Investing Strategies

If you want to understand mutual fund fees and how they impact fund performance, it’s important to first understand our terms.  The mutual fund industry likes to keep their vernacular nice and muddy so you don’t question what they do with your money.  Let’s unravel that mess right now so you can fully understand what […]

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Let’s say you know you want to invest in equity funds. Great. But how do you determine exactly which fund to buy? This is important stuff. If you use the wrong criteria, you’ll probably end up with the wrong fund and that could leave a mark. Ouch…. The Two Greatest Mistakes To Avoid When Selecting […]

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The simpler your financial life is the more secure it will be. When you spin lots of plates you increase the odds of having a few fall and break into a million pieces. I’m not suggesting you sit home, bury your head in the sand and keep your money under the mattress. As Albert Einstein […]

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The bigger brokerage firms are beginning to offer a set of Exchange-Traded Funds that you can buy and sell without paying a commission. Each firm has a different list of commission-free ETFs, but in most cases there are enough options to consider building your portfolio around them. Exclusively using commission-free ETFs could save you thousands […]

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Banks are great places to store your short-term money but they are lousy places to get financial advice from or buy investments. That’s because they have a very strong incentive to sell you high-cost (which often means low-return) alternatives. Here’s why. Most banks are publicly traded companies. That means they need to make higher profits […]

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We’ve talked about passive income before. Now let’s get to work and start getting that big money wheel to turn your way. There are 3 things you need to do in order to start building your passive income empire: A . Educate Yourself Even if somebody offers you a “deal of a lifetime” don’t throw […]

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