This is a guest post by Andy Josuweit, CEO of Student Loan Hero. Andy has a fantastic site and it’s a great resource for any with a student loan. Do yourself a favor and check it out Pilgrim. The time it takes for college graduates to pay off their student loans can extend 10, 20 […]
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.
Finding the best mutual funds is an art and a science. It is an art in that it’s subjective – a fund that suits you may not be the best choice for your neighbor. But there is science to it as well. Granted, there is no formula that can predict which funds will perform best […]
Experts refer to certain stock market declines as “corrections”. But what exactly are corrections and what is the difference between a correction, pullback and bear market? Glad you asked. When the S&P 500 index declines 10% to 20%, it’s known as a market correction. If the market drops less than 10% it’s called a pullback. […]
In August this year, the market dropped more than 6%. Lately, the market hasn’t been so hot either. When the market tanks, it can be a hard pill to swallow for any investor. That much, you already know. The question is, what should you do about it? In my experience, there are 3 steps you […]
Bonds can be tricky. If bonds confuse you, I can understand why. But at their very basic level, bonds are super simple; you loan money to someone and they pay you back with interest. What could be simpler than that? Nothing. The tricky part starts when we discuss the price of bonds and how they […]
I am not now nor have I ever been a single mom. But I know a lot about you if you are. I know you have tremendous responsibility and (sometimes) a ton of stress. For starters, you carry the entire weight of getting the kids to and from school, getting them over to their friends […]