They don’t teach investing in school. It’s no wonder that so few of us really understand how investments work, what mutual funds are and how to select the right investments for our unique situation.
The following articles explain how the stock market, mutual funds, annuities,stocks and bonds work in plain English. They demystify investing and empower you to make better investing decisions for you and your family.
As a responsible person you’ve no doubt set money aside “just in case”. It’s called “emergency money” and it’s a good solid move. But did you know that your emergency funds might also pose a real danger to your financial security? You might find that hard to believe but there are 3 or 4 reasons […]
The stock market isn’t for everybody and some investors like to have at least a portion of their assets in bonds. They like the income and the fact that bonds don’t usually fluctuate the same way stocks can. I get it. If you are in that camp you still have to be rather picky about […]
You and I are told time and time again that the stock market is volatile. It’s a given. But why is the market so topsy turvy? Nobody explains that. How can a stock that was worth $30 a share only a few days (or hours) ago suddenly be worth $15 or $50 per share now? […]
The market has certainly been terrifying lately. But should you have seen it coming? How long will it continue? Is it going to get worse? And why is the market so volatile? These are all great questions. Sadly I don’t know anyone who can answer (but if you want my opinion, click the video […]
When you think about all the financial questions you could ask, this is probably the most important. Am I right? It’s the fundamental question and one that you’d expect a simple straight-forward answer to. The good news is that there are straight forward answers to this question. The bad news is there is more than […]
Is it difficult for you to imagine yourself suddenly and unexpectedly falling into a boat load of money? It happens more often than you think. You may not win the lottery but you could inherit a significant amount of money from a loved one. Even if that isn’t on the horizon, it’s very likely that […]