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 […]
If you’re wondering about the most popular S&P 500 index funds (mutual funds and ETFs), here they are as well as some details about them!
Have you heard of mutual funds but don’t know how to start investing in them. In this blog post, you’ll learn what are mutual funds and the pros and cons of investing in them.
If you’re like the majority of the population, you hardly even know what a mutual fund is let alone know how to find a good one. If you have your 401(k) set up through your employer, then you most likely have a very small selection of funds to choose from. If this is the case […]
If you’re just getting started with investing you may be wondering where to put your money. If you’re looking to invest in the stock market then you have three main choices: individual common stocks, mutual funds, or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). So, what are some of the differences between ETFs, stocks, and mutual funds? And […]
I’ve spoken before about my experience in the online brokerage industry. While I learned many things in my years there, one thing that it helped me with immensely was my investment portfolio. I would speak with people on a daily basis who made decisions that seemed completely irrational from an investing standpoint, yet they continued […]
Whether you plan on retiring early or working into your 80’s, we all need to be purposeful with our retirement planning. The mass media is replete with tricks that claim to help you achieve that million dollar portfolio (truthfully, that number is likely on the small side) and set sail into retirement so you can […]
If you are a headline reader, then you probably have a good sense of what the stock market has been doing lately. It seems like not a day that goes by lately where we are reading about how stocks are supposedly at all-time highs. The Dow has hit 15,000 and stocks are posting, in general, […]
I was reading the other day and stumbled across an article that stopped me dead in my tracks. Even if you’re not a finance nut like me, you need to know what it said. Yahoo Finance reported recently that an estimated 8,000 Baby Boomers will leave the workforce each and every day for the next 16 […]
If you’re looking for an online discount broker, it can be difficult to go through the maze of online brokerages out there on the internet. A quick search yields dozens of options to choose from, which can make your decision of what platform to use to invest in the stock market a difficult one (and […]