Investing Strategies

If you want to know how to invest well and achieve your long-term goals please understand that there are certain funds you should never ever even think about owning. That’s not to say you can’t make money at one time or another owning these funds. You can.  But unless you can predict the future, you’ll [...]

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Have your mutual funds ever declined in value on a day when the market went up? How can that happen? Does it mean you’ve got stinky funds that need to be dumped? Well….you may indeed have odorous investments but the daily performance isn’t necessarily a good indicator of it. It’s important to understand your funds’ [...]

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When I was in my 40s there were times when I felt a sense of financial desperation. I was saving like a banshee and working my “tush” off but I didn’t have a comprehensive plan. That’s pretty embarrassing for a financial advisor to admit but it was the truth. Anyway, it’s sort of a shame [...]

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Floating through life without an investment plan is like taking a ship out to sea without any navigation or communication tools. You are bound to get tossed around by poor weather at some point.  As a result you can get lost at sea very easily.  And when that happens, the chances of running aground rise [...]

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If interest rates start climbing you are going to start hearing more and more about I Bonds. What are they and are they worth buying? What are I Bonds? I Bonds are a type of U.S. Savings bonds. They are issued by the Treasury and they are designed to help investors protect their income and [...]

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If you want to grow your money for the long-term you should probably avoid buying funds solely based on their 10 or 20 year track record. That’s because it’s highly unlikely that they will turn in a winning track record over the next 10 or 20 years. There are several reasons for this. First of [...]

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