, in mutual funds or even in stocks. While all of these choices ..