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You’ve likely heard that investing is important. You’ve probably hear that investing is the best way to grow your money over time. But what exactly is investing, and how do you get started? According to the dictionary, here’s the definition of investing. Investing: to expend money with the expectation of achieving profit or material result by […]
Here are the ten best short term investments right now for young investors looking to invest cash in the stock market or other place.
You don’t need a financial adviser to tell you that one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to set up an emergency fund. Short-term lending options are pretty horrendous with everything from 300% payday loans to 25% credit card loans, so it makes sense to set some money aside for […]
Unless you have been living under a rock the last several years, dividend-paying stocks have been all the rage and it is certainly understandable. With the way the Fed has kept rates low we have been hard-pressed to find somewhere to park money and make any decent return. The usual suspects of CDs, bonds, and […]
Bond prices have been rising steadily since the 2007 financial crisis. Many individuals, investors, companies, and institutions have been flocking to Treasury Bonds for their relative safety compared to other financial products. However, with the economy recovering more every day, and other securities, like stocks, starting to look more attractive, is the bond bubble finally going to […]
Berkshire Hathaway is known for its excellence in investing with Warren Buffett at the helm as Chairman and CEO. What Berkshire isn’t well-known for is the business it does best: insurance. Recently, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway cut its exposure to the municipal bond insurance market. Berkshire Hathaway previously insured billions of dollars of municipal bonds against […]
It seems like just yesterday we were filing our tax returns are wrapping up the 2011 year (unless you’re Mitt Romney, who still hasn’t filed his 2011 taxes). However, there is no better time than the present to start thinking about ways to minimize your 2012 taxes. Because we all hate paying taxes, and there […]
Over the last month, investors have still been flocking to bonds despite record low interest rates. In fact the average yield on bonds issued by Group of Seven countries (United States, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Japan) has fallen to 1.23% as of June 12, from around 3% back in 2007. And for several countries […]
As investors seek alternative plans to grow their money in light of the volatile stock market, savings bonds have become one of many popular choices for long-term savings growth. Savings bonds increase the initial investment with an interest rate that is guaranteed by the federal government. However, given that they are an investment plan that […]
All over the news, there has been talk of Warren Buffett buying preferred shares of Bank of America and getting a great deal that individual investors simply couldn’t get. And you’re right about one thing – Bank of America isn’t going to be calling up small investors any time soon and offering them preferred shares. […]
Everyone has heard the saying ‘you need to diversify’. You hear about it for your portfolio as a whole – diversify in stocks and bonds. There are even some handy simple calculations to figure out how to do it (subtract you age from 100, and that is how much you should invest in stocks). You […]