Archive | Investing

Getting Started With Investing
For help determining how much you may need for your retirement, figuring out your optimal asset allocation, adopting the best process for choosing investments, and choosing among your IRA and 401(K) options, read The Essentials of Investing. For college funding, read How to Help Your Kids Pay for College.

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Profitable Ideas: The Money/Love Connection, What the Markets Owe You, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Money & marriage: 7 lessons I have learned so far (Seed Time). Managing money well is an important way to love your spouse well. The financial missteps that could doom your love life (CBS Money Watch). For those […]

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Profitable Ideas: When it Pays to Spend More, Best Career Advice Ever, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Spend the money for the good boots, and wear them forever (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). Sometimes, the more expensive option is the better buy. How fraudsters are getting around chip and pin cards (CNBC). Identity […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Simple Money Move to Make Now, When NOT to Save for Retirement, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. One simple financial move you can make in a month (Forbes). A little bit of this can make a big difference. When not to save for retirement (Reuters). I agree – there are two steps you should take […]

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Profitable Ideas: Keep Calm, Money-Saving Mental Tricks, and More

My hand-picked list of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles from the past week. Keep calm and step forward (ETF.com). No one likes it when the market falls, but making panicky, emotional investment decisions usually causes more harm than good. 8 most dangerous places to use your debit card (CBS Money […]

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The Essentials of Investing

Investing is arguably the most challenging and intimidating topic within personal finance.  There’s a lot to know and the terminology can be confusing. To lower the fear factor and cut through the confusion, here are some of the investing essentials. Get In The Game There’s a financial force in the world so powerful that Einstein […]

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Getting Help With Your Investments

Investing well is arguably the most challenging part of personal finance.  Throw a volatile economy into the mix, and it can seem impossible. My advice?  Don’t be a victim; be in the game. Take proactive steps to deal with your worries. Take responsibility for understanding key aspects of investing.  Everyone should know the most important […]

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Market Mayhem – What To Do

If you have money in the stock market, you probably feel like you’ve been riding the wildest, scariest of roller coasters. Down 512 points.  Down another 635.  Up 430.  Down 520.  Up 423.  Up 126.  Where will it go next?  When will this crazy ride end? When things seem out of control, I look for […]

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Investing While Keeping Uncle Sam Out of Your Pocket

In some recent posts on investing, I’ve covered the importance of getting in the game as soon as possible so you get the financial wind (compound interest) blowing in the right direction.  And I’ve emphasized the importance of asset allocation, noting that one of the easiest ways to get the proper allocation is to invest […]

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